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Popular proxies: Close to 10% of House votes cast by proxy since 2020

WASHINGTON - House members have cast more than 31,000 proxy votes during more than 700 roll calls since 2020, or about 10% of all possible votes in that time. But what started as a COVID-19 emergency measure has become a routine that some say is being abused.


Women’s group works to eliminate food insecurities in south Phoenix

PHOENIX – A group of women helped develop the Phoenix Food Action Plan, which works to eliminate food deserts in Phoenix and improve accessibility to healthful, affordable food.


Arizona Senate race nets $61.5 million; Kelly one of top U.S. fundraisers

WASHINGTON - Arizona Senate hopefuls had raised more than $61.5 million by March 31, led by Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., whose almost $39 million in campaign contributions was the second-highest in the nation among Senate candidates this cycle.


LGBTQ advocates want blood donation restriction lifted for gay and bisexual men

PHOENIX – U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton and others are pushing for the FDA to eliminate current blood donation restrictions on gay and bisexual men.


Kelly, Sinema join Senate in historic vote confirming Ketanji Brown Jackson

WASHINGTON - Arizona's senators joined their fellow Democrats and a handful of Republicans Thursday to confirm the historic appointment of Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court by a 53-47 vote.


Bills affecting voting, transgender children and abortion signed by Ducey

Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law a number of bills on Wednesday, including a ban on transgender girls competing in school sports, changes in voter ID and outlawing abortions after 15 weeks.


Arizona court diversity urged as Ketanji Brown Jackson awaits Supreme Court confirmation

PHOENIX – As the Senate nears a vote on confirming Kentanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, advocates are pushing to diversify Arizona courts.


Two Arizona tribal leaders make case for critically needed water projects

WASHINGTON – Leaders of two Arizona tribes asked lawmakers Wednesday to support funding for development of critical water infrastructure and to OK a bill that would let tribal water be sold to others in the drought-stricken state.


Bill to ban drive-up voting, curbside drop boxes could harm voters with disabilities, advocates say

PHOENIX – Advocates for people with disabilities are concerned about a bill in the state Senate that would prohibit drive-up voting and curbside drop-off boxes for ballots, saying more options – not fewer – are vital for helping people exercise their right to vote.


Sinema cited in new book, but analysts wonder what impact it will have

WASHINGTON – Political analysts say it's too soon to tell what impact, if any, a new book about the Biden administration's first year will have on Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, who is reportedly quoted in the book as mocking the president.


Batter up! Baseball is back with new collective bargaining agreement but casualties remain

PHOENIX – Although Major League Baseball and the MLBPA hammered out a competitive-balance agreement, many connected to the game are still reeling from the lockout.


Townsend drops House bid after rebuke of Rogers costs her Trump backing

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, dropped her bid for Congress Friday, after failing to get a "promised" endorsement from former President Donald Trump - and days after criticizing another Trump-backed candidate on the Senate floor.