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Townsend announces bid for congressional seat in Arizona

Jan. 17, 2022 18:51 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — State Sen. Kelly Townsend announced Monday she will run for Congress to represent southern Arizona. The decision means Townsend will avoid facing fellow Republican Wendy Rogers for a legislative seat in a newly redrawn district. Townsend said she won't leave her...

How's he doing? Americans weigh in on Biden's performance

Jan. 17, 2022 12:15 PM EST

President Joe Biden took office at a particularly polarized time in American history, so it's not surprising that citizens are divided on his performance at the one-year mark. A Georgia history teacher who voted for Biden would give him a “C” grade, faulting the president for not...

Driver arrested in crash that killed motorcyclist in Phoenix

Jan. 17, 2022 10:38 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A driver has been arrested in connection with a crash that killed a motorcyclist in Phoenix, according to police said. Police said 29-year-old David Moreno is accused of driving impaired in Saturday afternoon’s collision. The dead motorcyclist has...

Suspect sought in fatal shooting of Phoenix security guard

Jan. 16, 2022 10:07 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities were continuing to search Sunday for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a security guard in north Phoenix. Police said officers were called to site around 10:30 p.m. Friday and found a man who had been shot and he was pronounced dead at the scene, ...

Pro bull riders may replace hockey players at Glendale arena

Jan. 16, 2022 09:48 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Professional hockey players may be leaving Glendale’s Gila River Arena at the end of the NHL season, but a new team of professional bull riders is coming to town. The Arizona Ridge Riders is one of eight teams in a league the Professional Bull Riders organization...

MLK III: History to remember Sinema unkindly over filibuster

Jan. 15, 2022 22:07 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Martin Luther King III came to Arizona with harsh words for Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, whose refusal to change the Senate's Jim Crow-era filibuster rules makes voting rights legislation unlikely to pass. King told a crowd campaigning to protect voting rights...

Arizona Treasurer Yee drops out of GOP race for governor

Jan. 15, 2022 18:29 PM EST

PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — State Treasurer Kimberly Yee announced Saturday she is dropping out of Arizona's crowded race for the Republican nomination for governor and will instead run for re-election to her current position. Yee announced her decision in a statement that did not...

Arizona judge upholds Ducey's cut of extra jobless benefits

Jan. 15, 2022 17:48 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge has upheld Republican Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision last year to cut $300 in supplemental monthly unemployment benefits provided by the federal government. Rejecting jobless workers' claims that they were entitled to the extra money, the ruling...

Phoenix police: Teen worker shot through drive-thru window

Jan. 15, 2022 16:54 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A 16-year-old working a fast-food restaurant's drive-thru window was shot and seriously wounded by a customer following an argument about an order, Phoenix police said Saturday. The customer walked up to the window, pulled out a handgun and shot the employee, a...

No charges for 151 Arizona votes vetted over fraud claims

Jan. 14, 2022 19:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A review of potential voter fraud cases in the 2020 general election in Arizona's second-largest county ended Friday with an announcement by prosecutors that none of the 151 cases they reviewed merited criminal charges. The findings in Pima County provide yet another...