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Methamphetamine abuse and illegal trafficking remain a persistent threat across the state

Methamphetamine remains one of Arizona’s most pervasive drugs with law enforcement authorities seizing nearly 6,400 pounds of methamphetamine last year – a 294 percent increase over the last six years, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.


Glendale Fire Department leads disaster drill training

The Glendale Fire Department led disaster drill training for local students at Landmark Middle School as students spent 21 hours of time in the classroom learning about proper preparations for how to handle disasters. (Video by Ben Margiott/Cronkite News)


Court rejects latest challenge to Tohono O’odham’s Glendale casino

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected the latest in a long line of challenges to the Tohono O'odham casino that opened in Glendale in December.


Hundreds of Arizona inmates have used razors, drugs in self harm or suicide attempts

There were nearly 500 incidents in Arizona’s prison system when convicts attempted to either hurt or kill themselves in 2015, despite efforts to push for better mental health treatment and a legal settlement ordering the Department of Corrections to improve psychiatric services.

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Senator promises public town halls on physician-assisted suicide until legalized

In 2014, Dan Diaz and his wife Brittany Maynard packed up everything and moved to Oregon, where Brittany, who had a terminal illness, could use the state’s death with dignity law and pass in peace.


‘Everybody is safe’ in Arizona offices after U.S. Capitol lockdown

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers praised the response of U.S. Capitol Police after a gunman was shot Monday as he tried to enter the Capitol Visitor Center, triggering a brief but tense lockdown.


Furious protesters ask for a re-vote of the presidential preference election at crowded legislative hearing

Shouts of “re-vote” and “resign” interrupted a legislative hearing Monday on Maricopa County’s election day debacle as incensed voters voiced anger, distrust and calls for reform. One man was later arrested by state Department of Public Safety officers

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Secretary of State Michele Reagan: Office has no jurisdiction over county polling places in presidential preference election

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan said she found out the day before the March 22 presidential preference election that Maricopa County elections officials had radically cut the number of polling places but she was not alarmed.


Court restores claim that Yuma rejected housing plan for racial reasons

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday reinstated a developer's lawsuit that charged Yuma city officials with rejecting a housing plan because white neighbors feared it would attract Hispanic residents.

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D-backs’ Hall on stadium battle with county: ‘We need to see what’s out there before it’s too late’

The Diamondbacks are unhappy with the condition of Chase Field and have asked Maricopa County for the freedom to explore other options. The county, citing the 1996 facility use agreement between the two parties, denied their request and the two sides have taken their feud public.


Petition demanding voting probe tops 100,000 signatures in two days

WASHINGTON - A petition demanding an investigation into problems with Tuesday's presidential primary voting in Arizona had already collected more than 100,000 signatures as of Thursday, obligating a response from the White House.


County supervisor: State should have been better prepared for election day

The fallout over the long lines at polling places during the Arizona presidential preference election continues.