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

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court approved the hiring of a special prosecutor to challenge former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's claim that his contempt of court conviction should be vacated after his presidential pardon, after the Justice Department said it sided with Arpaio.

Good Samaritan law will protect drug users who help opioid victims

A former narcotics undercover officer says Arizona's Good Samaritan law is a good idea. Arizona became the 41st state to enact such a measure.

About this project

"Racial Divide," an in-depth look at race and policing in Arizona, is the fall 2017 graduate student project for Cronkite News. The students spent the past three months collecting data from Arizona law enforcement agencies, conducting dozens of interviews and examining the role race plays in policing our communities.

‘Structurally deficient’ bridge over I-17 repaired using new technology

PHOENIX - The Interstate 17 bridge that crosses over 19th avenue was among more than 200 bridges in Arizona considered “structurally deficient” in a national safety report but has since been repaired, an ADOT spokesman said.

Dust storm detector will alert drivers to freeway hazards

PHOENIX – State safety and transportation officials are developing a detection system to warn motorists if dangerous dust storms are in the area.

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

WASHINGTON - It's been more than six years since a shooting spree at a Tucson congressional event killed six and wounded 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, but Wednesday's shooting in Virginia brought the memories flooding back.

Kids Count report: AZ ranks 46th in U.S. in child education, health and family

PHOENIX- Arizona ranks among the five worst states for children’s well being in education, health, economics and family and community matters, according to the Kids Count annual report.

House OKs financial reform bill, consumer advocates worry about impact

WASHINGTON - When Vietnam veteran Randall Stankewicz was getting the runaround from his mortgage lender, the Phoenix resident took his complaint the Servicemember Affairs Office in the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - which settled the issue in 10 days.

Arizona opens operations center to combat opioid crisis

PHOENIX – A conference room inside a stucco building in central Phoenix houses a combat zone.

Kicks on Route 66 may slow down if preservation money runs out

SELIGMAN – Nearly 32 years after Route 66 lost its designation as an official highway, one of the most storied routes in America could face another road block. The program created to preserve the road and landmarks along it is set to expire in two years.

Democrats: Border wall could block budget, force government shutdown

WASHINGTON - Democratic leaders said Monday that President Donald Trump's insistence on the border wall in the budget has "thrown a monkey wrench" in negotiations to reach a deal by Friday that would head off a government shutdown.

Advocates: Kelly went ‘too far’ telling Congress fix laws or ‘shut up’

WASHINGTON - Immigration advocates Wednesday called for Congress to play a bigger role in checking executive power, saying the Trump administration is causing an "unprecedented level of anxiety, confusion and fear" in immigrant communities.