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Kelly leads McSally after high-profile, high-cost campaign for Senate

WASHINGTON - Senate Democratic challenger Mark Kelly opened a sizable lead in early returns Tuesday over Republican Sen. Martha McSally, who was desperately fighting to hold the seat she was appointed to just two years ago.


Campaign donors gladly put their money where candidates’ mouths are

WASHINGTON - All politics may be local, but it's also personal for donors who put their money - often again and again, only a few dollars at a time - where candidates' mouths are, helping presidential campaigns raise $25.7 million in Arizona this year.


Arizona’s status as a toss-up gives voters clout, draws Trump, Harris

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris were back stumping in Arizona Wednesday, evidence of what one report calls the high "voter power" of residents of the swing state.


Contracts, production trucks, national spotlight: ESPN showcases Hamilton, Saguaro

PHOENIX - Hamilton and Saguaro football players will showcase their talent on ESPN.


Arizona Senate race breaks record, pulling in whopping $133.7 million

WASHINGTON - Arizona's Senate race is now the state's most expensive campaign, with the latest Federal Election Commission filings showing the two candidates have pulled in a staggering $133.7 million so far.


‘We’re living in a global pandemic’: High schools adapt to fluid football schedules

SCOTTSDALE – A global pandemic has caused chaos with Arizona high school football competition. Teams like Saguaro are just trying to go with the flow.


After years of sitting on sidelines, Arizona sports executives team to address social injustice

After years of sitting on the sidelines, Arizona sports franchises are trying to become a model for the social-change movement.


Trump COVID-19 diagnosis scrambles Arizona events; Biden still to visit

WASHINGTON - News that President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 led to well-wishes from Arizona lawmakers, a scrambling of his planned visits to the state next week - and some grumbling about the lack of safeguards at previous Trump rallies.


Attending a high school football game? Here’s what you need to know in COVID-19 era

PHOENIX - After the AIA approved the resumption of fall sports, attendance limits were left up to the school districts.


Diamondbacks’ Kole Calhoun right at home in first season of Arizona homecoming

After spending the bulk of his career with the Los Angeles Angels, Arizona native Kole Calhoun joined the Diamondbacks and has made an impact in an abbreviated 2020 season.


‘Very real’: Mental health issues spike in high school athletes due to lack of sports, study shows

PHOENIX - The continuous uncertainty of the pandemic has brought along an increase in anxiety and depression among high school athletes.


COVID-19 not top health concern of voters in Arizona, other battlegrounds

WASHINGTON - COVID-19 may be getting the headlines but it's not the top health care issue on the minds of voters in a number of battleground states, including Arizona, according to a poll released Thursday.