Disability advocates and other justice groups are putting pressure on the Pima County Sheriff’s Department. They want to see changes made after one of its officers was seen wrestling a quadruple amputee to the ground in a video.
The University of Arizona will soon offer free tuition to some of its medical students. The school is trying to address a shortage of primary care doctors in the state. Arizona currently meets only 40% of its need for primary care physicians, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Thanksgiving travel this year is expected to increase by nearly 3%. AAA Arizona expects more than 55 million Americans to travel by car or plane. With an increase of about 1.6 million travelers next week, this Thanksgiving is projected to mark the second highest travel holiday since 2005.
Frustrated by what she calls oversteps of Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ authority, state Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita plans to sponsor legislation to change how the state’s election procedures manual is written. The election procedures manual is intended to provide guidance for county recorders to implement laws enacted by the Legislature in the name of keeping elections uniform and fair throughout Arizona.
Correctional officers experience stress and trauma every day working in Arizona's state prisons. The fear of looking weak in a profession that requires great strength is preventing many officers from dealing with serious mental health issues.
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.