court, trial, Hobbs, commission
May 25, 2023

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.  

transgender girls sports, Horne, AIA, UA
May 24, 2023

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.

transgender girls sports, Horne,
May 19, 2023

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.

transgender girls sports, Petersen, Toma, lawsuit, Utah
May 5, 2023

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. 

Super Bowl 57, WM Phoenix Open, PGA Tour, tourism, sports, state economy
Apr 20, 2023

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.

trans girls, sports, lawsuit
Apr 18, 2023

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.

drag shows, drag queens, Kavanagh, Wadsack, Mendez, Hatathlie, legislation, Marsh, sexual grooming, bills, GOP, Democrats, Republicans
Mar 3, 2023

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.

human trafficking, It's a Penalty, abuse, exploitation, Super Bowl LVII, Dream City Foundation, Where Hope Lives, Arizona Cardinals, Arizona State University Office for Sex Trafficking Intervention Research, McCain Institute for International Leadership, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mayes,
Feb 3, 2023

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.

Republicans, GOP, DeWit, Ward, election, MAGA, Trump, Lake, Hobbs, Schweikert, ballots, tabulation
Nov 15, 2022

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. 

Apr 1, 2022

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.  

abortion, Arizona Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, personhood, fetus, Miranda, 15 weeks, fetal abnormality, pregnancy, fathers, women, doctors, ACLU
Mar 24, 2022

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. 

abortion, Arizona Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, personhood, fetus, Miranda, 15 weeks, fetal abnormality, pregnancy, fathers, women, doctors, ACLU
Mar 9, 2022

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.