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Jury duty: After week of sitting, senators take active impeachment role

WASHINGTON - Senators are supposed to be jurors in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, but while there are some similarities these "jurors," who wander off during testimony, occasionally nod off and almost certainly began the trial with their minds already made up.


Arizonans join smaller, calmer, but still impassioned Women’s March

WASHINGTON - Snow and near-freezing temperatures were not about to keep Sierra Maughan of Arizona from joining thousands of others who marched in Washington Saturday in the fourth annual Women's March, an event repeated in marches around the country.


Arizona one of seven state legislatures Democrats target for takeover

WASHINGTON - Arizona is one of seven states where Democrats plan to "fight like hell" to turn the state government from red to blue in 2020 and experts say that after gains in the 2018 elections, a takeover of the Arizona House and Senate is not out of the question.


Minimum wage increase puts Arizona near top; advocates say more needed

WASHINGTON - Arizona's minimum wage rises from $11 to $12 an hour on New Year's Day, a move advocates said is "long overdue" but also a long way from solving the state's poverty issues.Business officials counter that the higher wage will only make jobs more scarce for people looking for work.


Arizona volunteers plant hope for the future of monarch butterflies

PHOENIX – As part of a 50 year plan to revive the population of migrating monarch butterflies, Arizona Game & Fish Department is working with volunteers and other organizations to plant milkweed to make “waypoints” for the insects.


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.


‘Chaotic, beautiful thing’: The story behind Party Hard Wrestling, Arizona’s weirdest independent wrestling promotion

MESA – “Too art for the wrestling crowd, too wrestling for the art crowd,” Party Hard Wrestling has become a fixture of the Arizona independent wrestling community.


Arizona lawmakers follow party line in impeachment hearing questioning

WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee ended a daylong hearing into possible articles of impeachment Wednesday against President Donald Trump with bitter partisan sparring, and Arizona lawmakers on the panel largely followed suit.


Senators grill military chiefs over private housing ‘slumlords’ on bases

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers grilled military branch heads over poor living conditions in privately managed military housing complexes, with Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., comparing the private operators to "slumlords," as a new GAO report showed deep problems with program oversight.


Death row sentence overturned after lawyers ‘dropped the ball’ in case

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court overturned an Arizona death row inmate's conviction for the 1994 sexual assault and murder of a 4-year-old Tucson girl, saying attorneys in his case "dropped the ball" by failing to challenge the state's evidence.


Ottawa University football: From nonexistent to playoff contender in just two years

SURPRISE – Strong leadership, talent and team chemistry have propelled the football team at Ottawa University of Arizona (OUAZ) to the NAIA playoffs. Two years ago, they didn’t exist.


Food insecurity is at a decade low in Arizona, report says

PHOENIX – Not having access to food is an issue across the country, but in Arizona, food insecurity has decreased over the past 10 years.