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Democratic lawmakers called to White House to hear Obama pitch agenda

WASHINGTON - Arizona House Minority Whip Rebecca Rios joined Democratic legislators from around the country in Washington on Wednesday for a call to arms from President Barack Obama on domestic issues.


Ed Board sues Douglas over access to investigative documents

The Arizona State Board of Education has sued Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas for refusing board investigators remote access to documents involving teacher misconduct.


Arizona beating 2014 national homicide trend

The FBI released its 2014 Crime Statistics on Tuesday. While Arizona mirrored most of the crime trends from the rest of the nation, the state saw significant differences in two areas: homicide and rape.

FBI Special Agent Perryn Collier

Tempe bans distracted driving

The Tempe City Council passed one of Arizona’s toughest distracted driving bans Thursday. Tempe’s new ordinance would fine drivers who drive erratically while using their phones. Fines start at $100 for a first offense, $250 for a second offense and up to $500 for another infraction within a two-year period.


Maricopa County effort aims to resolve cases of unidentified remains

In 1992, a white male in his late 30s to early 40s was found dead in the Superstition Mountains, slain by two gunshot wounds to the back of the head.

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Drug Take-Back Day attacks addiction threat in Arizona

The graveyard of bright orange prescription bottles and stray single-dose tablets in many home medicine cabinets may be concealing the threat of addiction.


Phoenix Law Enforcement Association holds fundraiser for officer

Members of the community, firefighters and police officers gathered to raise funds for Phoenix Officer Eric Gardner.


Senators, whistleblowers demand action to stop VA retaliation

WASHINGTON - Brandon Coleman was an addiction therapist at the Phoenix VA hospital in December when he raised concerns about the care of suicidal veterans, who he said were often allowed to walk away from the facility.


Church, state meet when pope addresses Congress, to dismay of some

WASHINGTON - Gilbert resident Simon Spanton doesn't have anything against Pope Francis. It's the combination of Pope Francis and Congress he has a problem with.


Arizona State University adds Special Victims Unit to campus security

Arizona State University is now one of four universities with special investigations units to deal specifically with sexual assault cases on campus.


Medical simulation lab allows firefighters to prepare for unthinkable

Kneeling on the floor with only a sheet covering it, firefighter Nathan Phillips stretches a rubber tourniquet as tight as he can around the severed leg of his patient.


Judge bars Vemma Nutrition from resuming full business operations

A federal judge on Friday ruled that Vemma Nutrition Co. cannot resume full business operations and will remain under the supervision of a monitor.

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