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The first day of the four-day civil contempt of court hearing got off to what seems to be a rocky start for the sheriff. Arpaio’s longtime lawyer withdrew from the case and a sergeant blamed him for continuing immigration enforcement tactics in violation of a court order.
April 21, 2015
A Maricopa County grand jury has indicted the Phoenix Suns' Marcus and Markieff Morris on felony aggravated assault charges for allegedly beating a man outside a city recreation center in January.
April 21, 2015
The Arizona Supreme Court decided Tuesday not to depublish the Court of Appeals opinion on Debra Milke. This means the case can be cited in future trials.
April 21, 2015
The Arizona Republican Party will not challenge a law that allows political independents to vote in and potentially decide the outcome of GOP primary elections.
April 21, 2015
A group of parents and current and former students is taking the first steps to curb future tuition increases at state universities.
April 21, 2015
Dozens of drums of radioactive waste at one of the nation's premier weapons laboratories are stable after some showed signs of chemical reactions over the past year, according to federal officials.
April 21, 2015
After failing to save her business at the judicial branch, attorneys for a Gilbert spa owner now plan to try their luck with the legislative and executive branches.
April 21, 2015
Police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump said the boy was left in the car outside the family home for at least two hours Monday afternoon. Family members called 911 about 4 p.m.
April 21, 2015
In the last two weeks, authorities from multiple area schools said they’ve received calls from a computer-generated voice saying they were inside the school and wanted to harm the students.
April 21, 2015
The Arizona board of regents is considering a new tuition rate for certain undocumented students. The proposal would allow DREAMers to pay a tuition rate that’s 150% of what in-state students pay.
April 21, 2015
One of the most-watched racial profiling cases takes a dramatic turn Tuesday. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and four officers are facing contempt of court charges for repeatedly violating a federal judge's orders in a longstanding racial profiling lawsuit.
April 20, 2015
In southern New Mexico, humans drastically altered the course of the Rio Grande decades ago to better serve farmers and an international water treaty. Today a government-led effort is attempting to restore the river to a more natural state.
April 20, 2015
The jury has the case of an Arizona mother accused of murder. Deliberations began late Monday after a three-week trial.
April 20, 2015
The National Park Service has released a proposal to establish a permit system for tribes that want to gather plants for traditional purposes.
April 20, 2015
Last September’s heavy rainfall flooded many areas, including homes and businesses around the Valley. One Ahwatukee church's worship auditorium was destroyed. Now, nine months later, repairs have been completed.
April 20, 2015
The Kaibab and Coconino National Forests are reaching a milestone. More than 500,000 acres are seeing accelerated forest recovery, as part of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative.
April 20, 2015
The federal government has bought two parcels of private land surrounding the Agua Fria National Monument 40 miles north of Phoenix to add to the protected site.
April 20, 2015
Arpaio's office says 50-year-old Oscar Polanco was allowed to go to work outside the jail during the day on Wednesday and returned there later in the day.
April 20, 2015
Arizona's 156 rural fire districts are working with smaller budgets this year under a new state law limiting property valuations.
April 20, 2015
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has asked a federal court for permission to intervene in a lawsuit over revised rules for managing Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest.
April 20, 2015

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