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Election updates: Voters defy COVID, misgivings to make their voices heard

Millions of Arizona residents have already voted in this swing state but people are showing up in person at polls around Arizona to vote for President Trump or Joe Biden for president, for or against Proposition 207 to legalize recreational marijuana and Prop 208 to fund education.


TikTok politics: Video-sharing app users move from hobby to headlines

WASHINGTON - TikTok users are finding the video-sharing platform is more than just a medium for frivolous clips. It can also be an effective way to share campaign messages of politicians - all without the interference of political ads or the politicians themselves.


FCC grants no-cost broadband spectrum licenses to 11 Arizona tribes

WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission has granted broadband spectrum licenses to 11 Arizona tribes in what FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called "a major step forward in our efforts to close the digital divide on Tribal lands."


As COVID-19 cases surge anew, some towns lift mask mandates

WASHINGTON - Payson Mayor Tom Morrisey thinks mask-wearing is one of the best ways to stop COVID-19 - but he doesn't want to force residents to do it. Payson is one of a number of towns that lifted mask mandates recently, despite a surge in cases statewide.


Contracts, production trucks, national spotlight: ESPN showcases Hamilton, Saguaro

PHOENIX - Hamilton and Saguaro football players will showcase their talent on ESPN.


Friday is deadline to request mail ballot, arrange for remote voting from hospitals, nursing homes

PHOENIX – Friday at 5 p.m. is the deadline to request a ballot-by-mail or a special election board for voters in hospitals and nursing homes.


GOP expects Schweikert to hold off challenger; analysts aren’t so sure

WASHINGTON - A national Republican campaign official expressed confidence Wednesday that Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, can fend off a challenge from Democrat Hiral Tipirneni, who leads in some polls and has raised millions more for her campaign.


U.S. House, District 6: Independent Tom Lewellen says repairing Social Security, Medicare are top issues

Independent candidate Tom Lewellen, a technology industry executive and entrepreneur, says he hopes to attract disconnected voters as he vies for a seat representing the District 6 in the U.S. House of Representatives.


U.S. House, District 6: Hiral Tipirneni touts her health care experience, focuses on economic security

As a doctor, House District 6 candidate Dr. Hiral Tipirneni says she has an inside track when it comes to battling the coronavirus and providing affordable health care.


U.S. House, District 6: David Schweikert focused on border security, business taxes, slowing COVID-19

U.S. Rep. David Schweikert is seeking reelection to House District 6, with low taxes on businesses and border security among his top issues.


Arizona State completes upgrades to women’s soccer, lacrosse ‘dream’ fields

PHOENIX- Athletes and coaches from Arizona State’s women’s soccer and lacrosse teams praise the university’s recently renovated and upgraded fields.


U.S. House, District 2: Brandon Martin wants secure borders, in-person voting

Republican Brandon Martin plans to increase border security and push for local control of pandemic efforts if elected to the U.S. House of Representatives District 2.