Senate committee votes to hold Hobbs’ nominee to trial court commission
The state Senate Judiciary Committee voted along partisan lines to hold Gov. Katie Hobbs’ nominee to the Commission on Trial Court Appointments for Maricopa County after questioning veered into controversial topics like the transgender sports debate and the political affiliation of judicial nominees.
Former US swimming star, Horne voice concerns about transgender sports participation
A former University of Arizona swimming star said Wednesday anyone born male should not be able to compete in girls' sports, no matter what the age.
Horne urges judge to dismiss transgender girls’ bid to void law tied to sports
Arizona's school chief is urging a judge to dismiss a bid by two transgender girls to void a new state law that prohibits them from playing on teams designated for girls.
GOP leaders defend transgender ban in lawsuit
Senate President Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, and House Speaker Ben Toma, R-Peoria, filed a motion to intervene in a federal suit to defend the 2022 law banning transgender girls from participating in girls' sports.
Arizona’s ‘super season’ gives state financial shot of adrenaline
In the first few months of this year, Arizona was a hot spot for the collision between sports and tourism, creating a “super season” that gave the state a financial blast from the combined efforts of Super Bowl 57, spring training and the WM Phoenix Open.
Transgender girls go to court over Arizona school sports ban
The parents of two transgender girls in Arizona filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a year-old state law banning trans girls from participating in school sports.
Majority Republicans pass measures targeting drag performances
Majority Republicans passed a pair of measures targeting drag performances they say amount to sexual grooming, arguing that the proposals are needed to shield children from "confusing'' sexual content.
Hospitality, tourism, sports industries fight human trafficking
It’s a Penalty, an organization working to prevent abuse, human trafficking and exploitation worldwide, campaigns around major sporting events year-round with the goal of eradicating exploitation, abuse and human trafficking by 2030. That organization, as well as the tourism, sporting and hospitality industries are working together to fight human trafficking ahead of Super Bowl LVII.
Senate Republicans select new leadership team led by Petersen
The Senate Republicans selected a new leadership team headed by Sen. Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, but allowed candidates currently losing their races to vote.
Transgender girl angry over new law
Ten-year-old Zoé Anspach has been looking forward to trying out for the girls' soccer team at Kyrene Aprende Middle School in Chandler when she’s done with elementary school.
House sends transgender sports, abortion bills to Ducey
Bills to ban many abortions and restrict transgender youth from getting reassignment surgery or playing on some sports teams are headed to Gov. Ducey’s desk.
House panel OKs abortion, transgender bills
An abortion ban modeled on a Mississippi law being challenged in court right now took a step closer to becoming law in Arizona today.