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Supreme Court rejects appeal of Az's longest-serving death-row inmate

The Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a repeat murderer and rapist who has been on Arizona’s death row for 40 years for a string of grisly crimes in Maricopa County.... Read more»

Governor signs sweeping law to confront Arizona opioid crisis

Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed into law a sweeping plan to confront the opioid crisis that provides $10 million for treatment, restricts timetables for opioid prescriptions and protects from drug prosecution Good Samaritans who call for emergency help if someone overdoses.... Read more»

Pregnant & addicted

Az’s opioid epidemic grew twice as fast among pregnant mothers & newborns

At the urging of Gov. Doug Ducey, Arizona lawmakers approved sweeping new regulations of drugs designed to curb the state’s sprawling opioid epidemic, which has seen overdose deaths nearly double in the past decade. ... Read more»

Judge refuses to remove prosecutors from BP agent's murder trial

U.S. Attorneys in Arizona will continue prosecuting the case against Lonnie Swartz, the Border Patrol agent accused of unlawfully killing a Mexican teenager during a 2012 cross-border shooting, after a federal judge rejected a motion that argued federal officials withheld evidence. ... Read more»

Doctors call Az woman’s recovery from Las Vegas shooting ‘miraculous’

Jovanna Calzadillas is heading home from a Phoenix hospital, three months after she was shot in the head after a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival. She was not expected to live but doctors – and her family – refused to give up.... Read more»

9 No More Deaths volunteers face charges for leaving water, supplies on wildlife refuge

Nine members of No More Deaths face federal misdemeanor charges for entering a wildlife refuge in Southern Arizona and leaving food and water in the remote desert. ... Read more»

Thousands of refugees came to Arizona in 2016, but fewer arrived last year

President Trump campaigned on a promise of putting America first by scaling back its foreign involvements and pledging to stem the tide of refugees from Syria and elsewhere to address terrorism.... Read more»

National report card ranks Arizona among worst states for highway safety

Arizona was one of the worst states in the country for highway safety in 2017, based on the state’s comparative lack of driving-safety laws, according to a national report released Monday.... Read more»1

Ducey calls special session on opioid crisis

Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday called a special legislative session to battle the opioid epidemic in Arizona, asking lawmakers to fund and expand health care.... Read more»

No More Deaths volunteer arrested, charged with harboring immigrants

A member of No More Deaths faces a felony charge after he was arrested by Border Patrol agents, just hours after the Tucson humanitarian group released videos showing agents destroying water and food left for those crossing Arizona's deserts. ... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Protective amnesia: Shutdown debate ignores 'wall' already on the border

For what it's worth, we have a wall on the border now. Fence … wall … it's all semantics. Don't think "Rent-a-Fence" It's big, vertical and and there are almost 400 miles of it. Rebrand it, extend it if we must to fix up the "Dreamers," get some kids to the doctor and go back to work. ... Read more»

Polls show ‘stunning reversal’ in recent Mexican attitudes toward U.S.

Mexican attitudes toward Americans have gone through a “stunning reversal” since the election of President Trump, with most Mexicans holding an unfavorable view of the U.S. for the first time ever.... Read more»

Court reverses death sentence in brutal Mohave County triple murder

A federal appeals court Friday overturned the death sentence in a brutal 1996 triple murder near Kingman, saying Arizona courts did not give enough weight to the killer’s troubled childhood and mental health issues.... Read more»

Justice Dept. will appeal DACA ruling, asks to go directly to Supreme Court

DOJ officials said they are appealing last week's decision by a federal judge that blocked the Trump administration from ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and want to take the "rare step" of asking the Supreme Court to intervene, leap-frogging over the 9th Circuit.... Read more»

Passage prevented: How Trump’s border wall will harm Arizona wildlife

President Trump wants to stop illegal immigration with a "big beautiful" wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but experts agree it would harm the ecology of one of the most biodiverse regions of North America.... Read more»

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