Mesa Police Chief Ramon Batista has submitted his resignation, the city said in a press release Monday. The Mesa police union cast a no-confidence vote against Batista in June 2019 for what the union's president said was the chief's condemnation of officers investigated on excessive-force allegations and unwillingness to listen to officers. → Police Union Calls Off No-Confidence Vote Against Phoenix Chief
Arizona state Rep. Kevin Payne wants to improve school safety by installing livestream cameras that first responders could access in emergency situations. Payne introduced a similar bill in February that would have appropriated $9.5 million to the Arizona Department of Public Safety to install the communication system in schools.
New moms in the United States die at higher rates than anywhere else in the developed world. Now the Arizona Department of Health Services is trying to improve the way information about these deaths is collected.
As fires continue, more people are losing their homes, and those losses are partly a result of a pre-existing housing crisis in the state: The high cost of living in urban centers has pushed many to rural areas on the outskirts of town, where there is a higher risk of fire damage.
On Tuesday, voters will decide whether to declare Tucson the state’s first “sanctuary city,” a term with no concrete legal definition that has nonetheless taken on a life of its own in law enforcement and national politics.
Paul Petersen is scheduled to appear in Maricopa County Superior Court on Tuesday morning. The Arizona criminal case against Petersen includes accusations of fraud, forgery and theft from the state’s Medicaid system. Defense lawyer Kurt Altman said Petersen will plead not guilty to more than 30 felonies brought by a grand jury.
The union representing Phoenix police officers decided late Friday not to hold a vote of no-confidence against Chief Jeri Williams. The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, or PLEA, had threatened the vote after Williams fired three officers over separate incidents.
The geoduck sort of looks like a giant clam with a long, gooey arm sticking out of it, and they're apparently delicacies in Japan. But instead of focusing on the way they taste, scientists are looking at what their shells say about climate change.
More of us are generally living longer. With that comes an increase in a number of illnesses and diseases, including Alzheimer’s and multiple forms of cancer. That means there’s a need to find and train more people to care for aging Americans.
The first record of sexual harassment allegations against Tucson school employee John Corral is from January 2000. Corral's story — and a number of other instances like it — reveals a vulnerability in Arizona's system for disciplining school employees accused of sexual misconduct.
A Gulf War veteran who once faced career challenges is working to make it easier for other veterans to transition into civilian life. Alan Powell created the HeroZona Foundation which organizes a free veteran summit.
Ants get a bad rap from picnickers, but drivers might be able to learn a thing or two from our six-legged friends, especially during rush hour. Sebastien Motsch, an associate professor in Arizona State University's School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, said the creatures changed their speed and behavior to avoid snarls even when crammed into the densest of traffic.
Chest tightness, shortness of breath and fainting spells are three common symptoms of aortic stenosis, a narrowing of a particular heart valve. Open heart surgery used to be typical for patients with this condition, but about eight years ago, some started to get a procedure that was much less invasive. Abrazo Heart Hospital in Phoenix was part of a global trial for transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
Following a decade of research, development and assembly, final testing has begun on a new instrument at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson. Its observations could improve scientists’ understanding of dark energy.