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Threats against state, congressional lawmakers jumped in recent years

WASHINGTON - Threats against members of Congress rose from 3,939 in 2017 to 4,500 in just the first three months of 2021, and threats are up against Arizona state lawmakers, too, evidence of a U.S. political divide that one researcher calls "incredibly dangerous."


Arizona near top of states for bills aimed at voting rights, limits

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers began the year with the third-highest number of voting restriction bills in the nation, but it appears only a few will survive as the Legislature winds down. But voting rights activists say those few bills will still disenfranchise minority voters.


Critics blast bill that would purge names from list of mail-in voters

WASHINGTON — Voting rights advocates and Arizona Democrats on Wednesday denounced a bill that would remove voters from the Permanent Early Voting List, calling it an attempt to disenfranchise up to 150,000 voters, particularly those of color.


21st century Jim Crow: Arizona activists, faith leaders decry ‘voter suppression’ bills

PHOENIX – Arizona advocacy and faith-based organizations joined a national controversy over voting rights at the state Capitol on Wednesday, criticizing a state bill and other legislation as voter suppression efforts that recalls Jim Crow.


Dementia patients at greater risk for COVID-19, study shows

PHOENIX – There are times when the residents in Marian Gutierrez’s group home are blissfully unaware: unaware of the pandemic gripping the globe, of the political turmoil it has caused and the lives it has stolen. Yet they aren’t exempt from the pain it has inflicted.


Special Olympics athletes build connections, form community through esports

WADDELL - Special Olympics athletes immerse themselves in esports teams to help alleviate the loss of social connections due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Diamondbacks reaffirm plan to start season at 25% capacity, while Rangers opt for 100%

PHOENIX – The Diamondbacks will start the season with 25% capacity at Chase Field, while the Texas Rangers announce they will have 100%capacity in opener.


Supreme Court hears Arizona voting law case with national implications

WASHINGTON - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich argued that voting laws overturned for reflecting the state's "long and unhappy history of official discrimination" are no more the "common-sense and commonplace" voting protections and should be restored.


Leighton Accardo’s spirit guides Lyndsey Fry through 96-mile rollerblading fundraiser

PHOENIX – Lyndsey Fry, the Arizona Coyotes’ Director of External Engagement & Female Hockey and the President of the Arizona Kachinas Hockey Association, rollerbladed 96 miles across the Valley to raise money for a newly created scholarship fund in honor of Leighton Accardo.


Debating grading: Bill, executive order will not affect student grades

WASHINGTON - The Arizona Department of Education wants to make sure parents understand their kids will be getting letter grades this year - and to drive home the point, the department sent the message in capital letters.


Hobbs, other state officials discuss 2020 election ‘conspiracy circus’

WASHINGTON - Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs told a national panel Thursday that the best way to combat election misinformation is with truth, even if "there are some folks who are never going to believe anything I say."


How university students and faculty are joining mask innovation race

PHOENIX – As the fight against COVID-19 rages on, such schools as University of California, San Diego and Arizona State University, are reimagining the technology behind crucial face masks.