Stories tagged: "local news"

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Rep. Gallego Announces Bid for Sinema’s Arizona Senate Seat

"I'm better for this job than Kyrsten Sinema because I haven’t forgotten where I came from."

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WNBA Star Brittney Griner Freed in US-Russia Prisoner Swap

Griner’s arrest in February made her the most high-profile American jailed abroad. Her status as an openly gay Black woman infused racial, gender and social dynamics into her legal saga and made each development a matter of international importance.

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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.