Arizona AG Kris Mayes exploring legal options to thwart near-total abortion ban

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West Valley city buys land to expand parks and recreational opportunities

The city of El Mirage in the West Valley will buy land to expand its parks and recreation offerings, officials announced.

Abortion advocates protest in Washington, D.C....

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Abortion services expected to ramp up in nearby states after Arizona decision

Doctors and clinic leaders said there'll be a scramble across the Southwest for abortion care due to Tuesday's decision in Arizona.

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Phoenix Police releases videos of officers assaulted, says they're 'lucky' to be alive

The Phoenix Police Department released videos of a pair of recent assaults on officers on Thursday that hospitalized the law enforcement members.

Vaughn Wilson was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the murder of his wife in Mesa in 2021. (MCSO...

Mesa man sentenced to 35 years in prison for murder of wife

A Mesa man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the murder of his wife, authorities announced Wednesday.

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Phoenix records first, but certainly not last, 90-degree day of 2024

Are you feeling the heat? Phoenix recorded its first 90-degree day of the year on Thursday, but it certainly won’t be the last.

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Biden administration awards $15.5M to Arizona county for post-wildfire flood control

A northern Arizona county is getting $15.5 million in federal funding to mitigate post-wildfire flood damage, the Biden administration announced Thursday.

Monti Ossenfort could control the draft if he trades the No.4 pick, NFL Draft insider Matt Miller s...

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ESPN’s Miller: It would take a ‘Trey Lance’ trade package to move Cardinals out of No. 4

NFL Draft insider Matt Miller thinks the Arizona Cardinals could control the 2024 NFL Draft if they decide to trade down.

Devin Booker #1 and head coach Frank Vogel of the Phoenix Suns...

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NBA playoff standings: Suns need outside help to avoid play-in

Where are the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference standings? They're fighting for playoff positioning and hoping to avoid the play-in.

Arizona State head football coach Kenny Dillingham in studio...

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Arizona State football adds 2025 3-star defensive back Xavier Skowron

Arizona State's 2025 recruiting class got a little bit bigger on Thursday with the addition of three-star defensive back Xavier Skowron.

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Isaiah Thomas: ‘The world knows how scary’ Phoenix Suns can be in playoffs

Isaiah Thomas joined Burns & Gambo on Thursday to talk about the final week of the regular season and the fight for postseason positioning.

Karl-Anthony Towns posts up Kevin Durant...

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Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns expected to make return before regular season finale vs. Suns

Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns is on track to return from a torn meniscus on Friday when the Wolves match up against the Atlanta Hawks.

Nate Wiggins #DB42 of Clemson participates in the 40-yard dash during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil ...

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Arizona Cardinals could trade up from No. 27 for a cornerback, ESPN says

After some successful maneuvering a year ago, Cardinals general manager Monti Ossenfort is poised to do the same in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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The Mexicano restaurant, a Maggiore Group concept, expanding into East Valley

The Maggiore Group is expanding its restaurant empire by bringing The Mexicano concept to the East Valley.

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Phoenix construction firm buys industrial building in Peoria for $9.5M

Gonzalez Asphalt, a Phoenix-based construction and asphalt company, will expand its business in the northwest Valley, officials said.

Vuori to open new store in Scottsdale Fashion Square next week...

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Californian sports apparel brand opening shop in Scottsdale Fashion Square

Vuori, a Californian sports apparel brand, will start selling workout clothes in Scottsdale next Friday, officials announced.

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Abortion advocates protest in Washington, D.C....

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Abortion services expected to ramp up in nearby states after Arizona decision

Doctors and clinic leaders said there'll be a scramble across the Southwest for abortion care due to Tuesday's decision in Arizona.

Arizona state Rep. Matt Gress speaks to reporters about the abortion ban repeal proposal on Wednesd...

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Arizona Republican lawmakers shut down discussion on proposal to repeal abortion ban

Shouts of “Shame! Shame!” rang out in the Arizona House as Republican lawmakers shut down discussion on a proposed repeal a near-total abortion ban.

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Arizona Senate Republican leader responds to state Supreme Court abortion ruling

The Republican leader of the Arizona Senate said Wednesday he wanted the state Supreme Court to rule the way it did on abortion a day earlier.

Arizona Votes

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Maricopa County reveals winners of 'I Voted' sticker design contests

Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer presented the winners of the county's "I Voted" sticker design contest on Monday.

Arizona Republican Congressmen Paul Gosar, left, Andy Biggs, seen at a House committee hearing in S...

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Reps. Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar reportedly subpoenaed in Arizona fake elector probe

Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar reportedly have been ordered to testify for the grand jury looking into Arizona's 2020 fake elector case.

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AZ Political Podcast: Democratic political consultant Stacy Pearson hits the hottest topics

On this episode of AZ Political Podcast, Democratic political consultant Stacy Pearson discusses the latest, including Ruben Gallego fundraising numbers.

Youth Violence

Hosts of a Halloween party have charges against them after death...

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Queen Creek police chief wants to hold hosts of party where Preston Lord was attacked accountable

Queen Creek Police Chief Randy Brice explains why his department submitted charges against the hosts of a Halloween party where a teen died.

Preston Lord investigation ongoing: 6 arrests, more coming up...

Queen Creek police chief explains why police left party area before attack on Preston Lord

The Queen Creek Police Department released a report on the investigation into Preston Lord's death last week.

Youth engagement officer position Gilbert Police Department Arizona...

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Gilbert Police Department may add new position solely focused on helping youth, chief says

Gilbert Police Chief Michael Soelberg said his department may create a new position — youth engagement officer — to help kids in the town.

Border and Immigration

Asylum seekers board a bus to a shelter in New York City on May 18, 2023. Arizona leaders say feder...

