Recent Articles from Amanda Lee Meyers, Associated Press
Wide field in Arizona’s toss-up 9th District race
In Arizona's brand-new 9th Congressional District, three Democrats and seven Republicans are vying to win the upcoming primary so they can move on to what could turn out to be a nasty fight for the seat, given that it's one of few toss-up races in the state and the field is so wide.
Arizona inmate to be executed in new open process
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.
Arizona man wants execution delay until after Brewer’s gone
Attorneys for a death-row inmate set to be put to death in Arizona next week want the execution delayed until the state has a new governor, arguing in a Tuesday filing that Gov. Jan Brewer appointed "political cronies" to a clemency board in an unconstitutional, closed-door process.
Jesse Kelly won’t run for Giffords’ seat in November
Tea party Republican Jesse Kelly on Thursday dropped out of the race for Gabrielle Giffords' former seat in Congress, two days after losing a special election to serve out her term.
Neo-nazi JT Ready’s mass shooting in Arizona detailed in police report
All four people killed by a former neo-Nazi before he turned the gun on himself this month in a quiet Phoenix suburb were shot in the head, according to a police report released Tuesday that paints the clearest picture yet of the gruesome crime scene.
Death-row inmate’s case before AZ clemency board
Arizona's largely new clemency board on Monday is expected to consider the case of a death-row inmate set for execution next week.
Police believe Neo-Nazi J.T. Ready killed four, himself in East Valley
Many considered Jason Todd Ready to be the most high-profile neo-Nazi in Arizona. He led groups of heavily armed civilians into the desert to look for illegal immigrants as he repeatedly tried to win public office.
First lady campaigns in Tucson in Western push
Democrats are hailing first lady Michelle Obama's visit to Tucson as the latest sign that Arizona will be up for grabs in November's presidential election, but Republicans insist that the state will go red just like it has the past three election cycles. Obama is expected to deliver remarks at a fundraiser in the southern Arizona city on Monday evening as part of a four-state campaign push in t[...]
Executed inmate’s last words: ‘I regret nothing’
FLORENCE — An Arizona death-row inmate used his last words Wednesday to say he regretted nothing before he was given a lethal injection in what was the state's third execution this year.
Human-rights group slams Arizona prison practices
A human-rights group is accusing Arizona of violating international law by improperly using "cruel isolation" for years at a time for non-violent or mentally ill inmates and depriving them of basic physical and mental health care.
Prosecutors seek approval of AZ inmate’s execution
Prosecutors on Monday asked the Arizona Supreme Court to reschedule the execution of a death-row inmate who was granted a stay of execution last year less than 24 hours before he was set to be put to death.
Execution drug ruling to have little effect on Ariz.
A federal judge's decision to block the importation of a drug used in some executions in Arizona is expected to have little or no immediate impact on the state.