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Supreme Court refuses to hear Arizona challenge to California tax law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Arizona's challenge to California's "extraordinarily aggressive" application of a tax against thousands of out-of-state companies, including as many as 13,000 in Arizona.


Planes, no trains and automobiles: ASU men’s hockey team gives phrase ‘tough road series’ new meaning

TEMPE - Two continents. Ten states. It’s tough being the lone Division I men’s hockey program in the Southwest.


Court voids state ‘ballot harvesting’ ban, out-of-precinct voting rule

WASHINGTON - A divided federal appeals court Monday overturned Arizona's ban on ballot-harvesting and its policy of rejecting ballots accidentally cast in the wrong precinct, calling both reflections of the state's "long and unhappy history of official discrimination" in elections.


Arizonans join thousands – and, in a first, a president – at March for Life

WASHINGTON - Tempe resident Katie Forbes was at the 47th March for Life because she finds the national event's "magnitude and scale" encouraging for anti-abortion groups at the event, which this year drew a first-ever personal appearance by a sitting president.


‘A clean slate is needed’: Arizona lawmakers urged to reform criminal justice system

PHOENIX – Criminal reform advocates are asking Arizona legislators to change laws that keep hundreds of formerly incarcerated people from voting or getting jobs.


Dodgeball for adults? Yes, and Phoenix is home to four of best players in country

PHOENIX – Four Arizona players are among the best dodgeball players in the country and are traveling across the world to compete.


Report: 636 violent attacks on migrants under ‘remain in Mexico’ policy

WASHINGTON - A new report claims there have been 636 violent attacks on asylum seekers returned to Mexico under a Trump administration policy, with close to half of those incidents coming in just the last two months.


Arizona saw children’s obesity drop after WIC required healthier foods

WASHINGTON - The obesity rate among young Arizona children in the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program declined from 2010 to 2016 after the program changed its rules to require healthier food, one of 41 states to see obesity rates fall, a new report says.


Skeletal spectacle: Victoria, the world’s largest touring T. rex, debuts in Phoenix

PHOENIX – Victoria, one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons ever uncovered, is making its world debut at the Arizona Science Center.


Family apprehensions at border fell below adults apprehended in October

WASHINGTON - For the first time in at least a year, more adult immigrants were apprehended at the southern border than families in October, according to numbers released Thursday by Customs and Border Protection.


Phoenix Shanti Group to close, but leaves legacy of AIDS/HIV treatment

PHOENIX – Phoenix’s longest-serving treatment center for HIV+ people in metro Phoenix is set to close in 2020.


It’s on: Democrats name Arizona a battleground, GOP says it’s ready

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee confirmed this week that Arizona is one of eight battleground states it has targeted for the 2020 elections, already hiring organizers in the state and focusing on suburban and Latino voters.