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Arizona leaders urge federal officials to properly fund state's border shelter services

Arizona leaders are urging the Biden Administration to make sure the state gets its fair share of the $650 million recently allocated for border shelter services -- and soon.

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Jim Sharpe

We need an Easter basket of bucks delivered to the border—before Sunday

The recently passed budget signed by Joe Biden has border money in it, but Arizona needs that money right now, says KTAR News host Jim Sharpe.

FILE - George Alan Kelly enters court for his preliminary hearing in Nogales Justice Court in Nogal...

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Trial underway for Arizona border rancher charged with killing migrant on his property

A 75-year-old Arizona rancher went on trial Friday in the fatal shooting of a migrant on his property near Mexico.

Texas immigration law causes border confusion in courts...

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Anticipation and anger on Texas border as strict immigration law again on hold

Texan leaders want to arrest and deport migrants accused of entering the U.S. illegally. Courts are fighting the Texas immigration law.

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Here's what KTAR News learned from '48 Hours on the Border' immigration series

KTAR News, in conjunction with ABC15 Arizona, spent the last week examining the economic, social and political issues surrounding immigration.

The port of entry in Nogales from the United States side of the border. (KTAR News Photo/Felisa Car...

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Nogales business leader believes community hasn't been as affected by border crisis

Recent migrant surges strained cities and nonprofits across the Southwest, but a business leader said Nogales hasn't been hit as hard as others.

Arizona Education

Life Skills Autism Academy staff member works with child with autism...

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New therapy center through Centria Autism opens in Glendale

A new Life Skills Autism Academy (LSAA) center through Centria Autism opened in Glendale last week, officials announced Monday.

University of Arizona President Robert Robbins is seen walking on the Tucson campus....

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Embattled University of Arizona President Robert Robbins won't stay on past current contract

Embattled University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins will step down at the end of his current contract -- or sooner if a successor is in place.

Students wear virtual reality headsets in the Dreamscape Learn pod at ASU Prep Pilgrim Rest Element...

Kevin Stone

Phoenix school launching immersive classroom program with virtual reality technology

A Phoenix school is launching an innovative immersive classroom program that utilizes virtual reality technology.

Arizona Homeless News

new shelter in west Phoenix has privacy, workforce assistance...

Serena O'Sullivan

Phoenix's Office of Homeless Solutions shares plan for new shelter with 280 beds

The city of Phoenix's Office of Homeless Solutions wants to create a new shelter in west Phoenix, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Southwest Behavioral and Health Services Phoenix...

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Valley nonprofit opens new Phoenix facility to provide mental health services

Gov. Katie Hobbs spoke at a Tuesday grand opening for a new community resource center from Southwest Behavioral and Health Services.

Drug-free zones focus of new bill Republican lawmaker pushes...

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State lawmaker wants to change Arizona law related to drug use and homelessness

Arizona state Rep. Matt Gress introduced a bill that would amend current law to create drug-free zones within areas around service providers.

Arizona Technology

A woman removes an Uber Eats bag from the trunk of a Waymo autonomous vehicle. Waymo and Uber Eats ...

Kevin Stone

Waymo, Uber Eats announce partnership for driverless food delivery in metro Phoenix

Waymo and Uber are expanding their partnership in metro Phoenix to include a driverless food delivery program through Uber Eats.


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6 electric vehicle charging stations now available at libraries across Phoenix

Six electric vehicle charging stations are now available at public libraries across Phoenix.

Students wear virtual reality headsets in the Dreamscape Learn pod at ASU Prep Pilgrim Rest Element...

Kevin Stone

Phoenix school launching immersive classroom program with virtual reality technology

A Phoenix school is launching an innovative immersive classroom program that utilizes virtual reality technology.

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Prosecutors: South Carolina prison supervisor took $219,000 in bribes; got 173 cellphones to inmates

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A supervisor who managed security at a South Carolina prison accepted more than $219,000 in bribes over three years and got 173 contraband cellphones for inmates, according to federal prosecutors. Christine Mary Livingston, 46, was indicted earlier this month on 15 charges including bribery, conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering. Livingston […]

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Oil and gas companies must pay more to drill on public lands under new Biden administration rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oil and gas companies will have to pay more to drill on public lands and satisfy stronger requirements to clean up old or abandoned wells, according to a final rule issued Friday by the Biden administration. The Interior Department’s rule raises royalty rates for oil drilling by more than one-third, to 16.67%, […]

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Tennessee governor signs bill requiring local officers to aid US immigration authorities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed a bill that would require law enforcement agencies to communicate with federal immigration authorities if they discover people are in the the country illegally, and would broadly mandate cooperation in the process of identifying, detaining and deporting them. The Republican signed the measure Thursday, and […]

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Flash flooding sweeps into the Pittsburgh area and spurs numerous water rescues

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Flash flooding caused by relentless heavy rains that soaked western Pennsylvania spurred numerous rescues and evacuations in the region, but no injuries were reported. The National Weather Service said nearly 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) of rain fell in a short time late Thursday afternoon and evening in parts of Allegheny County, and […]

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In death, O.J. Simpson and his trial verdict still reflect America's racial divides

For many people old enough to remember O.J. Simpson’s murder trial, his 1995 exoneration was a defining moment in their understanding of race, policing and justice. Nearly three decades later, it still reflects the different realities of white and Black Americans. Some people recall watching their Black coworkers and classmates erupting in jubilation at perceived […]

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Houston hospital halts liver and kidney transplants after learning a doctor manipulated some records

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital has halted its liver and kidney transplant programs after discovering that a doctor manipulated records for liver transplant candidates, according to a media report. “Inappropriate changes … effectively inactivated the candidates on the liver transplant waiting list,” Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center said in a statement published Thursday in the […]

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