Giffords back on Capitol Hill to push for vote on background-check bill

Phoenix budget approved after 3 hours of anger, pain and demands for police reform

Frustrated Phoenix residents make voices known after viral police video

Vapors, oils and brownies: AZ Supreme Court decision boosts medical marijuana industry

Family suing Phoenix for police brutality rejects apologies from mayor, chief

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Supreme Court to hear murder appeal that could affect 20 death-row cases

Cross-border shooting in Nogales likely to turn on ruling in Texas case

No More Deaths isn’t on trial, prosecutor says in opening, Scott Warren is

Court orders new hearing for groups trying to ban lead ammo in Kaibab

‘They choose not to know’: Victims, advocates combat sex trafficking in Arizona

Despite rhetoric, border counties’ violent crime about average for U.S.

New law changes how English Language learners are taught. But what comes next?

Smartphones, Snapchat, Instagram transform how today’s teens bully each other

Doing more time: Ex-felons face long odds, long wait to restore voting rights

Supreme Court turns down Arpaio, who vows fight to vacate conviction

Court lets class-action suit proceed against state for foster care

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Put down the phone: Arizona bans cellphone use while driving

Mothers and supporters of breastfeeding gather at Capitol for Nationwide Nurse-In

Mueller report says Russian hacking once went through Arizona server

Better mental health services key to reducing police-involved shootings, Phoenix police say

Court overturns death sentence in 1987 execution-style Yuma murder

McSally draws on history, calls on colleges to stop sexual assaults

Partisan House vote renews Violence Against Women Act, Senate fate unclear

Task force to study abuse of tribal youth, after IHS doctor convicted

When life gives you lemons: Arizona might declare lemonade as its state drink

For most Arizona lawmakers, Mueller report is not the end of the issue

Supreme Court denies Maricopa appeal to wash its hands of Arpaio policy

McSally talks about sexual assault task force, funding for border wall

Voting Rights

Arizona primary elections might be held earlier in August

Using pain to help others: Opioid crisis is personal for Safford mayor and his wife

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Supreme Court upholds law denying bail to some undocumented immigrants

Court: Troubled defendant still has a right to reject insanity plea

Advocates call for funding, data to find missing, murdered Native women

Court says hunters can off-road in national forest to retrieve big game

Arizona again rejects push to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

‘It could be me’: Native American teen teaches self-defense to keep indigenous kids safe

McSally says she was raped in military, ‘horrified’ by Air Force’s response

‘Historical trauma’: Native communities grapple with missing and murdered women

Phoenix mayoral candidates argue pension debt, Suns arena and public safety

Background-check bill passes, splitting House and Arizona delegation

Giffords, Democrats rally at Capitol for gun background-check bill

As fentanyl seizures rise, so do safety concerns around the deadly drug

Bill would have repealed requirement that doctors try to save fetuses that survive abortion

Senate bill would outlaw dropping off early ballots on Election Day

Sinema joins GOP, two Democrats, to confirm Barr as attorney general

Moms Demand Action supports bill to ban guns for people convicted of domestic violence

Arizona high court hears appeal of Phoenix law protecting LGBT rights

Thousands march in downtown Phoenix to celebrate MLK Day

Court: Tucson man wrongly jailed cannot collect for years behind bars

A trip to India set Cindy McCain on a mission against human trafficking

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Supreme Court won’t hear Arizona law denying bail in sex-assault cases

Court says Tucson woman can use battered woman syndrome as defense

On eighth anniversary of shooting, Giffords in D.C. to support gun bill

New Congress likely to resume torrid pace of judicial confirmations

Victims of Baptist Foundation scheme still recovering 20 years later

Buckle up? Not in every seat in Arizona, which some experts frown on

White House vows to fight ‘absurd’ ruling against asylum restrictions

Report: Crimes against Native women vastly underreported in urban areas

Sinema wins Senate seat, will become first woman U.S. senator from Arizona

Court – again – puts brakes on administration plan to overturn DACA

Ex-felons can reclaim voting rights, but hundreds of thousands don’t

Supreme Court sides with Arizona firefighters in age-bias lawsuit

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Appeals court rejects latest challenge to state’s ‘ballot harvesting’ law

Phoenix Jewish community focuses on safety, solidarity after Pittsburgh massacre

Supreme Court’s Prop 207 ruling breaks no new ground, stokes political feuds

Secretary of State: Katie Hobbs intends to improve election security in Arizona

Secretary of State: Steve Gaynor vows to ‘fix’ broken election system

State Treasurer: Kimberly Yee pledges to push for lower taxes, financial education

Arizona Corporation Commission: Sandra Kennedy wants a second chance to help ratepayers

