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Voters with disabilities have many ways to cast ballots in Maricopa County

PHOENIX – An estimated 38 million eligible voters in the U.S. have a disability, but they tend to have a lower turnout rate than voters without disabilities. A Phoenix nonprofit works with disabled residents on what to expect on Election Day.

Judge sets limits on drop-box watchers, banning weapons, confrontation

WASHINGTON - A federal judge set new limits on groups watching ballot drop boxes, ordering them to stop confronting and filming voters, to stop carrying weapons near the boxes and to correct voting misinformation on their social media.

Best of the best: Arizona Sports Hall of Fame inducts six Valley legends

PHOENIX – Several Valley legends were inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Tuesday, with Larry Fitzgerald and the late Pedro Gomez highlighting the class.

Judge: Ballot drop-box watchers are not a ‘true threat,’ cannot be blocked

WASHINGTON - A federal judge Friday refused to block groups that are monitoring ballot drop boxes, saying voters who complained of intimidation had not shown that the watchers posed a "true threat" to their voting rights.

How Solar Sox manager Bobby Crosby rediscovered passion for baseball after playing career derailed

PHOENIX – Bobby Crosby won the American League Rookie of the Year award with the Oakland Athletics in 2004, but he never had a better season in the major leagues. While his playing career didn’t go according to plan, Crosby has rediscovered his passion for the game as a coach and manager in the A’s organization.

Mesa Solar Sox manager Bobby Crosby never played a full season after winning the American League Rookie of the Year award in 2004 with the Oakland Athletics. (Photo by Grace Edwards/Cronkite News)

Voters testify to fear at ballot drop boxes, urge judge to halt monitors

WASHINGTON - A federal judge could rule as early as Friday on a request to ban groups that have been monitoring ballot drop boxes, in response to voters who testified Wednesday to feeling intimidated as they cast their ballots.

Like father, like son: Brophy’s freshman football team excels with NFL lineage

PHOENIX – The Brophy Preparatory Academy freshman football team is filled with NFL lineage, as five players have connections with the NFL.

Despite beginning his football career in eighth grade, Brophy freshman receiver Daylen Sharper has earned a scholarship from the University of Oregon. (Photo by Mary Grace Grabill/Cronkite News)

It started with a rubber chicken: The story behind the Suns’ Sunburst jersey

PHOENIX – The Suns’ decision to completely redesign their uniforms 30 years ago came during a time of dramatic change for the franchise that wasn’t for the chickenhearted.

Jerry Colangelo wanted a logo to reflect the Phoenix Suns as a franchise that was trending upward, not setting. So the new logo became a rising sun. (Photo courtesy of Tom O’Grady)

Prop 209 would limit medical debt collection; critics say it’s too broad

WASHINGTON - Backers of Proposition 209 say the ballot measure will protect Arizona residents from crushing medical debt when they're struggling keep a home and a job so they can pay their debts, but critics say the proposal is too broad and will reward the wrong people.

Clean Elections looks for new partner after fallout over Katie Hobbs, Kari Lake interviews

PHOENIX – Citizens Clean Elections Commission is moving forward with the search to find a new broadcast partner for the Arizona gubernatorial event after Arizona PBS scheduled an interview with Democrat Katie Hobbs, who had declined to debate Republican Kari Lake, without its knowledge.

Republican Kari Lake, left, is running against Democrat Katie Hobbs, right, in the Arizona race for governor. A kerfuffle over interviews with the two candidates has caused Citizens Clean Elections Commission to ditch Arizona PBS as its gubernatorial event partner. (Photos courtesy of Kari Lake, Katie Hobbs campaigns)

Secretary of state: Voting conspiracist Mark Finchem wants to run Arizona’s elections

Rep. Mark Finchem is campaigning to run Arizona’s elections while repeatedly pushing election disinformation. He was at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, and he introduced bills in the Legislature that sought to limit early voting, restrict mail-in ballots and eliminate electronic vote counting.

Mark Finchem (Photo courtesy of the Mark Finchem campaign)

ASU president lauds interim football coach despite USC loss – but he won’t halt search

LOS ANGELES – ASU President Michael Crow speaks with Cronkite News about the search for a permanent head coach and praises Sun Devil football and interim head coach Shaun Aguano after a competitive loss to USC.