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Cochise sheriff comes to ‘share the reality’ of border in House testimony

WASHINGTON - Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels told a sharply divided House committee Wednesday that drug trafficking and illegal immigration is getting worse and that it's affecting the safety of residents in his border county.


Jury convicts Arizona Oath Keeper of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON - An Arizona man charged with seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6 insurrection thought he was supporting peaceful protesters, his attorney argued Wednesday, but prosecutors said Edward Vallejo was played an essential role in the Oath Keepers' attack on the Capitol.


‘C’ you later: Cannabis sales soar, but don’t threaten Arizona’s 5 C’s yet

WASHINGTON - Marijuana sales soared to $1.6 billion in 2021, just one year after Arizona legalized recreational use, according to an industry research group. But production in the state still lags, meaning cannabis is far from threatening the historic "5 C's" of Arizona's economy.


From foodie to gamer, Hamilton’s Beach defined by more than volleyball

PHOENIX – Volleyball is a passion, but so, too, is cooking and gaming for Hamilton High School’s Neomi Beach.

Neomi Beach, right, and coach Sharon Vanis teamed up to lead Hamilton High School to two straight state titles in volleyball. The Huskies went for a third this season but fell in the championship to Corona del Sol. (Photo courtesy of Neomi Beach)

First in the nation law requires tech companies to take steps to improve kids’ well-being

PHOENIX – Research shows that more young Americans are facing mental health struggles, and technology is partly to blame. A new California law requires tech companies to do more to protect the privacy and data of children online. The measure could pave the way for similar laws elsewhere.

Research shows that more young Americans are facing mental health struggles, and technology is partly to blame. A new California law requires tech companies to do more to protect the privacy and data of children online. The measure could pave the way for similar laws elsewhere. (Photo illustration by Alexia Faith/Cronkite News)

See updates from Arizona voters and polling locations on Election Day

PHOENIX – Voters across Arizona headed to the polls to make their voices heard this midterm election. Their votes on candidate races and propositions will determine the future of Arizona. This year, tensions are high as Arizonans decide on a new governor as well as a U.S. senator, among other races.


Fact-checking Arizona Democrats’ claim that Abraham Hamadeh misled about his legal experience

Abraham Hamadeh worked as a prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for almost 3 years. Hamadeh said in an interview that he played a lead role and handled many trials. Court records show he worked on a total of 27 cases. None of those cases went to trial.


Fact-check: Katie Hobbs backed bill to double Arizona gasoline taxes

In mid-October, Kari Lake said Katie Hobbs “has voted to double our gas tax.” Politifact rates that claim as mostly true.


Fact-check: Kris Mayes exaggerates, but as AG, Abraham Hamadeh could seek jail time for abortion providers

Democratic candidate for Arizona attorney general Kris Mayes claims her opponent, Abraham Hamadeh, would target women and doctors for abortion law violations. Politifact rates Mayes' claim as half true.


Court order brings abortions back, for now, but providers take it day by day

WASHINGTON - Clinics across Arizona have largely resumed offering abortions after a court last week blocked a ruling that briefly outlawed the procedure, but providers said they are taking abortion's future in the state day by day.


Fact-check: Attack on school chief Kathy Hoffman lacks key testing context

School test scores are being used to score points in the race for Arizona’s top education seat.


Skidding Diamondbacks keep sight of the future with thin postseason hopes

PHOENIX – The D-Backs have been rolling since the second half of the MLB all-star break, with a record of 25-19. The numbers offensively and on the mound have been proficient and maps what they have to do to make the postseason as well as what lies ahead in the coming years.