WASHINGTON - The Arizona Capitol is surrounded by two rows of chain-link fence and police presence has been increased, as authorities brace for possible violence in response to the inauguration next week of President-elect Joe Biden.
WASHINGTON - Hate crimes in Arizona bounced back in 2019 after a sharp drop the year before, and advocates say they fear the numbers are only going to continue to rise when the tumult of 2020 is reported.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld a Tucson man's conviction and sentence on child pornography charges, rejecting his argument that procedural problems at trial kept him from presenting his defense.
WASHINGTON - A Navajo Nation probe of a controversial, Navajo-owned hemp operation has turned into a federal investigation into reports of marijuana production, interstate drug trafficking and violations of labor and child labor laws.
WASHINGTON - Family friends said Prescott residents Carl and Marsha Mueller are "overwhelmed" by a whirlwind three days that saw the indictment of terrorists accused of killing their daughter, Kayla, whose story was featured in Wednesday's vice presidential debate.
WASHINGTON - Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier pushed back against claims that white supremacists have infiltrated police agencies, telling a House committee Tuesday that he has "simply not been exposed" to any evidence of that.
WASHINGTON - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote more than 200 Supreme Court opinions and countless dissents since 1993 - including some directly affecting Arizona, from a Mount Lemmon age discrimination case to overhaul of the state's death penalty.
The Cardinals returned to the locker room during the national anthem, unified in protesting racial injustice.
Crime fell in Phoenix and Tucson in the second quarter of the year, a period when a COVID-19 stay-at-home order was in effect, but while property crimes in both cities dropped aggravated assaults rose - possibly because of pandemic-related stress.
PHOENIX - A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected a long-simmering challenge to Proposition 123, the voter-approved 2016 measure that is set to redirect an estimated $3.5 billion to Arizona public schools over a decade.
PHOENIX - The federal government is not accepting new applications for protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, despite a federal court order that it resume doing so, but is instead "reviewing the court decision" before moving forward.
PHOENIX - Arizona health care advocates said they are bracing for a flood of people seeking contraceptive care after the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that employers can deny the coverage on religious or moral grounds.