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Tribal leaders welcome return of White House summit, administration pledges

WASHINGTON - For the first time in six years, leaders of federally recognized tribes from across the country gathered in Washington this week to meet with Biden administration officials in a gathering one Oklahoma leader called "extremely powerful."


‘Like a home:’ Filipino American students join to raise visibility, preserve heritage

LOS ANGELES – Young Filipino people turn to cultural clubs and organizations for a sense of community at the Universities to educate themselves and others. The struggle to better understand their culture and heritage has led them out of their homes and into classrooms.

Children try out the swings in Unidad Park in Los Angeles' Unidad Park, situated in the Historic Filipinotown section of the city, in this photo taken Nov. 21, 2022. (Photo by Emeril Gordon/Cronkite News)

Arizona lawmakers vote to impose contract on rail workers, fend off strike

WASHINGTON - Most members of Arizona's congressional delegation joined the rest of the House Wednesday to give overwhelming bipartisan approval to a bill that would head off a national rail strike by imposing contract terms on rail workers' unions.


Double duty: Suns GM James Jones rewarded with promotion to President of Basketball Operations

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns announced James Jones as the team’s new president of basketball operations. This is the first time this job has been filled since 2015. It is a new position for Jones, however Jones’ impact on the organization made the ideal candidate for the job.

James Jones is tasked with elevating the Phoenix Suns to new heights while wearing two hats as the Suns general manager and new president of basketball operations. (File photo by Hope O'Brien/Cronkite News)

As drama, finger-pointing unfolds in Qatar, Arizona soccer fans watch World Cup from afar

PHOENIX – From human rights controversies to corruption scandals, the host of the World Cup, Qatar, has been endlessly scrutinized. It did not keep Arizona soccer fans from watching the competition at area bars and restaurants.


Close to return, Marquise ‘Hollywood’ Brown expected to drive ‘hard bargain’ for new deal with Arizona Cardinals

PHOENIX – The Cardinals are poised to hand wide receiver Marquise ‘Hollywood’ Brown a handsome contract extension. Brown’s initial production and his aggressive agent working with leverage Arizona forfeited to acquire the 25-year-old figures to bolster the payday.


Price is right: Arizona Cardinals deliver most affordable fan experience, study says

PHOENIX – The Arizona Cardinals offer the most affordable experience for fans, a study says, despite struggling to have success on the field at home. The Raiders are the most costly.

Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt plays catch with a young fan in the stands before a recent game against the Seattle Seahawks at State Farm Stadium. One study said the team provides the most affordable fan experience in the NFL. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Tight elections for attorney general, schools superintendent could trigger automatic recounts

PHOENIX – The results of statewide elections for attorney general and superintendent of public instruction are currently within the margin for an automatic recount, with about 10,000 ballots left to be counted. The process across every county in the state would go into late December before recount results are released to the public.

With just more than 10,000 ballots left to be counted statewide, Arizona’s races for attorney general and state superintendent will likely trigger recounts next month. (Photo by Drake Presto/Cronkite News)

Arizona governor: Katie Hobbs holds narrow lead over Trump ally Kari Lake

PHOENIX – Democrat Katie Hobbs maintained a narrow lead Wednesday over Republican Kari Lake in Arizona’s race for governor. The race is one of the most competitive – and most consequential – in the country.

Left: Katie Hobbs, Democratic candidate for Arizona governor, speaks during the election party for Arizona Democrats at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel Nov. 8, 2022, in Phoenix. Right: Kari Lake, Republican candidate for governor, casts her vote in downtown Phoenix on Election Day and then addresses the media. (Photos by Mary Grace Grabill and Grace Edwards/Cronkite News)

Schools superintendent: Hoffman and Horne in tight race

PHOENIX – Incumbent Kathy Hoffman, running a race in which she defended her record, and Tom Horne, a Republican who preached a return to academic basics, were neck and neck as ballots were still be counted.

Kathy Hoffman, the Democratic candidate for Arizona superintendent of public instruction, speaks during the election party for Arizona Democrats at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel Nov. 8, 2022, in Phoenix. Tom Horne is the Republican candidate for superintendent of public instruction. (Photos by Mary Grace Grabill/Cronkite News and courtesy of Tom Horne)

Judge rejects GOP request to extend voting hours after tabulation issues in Maricopa County

PHOENIX – The Republican National Committee and three prominent Arizona Republicans filed a complaint Tuesday ahead of the 7 p.m. close of election polls, requesting an extension to voting hours in Maricopa County until 10 p.m. and suspension of returns for early ballots until 11 p.m.

Voters wait in line at the Litchfield Elementary School District Support Services building to cast their ballots in Litchfield Park on Nov. 8, 2022. (Photo by Alexia Faith/Cronkite News)

From oiled sand to ‘Augusta’ greens, Phoenix Country Club continues to evolve ahead of Schwab Cup

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Country Club hosted multiple tournaments, including the Phoenix Open and the PGA Tour Champions finale, Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The club has undergone many changes since its inception to enhance members and golfers’ experience.

Steven Alker leads the the Charles Schwab Cup money list with $3.3 million in earnings. (Photo by Conor Bonfiglio/Cronkite News)