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Election officials still counting Prop 123 votes, approval holding small lead

Updated at 12:05 p.m. May 18, 2016. After months of frustration, hope, and Twitter mentions, voters’ decision on Proposition 123, a measure that could give schools $3.5 billion over the next decade, is still too close to call on Wednesday.

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Study shows disparities in how Arizona judges granted asylum

WASHINGTON - Arizona's 11 immigration judges varied widely in their handling of asylum cases between 2009 and 2014, with denial rates ranging from 21.3 percent for one judge to 96 percent for another, according to Justice Department data.


$274 million economic impact of January’s college champ game is highest yet in Arizona

The 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship game generated far more money for the Arizona economy than any of Arizona’s previous college football championship games, according to a study by Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.


From fad to flames: The rise and fall of the hoverboard industry

After colleges began regulating them, public entities banned them and retailers pulled them from shelves, one of 2015’s biggest fads has faded.

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Court ordered to review life-without-parole sentence for Navajo teen

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ordered a resentencing Monday for a Navajo man who was sentenced to life without parole for murder and conspiracy to murder in 2002, when he was just 16 years old.


Advocates hail ruling affirming DREAMers’ right to driver’s licenses

WASHINGTON - Immigration advocates hailed a federal appeals court ruling that reaffirmed other courts' findings that Arizona cannot deny driver's licenses to illegal immigrants who qualify for deferred deportation.


180 parking meters replace free parking near downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row

Finding free parking in downtown Phoenix is “pretty much impossible,” said Alexander Mendez, who works in the area.


Diamondbacks spend big to keep pace with major-market foes

Four seasons have passed since a team other than the Los Angeles Dodgers or San Francisco Giants captured a National League West Division title, and entering the most-recent offseason, it appeared that trend would continue for a fifth year.


Arizona’s golf community confident in sport’s future

As golf experiences a national decline, Arizona is not immune.

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Arizona fertile ground for growing golf’s next generation

SCOTTSDALE – The record-setting crowd of more than 600,000 who attended the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in February suggests golf has never been more popular.


Lawmakers want to pull state from ‘oversized’ federal court circuit

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers introduced bills Wednesday that would pull Arizona and four other Western states out of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and form them into a new circuit.


Appeals court upholds state limits on judicial candidate campaigning

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld Arizona’s prohibitions on campaigning and fundraising by judicial candidates, saying the rules are necessary to protect "the public's confidence that judges base rulings on law, and not on party politics."