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Supreme Court won’t protect legislative leaders in election law challenge

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request from Republican legislative leaders who argued they cannot be forced to answer questions from voting rights groups challenging the 2022 passage of two Arizona election laws.

Flat chance: Tire mishap inspires Cardinals’ Jesse Luketa to hitch ride to work with fans

TEMPE – After a flat tire on the highway, Cardinals linebacker Jesse Luketa was unsure if he could make it to the stadium in time for the game. Then, he spotted a family in Cardinals gear at a gas station, and their generosity got him to State Farm Stadium.

ASU football seeks Territorial Cup redemption in bid to spoil UArizona’s Pac-12 title pursuit

TEMPE – Amid high stakes and fierce rivalry, the 97th Territorial Cup between ASU and UArizona looms large. ASU seeks redemption in a challenging season, facing the Wildcats’ resurgence in a bid for Pac-12 contention. With ESPN's spotlight and national viewership, the duel promises intensity and pride in this iconic clash.

Four real: Washington leaps past Florida State at No. 4 in College Football Playoff rankings

PHOENIX – Washington is among the Top 4 teams in the College Football Playoff rankings for the first time since 2016, drawing one step closer to competing for the national title.

Michael Penix Jr., left, and No. 4 Washington carry the hopes of a College Football Playoff berth and rewriting the postseason narrative for the resurgent Huskies. (Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images)

Arizona Republican lawmakers announce plan to raise teacher pay

PHOENIX – Arizona Republican lawmakers announced a plan to increase pay for teachers in K-12 public schools, but Democrats and education advocates say it doesn’t go far enough.

Arizona Senate President Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, is surrounded by Republican lawmakers as he discusses their proposal to increase pay for Arizona K-12 public school teachers. (Photo by Jacob Snelgrove/Cronkite News)

Diamondbacks’ Corbin Carroll wins first Rookie of the Year Award in franchise history

PHOENIX – Arizona Diamondbacks star outfielder Corbin Carroll won the 2023 National League Rookie of the Year. The 23-year-old led the Diamondbacks to 84 wins, their first postseason appearance since 2017 and the first World Series trip since 2001.

Rookie Corbin Carroll celebrating with teammates

Arizona Republicans tout family tax rebates amid projected $400 million budget shortfall

PHOENIX – Republican legislators defended family tax rebates Monday on the heels of new projections that show Arizona is expecting a $400 million state budget shortfall.

Republican legislators defended family tax rebates Monday on the heels of new projections that show Arizona is expecting a $400 million state budget shortfall. (File photo by Ellen O’Brien/Cronkite News)

Arizona acuerda pagar cirugía de afirmación de género para empleados estatales

WASHINGTON – Los legisladores de Arizona dijeron que están "decepcionados" de que el estado haya acordado pagar las cirugías de afirmación de género para los empleados estatales en un decreto de consentimiento que resuelve años de litigio de demanda colectiva por parte de un profesor de la Universidad de Arizona.

Arizona incluirá la cobertura para cirugía de reasignación de género en su plan de salud para empleados estatales, bajo un decreto de consentimiento aprobado la semana pasada. El acuerdo pone fin a una demanda de derechos civiles contra el estado y hace permanente una política que la gobernadora Katie Hobbs había aprobado en una orden ejecutiva en junio. (Foto de archivo por Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola/Cronkite Noticias)

How Suns plan to manage stars Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal under NBA’s new policy

PHOENIX – The NBA Board of Governors unanimously voted to approve the Player Participation Policy in an attempt to reduce load management. While some players like Devin Booker and Bradley Beal are supportive, others from past eras view rest as a disservice to the game.

The Phoenix Suns will need to outline a strategy for managing the workload of Kevin Durant, left, Devin Booker and Bradley Beal under the NBA's new load management policy. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizona agrees to pay for gender-affirming surgery for state employees

WASHINGTON - Arizona legislators said they are "disappointed" that the state has agreed to pay for gender-affirming surgeries for state employees in a consent decree that settles years of class action litigation by a University of Arizona professor.

Deion Sanders, Colorado invade Tempe as ASU expects big crowds again at Mountain America Stadium

TEMPE – As Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes come to Tempe this weekend to play ASU, large crowds are expected again at Mountain America Stadium after the last game was a sellout.

‘Eternally complex problems’: Bipartisan advocates talk affordable housing

PHOENIX – A bipartisan group of housing reform advocates, from current and former state lawmakers to government leaders, gathered Thursday to talk about solutions to the lack of affordable housing in Arizona.

Bipartisan housing advocates talk about affordable housing at Arizona Wilderness DTPHX Beer Garden Sept. 28. From left are Jessica Boehm, moderator and Axios Phoenix reporter; Joan Serviss, who leads the Arizona Department of Housing; Amy St. Peter, deputy executive director of the Maricopa Association of Governments; Steve Kaiser, former Republican state senator from north Phoenix; and Arizona Rep. Analise Ortiz, a Democrat who represents west Phoenix and south Glendale. (Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore)