Justice

Former NFL players seek game-changer to painkillers

BOULDER, Colo. – It’s been nearly 10 years since Jake Plummer retired from football. He still experiences soreness and pain from his neck and shoulders to the soles of his feet.


Pardon me? Obama’s record 1,023 commutations bypass Arizona so far

WASHINGTON - Arizona and Nevada have never had much in common with Vermont - until last month. Those three are now the only states that have not been touched by President Barack Obama's record-setting pace of prison sentence commutations, with 1,023 nonviolent federal criminals having their sentences reduced so far.


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Phoenix protesters voice concerns about civil rights, economy

PHOENIX - More than 100 people marched down Van Buren Street on Tuesday evening chanting: “This is what community looks like! This is what democracy looks like!”


Judge blocks overtime rule change that could benefit 90,000 in Arizona

WASHINGTON - A federal judge Tuesday halted an Obama administration rule on overtime pay that could have made as many as 90,000 workers in Arizona eligible for time-and-a-half pay had it been allowed to take effect next week.

Hollow Holiday

Arizona officials unlikely to push statewide corporal punishment ban

WASHINGTON - Arizona is one of 15 states that expressly allow corporal punishment in schools, but state educators said most schools already heed the spirit of U.S. Education Secretary John King's call for an end to the practice.

Corporal Punishment

AZ protesters connect with national opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline

PHOENIX — Smoke from lit bundles of sage swirled around protesters waving signs, “Water Is Life” and “Stand With Standing Rock” to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Minority, civil rights groups will work with Trump, will fight if need be

WASHINGTON - Minority and civil rights organizations met in Washington Thursday with a message for President-elect Donald Trump: They are willing to work with his administration, but only if he rejects what they called the hateful rhetoric of his campaign.


State officials extend condolences over Tucson native killed in Jordan

WASHINGTON - Arizona officials were extending their condolences for a Tucson native who was among three soldiers killed Friday when their "convoy came under fire entering a Jordanian military base," according to a Defense Department statement.


Supreme Court lets ballot-collection law stand to cap week of legal fights

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday reinstated Arizona's ban on ballot-harvesting, just one day after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals put the law on hold.


Court rejects second Democratic challenge to Arizona voting laws

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court handed Arizona Democrats their second defeat in a week Wednesday, refusing to block a state law that lets elections officials reject ballots cast by people who were not at their assigned polling place.

Voting Rights

With just days to election, court will rehear ballot-collection ruling

WASHINGTON - The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday it would reconsider its decision to let stand an Arizona law that makes it a felony for third parties to collect and deliver ballots for others.