A federal judge has ruled in a civil lawsuit that a former U.S. Border Patrol agent’s shooting of a Mexican man was unjustified. The judge ordered the federal government to pay the man almost half a million dollars in damages.
On Wednesday, Arizona’s Senate Finance Committee heard arguments on a bill that would phase out desegregation funding in schools. The funding was put in place in the 1980s to ensure equal education opportunities for minority students.
On Tuesday in Prescott, the city's residents, including family and close friends, were forced to face the tragic reality that 26-year-old Kayla Mueller was, in fact, dead, as the Islamic State Terrorist group had claimed last Friday.
Governor Doug Ducey has been in office for less than a month and he hasn't been shy about making personnel changes. That in itself isn't a surprise, but yesterday's move to replace Department of Child Safety Director Charles Flanagan with Greg McKay was not widely anticipated.
Arizona’s two senators are asking for a senate hearing to examine access to banking services on the border. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake are worried some regulatory efforts may be hindering legitimate border business.
The Scottsdale City Council is considering how to address issues with pay and turnover at the police department. Scottsdale police officers worked with the City Manager’s office to put together a report and present it to the council Tuesday night.
Governor Doug Ducey has appointed a new director to the Department of Child Safety. The man who discovered that more than 6,500 reports of child abuse were not investigated will now head the department.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell kicked off the Obama administration’s Native Youth Listening Tour on Tuesday with a visit to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the Gila River Reservation. The tour is part of a growing federal effort to gain a better understanding of some of the challenges facing Native American children.