GOP VP nominee Mike Pence promises conservative change at Mesa rally

MESA — Mike Pence, the Republican vice presidential nominee, delivered a message of family, faith and conservative policy at Living Word Bible Church Thursday night.

Workers cite harassment, retaliation in ‘toxic’ national parks

WASHINGTON - National Park Service employees continue to suffer from a "toxic" work culture that has allowed for rampant sexual misconduct and a culture of retaliation, park workers told a House committee Thursday.

Toxic Parks

House members grill immigrations official on detainee releases

WASHINGTON - House members grilled the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thursday, alleging that more than 80 percent of detainees released by the agency have criminal records and that some reoffend once they are freed.

ICE Hotseat

Rev. Jarrett Maupin plans protest to block Mill Avenue bridge in Tempe

PHOENIX — The Rev. Jarrett Maupin, an activist who led a summer march in Phoenix to protest police brutality, is organizing a Monday protest to block the Mill Avenue bridge over Tempe Town Lake.


Poll shows trust and tensions over Arizona law enforcement

PHOENIX – Jarvis Johnson admits he was driving too fast in his rented Dodge Charger on Labor Day when a police officer signaled him to pull over.


What are police-community relations like in Arizona?

The number of fatal shootings by officers have increased in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, according to an ongoing two-year study by The Washington Post.

Arizonans: Would your life change if the minimum wage is increased?

In November, Arizonans will vote on a measure that would increase the minimum wage from $8.05 an hour to $10 an hour in January 2017. The ballot measure would also increase the minimum wage annually until it reaches $12 in 2020.

Colorado mayor to Arizona: Don’t legalize marijuana

PHOENIX – A Colorado mayor and law officer said making marijuana legal would threaten Arizonans' safety, urging voters to oppose Proposition 205.


Mofford saved Cactus League from extinction

PHOENIX – Near the end of spring training in 1990, MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent came to Arizona Gov. Rose Mofford with an ultimatum, according to former Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim Bruner.

McCain seeks repeal of affordable health-care plan

PHOENIX — Standing firmly in a political divide drawn along party lines, U.S. Senators John McCain and John Barrasso blamed federally subsidized health care for a shift in Arizona's insurance industry.

Mercury’s Kelsey Bone to take anthem protests into WNBA playoffs

PHOENIX – Kelsey Bone is taking her social injustice protest to a bigger stage. On a night when the Phoenix Mercury clinched a berth in the WNBA playoffs, the 24-year-old center kneeled during the singing of the national anthem to raise awareness of alleged racial inequality and the recent shootings by and of police officers around the country.

New polling place on Tempe campus to open for general election

TEMPE – Arizona State University will get its first polling place in history, allowing students to remain on campus to cast their ballot in the November election.