Sep 27, 2016

Ducey identifying doomed state agencies, regulations

Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he already is preparing a shopping list of state regulations and state agencies he wants to kill.

Sep 27, 2016

Rebounding state parks system plans to add 100 rental cabins

Arizona's rebounding state parks system plans to more than quadruple the number of rental cabins at parks statewide, one of several major projects on the drawing board to improve and expand parks facilities less than a decade after the system struggled to keep parks open during the Great Recession.

Sep 22, 2016

Sexual harassment common at national parks, panel told

Sexual harassment, bullying and other misconduct are rampant among employees at national parks across the country, including at iconic sites such as Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon, a congressional committee was told Thursday.

Sep 22, 2016

2 counties to get state funding for deputies for border unit

The state plans to provide two counties with partial funding for sheriff's deputies to work on Arizona's new border strike force and those counties and two others would also get money to pay for costs stemming from border-related crime.

Sep 21, 2016

$10 million default judgment in case of Arizona prison rape

A federal judge has entered a $10 million default judgment against a convict who raped an Arizona prison teacher more than two years ago. In an order filed Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton said Jacob Harvey must pay $5 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages to the teacher. A magistrate […]

Sep 19, 2016

Apache County had worst ‘food insecurity’ in U.S.; state fared poorly

Food advocacy groups said Apache County children had the least reliable access to healthy food in the nation in 2014, when 41.5 percent of children in the county were deemed to be “food insecure.”

Sep 16, 2016

Operator of iconic Capitol cafeteria to retire next month

After 24 years of running cafeterias in government buildings, including eight years at the helm of the Capitol’s No. 1 eatery, Val Luttenberger is hanging up her apron.

Sep 16, 2016

ADOA study calls for putting 10 licensing, regulatory boards under 1 roof

A study commissioned by the Arizona Department of Administration may provide a glimpse into another phase of Gov. Doug Ducey’s plans to reorganize and reform state government.

Sep 16, 2016

ADOA wants to raise rents for Capitol Mall renovations, demolitions

The Arizona Department of Administration is proposing a 44 percent increase in rent for all agencies occupying state-owned buildings to help pay for renovations and demolition of aging structures on the Capitol Mall.

Sep 14, 2016

Assistant AG acknowledges destroying casino notes

An assistant attorney general has admitted he deliberately destroyed notes of meetings with representatives of tribes trying to undermine the Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale.

Sep 14, 2016

AG questions town action to permit ‘world’s largest marijuana growing facility’

The town of Snowflake may have violated state laws in charging $800,000 to allow a marijuana grower to set up shop in the community, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said.

Sep 14, 2016

Forese to run for treasurer

The first candidate running for the 2018 Arizona state treasurer race announced his candidacy today.