The Attorney General’s Office is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to review a lower court’s opinion invalidating a 2012 law that requires city elections to be held in even-numbered years.Read More »
Phoenix officials are launching a new initiative to protect the city's water supplies against drought.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Revenue will delay the implementation of a key provision of Gov. Jan Brewer’s transaction privilege tax reform package because it cannot get a new electronic portal ready in time.Read More »
State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The high court Monday cleared the way for more expansion by turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit it.Read More »
The pastor of a small Gilbert congregation says the town government believes political campaign signs are more important than the small placards that give directions to his service.
Attorneys for Clyde Reed, pastor and founder of Good News Presbyterian Church, will now try to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Gilbert’s favor.
Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers told a Senate committee Wednesday that unless Congress acts to block a Tohono O’odham Nation casino in his city, residents should prepare for widespread Las Vegas-style gaming throughout the Valley.Read More »
Ever since a federal judge in Arizona ruled that a law criminalizing panhandling in public places is unconstitutional, Flagstaff police say the mountain city has been saturated with people turning to begging as their main source of income. Authorities are hoping a new program announced this week will help people with genuine needs and push out panhandlers who rely on charity to pay for substance-abuse problems.Read More »
The chief attorney for the city of Tucson is telling a judge that national security could be compromised if it is forced to disclose some documents about how it uses equipment it has purchased to track cell phone users.Read More »
Flash flood watches are in effect for most of Arizona Tuesday as moisture from Tropical Storm Odile (oh-DEEL') begins moving its way northward across the desert Southwest.Read More »
As mayor of a desert city, Greg Stanton’s job description wouldn’t seem to include filling sandbags in anticipation of flooding. But he did just that Monday to send a message: After moisture from a hurricane walloped the Phoenix area last week, another storm could cause flooding later this week.Read More »