Government

‘They’re scared’: A look inside the COVID-19 crisis in Arizona prisons

Complaints of insufficient safety measures and subpar medical care continue to plague Arizona prisons.


Northeast states slap quarantine on Arizona travelers to stem COVID-19 spread

TEMPE - Arizonans will face a 14-day quarantine if they travel to New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, whose governors announced the restriction Wednesday to keep people from COVID-19 "hot spots" from bringing the infection with them.


Hundreds of protesters flow into downtown Phoenix

PHOENIX – Waves of protests, rolling across Arizona in the last several days like a tributary in a national unleashing of fury and grief over the deaths of black men at the hands of police, kept flowing on Tuesday night.


‘I can’t breathe’: Protesters take to the streets of Phoenix

PHOENIX – Protesters nationwide have expressed anger and frustration over racial inequities in the U.S. Cronkite News documents the protests held in Phoenix.


Night of relative calm follows curfew order; enforcement uncertain

After days of clashes between protesters and police, Arizona spent a relatively quiet night Sunday under a statewide dusk-to-dawn curfew that was ordered by Gov. Doug Ducey Sunday. It's unclear how much impact the curfew order had - and it's also unclear how strictly it will be enforced.


Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey declares state of emergency, issues curfew to last all week

PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency, setting a curfew starting at 8 p.m. Sunday and lasting for one week.


Phoenix officials issue warning to protesters: Officers will not tolerate criminal activity

PHOENIX – Phoenix officials on Saturday braced for another night of protests and said they would continue to allow for peaceful demonstration. However, officers will take action if demonstrations turn criminal.


Federal government keeps immigration courts open despite coronavirus risks

PHOENIX – With several immigration courts still open across the country, the idea of courthouses acting as incubators and disseminators of the virus remains a concern.


AZ public health leaders prepared to battle coronavirus, Ducey says

PHOENIX – Arizona health officials have the go-ahead to test at the state level for coronavirus cases and are awaiting test results for a second potential case of COVID-19, a novel disease that has sickened nearly 89,000 worldwide and killed six in the U.S.


Early-voting bill would disenfranchise many Arizonans, protesters contend

PHOENIX – Senate Bill 1032 would throw out a vote if the envelope containing the ballot wasn’t signed as required as well as prohibit election officials from signing the envelope on the voter’s behalf.


Arizona lawmakers split by party, as House OKs next impeachment steps

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers split on party lines Thursday as the House passed a resolution that lays out the framework for the next public phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.


Manufacturing jobs now outnumber construction jobs in Arizona, Ducey says

PHOENIX – Jobs in manufacturing have now outpaced construction jobs in Arizona. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Tom Gilman spoke at Ping’s headquarters about the boom in manufacturing jobs over the past three years.