When asked why she came forward, despite threats of retaliation and intimidation from her superiors, Gabriela Contreras said she had no choice. Contreras spoke to the press Tuesday in her first public appearance after leaking footage to ABC15 that would lead Gov. Doug Ducey to launch an investigation of the Arizona Department of Corrections.
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The Phoenix City Clerk’s Office is still counting ballots from Tuesday’s runoff election for seats in Districts 5 and 8. The margins in both districts are pretty different — just like the candidates.
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Arizona Lawmaker Wants $32 Vehicle Registration Fee Dropped
One controversial portion of the Arizona GOP budget proposal would repeal a $32 vehicle registration fee over five years. Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita said she won’t vote for the budget unless the fee is dropped entirely.
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Report: Nearly 60% Of Military Families Have Maintenance Issues With Private Military Housing
Nearly 60 percent of the more than 16,000 military families nationwide described difficulties with maintenance issues while living in private military housing. That’s according to a new report by the Military Family Advisory Network, which represents military families.
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Republicans Defend Tax Cuts In Face Of Teacher Demands
Republican lawmakers on Tuesday defended tax cuts in the budget deal they made with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey despite demands from teachers for an end to further revenue cuts until schools are fully funded.
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Abortion Rights Supporters, Opponents Protest At Arizona Capitol
About 200 women — and some men — gathered outside the capitol Tuesday in support and protest of recent abortion restrictions enacted in Alabama and seven other states.
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On a late-September morning deep within the Navajo Nation, Larron Badoni practiced his golf swing. Sun blanketed the plateaus and mesas surrounding the Lowerville Stingers Golf Club – nine holes scattered over a rocky, hilly, shrubby landscape dotted with blue shade structures, weathered carpets and pins flying red and white flags.
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New York Times reporter Danny Hakim discusses conflicts within the NRA's leadership, its lawsuit against its advertising and PR company, and what leaked documents reveal about the organization.
Shinzo Abe Or Abe Shinzo? Japan's Foreign Minister Tells Media To Change The Order
Taro Kono said he plans to ask overseas news outlets to write Japanese names with the family name first, as is the custom in Japan. But some wonder why the suggestion is coming now.
Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan Writer And LGBTQ Activist, Dies At 48
The author founded a platform for young Kenyan authors and came out as gay in a place where homosexuality has long been illegal. "Binyavanga was unbound in his imagining," said a friend and colleague.
Mnuchin Says He Has 'Not Yet' Reviewed Memo Mandating IRS Turn Over Trump Tax Returns
The Treasury secretary has refused to comply with a House subpoena from a committee chairman requesting the agency turn over Trump's tax returns.
Trump Scorches Democrats As Pelosi Broaches Prospect Of 'Impeachable Offense'
The only agreement that followed a White House meeting between the president and Democrats was that the other side was responsible for the breakdown in infrastructure negotiations.