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Phoenix Police have one suspect in custody in connection to Friday’s shooting of one of their officers who responded to a reported car crash at a home on the city’s south side.
Mar. 25, 2023
 death chamber
The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that state law doesn’t require Gov. Katie Hobbs to carry out execution of a prisoner who is scheduled to be put to death on April 6 for his conviction in a 2002 killing.
Mar. 22, 2023
Title 42
Title 42 is an obscure provision of the Public Health Service Act of 1944 and gives federal authorities the power to deny people from entering the U.S. to prevent the spread of disease. In practice, it's allowed border officers to send migrants quickly back to Mexico without giving them a chance to ask for asylum, despite U.S. and international laws that require it.
Mar. 22, 2023
Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Mexico’s president is pushing back on an annual report by the U.S. State Department that says Mexican security forces and government agents have carried out serious human rights abuses.
Mar. 22, 2023
Alejandro Mayorkas
During a visit to the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales on Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced a new DHS initiative that aims to target fentanyl and other drugs being smuggled through ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Mar. 22, 2023
Yavapai County Courthouse in Prescott, Arizona.
Yavapai County Superior Court officials were continuing to gather information Tuesday about Judge Celé Hancock’s arrest on suspicion of extreme DUI last weekend.
Mar. 22, 2023
Jeffrey Glover
The new head of the Department of Public Safety said there is "a disproportionate use of force against people of color'' on a nationwide basis.
Mar. 20, 2023
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Sonoran officials say seven people were killed in an armed confrontation between criminal groups in the northwestern part of the state.
Mar. 20, 2023
Jeffrey Glover
The state Senate committee set up to vet Governor Hobbs’ nominees to lead state agencies was back in action Monday.
Mar. 20, 2023
Fentanyl pills
The Arizona House Judiciary committee is weighing in this week on a controversial bill. It would let prosecutors charge fentanyl dealers with murder if what they sell kills someone. This bill has already passed in the Senate.
Mar. 20, 2023
A kayak on the Salt River near Granite Reef
Days after storms dropped heavy rain on many parts of Arizona, authorities still are dealing with water-related incidents with more weather on the way.
Mar. 20, 2023
Fentanyl pills
Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell is hosting a public forum about the dangers of fentanyl.
Mar. 18, 2023
firefighter helmet
The Arizona Board of Regents is funding a statewide study to find out what’s driving the state’s police and firefighter shortage.
Mar. 17, 2023
Aaron Gunches
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs is facing heavy pushback from a victim’s sister and a powerful county prosecutor for her plans to defy a court order to execute a prisoner next month for his conviction in a 2002 killing.
Mar. 15, 2023
Phoenix City Council chambers
Unofficial results show two City Council candidates endorsed by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego as the winners in Tuesday’s runoff election. The election was required by law because no candidate received a majority of votes last November.
More Arizona politics news
Mar. 14, 2023
2023 O’Connor Justice Prize
A Canadian Supreme Court justice has been placed on leave after a physical altercation at a Paradise Valley resort. Justice Russell Brown’s conduct is now being reviewed by the Canadian Judicial Council.
Mar. 11, 2023
Mexico’s president gave a forceful rebuke to a proposal by some Republican lawmakers to use the U.S. military to fight drug cartels in Mexico. He sees the idea as a threat to his country’s sovereignty.
Mar. 9, 2023
Navajo pandemic
A Navajo Nation jury on Friday acquitted the tribe's former top financial officer of charges that she misrepresented information about a company hired to do rapid COVID-19 testing on the reservation.
Mar. 6, 2023
Jesse Wilson
A woman accused in the disappearance and death of her 10-year-old adopted son has been extradited from Georgia to Arizona to face charges, according to authorities.
Mar. 5, 2023
Aaron Gunches
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs says corrections officials will not carry out an execution even though the state Supreme Court scheduled it over the objections of the state’s new attorney general.
Mar. 3, 2023


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