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Near-total abortion ban back in effect, as judge revives 1901 Arizona law

WASHINGTON – A Pima County judge ruled Friday that a near-total ban on abortions in Arizona is back in effect, after she lifted a 50-year-old injunction that became moot after the U.S. Supreme Court this summer reversed its Roe v. Wade decision.


Police-recording ban likely blocked, as Kavanagh fails to mount defense

WASHINGTON - The sponsor of a law that would have made it a crime to videotape police conceded Friday that it will not take effect, after he failed to meet a deadline to challenge a court's injunction of the law.


Mesa mayor joins White House panel on hate in ‘horribly divided country’

WASHINGTON - Mesa Mayor John Giles joined local officials, Cabinet secretaries and community leaders at the White House Thursday - the 21st anniversary of the first post-9/11 hate crime, in Mesa - to call for renewed efforts to combat violent extremism and rising hate crimes.


Abortion providers slowly return to operation, despite legal uncertainty

WASHINGTON - Planned Parenthood Arizona began offering abortions again at its Tucson facility this week, joining a handful of clinics in the state that resumed the service two months after the Supreme Court's June decision that revoked the right to an abortion.


Two months after Roe reversal, abortion picture in Arizona no clearer

WASHINGTON - When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, it left Arizona officials, advocates and physicians with 120 years of conflicting abortion laws to untangle. Two months later, things are still tangled, with no answers expected for at least a month.


Medal of Freedom winners McCain, Giffords, others are ‘soul of our nation’

WASHINGTON - In a sometimes somber, sometimes jovial event Thursday, President Joe Biden bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on 17 Americans - including the late Sen. John McCain and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords - whom he called "the soul of our nation."


Sun Devil Stadium to host XFL player showcase as league eyes 2023 return

Phoenix - Tempe is one of six cities hosting an XFL showcase for players to potentially join the league.


Biden to honor McCain, Giffords next week with Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON – Arizona icons Gabrielle Giffords and the late John McCain were among the 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom announced Friday by the Biden administration.


Rent hikes, downtown boom spur gentrification of older Tucson neighborhoods

TUCSON - Rents are rising all over the country, but Tucson, once a sleepy, affordable city, has seen a particularly painful spike. And with rising prices, gentrification is pushing people out of neighborhoods that once were affordable.


ASU baseball commits Temmarr Johnson, Isaiah Jackson showcase skills at MLB Draft Combine

SAN DIEGO – Arizona State baseball commits Isaiah Jackson and Termarr Johnson were among the players that participated in the recent MLB Draft combine in San Diego.


Phil Mickelson, 16 others suspended from PGA Tour for playing in Saudi-backed league

PHOENIX – Hometown hero Phil Mickelson and 16 other professional golfers were suspended Thursday from all PGA events for their involvement with the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series.


Arizona parents on the hunt for baby formula turn to each other for help

WASHINGTON - The nationwide shortage of infant formula has led to store-imposed limits on purchases, long drives and frantic internet searches by frazzled parents, who have turned to each other to make up for what they see as a lack of government action.