Attorney General: Mark Brnovich pledges to keep focus on consumer protection

Attorney General race: January Contreras touts her public service

Governor: David Garcia focuses on education

Governor: Doug Ducey cites education, public safety among top priorities

U.S House, District 8: Debbie Lesko makes protecting citizens her top priority

U.S House, District 9: Steve Ferrara stresses need for autonomy and bipartisanship

U.S House, District 9: Greg Stanton touts mayoral experience, job creation, bipartisanship

U.S House, District 5: Joan Greene vows to fight corruption, boost schools

U.S House, District 8: Hiral Tipirneni seeks health care reform, gun violence solutions

U.S House, District 6: Anita Malik emphasizes education, health care

U.S House, District 6: David Schweikert has ‘fixation’ on retirement security

U.S House, District 4: Paul Gosar touts his track record, pushes for deregulation

U.S House, District 4: David Brill calls health care biggest issue for voters

U.S. House, District 5: Andy Biggs seeks second term, focuses on immigration, taxes, repealing Obamacare

U.S House, District 3: Nick Pierson vows to focus on jobs, immigration issues

U.S House, District 3: Raúl Grijalva seeks 9th term, poverty and education are top issues

U.S. House, District 2: Lea Marquez Peterson labels herself an independent voice

U.S. House, District 2: Ann Kirkpatrick vows to fight for health care, DACA

U.S House, District 1: Wendy Rogers echoes Trump, ‘We must build the wall’

U.S House, District 1: Tom O’Halleran cites good jobs, better education as priorities

Judicial nominee defends tribal law record in low-key Senate hearing

Missing in Arizona Day: Searching for loved ones in bones and DNA

U.S. Senate race: Health care is top issue for Sinema

U.S. Senate race: National security is top issue for McSally

O’Connor diagnosis brings flood of tributes from friends, colleagues

Tribal officials, Democrats push back on 9th Circuit judicial nominee

Court lets stand death sentence against man in insurance policy killing

Arpaio mulls Supreme Court appeal of contempt-case special prosecutor

Flake, Kyl join razor-thin majority to put Kavanaugh on Supreme Court

Flake ends weeks of wavering, is expected to vote to confirm Kavanaugh

Arizona law professors among thousands urging a ‘no’ vote on Kavanaugh

Kyl, Flake vote to move Kavanaugh one step closer to confirmation

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Justices press both sides in Mount Lemmon Fire District age-bias case

Flake votes to approve Kavanaugh – for now – demands an FBI probe

Maricopa County prosecutor takes center stage in questioning of Ford

Protesters for, against Kavanaugh stage spirited, largely civil rallies

Testimony in Kavanaugh hearing was must-see TV, ASU professors say

Flake calls for civility, open minds at hearing for Kavanaugh, Ford

Immigration judge criticizes quotas, wants independence from Justice Department

Court: Bartenders, waiters entitled to higher pay for non-tipped work

Despite thin record on Native law, tribes wary of Kavanaugh nomination

Flake joins other senators, wins delay on Kavanaugh after allegation

Policing the jails: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office works to diversify ranks of detention officers

Appeals court rejects Democrats’ challenge to Arizona’s voting laws

Bias-response teams criticized for sanitizing campuses of conservative voices

Hispanic Caucus joins critics calling Kavanaugh a potential ‘disaster’

Pinal sheriff joins GOP lawmakers, White House meeting on border issues

Flake presses Kavanaugh on separation of powers, protections for Trump

First day of hearings on Kavanaugh nomination highlights partisan divide

Court agrees man could face torture, death if returned to El Salvador

Sen. John McCain says farewell

Joe Biden, McCain children, Larry Fitzgerald to speak at senator’s Arizona memorial

‘We are a better, stronger country because of him’: Political leaders reflect on Sen. John McCain

Cases of missing and murdered Native American women challenge police, courts

DHS relents, Mexican woman can visit terminally ill husband after pleas for clemency

Drinking clubs for white millennial men, or fraternities for hate?

Lack of trust in law enforcement hinders reporting of LGBTQ crimes

Rising hate drives Latinos and immigrants into silence

Millions are victims of hate crimes, though many never report them

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Court rejects Gila River tribe’s suit against VA over cost of vets’ care

No More Deaths duels with Border Patrol over water and food drops for migrants

Ugly legacy of the ‘lynching era’ continues to resonate in America

Transgender sex workers vulnerable to violence, but when is it a hate crime?

