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Missing you: High school football programs face safety and money woes in COVID-19 era

PHOENIX – High school coaches are eager to get the season started in person, but the pandemic has caused uncertainty and will affect fans, players and funding for high school sporting programs across metro Phoenix.

Public speaks out after Starbucks barista asks Tempe officers to leave

PHOENIX – Six officers were asked to leave a Tempe Starbucks on the Fourth of July after a barista said their presence made a customer feel unsafe.

Doing more time: Ex-felons face long odds, long wait to restore voting rights

TUCSON - The years paying off their debt to society is just the starr for ex-felons who are trying to regain their votiing rights - they face more years and hurdles in Arizona, one of the more difficult states to get the vote back. But former felons say it's worth the fight, and some state officials and advocates agree.

New Congress likely to resume torrid pace of judicial confirmations

WASHINGTON - Democrats are gearing up for change in Washington after their midterm election surge, but the GOP still holds the upper hand in judicial nominations, with the Senate likely to resume the torrid pace of confirmations for President Donald Trump's judicial nominees next year.

Flake ends weeks of wavering, is expected to vote to confirm Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON - After weeks of "lingering doubt," Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake indicated Friday that he expects to join fellow Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl and vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is now likely to be confirmed by a one-vote margin Saturday.

After angry Kavanaugh hearing, Flake, Coons renew bipartisanship call

WASHINGTON - Four days after brokering a deal to investigate Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, GOP Sen. Jeff Flake and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons said they fear the partisanship seen at the Kavanaugh hearings will poison not just Congress but the Court - and U.S. democracy.

Maricopa County prosecutor takes center stage in questioning of Ford

WASHINGTON - Maricopa County prosecutor Rachel Mitchell took center stage at the Senate Judiciary Committee, gently probing a "terrified" Christine Blasey Ford about her charge that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when they were both teens.

First day of hearings on Kavanaugh nomination highlights partisan divide

WASHINGTON - In the first of what is expected to several days of contentious hearings, Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was generally upbeat about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh but said he wants to question the Trump nominee on his views on separation of powers and executive privilege.

For Tucson native, being even small part of McCain rites is ‘humbling’

WASHINGTON - Tucson native Joshua Carrigg grew up hearing about Arizona Sen. John McCain, so it was a "humbling" experience when Carrigg - now Army 1st Sgt. Carrigg - led the military detail that received McCain's casket when it arrived at Joint Base Andrews.

Graham, other senators recall facets of friend, colleague McCain

WASHINGTON - As senators delivered glowing tributes to John McCain, Sen. Lindsey Graham reminded them of another side of his friend: Every one of them had "had their head ripped off time by him at some point in time," but McCain could work with those same people the next day. It was one of a number of remembrances this week by senators, some tearful, of the Arizona icon.

Sen. McCain to lie in state at Arizona Capitol on Wednesday; mourners continue to pay respects

As Arizonans continued to mourn Sunday, Gov. Doug Ducey said Sen. John McCain will lie in state at the state Capitol on Wednesday, which is McCain's birthday.

McCain discontinues cancer treatment, a year after diagnosis

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain has discontinued treatment for the deadly brain cancer he has been living with since last summer, his family announced Friday., more than a year after he announced his diagnosis with glioblastoma.