Things are better now than they have been at any point since Gov. Jan Brewer took office in 2009 amid a crippling recession and fiscal crisis. But the governor said they can be better still, and stressed the need for Arizona to be more competitive.Read More »
As 2012 comes to a close, some Arizona politicos have reached new heights of prominence and power. Others saw once-promising careers hit the wall.
Jeff Flake and Kyrsten Sinema gained influence and stature in the nation’s capital, while Andy Biggs reached the pinnacle of power in the Arizona Senate.
Meanwhile, former Senate President Russell Pearce and his successor, Sen. Steve Pierce, fell from grace, while a slew of Republican candidates once again failed in their bids to reach the halls of Congress.
This year's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances.Read More »
A state appeals court hears arguments Thursday on whether to temporarily put on hold a judge's order upholding Arizona's medical marijuana program.Read More »
Henry Hall was on death row when police found the remains of Ted Lindberry in the desert west of Phoenix in March 2001.Read More »
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is asking an appeals court to temporarily suspend a judge's ruling on the legality of Arizona's medical marijuana program.Read More »
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is asking an Arizona appeals court to temporarily put on hold a trial judge's ruling that the county must provide zoning clearance for a planned medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City.Read More »
A judge is refusing to temporarily block his recent ruling that Arizona's medical marijuana law is constitutional and that federal drug laws don't stand in the way of implementing it.Read More »
Attorneys defending the state’s redistricting commission against allegations of open meeting law violations are touting an appellate court decision today as a victory. So is the county prosecutor who pursued the allegations.Read More »
Bill Myer paces, watching the crowd grow outside his Glendale storefront’s floor-to-ceiling windows. His son Ben is in the back, behind bulletproof walls and windows, preparing for a long-awaited opening.
Outside, people are joking about Sheriff Joe Arpaio coming to arrest them when sirens are momentarily heard in the distance. Many had wondered whether police would show up on this brisk December morning.