The federal judge overseeing contempt of court proceedings against Sheriff Joe Arpaio is standing by his questioning of Arpaio about the sheriff’s secret investigations. The judge has dismissed objections raised by the sheriff’s lawyers last week.
Forest Service officials are forecasting that fire suppression this year will cost between $800 million and $1.6 billion. The availability of that funding and how it’s allocated was among the discussions in a Senate Natural Resources Committee hearing Tuesday.
A Los Alamos National Laboratory employee was in critical condition Monday after being burned in an accident that also sent eight other workers at the nuclear weapons research facility to the hospital.
Legislation that's up for public comment would ban plastic bags and impose a fee on paper grocery bags. It encourages retailers to provide reusable bags at little or no cost, or provide boxes to customers.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, that was exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad — though it offered no evidence of a direct link to the attackers.
A degree will be more expensive at Arizona’s three public universities. Monday the Arizona Board of Regents voted to raise tuition to compensate for nearly $100 million in state cuts to higher education.
Animal Control officers say about half of the dog and cat owners in Maricopa County actually license their pets. County officials hope to change that. That was among several proposals made to the County Board of Supervisors Monday.