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.

cash, legal tender, Chaplik, Aguilar, Heap, businesses, House
Feb 8, 2023

Chaplik pushes bill to require businesses to accept cash

Republican Rep. Joseph Chaplik of Scottsdale wants to be sure that Arizonans don't get turned away from businesses in the state because they want to use "legal tender'' or cash to pay.

Super Bowl, sports betting, Mayes, FanDuel, Arizona, New Jersey
Feb 7, 2023

Super Bowl betting projected to reach $16 billion this year

A record 50.4 million American adults plan to bet on this year's Super Bowl, which will be held in Glendale on Sunday, wagering a total of $16 billion, while Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes urges football fans to use only legal sports betting websites and apps.

Indigenous, Native American tribes, Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
Dec 27, 2022

Law protects export of sacred Native American items from US

Federal penalties have increased under a newly signed law intended to protect the cultural patrimony of Native American tribes, immediately making some crimes a felony and doubling the prison time for anyone convicted of multiple offenses.

arrest, charges, Hobbs, threats, voicemail, U.S District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, election, Lake, Secretary of State, governor
Dec 13, 2022

Ohio man arrested after allegedly making death threats with Secretary of State’s Office 

An Ohio man was arrested on Monday on charges that he made three profanity-laced death threats to the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office. 

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Pentagon, military spending, Arizona, Tucson, Greater Phoenix Area Chamber of Commerce, Mesa, Defense Department, Covid, University of Arizona, Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, aerospace, defense
Dec 12, 2022

Arizona slipped from top 10 in Pentagon spending, but defense economy still strong

Pentagon spending in Arizona fell sharply in fiscal 2021, part of an overall decline in expenditures nationally that bumped the state from seventh place among states to 13th, according to Defense Department data released this fall.

jurors, U.S. Supreme Court, Cochise County Record, David Morgan
Nov 7, 2022

Supreme Court refuses to void Arizona law that allows criminal trials with juries of eight people

It's not allowed in 44 states. But the U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to void Arizona law, which allows criminal trials to be conducted -- and people to be convicted and sent to prison -- with juries of just eight people.

Oct 3, 2016

Dems call in out-of-state reinforcement to slam Babeu

Katherine Clark, a Massachusetts congresswoman and former attorney with the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services, traveled to Phoenix to slam Babeu over his time as headmaster and executive director of the unlicensed DeSisto boarding school in her home state.

Notable laws nationally add restrictions to life in 2013
Jan 7, 2013

Notable laws nationally add restrictions to life in 2013

In California, a new law makes it a crime for a dog to pursue a bear or bobcat at any time.

In Illinois, it’s now illegal to sell, trade or distribute shark fins.

The National Conference of State Legislatures has compiled a list of laws around the country that went into effect Jan. 1. Here are others, as described by the NCSL.

Feb 7, 2012

Yavapai County turning high tech to ID inmates

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office is moving out of the fingerprint-identification era and into iris scanning technology.

Jan 12, 2012

McCain raps high court’s campaign finance ruling

Sen. John McCain says the Supreme Court ruling that led to formation of super PACs was "one of the worst decisions I have ever seen."

Sep 14, 2011

Romney to make appearances in Tucson, Phoenix

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will travel to Arizona for two appearances in his bid to capture the Republican nomination for president. He will take part in a business roundtable discussion at a car dealership Tucson on Wednesday morning and will hold a town hall meeting in the Phoenix suburb of Sun Lakes in the […]