Free speech or hate speech? Americans struggle to decide when that line is crossed

Gallego: Latino and immigrant hate are ‘one and the same’

Vehicle crashes and fatalities continued to rise in 2017, ADOT report shows

Court affirms Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office racial profiling ruling

Court rejects ICE probe sparked by Maricopa deputies’ illegal search

Court: Former Arizona broadcaster owes millions in taxes on sale

Court: USGS not liable in fatal 2012 Verde River helicopter crash

Court reduces death sentence in killing where defense ‘utterly failed’

Mesa police add their first therapy dog to special victims unit

Kyl to help shepherd Supreme Court nomination through Senate

Advocates on range of issues anxious over Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

More than 100 Confederate symbols removed in past three years nationwide, but none in Arizona

Abortion, travel ban advocates make voices heard outside Supreme Court

Phoenix chief asks city to fund study into increase in officer-involved shootings

Suns, Phoenix clash with Goldwater Institute over arena-renovation records

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Monsoon rescues are free, despite ‘stupid-motorist law,’ Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says

Court: Inmate can sue state for being forced to work religious holiday

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After decades, tribal courts, police slowly regaining lost authority

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Arizona ranks high for hit-and-run deaths, AAA report shows

Feds no longer collect school shooting data, advocates left to scramble

Rape Kits

State getting convictions as it slowly works through rape kit backlog

Immigration court backlog likely to grow in face of cuts, experts say

Court OKs special prosecutor to fight Arpaio’s push to clear his record

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Supreme Court voids law allowing deportation in ‘crimes of violence’

Backpage.com founders to be in court this week for detention hearings

Sheriffs wait to see details on Trump plan for soldiers on the border

Supreme Court reverses ruling against officer in Tucson police shooting

Pascua Yaqui lead shift in tribal courts’ handling of domestic violence

Giffords joins lawmakers, students at Capitol March for Our Lives rally

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Supreme Court rejects challenge to Arizona’s death penalty law

Legal language: Inmate’s coarse wording does not bar suit against cops

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Black firefighter shares life lessons on and off job

Spotlight not just on Arizona’s Sean Miller, but college basketball, too

Supreme Court takes age discrimination suit from Arizona fire district

House gives final OK to bill extending AMBER alerts to Indian Country

Court lets stand ruling that ‘paternity’ law is same for women and men

Flake plan to raise age limit for long guns leaves both sides unhappy

Student protesters march in Phoenix, call for removal of school resource officers

Pima sheriff welcomes Sessions’ pledge to crack down on opioid fight

Court revives suit by protesters at Border Patrol checkpoint at Arivaca

Legislators propose tougher laws to stop wrong-way crashes

Good Samaritan law will protect drug users who help opioid victims

Authorities charge Mesa man who sold ammo to Las Vegas shooter

President Trump’s focus on MS-13 may not reflect Arizona’s gang reality

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Supreme Court rejects appeal of longest-serving Arizona death-row inmate

Court reverses death sentence in brutal Mohave County triple murder

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey pushes efforts to reduce recidivism

Police Chief Jeri Williams calls community engagement critical to success

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Arizona police departments try to repair rifts with communities

Some Arizona residents push back against police through protests, ballot box

Arizona law enforcement doesn’t reflect state’s diversity

Repercussions: How does lack of diversity affect policing?

Justices grapple with baker’s right to deny service to same-sex couple

House panel OKs bill to allow concealed gun carry across state lines

Police push back on report criticizing body-worn camera policies

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ASU ‘evaluating’ whether Charlie Rose will keep 2015 Cronkite Award

Court: Online service must identify anonymous users to grand jury

Penzone to inmates on hunger strike: Food is nutritious, not delicious

No. 3 Wildcats men’s basketball ‘itching’ to play after challenging offseason

Supreme Court lets stand lower court rulings in Scottsdale police shooting

Phoenix official: Working with feds on immigration hurts local policing

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Arizona law enforcement agencies work to increase diversity, recruit young people

Court reinstates suit against Pinal deputy who fatally shot unarmed man

On heels of NCAA kickback scandal, Arizona’s Miller to make first public appearance

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Survivors describe chaos, carnage of Las Vegas shooting aftermath

Giffords to Congress: ‘The nation is counting on you’ after Las Vegas

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Las Vegas mass shooting: ‘I know people that died and can’t really get the images out of my head’

Sex trafficking in Indian Country a ‘significant problem,’ senators told

Arizona assistant among those arrested in college basketball bribery scandal

Earl Watson

From clenching a fist to taking a knee, sports, social issues on perpetual collision course

Appeals court sides with Tucson police officers in fatal 2014 shooting

Court rejects claim that cops planted evidence in 1984 kidnap-murder

Advocates’ response to DACA decision is swift, broad-based, emotional

Just days after his pardon, Arpaio muses about possible future moves

Court orders Arizona federal judges to stop shackling defendants

Despite more judges, immigration courts backlog grows to record high

West Bank community working to cope with triple-fatal stabbing

Maricopa County wiretap may have run afoul of federal law, court says

Motorist in class action suit sees ‘justice’ in Arpaio criminal contempt verdict

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of criminal contempt in racial profiling case

