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updated Fri. January 19, 2018

In his column, "On prisons, Gov. Ducey lacks ambition for real reform," Tim Steller fails to properly account for how Arizona administers our criminal justice system and ignores history, especially when discussing the impact of truth in sentencing, determinant sentencing and in comparing what other states are ...
The Department of Administration's economic research staff reports that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 4.5 percent in December from 4.3 percent in November. The rate was 5 percent a year ago. The researchers' monthly report released Thursday says Arizona's economy added ...

A similar deadline was extended last month when legislators passed a continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded another month. That deadline ends this Friday at midnight. While federal lawmakers are trying to hash out a budget, state lawmakers are preparing for the fallout. Here in ...
Two of Three Democrats in Arizona Special election Face Lawsuit. Both are running for the seat vacated by Trent Franks. Posted Jan 19, 2018 8:34 AM. Eric Garcia · @EricMGarcia · Perry Says 'Possible terrorist Nexus' in Vegas massacre Ward and McSally Slam Flake's Freedom of Press Speech Trump Might Avoid ...
Arizona is one of 10 states that got federal approval Thursday to move ahead on proposals to require that able-bodied Medicaid recipients are either working or involved in "community engagement activities" to be eligible for coverage. The guidance released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...
PHOENIX - A stray pup found in Phoenix by a Good Samaritan is stirring up a lot of controversy in the community. Rhino, an English bulldog, was found in Phoenix in December. Since then, Phoenix police launched an investigation into who Rhino really belongs to. Turns out, Rhino matches the same ...

The average amount the lowest income families are eligible to receive is $400 a month, according to the Arizona Department of Economic Security. That amount is far less than the current cost of childcare in many cases. Outer Limits school is a high-quality daycare and preschool with rates at $165 a week ...
PHOENIX - No Arizona city made the top 20 list for Amazon's second headquarters, but now the question many have is 'why'? Jim Rounds with Rounds Consulting Group thinks that other cities offered better incentives, which could have hurt Arizona in the long-run.
Approved in 1997, it provides low-cost health insurance for children whose parents make too little to afford private insurance, but too much to qualify for the Arizona Health Cost Containment System. AHCCCS is the state's Medicaid program, where income eligibility is capped at about $28,700 for a family of ...
PHOENIX - Arizona Rep. Martha McSally officially announced her campaign for the U.S. Senate on Friday. She now joins former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio and former State Senator Kelli Ward. McSally is a retired Air Force Colonel, known to be the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat.
PHOENIX -- One of the state's three Republican legislative leaders has vowed he won't let the Trump tax cuts have a negative ripple effect on Arizona taxpayers. House Speaker J.D. Mesnard acknowledged that the linkage between federal tax laws and the state tax code means that what is in the federal ...
Cases of the flu in Arizona have continued to rise through the first week of January, as there were 11,515 confirmed cases from mid-October through Jan. 6, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. ADHS reported that this is a 938 percent increase from the 1,109 reported cases in 2016-17 ...
Arizona voters twice rejected ballot issues in 1990 that would have created a state holiday for Dr. King. Voters in Yavapai County had the biggest black eye of all. The dual MLK ballot issues in Arizona in 1990 were narrowly defeated across the state by about 17,000 votes. Yavapai County provided 16,355 ...
That's precisely what happened in 1994 when the Arizona Supreme Court voided the system that made each school district responsible for its own schools and repairs. The justices said that created large disparities among districts, with those with a large tax base able to build stadiums while others without ...
Rep. Martha McSally announced on Friday that she will run for Senate in Arizona, giving Republicans a top-tier recruit in the race to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake. McSally made the announcement in a short video posted to YouTube and has a series of events planned across the state later in the day ...
It is a good meet to get back into competition mode for the Wildcats as they prepare for Pac-12 competition. With a coaching change and a turnover of Athletes because of graduation and transfers, this is a key stretch to the season for Arizona's women's team, which is still ranked No. 17 in the national poll.

