Government

Wrangling begins in contempt trial of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio

PHOENIX – Prosecutors painted former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio as a law enforcement leader who disregarded a federal judge’s orders to halt racial profiling of Latino motorists and passengers, while Arpaio's attorneys said he followed the law "as the law exists" during opening statements in his federal criminal contempt trial.

Arizona reaction to Senate health bill ranges from lukewarm to hostile

WASHINGTON - The Senate Republican plan to replace Obamacare was quickly attacked by Democrats and kept at arm's length by Arizona's Republican senators, who seemed less than eager to comment on a bill few had seen before its release Thursday.

Hot, dry temperatures drive wildfire dangers

PHOENIX – Soaring temperatures and dry conditions are increasing the danger of wildfires in Arizona. About 850 wildfires ripped through more than 200 square miles in Arizona this year, according to Jeff Whitney, director of the Arizona State Forestry Division.

Check this out: Libraries offer autism resources, robotics parts

PHOENIX – Arizona public libraries have pushed to become more than just a place to check out books, and an $800,000 grant will help continue the expansion by developing 50 programs at 36 libraries throughout the state.

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.

Congress hits pause as members, staff grapple with shooting

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers and staffers on Capitol Hill were grappling Wednesday with what one member called the "horrifying and concerning" shooting spree in a Washington suburb that left five people injured, including staffers, police officers and a House member.

Latino community members ask Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to restore trust

PHOENIX – Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone shut down Tent City but still allows immigration officials to deport undocumented detainees at county jails, according to members of the Latino community who say they are still recovering from the previous administration’s anti-immigration policies.