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Heroin’s road to Az tests police, feeds growing demand

Traffickers will use any means to smuggle heroin into the United States. Their routes and techniques are constantly adapting, and law enforcement agencies are forced to adapt as well.... Read more»0

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Little and Forese win seats on Corporation Commission

Republicans Doug Little and Tom Forese are projected to win the race for two seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission.... Read more»0

Brnovich claims victory in AG race

Republican Mark Brnovich is celebrating victory over Democrat Felicia Rotellini in the race for Arizona attorney general.... Read more»0

Douglas has narrow lead over Garcia in schools chief race

Early results show that Republican Diane Douglas with a narrow lead over Democrat David Garcia in the race for state superintendent of public instruction.... Read more»1

DuVal concedes; Ducey is Arizona’s next governor

Republican Doug Ducey will be Arizona’s next governor. With Ducey holding a commanding lead, Democrat Fred DuVal has conceded the race.... Read more»1

VA fights veteran homelessness beyond Tucson, Phx areas

Recognizing that homelessness among veterans is a problem in rural areas as well as cities, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded a $2 million grant to the Veterans Resource Center, which has offices in Prescott, Flagstaff and Bullhead City. ... Read more»0

Gay marriage supporters wait on 9th Circuit after Supreme Court move

Supporters of gay marriage said the U.S. Supreme Court's decision against reviewing appellate court rulings that legalized same-sex marriage in several states is a sign that Arizona's ban may not stand much longer. ... Read more»0

Game & Fish got $2.4M in surplus military gear

Arizona Game and Fish Department received more than $2.4 million worth of surplus military equipment from a Department of Defense program, exceeding the dollar value of gear that went to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department, Pima County Sheriff’s Department and Mesa Police Department.... Read more»0

Az DREAMers reapplying for federal deferred-action program

In July 2012, President Barack Obama issued an executive order that grants two-year deportation relief and work permits to those brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents at a young age. Now thousands of Arizonans face reapplying. ... Read more»0

ASU to return M-16s obtained from military surplus program

Arizona State University plans to return 70 M-16s obtained a year and a half ago under a Department of Defense program that distributes surplus weapons to law enforcement agencies. The weapons will be replaced with standard, newer rifles that could be used to confront an “active shooter.” a spokeswoman said Monday. ... Read more»0

New Az law addresses danger of laser pointers to aircraft

Arizona has a new law making it a crime to point laser pointers at aircraft. But some in law enforcement say the law doesn't go far enough because the charge is a misdemeanor rather than a felony. ... Read more»0

PCC, ASU, other campuses stock up on military rifles under federal program

While campus police say the military rifles enhance public safety and protect officers, a representative of the ACLU of Arizona says the weapons speak to an alarming militarization of police. ... Read more»0

Agreement signed to protect Payson water source from wildfires

Federal, private and local agencies signed an agreement Wednesday that will help protect a crucial water source for Payson from the effects of wildfires.... Read more»0

Central American kids pushed north by poverty, violence

Unlike many undocumented adult immigrants, minors from Central America cannot be quickly deported under U.S. law. Some may have legitimate claims for asylum or refugee status. ... Read more»0

Brewer one of America's lowest-paid governors

Besides having one of the lowest governor’s salaries in the nation, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer also makes less than almost all of the state’s top administrative officials, according to a recent report.... Read more»0

Study: Vast majority of immigrants want to become citizens, few do

More than 93 percent of Hispanic immigrants who are in this country illegally say they want to apply for citizenship, but fewer than half of whose who can apply do so, according to research by the Pew Hispanic Center.... Read more»0

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