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prison cells at Arizona State Prison Complex
The NAACP had sued, claiming the use of private prisons is in violation of the 13th Amendment.
May. 22, 2024
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A former University of Arizona graduate student was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a hydrology professor on campus, months after he was expelled.
May. 21, 2024
Joe Arpaio
The tab for the legal and compliance costs in overhauling the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is expected to reach $314 million by mid-summer 2025, including $41 million approved Monday by county officials.
May. 20, 2024
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Murad Dervish, 48, faces seven felony charges including first degree murder in the death of Thomas Meixner, 52, who was shot nine times near his office and was pronounced dead at a Tucson hospital.
May. 20, 2024
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Federal law enforcement on the border are announcing a new effort to combat drug trafficking of fentanyl. Tucson-based journalist John Washington, who’s covering the story for Arizona Luminaria, talked with The Show about what critics are saying.
May. 20, 2024
Danny Seiden
Danny Seiden, president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, joined The Show to talk about the business community's position on the Republican border bill and why an Arizona ballot initiative is not the proper place for it.
May. 20, 2024
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Chandler police detectives tracked Hollins down, and the Pinal County regional SWAT team made the arrest. Lamb says Benjamin Hollins, 50, has a history of dodging the law in Arizona.
May. 18, 2024
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Police said the child was seriously wounded and was airlifted to a hospital after being rescued by police. It was not clear whether the man had been taken into custody.
May. 17, 2024
A crane at the Taiwan Semiconductor facility in the Valley.
Phoenix police Sergeant Philip Krynsky said the incident, which left a 41-year-old truck driver dead, appears to be an accident when a tank holding waste material depressurized.
May. 17, 2024
Border Patrol agents fatally shot Raymond Mattia outside his home in the Tohono O’odham community of Menagers Dam the night of May 18, 2023.
May. 17, 2024
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Former University of Arizona grad student Murad Dervish is on trial for the 2022 on-campus shooting and murder of professor Thomas Meixner. Patricia Grace, Dervish’s mother, took the stand.
May. 16, 2024
Ieva Jusionyte, an anthropologist and associate professor of international security and anthropology at Brown University, talks about guns flowing from the U.S. to Mexico in her newest book, "Exit Wounds."
May. 16, 2024
Rachel Mitchell
Prosecutors have a year to refile dozens of trespassing cases against pro-Palestine demonstrators arrested late last month at Arizona State University.
May. 15, 2024
San Diego became the busiest of the Border Patrol's nine sectors along the Mexican border in April for the first time since the 1990s, replacing Tucson. Overall, arrests fell more than 6% in April.
May. 15, 2024
Forensic scientist removing a hair from an article of clothing at a crime scene
In a piece for the Marshall Project, independent journalist Rene Ebersole delves into some of the scientific problems with crime scene hair analysis — and how both victims’ rights groups and law enforcement are reacting.
May. 15, 2024
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HCR 2060 would make it a crime under state law to enter Arizona outside of a port of entry, and give local law enforcement the authority to carry out those arrests.
May. 14, 2024
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Dozens of trespassing cases against pro-Palestine demonstrators arrested late last month at Arizona State University were dismissed by a judge Tuesday. But prosecutors still have a year to revive them.
May. 14, 2024
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At a news conference Tuesday, police Capt. Doug Foster said there is no indication that 20-year-old sophomore Erin Jones — from Newport Beach, California — was targeted.
May. 14, 2024
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Susan Vespoli's son, Adam, was shot and killed by a former Phoenix police officer. That loss inspired a 2023 collection of poems titled, “One of Them Was Mine.”
May. 13, 2024
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Last year’s fatal shooting of a Tohono O’odham man in southern Arizona by U.S. Border Patrol agents is one example of what federal authorities call a critical incident. Congress’s watchdog wants more done by Customs and Border Protection to insure the independence of those sent to investigate these incidents.
May. 13, 2024

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