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The D-Backs, Maricopa County and their $187-million ballpark dispute

City of Phoenix officials and a local sports law expert add perspective to the Chase Field dispute between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Maricopa County.


New Hickman’s chicken farm causing controversy in Tonopah

TONOPAH — Sonia Lopez has lived in the quiet town of Tonopah for over 20 years. She bought a humble home on Indian School Road in 2004 so she could have a stable, safe place to raise her six children.


Legislators: State budget proposal slices education funds

A proposed state budget would cut $21 million from Arizona education that is already reeling financially, a Democratic legislator said Wednesday.


Federal court agrees to rehear challenge to Tucson election system

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Wednesday restored Tucson's voting system - for now - so it can reconsider a challenge by a group of voters who claim the city's unusual hybrid election system violates the one-person, one-vote principle.


Arizona Republican Party to elect delegates for the National Convention

This year’s presidential candidates are eager to earn the votes of the American people. But in order to secure a spot in the general election, they must have support from majority of delegates at the National Convention.

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Arizona Democratic delegation to national convention shaping up

With the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia exactly three months away, Arizona’s Democratic delegation is finally starting to take shape.

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Rally calls state, Maricopa ‘ground zero’ for voter suppression issues

WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats and voting-rights activists Thursday described Arizona as "ground zero" for voter suppression, what they said was one of the results of the Supreme Court's 2013 "gutting" of the Voting Rights Act.


A Department of Corrections investigation found employees lied and falsified records

Department of Corrections employees lied about conducting security rounds and falsified records involving the suicides of two Arizona inmates - one of whom died during a nearly three-hour time period when prison video shows no regular or required checks were done at all, according to a Cronkite News review of DOC documents.

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Supreme Court upholds redrawing of Arizona’s legislative districts

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the boundaries of Arizona's legislative districts Wednesday, saying the commission that drew the districts had legitimate reasons for putting more voters in some districts than in others.

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Arizona sees first ‘Ozone High Pollution Advisory’ with more to come

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality issued an "Ozone High Pollution Advisory" for Maricopa County today, the first of what could be many to come this year.


Heroin overdose deaths are up across the state – but especially in Pima County

TUCSON — Nearly 100 addicts died of heroin overdoses in Pima County last year, making heroin the number one cause of death by a single drug.


McCain to skip GOP convention to focus on election, campaign says

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July but will be "working and campaigning throughout Arizona," a campaign official confirmed Tuesday.