By Philip Athey | Wednesday, April 18, 2018
WASHINGTON - With days to the 8th District election, most experts say Democrat Hiral Tipirneni has an uphill fight against Republican state Sen. Debbie Lesko in the heavily GOP district, but Democrats are eager to vote in this special election season, leading to a close race in a normally safe district.
By Philip Athey | Tuesday, April 17, 2018
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court approved the hiring of a special prosecutor to challenge former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's claim that his contempt of court conviction should be vacated after his presidential pardon, after the Justice Department said it sided with Arpaio.
By Philip Athey | Thursday, April 12, 2018
WASHINGTON - Arizona Democrats at a Washington training session on how to sell a progressive message to the voters in conservative districts didn't agree on all points, but they all said they plan to stick to their guns and that they think Democrats have the best chance in years in the state.
By Nicole Gimpl and Victoria Bartelt | Thursday, April 12, 2018
Arizona residents share their thoughts about the demands of the Red for Ed movement and the governor’s response.
By Philip Athey | Friday, April 6, 2018
WASHINGTON - As Arizona prepare s to send 150 National Guardsmen to the border as part of President Donald Trump's plan to support border agencies, government audits of Guard deployments by previous administrations said were inefficient despite some success in slowing border crime.
By Philip Athey | Wednesday, April 4, 2018
WASHINGTON - The secretary of Homeland Security said her agency is working with border governors to send National Guard troops to the southern border as quickly as possible to support Customs and Border Protection, a move welcomed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.
By Philip Athey | Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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.
By Philip Athey and Kyley Schultz | Monday, April 2, 2018
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.
By Philip Athey | Friday, March 30, 2018
WASHINGTON - A five-year-old law that let Native American tribes prosecute non-Natives in domestic violence cases "has fundamentally changed the landscape of tribal criminal jurisdiction in the modern era," according to a new report.
By Casey Kuhn | Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Arizona's snowpack this year is far below normal, leaving reservoirs short on water supplies, but SRP officials are trying to use more groundwater as a supplement.
By Kyley Schultz and Philip Athey | Saturday, March 24, 2018
WASHINGTON - The March for Our Lives was organized by students but the estimated hundreds of thousands who crowded the streets of Washington at a peaceful, hopeful really Saturday to call for increased gun regulations represented multiple generations.
By Philip Athey | Friday, March 23, 2018
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Arizona Sen. John McCain was recalled as both a friend and as one of the "most colorful characters" at the U.S. Naval Academy during a ceremony Friday where he was honored as one of the academy's distinguished graduates.