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A federal government suit has forced former Gov. Doug Ducey's shipping container border walls to come down. But conservationists say a trail of wildlife concerns and lawsuits are left in its wake.
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Feb. 2, 2023
Tucson police car
In a blog post from the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force, a group of law enforcement leaders in various cities around the U.S., Tucson Police Chief Chad Kasmar called for increased funding for border aid groups.
Feb. 1, 2023
Soldier bomb-sniffing dog
Starting this weekend, Super Bowl-related events will kick off in downtown Phoenix, and the crowds will include bomb technicians and canines.
Jan. 31, 2023
Joe Biden
Nearly 80 members of Congress have signed a letter criticizing the Biden administration’s plans to enact new restrictions for asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jan. 30, 2023
Phoenix police headquarters
The Phoenix Police Department is revising its use-of-force policy, and Tuesday marks the last day to submit public comment on its draft.
Jan. 30, 2023
Elvia Diaz
Gov. Katie Hobbs is continuing a controversial policy started under former Gov. Doug Ducey to bus migrants out of Arizona border communities and *to their final destinations while the immigration process plays out. In fact, she expanded it, adding plane flights for migrants who volunteer.
Jan. 30, 2023
Jarrett Maupin
A number of people are calling for reforms to policing and the criminal justice system as a whole. Arizona civil rights activist Rev. Jarrett Maupin is one of them.
Jan. 29, 2023
Phoenix police headquarters
After weeks of protest, video footage of the arrest of Tyre Nichols was finally released Friday evening. Nichols died earlier this month — three days after the violent interaction with Memphis police. And law enforcement and public officials throughout the country — including Phoenix — issued statements of condemnation after seeing the footage.
Jan. 28, 2023
Phoenix City Hall
Phoenix is looking for feedback from residents as part of an ongoing community survey.
Jan. 26, 2023
Arizona State Prison Complex - Florence
Saying the problems there have been have been ignored for years, Gov. Katie Hobbs formed a special commission Wednesday to review operations of the state prison system.
Jan. 26, 2023
Tiger cub in crate seized by Phoenix police
A man was arrested at his home on Monday night after reports that he tried to sell a tiger cub on social media, Phoenix police said Tuesday. Carlos Castro-Alcaraz, 25, was taken into custody after police served a search warrant on a home near 27th Avenue and Baseline Road.
Jan. 24, 2023
Rachel Mitchell
Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell said she supports Gov. Katie Hobbs' executive order calling for a review of death-penalty protocols in Arizona. The state has come under fire for issues with executions.
Jan. 24, 2023
Sky Harbor
Phoenix Sky Harbor airport is one of the heaviest in the country for gun traffic, as nearly 200 firearms were found in travelers’ carry-on luggage last year.
Jan. 23, 2023
Josie Montenegro
The city of Tempe has announced an interim police chief to lead the police department. Interim Assistant Chief Josie Montenegro will transition into the role in mid-February.
Jan. 22, 2023
University of Arizona campus
The University of Arizona is implementing new security measures to increase campus safety. The changes come after a UA professor was shot and killed by a former grad student in October.
Jan. 21, 2023
person holding a gun in the air
A pilot program to address rising gun violence in Phoenix revealed some gaps in police efforts — gaps the department is now addressing.
Jan. 19, 2023
Tucson police car
A Pima County judge has dismissed the criminal case against a former Tucson police officer who shot and killed a man using a motorized scooter in November 2021.
Jan. 18, 2023
items piled near the sidewalk in 'the zone' homeless encampment in phoenix
The court battle continues between the city of Phoenix and people who do business or own property in an area known as “The Zone.” A new ruling indicates the case will go to trial.
Jan. 18, 2023
Arizona Department of Corrections building
Arizona has new directors for its Department of Corrections and Department of Public Safety. Gov. Katie Hobbs announced Tuesday that Ryan Thornell will take over the DOC while Tempe Police Chief Jeffrey Glover will be the next head of the DPS.
Jan. 18, 2023
Phoenix police logo
Arizona’s largest city is taking action to attract more women police officers. The Phoenix Police Department recently signed a 30 by 30 Pledge, a national initiative to recruit and retain more women officers.
Jan. 17, 2023


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