Social-service advocates are pointing to higher unemployment rates in Arizona's rural counties as they urge legislators to keep extended unemployment benefits flowing.Read More »
Processing of petitions to force a recall election for Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce is running ahead of schedule, increasing the possibility that an election would be held in November.Read More »
An Arizona official has refused to accept an application from prospective operators of a medical marijuana dispensary, setting the stage for a possible legal challenge.Read More »
State Sen. Russell Pearce was riding high last year, notching wins that include enactment of a second Arizona law to crack down on illegal immigration and then his selection by fellow Republican senators as the chamber's new president.
This year, things haven't gone so well for the tough-talking former lawman.
Arizona officials are taking the state's medical marijuana law to court.Read More »
The state's economic development director on Tuesday proposed that Arizona explore using publicly issued tax-exempt bonds to ease the flow of private investment dollars into business expansion projects into the state.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court has halted the planned execution of inmate Donald Beaty, who was scheduled to be given a lethal injection Wednesday morning for the rape and murder of a 13-year-old Tempe girl in 1984.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer wants legislators to act in special session to prevent a cutoff of 20 weeks of extended unemployment benefits that are now at risk because Arizona's unemployment rate has dropped.Read More »
Arizona's unemployment rate dipped to 9.3 percent in April, and the state says the decrease will likely trigger an expected automatic shortening of how long the state provides jobless benefits.Read More »
A judge on Wednesday denied a request by an Arizona inmate to block his execution scheduled next week for the 1984 killing of a Tempe girl.Read More »