A judge presiding over a lawsuit that protests the way Arizona carries out executions on Wednesday questioned the solidity of the state's promise that it was abandoning the sedative midazolam as one of its lethal-injection drugs.Read More »
The Board of Executive Clemency and an immigration hawk state representative are asking for the state to pardon a man living in the country illegally after being deported for drug-related crimes.Read More »
Lawmakers have already drafted and introduced more than 600 ideas for new laws and that number will likely double before the legislative session ends.Read More »
Problematic executions in Arizona, Oklahoma and other states have highlighted a patchwork approach states are taking with lethal drugs, with types, combinations and dosages varying widely. A question-and-answer look at how the disparities in drugs came about and why, after more than three decades in which all death penalty states used the exact same mixture:Read More »
For Doris Goodale’s grown daughter, drug addiction didn’t begin with a party and a syringe. It was a doctor and a pill. When Stephanie Goodale suffered from severe kidney issues, the doctor gave her an extended prescription to opioid pain ...Read More »
WASHINGTON – Visas to enter the U.S. are typically a hot commodity: The government stopped taking applications for its 2014 allotment of 65,000 H-1B work visas after just four days, for example.
But not the T-visa.
The head of Progressive Insurance who died last Saturday was a major reason why Arizona now has a medical marijuana law.Read More »
Stricter U.S. gun measures are needed to stem the flow of guns to Mexico, where the weapons are fueling violence and leaving people “under siege” with little hope of help from their government, activists said Thursday.Read More »
When former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano stepped down as the Department of Homeland Security secretary in August, the reaction from policymakers along Arizona’s border with Mexico was mixed.Read More »
Arizona tries to conceal identity of firm that makes chemical for lethal injections
Masks are synonymous with executioners. So in keeping with that tradition, the Arizona Department of Corrections tried to follow other states and extend anonymity to the company that makes the chemical used in lethal injections.