Justice

Sheriffs wait to see details on Trump plan for soldiers on the border

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to send U.S. troops to patrol the border left southern Arizona sheriffs looking for details before committing to the "big step" that Trump said is needed until a border wall can be built.

Supreme Court reverses ruling against officer in Tucson police shooting

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Monday that a Tucson police officer cannot be sued for shooting a woman who refused to drop a knife as she stood in her driveway in 2010, with the justices taking the unusual step of reversing a lower court without holding a hearing on the case.

Giffords joins lawmakers, students at Capitol March for Our Lives rally

WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords did not speak, but her presence was clearly felt at a news conference of Democratic lawmakers and students from around the country who were demanding tougher gun laws, a prelude to the national March For Our Lives after Parkland, Florida, school shooting.

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Arizona’s death penalty law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to the way Arizona decides which criminals can be sentenced to death, a process critics say is so broad that virtually every convicted murderer is eligible for execution.

Black firefighter shares life lessons on and off job

Courtney Jenkins, who once headed a group of black firefighters, has taken on leadership roles from recruitment to community outreach during 26 years with the Phoenix Fire Department.

Supreme Court takes age discrimination suit from Arizona fire district

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will consider an Arizona appeal that asks whether the Age Discrimination in Employment Act applies to government agencies with fewer than 20 employees, a case that grew out of the firing of two Mount Lemmon firefighters.