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Arizona Judge Weighs State Request to Enforce Abortion Ban

Planned Parenthood said that a multitude of laws restricting and regulating abortion would be rendered meaningless if the court allowed the old law to be enforced without restrictions.

Hikers walk on the Phoenix Mountain Preserve trail up to Piestewa Peak in Phoenix on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. A movement is afoot to change a controversial street name near the Phoenix mountain that formerly had a title which offended Native Americans and others. The mountain was changed from "Sq*** Peak" to "Piestewa Peak" more than a decade ago. Mayor Greg Stanton has called for a renaming of Sq*** Peak Drive and asked city staff last fall to start the name change process, The Arizona Republic reported. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Interior Department Closer to Removing Derogatory Term From Federal Lands

Arizona has 67 locations with the "s-word" in their name. The locations are in every county but Pima and sit on federal, state, private, and tribal lands.

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Stop Yelling at Tourists, Say Police in Arizona Destination

Police in an old Arizona mining town that gets 1 million tourists annually warn residents to stop yelling at visitors, or they could face harassment charges.

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Arizona Lawmakers Approve State Budget. Here’s What’s In It.

The $18 billion budget includes funding for a border wall, public safety, highway construction, and increased investment in Arizona's public schools.

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Baby Bump: Births in Arizona Increase for the First Time in Seven Years

More than 77,000 “pandemic babies” were born in Arizona last year, reversing six years of steady declines.

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Arizonans Built This 15,000-Member Gardening Community

Valley residents are placing clippings, seeds, produce, decorations, and more outside their homes to connect with other plant lovers.  

FILE - An iPhone displays the Facebook app in New Orleans. As voters get ready for hundreds of elections of local and national importance this year, officials and voting rights advocates are bracing for a repeat of the misinformation that overwhelmed the 2020 presidential election. This year, the voting advocacy group Common Cause hopes to rely on thousands of volunteers to identify misinformation floating around online and push for social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to take down the most egregious falsehoods. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
In Election Misinformation Fight ‘2020 Changed Everything’

As voters ready for elections of local and national importance this year, officials are bracing for a repeat of the misinformation that overwhelmed the 2020 elections.