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Salt River Project has agreed to pay $21 million to settle claims from Peabody Energy over the closure of the Kayenta coal mine. The mine closed in August after sending its last coal shipment to the Navajo Generating Station near Page.
As he moves toward a presidential announcement, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is rolling out plans to spend an estimated $15 million to $20 million on a voter registration drive designed to weaken President Donald Trump’s reelection chances in five battleground states.
Three faith-based groups that resettle refugees want a federal judge to block President Donald Trump from requiring local government approval to keep taking people in, and a new lawsuit by the groups alleges that a recent executive order by Trump is illegal.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office gave a preview of its newest jail facility on Thursday. The Saguaro jail will house minimum and medium custody general population inmates and is set to open in April. The Saguaro Jail was constructed to replace the Durango Jail and serve as the new intake, transfer and release center for the Sheriff’s Office.
The founding dean of Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is moving on. Christopher Callahan He announced Thursday he has been named president of the University of the Pacific and is moving to Sacramento.
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.