The state and two tribes say there's documentation that the Tohono O'odham Nation was secretly planning about a decade ago to acquire land for a Phoenix-area casino at a time when the Tohono O'odhams were among tribes promising to limit the number of casinos in the metropolitan area.Read More »
Yearly Archives: 2013
Sen. Rich Crandall, a Mesa Republican, jumped into the school security fray today by announcing a proposal to raid extra Clean Elections funds to pay for more cops in schools and provide training for armed teachers and training school counselors to identify mentally unstable students.Read More »
Former Rep. Ben Arredondo's attorney, Lee Stein, has filed a plea asking that the federal government’s use of “inflated” ticket prices would unfairly increase the severity of his bribery sentence. Stein argued that prosecutors should be using face value and season ticket values rather than what the FBI paid when they purchased the tickets from scalpers.Read More »
A new poll of Arizona voters shows a healthy margin of support for the state’s medical marijuana program, narrowly passed by voters in 2010, while some state lawmakers prepare a new ballot measure that would eliminate it.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer's attorneys have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to overturn her order denying driver's licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under a new Obama administration policy.Read More »
The Arizona Court of Appeals overturned a Superior Court judge’s ruling, saying legislators must abide by a voter mandate to increase K-12 education funding to account for inflation.Read More »
AJ LaFaro and his team won all seats up for grabs on Saturdays’ Maricopa County GOP election. The election wasn’t close, but it also wasn’t a complete blowout. In a way, the team’s election reflects a continuity of the leadership – and politics – of outgoing Maricopa GOP chairman Rob Haney.Read More »
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, D-Tucson, urged Vice President Joe Biden on Monday to incorporate improved mental health care in any gun-control measures the White House proposes to reduce gun violence.Read More »
El Tour de Tucson, one of the largest road bicycling events in the United States, started in 1983. The ride takes place every November.
However, the seeds for the event were planted as early as the 1890s.
An Arizona highway safety official says the percentage of DUI arrests related to prescription and illegal drugs is up even as overall DUI arrests go down.Read More »