Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is trying to outbid Pinal County to take over a federal detention contract. It’s the latest twist in the dispute between Pinal County and the federal government over housing immigrant detainees.
Several Arizona public school districts are back to square one. Gov. Jan Brewer signed a budget that included a proposal forbidding school districts from converting its schools to charter — and ultimately collecting more state funds.
There has been talk throughout the country about an alcohol powder that was approved for sale by a federal agency. But the Tempe company developing that product now says that approval has been withdrawn.
Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake met with reporters and several veterans on Friday after a meeting with officials at the Phoenix VA medical center. The senators reported that hospital leaders denied allegations that any secret patient records existed within the system.
The Arizona Department of Transportation says thousands of Mexican truck drivers are planning to block traffic at border entries into the United States. The truck drivers are protesting strict inspections and long wait times at ports of entry.