The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review the applications, conduct interviews and recommend at least three people for each open seat. Those recommendations go to Gov.-elect Doug Ducey for appointment.
The federal judge presiding over the racial profiling case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he is considering appointing a federal prosecutor to pursue criminal contempt proceedings against the sheriff.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has asked an appeals court to put on hold its ruling that blocked her policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.
A faith-based human rights group has released a set of inmate testimonies on experiences in isolation. The American Friends Service Committee is urging the state to limit the use of isolation for all maximum security prisoners.
The Maricopa County Community College District has reached a $4 million settlement with the federal goverment, ending a three-year whistleblower case accusing theft and fraudulent use of AmeriCorps grant money.