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Five candidates have taken steps to pursue the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office in 2020. Four Republicans — Joe Arpaio, Mike Crawford, Lehland Burton and Gerry Sheridan — and incumbent Democrat Paul Penzone have filed statements of interest to run for sheriff.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli infections. Seventeen people have been infected, including one in Arizona. "At this time, CDC has been advising consumers to avoid eating this particular bag salad. It’s a Ready Pac Bistro Chicken Caesar Salad with a best by date of Oct. 31."
Starting Jan. 1, 2020, Phoenix will no longer have red light and speed enforcement cameras. It was a typical item on Wednesday's City Council agenda with an unusual result. The council was asked to extend the current contract up to a year so staff could complete a new request for proposal, but the vote failed 5-4.
A former Border Patrol agent who rammed a Guatemalan immigrant with his truck and then lied about it was sentenced Wednesday to three years probation. The case against Matthew Bowen was detailed from the beginning. Prosecutors found he had boasted in text messages that he’d run into a "tonk," a Border Patrol agent slur for immigrants.
Douglas Haig, 57, was not accused of a direct role in the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 850 at an open-air music festival. Prosecutors never alleged that he had advance knowledge of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
The shooting in August inside a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, left eight Mexican citizens dead and eight others wounded. The supermarket chain is now facing a lawsuit. Ten Mexican citizens are filing a lawsuit, blaming Walmart Inc. for not taking enough measures to protect its customers.
The northwest corner of 44th Street and Camelback Road will be home to new retail, restaurants, an office building and a boutique hotel. Many residents opposed the height of two buildings — developers wanted 75 feet or about five stories, which was higher than zoning allowed. Neighbors worried the buildings would block the view of Camelback Mountain and open the gates for other tall buildings.
Nearly two years after he was arrested by federal agents in the Arizona desert, Scott Warren was again found not guilty by a jury. The response this time was decisive. The jury voted unanimously in Warren’s favor.
The Arizona Center for Disability Law has settled a lawsuit with the Arizona State hospital over access to its patients and the facility itself. The lawsuit was filed more than a year ago. Under the terms of the settlement, the state hospital agreed to provide the ACDL with access to its facilities and the residents.
November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month. And on Saturday, more than a dozen Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving organizations will gather at the state Capitol to help raise awareness about an illness that affects an estimated 140,000 Arizonans.
Ten candidates took the stage for the November Democratic Debate in Atlanta on Wednesday, amid public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. NPR reporters provided fact checks and analysis throughout the debate.
The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday condemned the lack of state and federal regulation for testing autonomous vehicles before finding that a distracted human safety driver was the main cause of a fatal 2018 Arizona crash involving an Uber vehicle.
An Arizona anti-immigrant group has asked a U.S. District Court judge to throw out a harassment case against them. Patriot Movement AZ is the larger of two groups accused of harassing churches and volunteers who take in immigrants dropped off by ICE officials.
There is a new proposal to transfer water from the Colorado River region to central Arizona. And it’s looking just as controversial as the others. The town of Queen Creek is trying to buy an annual entitlement to 2,083.1 acre-feet of Colorado River water from a farming and investment company that owns land in far west La Paz County, in the Cibola Valley.
Attorneys for suspended Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen said a lawyer hired by the county to lead an investigation of Petersen’s duties is biased. Woods tweeted support for Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Oct. 9 after Brnovich announced the indictment against Petersen.
It’s been more than two weeks since nine women and children — all dual U.S. and Mexican citizens - were murdered in rural Sonora by suspected drug cartel members. During a press conference Tuesday morning, Mexico’s president said the investigation is moving forward, but wouldn’t provide details about the case, citing the ongoing investigation.
Sen. Heather Carter, R-Cave Creek, announced Tuesday she’ll once again push a measure to raise the legal age at which someone can smoke tobacco to 21. And by amending state law to treat vaping products like tobacco, the same legal age would apply to vaping products, which educators say have become dangerously popular with school-age children.
State lawmakers are considering proposals to rethink how public schools are funded. But a solution that can garner the necessary bipartisan support is less than clear, and they'll have to try to strike that bargain even as they weigh additional education needs.