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Biden wins Arizona primary in apparent three-state sweep of Sanders

WASHINGTON - Heavy early voting and a steady stream of voters at polling places were boosting turnout in Tuesday's Arizona primary, where former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders competed in a slimmed-down Democratic presidential field.


Despite COVID-19, poll officials report steady turnout, smooth voting

TEMPE - Polling officials around Arizona said voting in the state's presidential preference primary Tuesday was decidedly calm in the midst of a decidedly anxious time in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, with high turnout but generally smooth operations..


From autism diagnosis to Boston Marathon: Carla Simon set to make history

TEMPE – Carla Simon is set to run in the Boston Marathon, becoming the first female Special Olympics athlete from Arizona to compete in the race.


Sanders reaches for inclusivity, slams Biden at Phoenix rally

PHOENIX – Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, battling Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination, called on thousands of supporters days ahead of the 11th Democratic debate, which will be in Phoenix.


Knowledge of the Holocaust wanes for millennials, Gen Z

PHOENIX – Studies show that knowledge of the Holocaust is declining, even as anti-Semitism is on the rise and survivors mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Oskar Knoblauch has told his story of surviving the Krakow ghetto in Poland to hundreds of students and supports making Arizona the 13th state to mandate genocide education.


Socialism shares stage with conservatism at annual CPAC conference

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Grand Canyon University student Talesa Jaramillo-Ortiz was excited to be celebrating with like-minded activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference here - even as she worried about the specter of socialism in this fall's elections, a theme that permeated the annual event.


Court refuses to vacate Arpaio conviction, but limits its future impact

WASHINGTON - Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is still guilty of criminal contempt, but that finding cannot be used against him in any future court proceedings, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. And Arpaio said he's OK with that.


Hot planet: January 2020 was warmest January in 141 years of records, NOAA says

PHOENIX – January 2020 was the warmest January recorded across the world. But what does that mean for Arizona?


Maricopa County becomes largest county to approve Second Amendment sanctuary measure

PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors declares the county a sanctuary for gun rights, drawing an array of criticism from those concerned about gun violence and regulation.


Airlines, CDC work to more quickly track passengers exposed to coronavirus

LOS ANGELES – Federal authorities issue rule to require airlines to share data of coronavirus exposures more quickly.


Vaccinations give migrants hope and health as they wait to enter the U.S.

SAN LUIS RÍO COLORADO, Mexico – With U.S. officials rejecting requests to vaccinate those held in border facilities, some organizations are working to get migrants the health care they need – on the Mexican side of the border – before they request asylum in the states.


Pro-refugee resolution passes Arizona Senate after push from local activists

PHOENIX – A state resolution praising refugee contributions in Arizona was passed in the Senate after a full day of lobbying from local activists. A similar resolution awaits a vote in the House.