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Southern border apprehensions hit record 2.4 million in fiscal 2022

WASHINGTON – Border officials encountered a record of almost 2.4 million migrants at the southern border in fiscal 2022, shattering the old record of 1.7 million set just a year earlier, according to numbers released late Friday by Customs and Border Protection.


Civility in elections declining as political polarization rises, but there may be hope

PHOENIX – “Coward.” “Conspiracy theorist.” “Psychopath.” These are just a few of the insults hurled at opposing candidates in Arizona political races this election season. Experts say election civility is declining as political polarization rises, and the Arizona gubernatorial race between Kari Lake and Katie Hobbs is a prime example.


Was Robert Sarver ‘canceled’? Experts debate on ‘unforgiving climate’ reaction by Suns owner

PHOENIX – After pressure from outside and within, Robert Sarver reluctantly decides to sell the Suns, blaming cancel culture for a lack of forgiveness.


Empty Bowls event raises money to combat food insecurity, cut food waste

PHOENIX – Arizona nonprofit organization Waste Not raises funds to help food insecurity through its annual Empty Bowls event by selling handcrafted clay bowls. Proceeds go toward rescuing perishable foods from local businesses and delivering it to agencies that feed the hungry.

A mix of colorful handcrafted bowls are set up at the Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix for the Empty Bowls event hosted by the Waste Not Arizona on Oct. 14, 2022. (Photo by Scianna Garcia/Cronkite News)

U.S. House, District 2: Tom O’Halleran faces tougher race in redrawn district that leans Republican

Tom O’Halleran is running for re-election in the newly redrawn 2nd Congressional District of Arizona. O’Halleran focuses on health care, water conservation, border security and education.

Tom O’Halleran (Photo courtesy of the Tom O’Halleran campaign)

U.S. House, District 6: Republican Juan Ciscomani wants to battle ‘the radical left’

Republican Juan Ciscomani is running for U.S. Congress on a conservative platform that includes securing the border, protecting Second Amendment rights and fighting “the radical left.”


U.S. House, District 7: Republican Luis Pozzolo mounts a long-shot campaign

Republican Luis Pozzolo, an immigrant from Uruguay and a triathlete who started a business that sells all-natural meats, is challenging longtime Rep. Raúl Grijalva in the newly redrawn 7th Congressional District in southern Arizona.

Luis Pozzolo (Photo courtesy of the Luis Pozzolo campaign)

U.S. House, District 7: Grijalva touts liberal credentials in seeking 11th term in Congress

Since winning his first election to Congress in 2002, Raúl Grijalva has become one of the most liberal voices in the House. He’s running for re-election in the newly redrawn 7th District in southern Arizona.

Raúl Grijalva (Photo courtesy of the Raúl Grijalva campaign)

U.S. House, District 5: Andy Biggs, seeking fourth term, mostly absent from campaign trail

Rep. Andy Biggs has sponsored many conservative bills during his three terms in Congress, but he has been noticeably absent from the campaign trail.

Andy Biggs (Photo courtesy of the Andy Biggs campaign)

U.S. House, District 4: Kelly Cooper hopes Trump endorsement will tip competitive race

Kelly Cooper, who joined the Republican Party last year, is his party’s candidate to represent Arizona in the redrawn 4th Congressional District. The Marine veteran faces U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton, a Democrat who represented the 9th District for two terms.

Kelly Cooper (Photo courtesy of the Kelly Cooper campaign)

U.S. House, District 2: Eli Crane limits public access, doesn’t live in district – but is Trump endorsed

GOP candidate Eli Crane doesn’t live in the district he wants to represent and has no public-facing contact information. The Trump-endorsed former “Shark Tank” contestant is a business owner in Oro Valley and first-time candidate.

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U.S. House, District 5: Javier Garcia Ramos running without campaign contributions

Javier Garcia Ramos has spent $4,200 campaigning to represent Arizona in Congress. His two opponents have spent a combined $1.2 million.

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