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Members of the Arizona Department of Education's school safety task force meet in Phoenix on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023.
Earlier this month, the Arizona Department of Education announced that it’s working with a company called Off Duty Management to connect off-duty cops with schools that need on-campus officers.
Oct. 26, 2023
judge's gavel
Gov. Katie Hobbs is directing $5 million toward the state’s legal aid services and is also raising the income cap to expand who qualifies for help.
Oct. 24, 2023
Nikola Motors headquarters in Phoenix.
Nikola Corp. has been awarded $165 million in an arbitration proceeding with its founder and former executive chairman, according to a regulatory filing.
Oct. 24, 2023
Chelsea Grimm
Chelsea Grimm had been traveling across the country to attend a wedding when she made a stop. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office said earlier this month that she was last seen Sept. 28 in Williams. Grimm was reported missing Oct. 4.
Oct. 21, 2023
Ann Scheel stands behind a podium and holds a microphone. She is speaking in the cafeteria of Frank Elementary School. She is wearing glasses, a blazer, black pants and black top. One hand is in her pocket.
A 2008 class-action lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office lasted through former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s term and now, through successor Paul Penzone’s.
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Oct. 20, 2023
Scottsdale will host what’s dubbed "the largest police K-9 competition in the country" this weekend.
Oct. 19, 2023
A report out this month from the advocacy group Human Rights First looks at how policy enacted after the end of the pandemic-era border restrictions last May has affected asylum seekers.
Oct. 18, 2023
Border wall east of Douglas, Arizona
The UN panel is made up of independent rights experts focused on whether countries are honoring the International Covenant ON Civil and Political Rights — a rights treaty signed by the U.S. and other countries.
Oct. 18, 2023
border patrol patch
Body-camera footage shows agents and a tribal police officer surrounding Raymond Mattia moments after he surrenders a sheathed knife outside his home in the Tohono O’odham Nation. A flurry of gunshots ring out moments later. He was unarmed.
Oct. 16, 2023
migrants detained at the border
The Trump administration enacted the policy in the spring on 2018, giving border officers the ability to refer adults for criminal prosecution and send their children to separate holding facilities.
Oct. 16, 2023
ASU Palm Walk
ASU President Michael Crow is slamming Turning Point USA, a right wing activist group, after two members allegedly harassed and assaulted a professor on the Tempe campus last week. No arrests have been made, but video was captured.
Oct. 16, 2023
A view of the border wall near Yuma
A group of Arizona sheriffs say they need more funding from the state to assist with border-related crimes like drug smuggling.
Oct. 13, 2023
Border wall Douglas Arizona
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the deaths of two migrants this week more than two months after agents found them having medical emergencies. The agency does not consider either to have occurred while the migrants were in custody.
Oct. 13, 2023
Douglas city limits
The border town of Douglas, Arizona, is known for having four churches of different denominations located on the same intersection. A local man is now facing hate crime charges in connection with the suspected arson of two those churches in May.
Oct. 13, 2023
Jerome is a town of about 500 people in central Arizona.
Many residents of Jerome, a small hillside town in Yavapai County, depend on delivery services. But in recent months, Amazon — or at least their trucks — stopped delivering as normal. That is, until their chief of police sounded the alarm.
Oct. 12, 2023
gavel in a courtroom
A Chandler woman who had more than 50 dogs seized from her home and was charged with animal cruelty and neglect was in court Wednesday, seeking to regain custody of some of the animals.
Oct. 11, 2023
Border Patrol
Border Patrol agents who fatally shot an unarmed Native American man on tribal land earlier this year will not face charges for his death.
Oct. 11, 2023
gavel in a courtroom
The next Arizona judicial retention elections are in 2024, and this month the public has a chance to weigh in on what the voter pamphlet should say about judges seeking to keep their job.
Oct. 11, 2023
7th and Camelback in Phoenix
The latest conversation over photo enforcement involves a different council makeup.
Oct. 10, 2023
Looking at a gavel on the judge's bench into the courtroom
House Speaker Ben Toma and Senate President Warren Petersen have joined the Goldwater Institute, after Governor Katie Hobbs vetoed legislation that would have reformed the way appeals court judges are retained.
Oct. 10, 2023


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