Janet Napolitano

Sep 17, 2018

John Phelps: Politically independent former Army lawyer

John Phelps is retiring. Again.

David Garcia and Doug Ducey
Sep 6, 2018

Ducey, Garcia to debate in Phoenix, Tucson

Gov. Doug Ducey and Democratic challenger David Garcia will go head-to-head in back-to-back televised debates on Sept. 24 in Phoenix and Sept. 25 in Tucson.

Aug 29, 2018

McCain lies in state at Arizona Capitol

Americans think of two things when they think of Arizona: U.S. Sen. John McCain and the Grand Canyon, said Gov. Doug Ducey at a memorial service for the late senator Wednesday.

Democratic gubernatorial nominee David Garcia gives a victory speech after winning a three-way Democratic primary challenge Tuesday. Garcia, who will take on Gov. Doug Ducey in the governor's race, spoke to more than a hundred supporters packed into a Phoenix bar and restaurant. PHOTO BY CARMEN FORMAN/ARIZONA CAPITOL TIMES
Aug 28, 2018

David Garcia clinches Democratic gubernatorial nomination

Long hyped as the frontrunner in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, David Garcia cruised to victory Tuesday, earning the chance to take on Gov. Doug Ducey this fall.

Democratic candidate for governor David Garcia speaks with a voter June 10 as he canvassed a west Phoenix neighborhood. (Photo by Carmen Forman/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jul 20, 2018

David Garcia’s call to reform ICE politically risky in Arizona

David Garcia’s recent calls to overhaul the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency may have been a step too far, and the resistance he has received could be a sign that unapologetic progressivism won’t play well in Arizona this election cycle.

Mario Diaz (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 13, 2017

Mario Diaz: From poor C-student to managing winning gubernatorial campaign

Mario Enrique Diaz came to Arizona as a student with $20 in his pocket, and he has since worked basically every job in politics here. The Democratic consultant is now working as a civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army.

Sep 22, 2017

Court losses piling up for anti-abortion legislation, cost state millions

The state of Arizona has been ordered to pay roughly $2.2 million in legal fees in the past eight years to organizations that challenge restrictive abortion laws adopted by the Republican-controlled state Legislature.

Jan 17, 2017

Former AZ Governor Napolitano in hospital for cancer

University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, has been undergoing treatment for cancer and was hospitalized Tuesday with complications, the school system said.

Jun 5, 2015

12 years and counting: Child safety backlog continues to grow

On May 28, the director of the state Department of Child Safety acknowledged that backlogs are growing again at the agency. Greg McKay told a legislative oversight committee that the number of hotline reports the agency receives each month is greater than the number of reports the staff can close.

Feb 9, 2015

House committee passes bill creating Arizona lieutenant governor position

A proposal approved by a House panel Monday would change what happens in Arizona when a governor dies, quits or is forcibly removed from office.

Fred DuVal (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)
Sep 26, 2014

DuVal grew up with public service

It seems almost predestined that Fred DuVal would seek a life in public service.

Jul 7, 2014

Arizona again near tops in nation for women in state elected office

Democrats and Republicans both say the independent, wild west mentality of Arizona voters is one reason the state elects more women than most others.