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Judge rules 18 votes to be counted in tight congressional primary

PHOENIX – A judge on Friday ordered 18 disputed votes to be counted in the congressional Republican primary between Christine Jones and Andy Biggs, putting a race divided by a sliver of votes into further disarray.


College students face unique challenges voting

TEMPE – Students at Rollins College in Florida are designing custom “I voted” stickers for absentee voters. Across the country, the University of Southern California has partnered with county officials to host voter registration events with prizes, games and free food. And at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the student government plans campuswide voter registration drives as well.


Voters will face maze of new requirements in November

CINCINNATI – With the presidential election less than three months away, millions of Americans will be navigating new requirements for voting – if they can vote at all – as state leaders implement dozens of new restrictions that could make it more difficult to cast a ballot.


Welter: Being first female NFL coach less important than not being last

WASHINGTON - When Jen Welter first thought of playing professional football, it was a dream almost too audacious to entertain: Girls just didn't do that then. But Welter did.


Native American domestic violence survivors take to stage to share stories

WASHINGTON - Billie Jo Rich never imagined she would be telling anyone her story of surviving domestic violence - much less a room with hundreds of people.


Miranda rights may be the law of the land, but not on tribal lands

WASHINGTON _ It was 50 years ago this week that the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Miranda v. Arizona that made the now-familiar Miranda warning - "you have the right to remain silent" - the law of the land. But not all the land.


Proposed limits on payday loans draw sharp reactions from both sides

WASHINGTON - Federal officials unveiled new restrictions on payday lenders Thursday that aim to help low-income borrowers avoid the "debt traps" of readily available, high-interest loans that critics say prey on minority communities.


The D-Backs, Maricopa County and their $187-million ballpark dispute

City of Phoenix officials and a local sports law expert add perspective to the Chase Field dispute between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Maricopa County.


Gila Monster genome project uses crowdfunding to learn the reptile’s secrets

The Gila monster is a unique reptile that is native to Arizona, and now two ASU professors are attempting to learn more about it.


Arizona business leaders work to strengthen ties with Mexico

SCOTTSDALE - Arizona and Mexico are moving forward and forging closer ties, despite heated presidential campaign rhetoric, according to some leading business and Republican leaders in the state.


Audit: 19 tribal schools in Arizona went uninspected for four years

WASHINGTON - At least 19 tribal schools in Arizona went four years or more without the inspections that are supposed to be performed every year by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, according to a recent Government Accountability Office audit.

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Despite risks, skydiving continues to gain popularity

ELOY – Experts said Arizona’s mild weather and clear skies make the state an ideal area for skydivers. Tourists, military personnel and national skydiving teams from around the world travel here to train.