Family proposes new law to regulate bouncers after death of Valley firefighter

Highway crashes continued six-year climb in 2016, Arizona data show

In wake of attacks, police plan ‘robust’ July Fourth security on Mall

Court upholds Sahuarita drug conviction, rejects Miranda challenge

Safe at home? Not if home is Arizona, new report card on safety says

Bipartisan group looks past health reform fight to focus on drug policy

Spray paint reads "never forget" and "no more deaths"

Court gives Mexican family new chance to sue Border Patrol agent

Run-in between Border Patrol, No More Deaths volunteers was not first

Taurasi marriage, Mercury Pride Night help ease challenges of LGBTQ community

For victims of 2011 Tucson shooting, Wednesday attack a painful reminder

Congress hits pause as members, staff grapple with shooting

Flake, witnesses recall ‘indiscriminate firing’ at lawmakers in attack

Gunman opens fire on Republican lawmakers near Washington

Six years later, slain Border Patrol agent’s family still seeks answers

Details on Comey’s Russia discussions with Trump concern lawmakers

Criminal justice reform efforts stall at Arizona Legislature, including push to ‘Ban the Box’

Flake bill would let U.S. military strike ‘non-state actors’ like ISIS

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Supreme Court sends second divorce settlement case back to Arizona

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Court: Reading death-row inmate’s outgoing mail violates his rights

How social media may be contributing to gang interest among AZ teens

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Giffords joins Democrats accusing Trump, GOP of pandering to NRA

Gun sales in state start to climb back up after January’s Trump slump

Arizona law enforcement agencies stress need to hire officers, announce job fair

Family members hail opening of office for victims of immigrant crime

Sessions: Sanctuary cities ‘dangerously undermine’ fight against gangs

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Supreme Court voids $2.7 million award against Goodyear in Arizona case

Highway fatalities in state, nation continued three-year climb in 2016

Suspected shooter in 2010 Border Patrol slaying arrested in Mexico

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Arizona senators go ‘nuclear’ with GOP, pave way for Gorsuch vote

GOP urges vote on Gorsuch nomination that Democrats vow to block

Court: State doesn’t have to pay part of inmate’s suit – against state

Supreme Court justices have sharp questions in Arizona divorce case

Tucson Elections

Tucson voting system will stand, after Supreme Court rejects appeal

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Supreme Court to hear dispute on pension payments in Arizona divorce

Judges say plan to split 9th Circuit could backfire, spark court delays

Gabrielle Giffords creates AZ gun-safety coalition

Family fights efforts to weaken Shannon’s Law

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‘Love glasses’ help Muslim woman start tolerance revolution

Maricopa inmate had right to confidential mail with lawyer, court says

Arizona Jewish community centers targeted in bomb threats

Bill would create memorial for 2011 Tucson shooting

Court: Maricopa County worker’s talk with reporter was not protected speech

$2.1 million grant allows Tempe company’s virtual simulator to help train police statewide

Arizona officials react to new DHS order expanding immigration enforcement

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Supreme Court asked if Mexican family can sue in cross-border shooting

Agencies seek help fighting ‘sophisticated’ criminal threat at border

Vandalism knocks Phoenix television stations off the air

Guns seized by TSA officers continue to rise at Sky Harbor, nationwide

Phoenix parents fight for passage of ‘Joe’s Law’ to test drivers for drugs, alcohol

Appeals court upholds conviction for border drug smugglers’ lookout

Election officials: If there was vote fraud, it wasn’t in Arizona

Scottsdale community forum seeks to build bridges with police

ASU study: Body cameras improve relationship between Tempe police officers and public

Phoenix marchers join millions across the world to support Women’s March on Washington

Trump protesters clash with police, inauguration events unaffected

Photos from Inauguration Day protests in D.C.

Scenes from the anti-Trump protest outside the Arizona State Capitol

Opponents protest Donald Trump inauguration at AZ Capitol

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Arpaio in Washington to enjoy Trump inauguration he said he called

Court: Ministers cannot avoid income taxes with vow of poverty

Medical boards looking at Ducey’s recommendation of opioid education

Former DREAMer, Phoenix resident raises concerns at Sessions hearing

Backpage.com executives plead Fifth in hearing on sex trafficking

Court says Prescott violated contract to treat metals plant wastewater

Scottsdale-based fantasy sports company thrives despite legal challenges

Fantasy leagues can be gateway to gambling addiction