Search result for Steve Dent

IRS referrals for tax-fraud prosecutions still falling in state, nation

WASHINGTON - The number of taxpayers the IRS referred for criminal prosecutions fell last year to the lowest levels of the Obama administration, and the agency said it expects numbers will continue to drop in coming years.


Petition demanding voting probe tops 100,000 signatures in two days

WASHINGTON - A petition demanding an investigation into problems with Tuesday's presidential primary voting in Arizona had already collected more than 100,000 signatures as of Thursday, obligating a response from the White House.


Phoenix mayor calls for Justice Department probe of Maricopa County election debacle

The outrage over the presidential preference election in Maricopa County rose to a roar Wednesday as Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton called for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate long lines in polling places and other public officials condemned Tuesday’s election as a “complete failure.”


Voters protest in the wake of clogged Maricopa County polling places

Elected officials and members of the public on Wednesday called for action after Maricopa County voters faced a night of long lines and overwhelmed polling stations during Tuesday’s presidential preference election.

AZ voters

Arizona senators cool to vote on Obama’s nominee for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Arizona's senators fell in line with other Republicans who said Wednesday that there should be no vote on President Barack Obama's nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy until the next president is elected.


For Arizona’s wrongfully convicted, life after prison brings hardship and hope

For 12 years, Drayton Witt passed his days behind bars, surrounded by rapists, murderers and convicts. Over the course of a decade, Witt insisted he was not guilty despite a murder conviction for killing his four-month old son.

Drayton Witt photo

Salmon’s surprise retirement throws open the race for his House seat

WASHINGTON - Rep. Matt Salmon's surprise announcement Thursday that he will not seek re-election to his seat in Congress shook up what was expected to be a sleepy campaign in a solidly Republican district this fall.


County, federal officials meet to discuss control of wild burro herds

WASHINGTON - Federal and county officials agreed after face-to-face meetings in Washington this week that "there is a problem" with overpopulation of wild burros in Arizona's western counties and that something needs to be done.


Survey: Arizona’s independent businesses saw jump in revenue, but struggle to obtain bank loans

A recent national survey indicated an uptick in revenue for independent businesses nationwide. And in Arizona, those numbers were even higher.

the velo business

Carbon-capture could ‘save the planet,’ ASU scientist says

Steve Atkins, wearing khakis and a tucked button-down blue shirt, squints closely at a primitive unit set up on the roof of a research building on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe.

carbon photo

Labor stats: Fine artists in Arizona have higher annual income than in other states

Scottsdale – Fine artists in Arizona on average make more money annually than artists in any other state, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Arizona legislator pushes flurry of bills aimed at updating state tech

State Rep. David Stevens, R-Sierra Vista, writes bills every session with one goal in mind: dragging the state’s public-facing technology infrastructure into the future.