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Arpaio says he wasn’t directly involved in investigation of racial profiling

At a civil-contempt hearing Thursday, a plaintiff's attorney grilled Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on the execution of an internal investigation that followed accusations his department violated an injunction to halt racial profiling.

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Democrats announce $3.8 billion education-funding plan

Arizona House and Senate Democrats announced a plan they say would provide public schools an additional $3.8 billion over 10 years without raising taxes.


Expert: Monsoon’s seeming intensity has more to do with location

Broken tree limbs crushing cars. Giant walls of wind and dust moving across the Valley. Social media posts galore featuring wicked weather, including viral video of a microburst dropping on downtown Phoenix.

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Arizonans join 100-mile march to D.C., and pope, in deportation protest

WASHINGTON - They were tired, hungry and sleepy, but the 100 women nearing the end of a 100-mile walk Tuesday weren't complaining.


Mayor: Flash flood ‘a horrific event that was totally out of our control’

COLORADO CITY – Authorities continued searching through mud and debris Tuesday for a 6-year-old boy missing after a flash flood that killed 12 in this community along the Arizona-Utah line.

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Audit finds deficiencies in Arizona Department of Real Estate’s operations

A state audit of the Arizona Department of Real Estate revealed it overcharged customers, and the report also highlighted deficiencies in the department’s cash collection and reporting processes.


French Fry Heaven’s new Tempe location marks its shift to fast-casual dining

TEMPE – Although he'd only been in school at Arizona State University for three weeks, freshman Brad Haskin had already eaten at French Fry Heaven’s new Tempe location 10 times.

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Renovations at Sun Devil Stadium force 10,000 season-ticket holders to relocate

TEMPE – Sun Devil Stadium has stood between two mountain buttes overlooking Tempe since 1958.

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New Arizona special license plates feature Coyotes, firefighters, more

Arizona drivers looking to sport some personality on their rides have more options thanks to four new special license plates.

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Groups to feds: Tighten mining rules in light of river spill

Citing the release of millions of gallons of toxic wastewater into a southwestern Colorado river earlier this month, a coalition of conservation groups, two Arizona Native American tribes and two county governments petitioned federal agencies Tuesday to tighten mining regulation on public lands.


Few unaccompanied minors returned to their home countries, senators told

WASHINGTON - Fewer than 2,000 of the 51,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who showed up at the Southwest border last year have been repatriated, a Senate panel was told Tuesday, a pace that critics said may have "incentivized" more migration.


Advocates: Expanding prisoner program would reduce recidivism

Michelle Lacy, who served 7.5 years in a state prison for drug charges, has managed to do what she says many of her friends from her time in prison weren’t able to do: start over.