abortion, Arizona, Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court
Jul 24, 2023

First legislative sessions after Roe produce patchwork of abortion laws

A year after the U.S. Supreme Court returned regulation of abortion to the states, the first full legislative sessions post-Roe v. Wade produced a lot of confusion and little agreement, with more extreme measures going so far as to propose criminalizing pregnant people – once unthinkable on all sides of the debate.

bison, gored, Yellowstone National Park
Jul 18, 2023

Bison gored Arizona woman in Yellowstone, the park’s first such attack in 2023

A bison gored and significantly injured an Arizona woman in Yellowstone National Park.

health insurance, marketplace, Arizona, Hobbs
Jul 6, 2023

State marketplace would improve health care access  

Transitioning from the federal health care exchange to a state-based model will assist Gov. Katie Hobbs’ efforts to lower costs and improve the health and wellness for all Arizonans.

ESA, bids, private schools, tuition,
May 26, 2023

4 firms submit bids to run ESA program

Four financial management companies put in proposals to run the state’s burgeoning Empowerment Scholarship Account program, the state treasury announced May 22.

Idaho, Gilbert, Daybell
May 17, 2023

Mom convicted in deaths of 2 kids and romantic rival faces new Arizona charge

A woman who was convicted in Idaho last week in the deaths of her two children and a romantic rival has been indicted for a second time in Arizona, this time on charges that she conspired to kill her niece's ex-husband.

romance scam, generals, prison
Apr 25, 2023

Texas man involved in online romance scams gets 3 years

A Texas man was sentenced on Tuesday to more than three years in prison for his role in an online romance scam in which the identities and images of real U.S. military generals were used to cheat victims from Arizona and around the nation out of a total of $1.5 million, federal prosecutors said.

mining, Arizona, Sinema, Congress
Apr 24, 2023

Planned Senate bill would counteract Mining Law ruling

A Democratic U.S. senator is looking to Congress to ensure mining companies can use established mineral claims to dump waste on neighboring federal lands as they always had before a federal appeals court adopted a stricter interpretation of a 150-year-old law.

Idaho, Gilbert, Daybell
Apr 11, 2023

Detective details investigation in trial of slain kids’ mom

An Idaho detective says an investigation that resulted in a triple murder charge against Lori Vallow Daybell all started with a request from Gilbert police, who wanted help finding a Jeep.

romance scam, U.S. District Court, Texas, Rhode Island, Arizona, Tennessee, North Carolina, California, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Idaho, South Dakota, money laundering, conspiracy
Jan 17, 2023

Texas man pleads guilty to role in $1.6M romance scam plot

A Texas man has pleaded guilty to his role in a romance scam in which women from Arizona and other parts of the country were cheated out of a total of about $1.6 million by someone often pretending to be a U.S. Army general.

May 20, 2015

Feds providing $50M for Western water-saving projects

The U.S. government will invest nearly $50 million in water conservation and reuse projects in 12 drought-stricken Western states, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Wednesday.

Jan 28, 2015

Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights

The Mormon church announced a campaign Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while somehow also protecting people who assert their religious beliefs.

Oct 16, 2014

Horne hangs final anti-gay marriage hope on technicality

Attorneys for the state are using a largely technical argument in a last-ditch effort to salvage Arizona’s laws that prohibit gays from marrying.