Government

Arizona among growing number of states to reject voter data request

WASHINGTON - Arizona's decision to deny voter data to a White House panel on election integrity puts it in line with many states, 44 of which had said by Wednesday that they will deny the request in whole or in part.

Civics Lessened

Phoenix firefighters battle scorching heat as they fight fires, rescue hikers

PHOENIX – The call comes in. A woman is having chest pains. Four Phoenix firefighters at Station No. 30 jump onto a truck, ignoring the triple-digit temperatures, and speed to an apartment to tend to the woman sitting on her couch.


Arizona taxpayers could pay more as pension costs continue to rise

FLAGSTAFF – Pension costs for Arizona police officers and firefighters are rising to the point they are overburdening taxpayers, according to a legislative committee that is seeking reforms.


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

WASHINGTON - Police are promising a "robust" security presence for July Fourth celebrations on the National Mall, just a few miles from the scene where a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress less than two weeks ago.


Reagan says Arizona will not give voter data to White House commission

WASHINGTON - Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan said Monday that the state will not comply with a request from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity for information on the state's 3.6 million registered voters.


Stranded on Arizona highway? DPS program helps motorists in need

PHOENIX – One woman ran out of gas. Men in a pickup truck needed someone to change a tire on the car. Another man had one of his car’s tires blow up.


Arizona will comply with only some of White House’s voter data request

WASHINGTON - Arizona will comply with only some of a request from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity for personal information on the state's 3.6 million registered voters, Secretary of State Michele Reagan said Friday.


Arizona Regents: DREAMers to keep in-state tuition for now

PHOENIX – The Arizona Board of Regents decided Thursday to keep offering in-state tuition to Arizona DREAMers until courts ultimately decide whether offering a tuition break to undocumented students is legal.


House passes bills aimed at crimes committed by illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON - The House passed immigration bills Thursday that Republicans promised would take criminal immigrants "off the street," but Democrats said would do little for public safety while having a "chilling effect" on immigrant communities.


Cardinals visit Phoenix VA to acknowledge vets who ‘hardly get recognition’

PHOENIX — For a group of players accustomed to the spotlight, it was time to recognize a community that rarely experiences it.


Hiring freeze lifted, Phoenix police seek diverse recruits

PHOENIX – It’s early morning as five Phoenix police recruits prepare to spend their day doing pushups and situps on an asphalt parking lot, clamber over a six-foot wall and hit the rubber track girdling the training grounds for a 1.5 mile run.


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.