Weapons conviction reversed for immigrant caught near border
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Monday reversed the firearms conviction of an illegal immigrant who was caught near Green Valley in 2012 with guns, cell phones, a large supply of food and a radio scanner.
Arizona workers may be coming up short on their retirement savings
WASHINGTON - Less than 40 percent of private-sector workers in Arizona participate in a retirement plan through their work, and they have an average retirement savings balance of just $23,826, according to a recent report.
Judge rejects last-ditch attempt by Cochise hospital to keep doors open
WASHINGTON - Cochise Regional Hospital's last-ditch attempt to keep its doors open has been rejected by a federal judge, who refused to order Medicare to keep funding operations of the Douglas facility.
Report: About 40 percent of workers in state, U.S. have no paid sick leave
WASHINGTON - Close to half of Arizona's private-sector workers, more than 934,000 people, do not have access to paid sick leave, according to a report Wednesday by a group pushing for such laws.
Court orders new hearing for Tucson schools’ Mexican-American studies program
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered a new hearing to determine whether a law banning the Tucson school district's Mexican American Studies program was motivated by an intent to discriminate against minority students.
Conviction, death sentence upheld in 2001 Navajo double-murder
WASHINGTON - An appeals court Friday upheld a federal death-row inmate's conviction and sentence in the grisly 2001 beating and stabbing murders of a woman and her 9-year-old granddaughter on the Navajo Nation.
Blister in the sun? Heat bearing down on the Valley
Safety Project Manager Julian Martinez watches from below as two steel workers weld a massive girder on the top floor of the new Sandra Day O’Connor Law School building under construction downtown.
Theft and larceny chief source of crime at Valley community colleges
Tyler Puglisi leaves her Marc Jacobs watch at home when she leaves for classes at Glendale Community College. A freshman, Puglisi said friends have had their cellphones and watches stolen, and she doesn't want to lose something that cost her more than $150.
300-plus fugitives arrested by Maricopa, Pima, Pinal authorities
An effort involving law enforcement agencies in Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties has apprehended 307 fugitives since March 2, authorities said Monday.
Remembering Raul Castro, former Arizona governor
To Alfredo Gutierrez, former majority and minority leader of the Arizona State Senate, Gov. Raul H. Castro wasn’t the warmest person to deal with.