MacKenzie Belley is an Arizona native and political junkie who is studying broadcasting at the Cronkite School with a focus on producing. She has previously worked for Arizona PBS and as a producer for Cronkite News.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld a Tucson man's conviction and sentence on child pornography charges, rejecting his argument that procedural problems at trial kept him from presenting his defense.
WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands of people turned the streets of Washington into a sea of flags and banners Saturday, marching and chanting in support of an embattled President Donald Trump as his election chances falter.
WASHINGTON - The Arizona Republican Party filed a second legal challenge Thursday to Maricopa County's election returns, even as attorneys for the party were conceding that an earlier suit would not make a difference in the presidential results.
WASHINGTON - Democratic challenger Hiral Tipirneni conceded to Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, in the race for Arizona's 6th District congressional seat Saturday, after days of counting saw her election night lead evaporate.
PHOENIX – Several national news outlets have called the presidential race for former Vice President Joe Biden, who is projected to become the 46th president of the United States. Arizona played a key role in the election.
WASHINGTON - Several days of counting have flipped the outlook for the 6th District House race, with Rep. David Schweikert now leading Democratic challenger Hiral Tipirneni by just under 12,000 votes after trailing her on election night.
WASHINGTON - State election officials are trying to knock down a social media report - since labeled "false information" - that the everyday Sharpie was used in a scheme to invalidate ballots of unsuspecting voters. Sharpie votes still count, officials said.
WASHINGTON - Democratic challenger Hiral Tipirneni clung to a narrow lead Tuesday over embattled Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, in early returns in the race for Arizona's 6th District seat in Congress.
WASHINGTON - In an election year like no other, election night Tuesday will look like no other as campaigns scramble to find pandemic-safe ways to gather supporters together to celebrate their hard work and to announce a victory. Or a concession.
WASHINGTON - Arizona advocacy groups mounted an "all hands on deck" push to boost last-minute census response rates after the Census Bureau announced plans to end the 2020 census count Thursday, two weeks earlier than expected.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge reiterated her order Thursday that the Census Bureau continue its count until Oct. 31, saying plans to end on Monday were "erroneous ... unlawful" and they undermined the credibility of a count in which Arizona is lagging.
WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is the only Senate Democrat who has not come out against President Donald Trump's plan to quickly replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a pick many say should wait until after the election.
WASHINGTON - A see-saw legal battle over the 2020 Census continued Friday, with the government pushing to end the count in just five days while local governments, including two Arizona tribes, hoped to extend it to Oct. 31.
WASHINGTON - Long lines formed outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday as admirers came to pay their final respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal icon whom one mourner called a "lion of equality."
WASHINGTON - Arizona's unemployment rate plummeted last month to almost pre-pandemic levels, falling from 10.7% in July to 5.9% in August, and dropping below the national average, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
WASHINGTON - Arizona had the highest rate of "housing loss" in the nation, according to a new national study, and that was before what experts called a “tsunami of evictions” that is expected to hit this fall.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Census Bureau plan to end its counting a month earlier than planned, ruling in a suit joined last week by the Navajo Nation and Gila River Indian Community.
WASHINGTON - As tens of thousands gathered in Washington Friday for the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" anti-racism rally, organizers in Phoenix were preparing for their own "solidarity march" to protect police violence and recommit to Martin Luther King's ideals.
WASHINGTON - Spoiled medication and missing rent checks are among the problems that Arizonans have seen as a result of recent postal system changes, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said during a committee grilling of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who defended his actions.