While the FBI created a sham business to entice an Arizona lawmaker into taking alleged bribes, agents were busy targeting legislatures in two other states with the same tactic.Read More »
The U.S. Justice Department has asked a federal judge to reject Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's request to dismiss parts of a lawsuit by the federal government that alleges the sheriff's office has committed a wide range of civil rights violations.Read More »
FLORENCE — Witnesses expect to be able to see prison officials inject a lethal drug into a condemned inmate for the first time in Arizona history on Wednesday, when the state is scheduled to execute its fourth prisoner of the year.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has issued an executive order continuing her regulatory review and moratorium for state agencies. The current rulemaking review and moratorium is set to expire on Saturday, which is the end of the fiscal year.Read More »
TUCSON — Arizona's police chiefs and county sheriffs hoped a U.S. Supreme Court ruling would settle their long-running debate on what role, if any, they should play in immigration enforcement. Instead, the justices' decision to uphold the state's "show me your papers" statute has left them with more questions than answers.Read More »
Police agencies that would enforce the most controversial part of Arizona's 2010 immigration law are expected to get squeezed by legal challenges from opposite sides if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the law in the coming days.Read More »
Arizona transportation officials are getting the message out about dust storm safety — in precisely 17 syllables. The Arizona Department of Transportation is encouraging Twitter users to tweet haikus around the theme safe driving in haboobs — severe dust storms that hit Phoenix in the summer.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday ordered a state board to redistribute a training video on the state's controversial immigration law to all law enforcement agencies. The move comes ahead of an expected ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court this month on the law, which was signed by Brewer in 2010.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Arizona high schools have increased their graduation rate by 24 percentage points in the past decade, the biggest increase in the country, according to a national report released Friday.Read More »
With the linchpin of Clean Elections gone, participation in Arizona’s once-vigorous campaign financing system has nosedived to levels not seen since the program’s infancy.
Only 72 candidates have signed up for public financing this election cycle, compared to 121 in 2010.
The reason: Clean Elections suffered a devastating blow in the middle of the 2010 campaign season, when the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the state from distributing matching funds.