• mask mandates Aug 18

    Arizona Governor Blocks Relief Funds From Schools Mandating Masks

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is upping the pressure on the growing number of public school districts defying a state ban on mask mandates as they try to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Arizona May 13, 2020

    Arizona Governor Opens Door for Pro Sports Return in State

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has opened the door for professional sports to return to the state.

  • attorney May 23, 2019

    Claim Seeks $45M for Incapacitated Woman Who Gave Birth

    Lawyers for an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility have filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state, saying she may have been impregnated before. The claim, which is a precursor to a lawsuit, also alleges the woman was raped repeatedly before giving birth last December. A former licensed...

  • Governor Mar 6, 2019

    Arizona Prosecutor Says Uber Not Criminally Liable in Crash

    An Arizona prosecutor has determined that Uber is not criminally liable in a crash last year in which one of its self-driving SUVs fatally struck a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix. But it’s not known whether prosecutors are considering charges against the driver in the March 18 crash in Tempe that was first fatality in the country involving a self-driving vehicle.

  • Donald Trump Feb 12, 2019

    Ex-Astronaut Mark Kelly Announces Run for Senate in Arizona

    Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will run to finish John McCain’s last term in the U.S. Senate. The Democrat will take on Republican Martha McSally in what is expected to be one of the most closely contested...

  • lawyer Jan 10, 2019

    Family Says it Will Care for Baby Born to Comatose Woman

    An Arizona woman in a vegetative state who was sexually assaulted at a long-term care facility and had a baby is recovering at a hospital along with her child, authorities said Wednesday. Commenting for the first time on the investigation since the Dec. 29 birth came to light, Phoenix police said finding a suspect is a top priority. Police are...

  • Donald Trump Dec 18, 2018

    McSally Appointed to McCain's Senate Seat After Losing Race

    Arizona’s governor on Tuesday appointed U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to replace Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that belonged to the late John McCain, sending the GOP congresswoman back to Washington just a month after she lost a tight race for the state’s other spot in the Senate. McSally, a former air force colonel, lost to Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema...

  • Congress Dec 14, 2018

    Ariz. Sen. Jon Kyl, Who Replaced John McCain, to Resign at End of Year

    Sen. Jon Kyl, appointed to fill the Senate seat vacated by John McCain after his death earlier this year, is resigning from Congress at the end of the month, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said on Friday. “Senator Kyl didn’t need to return to the Senate. His legacy as one of Arizona’s most influential and important political figures was already without...

  • Congress Sep 4, 2018

    Former Sen. Jon Kyl to Fill John McCain's Seat in US Senate

    A former U.S. senator from Arizona who is now a lobbyist helping guide the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was named Tuesday to temporarily fill the Senate seat left open by the death of John McCain. Republican Jon Kyl cited his sense of duty in accepting the appointment but said he’s only committing to serve until the...

  • United States Sep 3, 2018

    A Last Farewell to John McCain

    Family, past presidents, military and political officials, fellow veterans and constituents of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., gathered at the Arizona state Capitol and the U.S. Capitol to bid the Vietnam war hero and legendary senator one last farewell.

  • Joe Biden Aug 30, 2018

    ‘We Salute Our Hero': Crowds Brave Arizona Heat to Honor Sen. John McCain

    Thousands of people paid their respects to U.S. Sen. John McCain on Wednesday, standing for hours in the broiling Arizona sun before filing past the flag-draped casket that his tearful wife, Cindy, lovingly pressed her face against after a ceremony for the former North Vietnam prisoner of war who represented Arizona for decades. Former military members in shorts and T-shirts...

  • New York Aug 27, 2018

    Happening Today: Madden Tournament Shooting, John McCain, Alcohol Consumption, Belviq, Neil Simon

    Here’s what to know for Monday, Aug. 27.

  • Donald Trump Aug 27, 2018

    McCain Mourned as a ‘Hero and Statesman' as Tributes Flow

    Presidents past and present joined members of Congress from both parties and world leaders in mourning Sen. John McCain and praising him for a lifetime of service and accomplishments. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, who blocked the Arizona Republican’s own White House ambitions, are among those expected to speak at McCain’s funeral. “My heart is broken,” Cindy...

  • California Aug 24, 2018

    Personnel Issues at Migrant Child Housing Facilities: Report

    Arizona health officials have spotted personnel records concerns at several facilities housing migrant children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Arizona Department of Health Services officials on Thursday released the results of their inspections of 13 Southwest Key facilities after allegations surfaced last month of sex abuse at facilities in Glendale and Tucson. SHS officials said one facility...

  • Governor Jun 22, 2018

    Uber Driver Streamed ‘The Voice' Before Fatal Crash: Police

    The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show “The Voice” and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report. The 300-page report released Thursday night by police in Tempe revealed that driver Rafaela Vasquez had been streaming the musical talent show on her phone via Hulu...

  • Governor May 24, 2018

    Feds: Uber Self-Driving SUV Saw Pedestrian; Did Not Brake

    The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal investigators.

  • Governor May 24, 2018

    Uber Ends Self-Driving Program in Arizona After Fatal Crash

    Uber is pulling its self-driving cars out of Arizona, a reversal triggered by the recent death of woman who was run over by one of the ride-hailing service’s robotic vehicles while crossing a darkened street in a Phoenix suburb.

  • Governor May 4, 2018

    Arizona Schools Reopen After Education Funding Deal Reached

    Hundreds of thousands of Arizona schoolchildren can go back to class now that the Legislature passed an education funding deal, ending a six-day walkout that shuttered classrooms around the state. Strike organizers called for an end to the walkout Thursday after a dramatic all-night legislative session resulted in a 20 percent pay raise by 2020. Some districts planned to reopen...

  • president May 4, 2018

    Striking Arizona Teachers End Walkout, Salary Increases Set

    The Arizona governor signed a plan Thursday to give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, ending their six-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending a majority of the state’s 1 million public school students back to the classroom. Gov. Doug Ducey’s signature awarded teachers a 9 percent raise in the fall and 5 percent in each...

  • Governor Apr 30, 2018

    American Federation of Teachers President Coming to Arizona

    The president of the American Federation of Teachers is coming to Phoenix on Monday to support striking Arizona teachers as they continue rallying for more funding. Randi Weingarten will speak at a rally and hold a news conference next to the state Capitol, which is where members of the #RedforEd movement will congregate. Arizona teachers’ unprecedented walkout over pay and...

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