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Court upholds Arizona prisons’ ban on explicit materials for inmates

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday upheld the Arizona prison system's ban on sexually explicit material for inmates, rejecting claims by a censored prison magazine publisher that the policy violates the First Amendment.


Biden issues order on abortion rights along with call to action by voters

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden issued an executive order Friday aimed at protecting abortion access, even as he called on voters to turn out this fall and "reclaim the rights … taken from them" by the Supreme Court.


Former Mercury coach Brondello receives warm welcome upon return to Footprint Center

PHOENIX – Sandy Brondello, who called Phoenix home for eight years and still lives in the Valley, was grateful for the warm welcome she received upon her return to Footprint Center with the New York Liberty.


Biden to honor McCain, Giffords next week with Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON – Arizona icons Gabrielle Giffords and the late John McCain were among the 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom announced Friday by the Biden administration.


Supreme Court says ‘remain in Mexico’ policy for asylum seekers can end

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday said the Biden administration can terminate a Trump-era policy that let the U.S. turn away asylum seekers at the southern border and force them to wait in Mexico for their court proceedings.


Sacramento Republic FC makes case for value of U.S. Open Cup

CARSON, Calif. – Sacramento Republic FC’s Cinderella story in the 2022 U.S. Open Cup shows why the United States' oldest soccer competition is also its most important for the growth of the sport.


‘Immense suffering’: After Roe, groups focus on how to help pregnant people

Activists and organizations on both sides of the abortion debate are figuring out how best to help pregnant people after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 ruling that had legalized abortion.

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Arizona officials decry, delight in Supreme Court ending abortion rights

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Friday that there is no constitutional right to an abortion in the U.S., overturning nearly 50 years of precedence and returning the power to regulate abortions to states. In Arizona reaction was swift, and ranged from anger to elation.


Bill advances for ‘truth and healing’ panel for Indian boarding schools

WASHINGTON – A House committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill that would create a commission to investigate Indian boarding schools, despite Republican concerns over the scope and power of the commission.


‘Helpless but not hopeless’: Arizona officials join surgeon general to address burnout in health workers

PHOENIX – Health care workers have reached crisis levels of burnout, prompting the U.S. surgeon general to issue an advisory spotlighting the problem. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy visited Phoenix recently to meet with health workers and find solutions.


‘Border security is national security’: Pence in Arizona to discuss immigration

PHOENIX – Former Vice President Mike Pence visited the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona on Monday, then addressed a crowd at the Arizona Commerce Authority in Phoenix on his vision for U.S. border security and immigration. Pence is expected to run for president in 2024 – potentially against his old boss.


Despite calls for reform, guns are still a growth industry in Arizona

WASHINGTON - At a time when headline-grabbing mass shootings are driving calls for gun reform, gun manufacturing appears to still be a growth industry in Arizona, which had the third-most in the nation. The number of manufacturers grew 218% over the last decade.