A disturbing new statistic from a state department shows pedestrian deaths increased in 2017 across Arizona. Experts like Alberto Gutier with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety says, the priority in 2018 needs to be mutual respect among drivers and pedestrians, in order to prevent future tragedies.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona's largest electric utility is sending crews to help restore power to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Arizona Public Service Co. says 50 power line workers and support staff are heading to the U.S. territory in the Caribbean early this month. The company has already sent heavy trucks ...
The Arizona Capitol Times reports Miranda filed a statement of candidacy on Tuesday to run in the state's 7th Congressional district. She will face her former seatmate in the Arizona House of Representatives and fellow Democrat Ruben Gallego in the primary election. Gallego has held the seat since 2014.
school Choice Arizona, an STO that is run by Yarbrough's son and doles out scholarships from corporate tax credits, also paid rent to Yarbrough, who sits on that STO's board ($12,240 in "occupancy" costs, according to its IRS form). On Thursday, Yarbrough announced that he is retiring as executive ...
But after a high school tournament in January 2015 -- just three months after Arizona State announced its Division I expansion -- a man named Greg Powers came calling after Daccord, who was a goalie at Cushing Academy. Powers was Arizona State's head coach. He said he liked Daccord's game and ...
Arizona has fired football coach Rich Rodriguez after a notice of claim was filed with the state attorney general's office alleging he ran a hostile workplace. The Arizona Daily Star revealed the notice of claim on Tuesday after making a public-records request. The paper said the claim was filed last Thursday ...
... Where 4 Died. A contractor has found a "significant failure" in the heating system at a northern Arizona vacation cabin where an Arizona family of four was found dead of possible carbon monoxide poisoning, authorities said Tuesday. Jan. 2, 2018, at 8:06 p.m.. Heating System Failure Found at Arizona Cabin Where 4 Died ...
The start of 2018 means a trio of new laws that could have a big affect on Arizonans. Employees are excited about an increase in the minimum wage, but some business owners are worried about now having to pay their workers $10.50 and hour. "It costs me approximately four thousand dollars a month ...
The University of Arizona men's basketball team jumped three spots in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Wildcats' 84-78 win over then-No.3 Arizona State helped propel UA to No 14 in the rankings. Arizona State slipped one spot to No. 4. Michigan State is the new No. 1. The Spartans received 43 of ...
The goal is to inform and educate policymakers on issues that are important to the future of Arizona's technology community, said Steve Zylstra, the president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. "To reach our goal of becoming a nationwide technology hub, we must build our talent from the ground ...
The Arizona Department of Health Services says the number of valley fever cases in Arizona surged in November, likely putting the state at a year-end total above ... There were 926 cases reported in November, the highest monthly total since September 2015, The Arizona Republic reported Wednesday.
PHOENIX - The minimum wage is increasing in Arizona with the arrival of the new year. The Arizona Republic reports that the state's minimum wage rose Monday by 50 cents to $10.50 an hour and will go even higher in Flagstaff. unemployment has fallen across the state in recent years. Arizona's minimum ...
Tucson -- It is 58 minutes before the most significant Arizona State-Arizona basketball game in more than two decades, and a 7-foot-1 human being is flinging shots at the rim from half-court, granny-style. Deandre Ayton, if we're being fair, does exhibit pretty good form. His legs form a firm base.
The youngest of 11 children growing up in Nogales, Ariz., Alvarez rose to get her undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona and her master's at Northern Arizona University. Now in her 14th year at Alta Vista, she is providing a highly challenging learning environment for 450 young people at the ...
According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, just this past week 1,920 flu-cases were confirmed in Arizona, which is over 1,700 more cases compared to last season. Nationally, 12 children have died due to the flu and there have been nearly 2,500 flu-related hospitalizations, experts confirmed.
FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2017, file photo, members of Save Our schools Arizona protest at the Arizona School for the arts as Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tours the school in Phoenix. The Republican-led Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey enacted a new universal school voucher law allowing parents to use state ...
