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The drug war devastated Black and other minority communities. Is marijuana legalization helping?

Apr. 20, 2024 00:24 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — When Washington state opened some of the nation's first legal marijuana stores in 2014, Sam Ward Jr. was on electronic home detention in Spokane, where he had been indicted on federal drug charges. He would soon be off to prison to serve the lion's share of a four-year...

Jurors don't have a verdict yet in an Arizona rancher's trial for fatally shooting a migrant

Apr. 19, 2024 20:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A jury in southern Arizona is still deliberating in the trial of a rancher charged with fatally shooting an unarmed migrant on his property near the U.S.-Mexico border. Judge Thomas Fink sent jurors home for the weekend after they failed to reach a verdict Friday....

NHL team moving from Arizona to Salt Lake City will have a name starting with Utah

Apr. 19, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

The NHL team moving from Arizona to Salt Lake City will be known as Utah, at least initially, until a long-term name is determined. “We’ll start with Utah on the jersey and we’ll figure out the logo and everything else and what it is that we are,” new owner Ryan Smith told...

Arizona Republican drops reelection effort after accusation he forged signatures

Apr. 18, 2024 22:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A leader of the conservative group Turning Point Action resigned from the organization Thursday and dropped his bid for reelection to the Arizona House of Representatives after he was accused of forging signatures on his nominating petitions. Republican state Rep....

Trial of a southern Arizona rancher charged in fatal shooting of unarmed migrant goes to the jury

Apr. 18, 2024 20:27 PM EDT

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — The trial of a southern Arizona rancher charged with fatally shooting an unarmed migrant on his property near the U.S.-Mexico border went to the jury Thursday. Jurors did not immediately reach a verdict and will resume deliberations Friday morning. ...

Cards' rebuild hits its apex with 11 picks in the NFL draft, including the No. 4 overall selection

Apr. 18, 2024 16:39 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals' rebuilding project is about to hit one of its most important moments. Second-year general manager Monti Ossenfort has been building toward this draft since he was hired in January 2023, and the Cardinals currently have 11 picks, including...

Coyotes officially leaving Arizona for Salt Lake City following approval of sale to Utah Jazz owners

Apr. 18, 2024 16:04 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes are officially headed to Salt Lake City. The NHL Board of Governors voted unanimously Thursday to approve a $1.2 billion sale from Alex Meruelo to Utah Jazz owners Ryan and Ashley Smith, clearing the way for the franchise's move to Utah next...

The NHL Board of Governors has approved the sale of the Arizona Coyotes, clearing the way for the team's move to Utah

Apr. 18, 2024 15:52 PM EDT
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The NHL Board of Governors has approved the sale of the Arizona Coyotes, clearing the way for the team's move to Utah.

Coyotes close out 28-year tenure in Arizona with 5-2 win over Oilers

Apr. 18, 2024 02:19 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Coyotes closed out their 28-year Arizona tenure as winners, getting a goal and an assist from Dylan Guenther in a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. The Coyotes buzzed early at Mullett Arena and closed strong in their final game before...

Democrats clear path to bring proposed repeal of Arizona’s near-total abortion ban to a vote

Apr. 17, 2024 19:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrats in the Arizona Senate cleared a path to bring a proposed repeal of the state’s near-total ban on abortions to a vote after the state’s highest court concluded the law can be enforced and the state House blocked efforts to undo the long-dormant statute. ...