Legal

VA whistleblower cites some progress, some work still to be done

WASHINGTON - A doctor who blew the whistle on problems at the Veteran Affairs hospital in Phoenix testified Thursday that some things have improved since last year's revelations, but there is still work to be done.


Glendale City Council approves new two-year Coyotes agreement

GLENDALE – Mayor Jerry Weiers said he believes Friday’s vote to accept a new lease agreement with the Arizona Coyotes is a sign of a brighter future for the city of Glendale.

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Glendale City Council approves Coyotes arena lease deal with city

The Glendale City Council on Friday approved four measures that will keep the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale -- for now.

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Court upholds conviction in 2004 Scottsdale diversity office bombing

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Monday upheld the conviction of a white supremacist who bombed the Scottsdale Office of Diversity and Dialogue in 2004, causing significant damage and injuring three people.


Court orders new hearing in asset seizures from human-smuggling probe

Editors Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported the outcome of the two plaintiffs' efforts to get back the money that was seized by the state of Arizona. Lia Rivadeneyra eventually got her money back but Javier Torres never did, their attorney says. The story below has been revised to reflect the correct information. Clients who used this story are asked to run the correction that can be found here.


Navajo reject House bill that would divide former Fort Wingate land with Zuni

Editors Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly characterized part of the 2013 negotiations that led to the plan to divide Fort Wingate between the Navajo and Zuni. Tribal representatives at that 2013 meeting said only that the plan would be taken back to their respective councils for review while work drafting a bill proceeded, according to a document from that meeting. The story below has been revised to reflect the correct information. Clients who used this story are asked to run the correction that can be found here.


When keeping secrets is your job, getting help is a problem for some veterans

WASHINGTON - Sgt. Daniel Somers' work in Iraq was classified, so when he returned from the war and sought treatment for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder he balked at a care in a group setting.


Reaction to proposed Iran deal is swift, and split, from Arizona lawmakers

WASHINGTON - It took more than 20 months of negotiations to reach agreement on an Iranian nuclear deal, but it took mere hours for Arizona lawmakers to respond to the plan, with support falling along party lines.


Court sides with Native American groups fighting Washington team’s ‘racist’ name

WASHINGTON - A "very happy" Amanda Blackhorse welcomed the latest victory Wednesday in her long-running feud over the Washington Redskins name, which the Navajo woman says is racist and should not have government trademark protection.

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LeBlanc at town hall meeting with fans: ‘We feel strongly that our home is Gila River Arena’

SCOTTSDALE – The elephant in the room at the Arizona Coyotes’ town hall meeting Tuesday night was the team’s continuing legal battle with the city of Glendale over the city’s vote last month to cancel their arena lease deal.

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Court restores conviction, redefining definition of who is Indian in the process

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated the conviction of a Gila River tribal member under the Indian Major Crimes Act, redefining its rule for determining who is and is not Indian in the process.