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Supreme Court to hear Az murder appeal that could affect 20 death-row cases

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will hear the appeal of an Arizona death-row inmate who claims state courts wrongly used old law to reaffirm his death sentences for two 1991 murders.... Read more»

How measles detectives work to contain latest outbreak

Across the nation, public health departments are redirecting scarce resources to try to control the spread of measles. Their success relies on shoe-leather detective work that is one of the great untold costs of the measles resurgence.... Read more»

Excessive heat, high fuel loads in Arizona have experts predicting wildfires through fall

Fire experts say the high temperatures, combined with an increasing amount of brush drying up from the abnormally wet winter, the fire danger is high – particularly in southern Arizona, where the threat is above-average.... Read more»

Southern border apprehensions surge to highest rate in 10 years

The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border surged to 144,278 in May, bringing the total for the first eight months of fiscal 2019 to 676,315, already more than any full year in the last decade.... Read more»

Warren trial: Deadlocked jury given 'Allen charge' by judge, told to keep deliberating

The jury reviewing the case against No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren will continue to deliberate for a third day, after the judge in the case issued an "Allen charge" and instructed them to try to reach a verdict.... Read more»

ADOT has a simple dust storm safety tip: 'Pull aside, stay alive'

The Arizona Department of Transportation has a safety guideline for dealing with dust storms during the coming monsoon storms.... Read more»

VA expands veterans’ access to health care from private providers

More than 500,000 veterans in Arizona will now be allowed to seek care in the private sector, while VA administrators insist the move will not be a subsidy of the private system.... Read more»

Employers escape sanctions, while undocumented risk lives & prosecution

Over a 12-month period ending in March, only 11 individuals were prosecuted for hiring undocumented workers and only three received any jail time. Companies prosecuted for undocumented employees: zero.... Read more»

Timely tips for staying safe during Arizona’s monsoon

A cooler Sea of Cortez means monsoon season should be slow in arriving this year, giving people time to prepare for power outages and other dangers associated with seasonal rainstorms.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

'Reprieve' on Trump's tariff just a calm before border storms

Here's the deal: the last thing Donald Trump wants is to solve problems. Solved problems don't scare people. Vanquished foes are no longer useful foes. The president needs enemies and bogeymen, so he can play the tough guy in his scripted performance.... Read more»

Trump drops Mexico tariffs in exchange for 'unprecedented' border surge

President Trump backed away Friday evening from his threat to impose tariffs on Mexican imports, after Mexico agreed to "curb irregular migration" and deploy troops to its southern border. U.S. authorities will "immediately expand" the policy of sending back migrants who request asylum.... Read more»

Guatemalan woman dies crossing Goldwater bombing range near Yuma

A Guatemalan woman was found dead on the Barry M. Goldwater Range on Monday, after she fell ill and was left behind by a migrant group she was crossing with, authorities said. On Wednesday, Border Patrol agents evacuated a man from a rugged valley. ... Read more»

No More Deaths trial: Warren waits after case sent to jury

Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys made their closing arguments in the Scott Warren trial Friday, sending the felony case against the humanitarian aid volunteer to a jury, which deliberated all afternoon without reaching a verdict.... Read more»

Teen dead in apparent accidental shooting on NW Side

A 17-year-old boy is dead after a shooting just outside Marana on Friday morning. The Pima County Sheriff's Department said the incident "appears to have been accidental."... Read more»

No More Deaths trial: Warren testifies, prosecutors call final witness

Scott Warren, a No More Deaths volunteer on trial after his arrest by Border Patrol in 2018, wound up his testimony Thursday as his defense finished their case, and prosecutors questioned a final witness. ... Read more»3

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