The number of Latino-owned businesses in Arizona doubled from 2007 to 2015, according to recent data released by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. And the group has more purchasing power than ever. Chamber spokesman James Garcia credited increases in entrepreneurism and ...
FILE--In this May 11, 2016, file photo, Shannon, left, and Raelee Lorance, right, advocates with the Salt River Wild Horses Management Group, ride horses in front of the Arizona Capitol before a press conference on a bill to protect the wild herd, in Phoenix, Ariz. The herd of wild horses living near Arizona's ...
24, 2017 in a high-speed chase near the small community of Amado in southern Arizona. The driver of the car faces numerous federal charges for allegedly firing a gun at Border Patrol agents and trying to strike their vehicles with his vehicle after they tried to stop him for an inspection of the SUV that carried ...
Arizona education officials have not commented on the ruling but many have weighed in on the Mexican-American Studies programs in the past. Indeed, Tucson's program drew negative attention from officials at the stae's Department of Education. Tom Horne, the former superintendent of public instruction, ...
PHOENIX -- A U.S. judge has permanently blocked an Ethnic Studies ban in Arizona public schools that dismantled a popular Mexican-American studies program, dealing a final blow to a law that he found to be racially motivated. Following a seven-year court battle, U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima ...
Walter Rosas says he left Arizona within hours of getting the call. Now he's just one of more than 150 Arizona firefighters battling a growing series of fires in California. "You know you kinda prepare for things like this. You just hope for the best and try to do the best we can for the people," said Rosas.
Speakers included former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, her husband Mark Kelly, a navy veteran and retired NASA astronaut, and Julian Castro, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Kelly said the United States is facing a drought in effective leadership and compromise.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, left, runs with the football after making a catch as Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree' Jackson (25) tries to make the tackle and Titans linebacker Jayon Brown (55) closes in to help out during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec.10, 2017 ...
MESA, Ariz. -- New body camera footage captures the tense moments before an Arizona police officer shot an unarmed man dead last year, as the man begged officers not to fire. police in Mesa, Arizona released the footage last week, after a jury acquitted former Mesa officer Philip "Mitch" Brailsford of ...
A day after Republican Rep. Trent Franks announced he would resign early next year, he abruptly stepped down Friday after a former aide told the Associated Press that he had offered her $5 million to act as a surrogate mother. In making his departure effective immediately, the eight-term Arizona ...
Tucson, Ariz. -- As soon as a rattlesnake sinks its fangs into a victim, the venom starts traveling through the bloodstream. Within seconds, people can experience pain, swelling, bleeding and trouble breathing. It's a race against time to get to a hospital, the only place that readily offers anti-venom.
Officers arrived at the hotel, a La Quinta Inn & Suites in Mesa, Arizona, after someone called local police to report that someone was holding a firearm out the window of a fifth-floor room. It was later determined that Shaver had been showing off a pellet gun he used for pest-control work. But he was not ...
Tucson, Ariz. -- As soon as a rattlesnake sinks its fangs into a victim, the venom starts traveling through the bloodstream. Within seconds, people can experience pain, swelling, bleeding and trouble breathing. It's a race against time to get to a hospital, the only place that readily offers anti-venom.
Sofia Machado, center, chants along with a small crowd at the Arizona State Building in Tucson, Ariz., on Monday, June 25, 2012, during a rally after U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Arizona SB1070. A divided Supreme Court threw out major parts of Arizona's tough crackdown on illegal immigrants ...
Tucson, AZ - Medical investigators in southern Arizona have determined that a toxic combination of prescription drugs resulted in the death of rapper Lil Peep. The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner on Friday released details from a toxicology report. The budding star, whose real name was ...
The FBI is seeking others who might have been victimized by Jones on the Havasupai reservation in northern Arizona. (FBI via AP) ... The FBI is casting a wide net for potential victims of sexual abuse by a man who lives on a remote Arizona reservation world-renowned for its blue-green waterfalls.
CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. The Arizona Department of Health Services has reported 1,143 cases of influenza, spanning all 15 counties, so far this flu season. One infant has died in Maricopa County. State data shows significantly more flu cases this year than at this time last year.


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