Retired Phoenix Police officer responsible for Miranda arrest dies at 87
The arresting officer in the landmark Arizona case that led to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Miranda rights has died.
June 3, 2023
Arizona Supreme Court rejects Republican push to make early voting illegal
Arizonans will be able to continue to vote early despite efforts by the Arizona Republican Party to have the practice declared illegal. The Arizona Supreme Court on Friday rejected arguments by state Rep. Alexander Kolodin (R-Scottsdale).
June 2, 2023
Phoenix Union High School District bringing back 6 police officers
The Phoenix Union High School District has approved a new safety plan and hired six law enforcement officers for the next school year. This comes after seven months of back and forth between the governing board, its appointed safety committee and members of the community.
June 2, 2023
Hobbs says shell push to curb growth of universal private school vouchers
Arizona Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs has said she is going to take another look at curbing the growth of universal private school vouchers. That comes following a report from the Arizona Department of Education that projected the program would cost $900 million this year, 63% more than was projected.
June 2, 2023
Grand Canyons North Rim is now open with limited services
The Grand Canyon National Park has opened its North Rim to visitors with limited services. The reopening comes as managers institute water conservation measures because of a break in the rim’s water pipeline.
June 2, 2023
Navajo president criticizes ban on new mine leasing around Chaco Canyon
The Navajo Nation’s government criticized the U.S. Department of the Interior for protecting a swath of Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico from new oil and gas leasing for the next 20 years.
June 2, 2023
AZ ranchers applaud SCOTUS rolling back EPA water oversight
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling stripped the EPA of the wide-reaching regulatory control offered by the 1972 Clean Water Act. The ruling has been applauded by businesses — including Arizona’s ranching industry, which relies heavily on water management.
June 2, 2023
Friday NewsCap: Arizona fires its first shot against sprawl
This week, Arizona announced it will pause approvals of some development projects in areas that rely on groundwater, ASU revealed plans for new medical school and Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates said he will not seek reelection.
June 2, 2023
Some Arizona students with disabilities are being forced to graduate high school too early
Thousands of high school seniors across Arizona celebrated graduation season this past month, grinning in caps and gowns for proud families. But for some Arizona students, the end of high school can — and, legal experts say — should — wait.
June 2, 2023
Judge: Bally Sports must pay full value of D-backs contract
A federal bankruptcy judge has ordered Diamond Sports to pay the full value of its media contracts to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Guardians, Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers.
June 2, 2023
Arizona Storytellers: John Avila
John Avila went to prison at 21 years old for a DUI. He says it felt like his life was over. John only had two-and-a-half years, but a conversation with a man with three consecutive life sentences put things in perspective.
June 2, 2023
Arizona Republic staff plan walkout to protest Gannetts CEO
In a protest over budget cuts and company leadership, journalists at the nation’s largest newspaper chain are planning to walk off the job on Monday — including staff from the Arizona Republic.
More Arizona business news
June 1, 2023
Ex-Cochise County official gets $130K settlement
A former elections official for a rural Arizona county where leaders have embraced election conspiracy theories has received a $130,000 settlement over toxic work environment claims.
June 1, 2023
Peoria school board warned to stop quoting Bible
An umbrella group that advocates for the First Amendment’s separation of church and state is urging the Peoria Unified School District to stop the promotion of religion at board meetings. At least two board members have been quoting Bible verses while making general comments.
June 1, 2023
Report: 101 domestic violence deaths in AZ last year
A new report says 101 murder victims in Arizona last year were killed as a result of domestic violence. The unofficial count based on news reports is compiled by the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.
June 1, 2023
This mannequin sweats, and its helping ASU researchers understand heat stress
By the year 2100, the U.S. will experience more frequent and intense heat waves. ASU engineers are trying to grasp how heat stresses the body — and they’re using a breathing, sweating, walking and shivering mannequin to do it.
More news from the Arizona Science Desk
June 1, 2023
Title fraud victim hopes new service will stop future scams
This week, the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office announced a new, free service called Maricopa Title Alert. It works like Google Alerts and monitors document recordings of names entered into the system.
June 1, 2023
AZ will limit new construction as groundwater dries up
Arizona will pause approvals of some development projects in areas where groundwater would be the only water source. The announcement comes after a new report projects shortfalls in water supply in the Phoenix area.
June 1, 2023
ASU to open new medical school
Arizona State University has announced plans to launch a new School of Medicine and Advanced Medical Engineering. It's part of a larger effort to address the state’s growing healthcare needs.
June 1, 2023
Hobbs urges Biden to designate proposed Grand Canyon monument
Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs has urged President Joe Biden to use the Antiquities Act to designate the proposed Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument.
June 1, 2023