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Although the highest number of bystanders who raised concerns about the attacker were direct family members, the report found friends, acquaintances and co-workers were also poised to notice and report worrisome changes in behavior.

A report published by the National Threat Assessment Center found the people closest to individuals who carried out mass murders often sense something is wrong and said "the value of bystander reporting cannot be overstated” when preventing such tragedies. Read more»

Kern dismissed statistics that Arizona’s prison system is one of the fastest growing in the nation and that the state has one of the largest prison populations in the nation.

Fentanyl dealers linked to an overdose death could face the death penalty under an Arizona Republican proposal that critics say will also sweep up drug addicts and send them to death row. Read more»

Emergency workers spray down a Chevrolet Tahoe at the scene of a fatal crash involving a U.S. Border Patrol pursuit in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, on July 27, 2022.

Come May, border law enforcement agents will be prohibited from engaging in vehicle pursuit solely on the grounds of a vehicle failing to stop at a checkpoint or yielding to an agent attempting to pull it over, in an attempt to reduce incidents that have led to dozens of deaths. Read more»

Gov. Katie Hobbs said she created an independent prison oversight commission to address 'really serious corrections issues and a lack of urgency to deal with them and change the way we’re treating folks in our custody in the state.' A federal judge this month ordered significant improvements to health care in the state’s prisons.

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed her sixth executive order Wednesday, establishing an independent prison oversight commission to improve the transparency and accountability of Arizona’s corrections system. Read more»

A 14-page document released in an online space favored by neo-Nazis who aspire to accelerate the downfall of the United States government included a guide on how to attack substations.

In the wake of attacks on substations across the nation, a bill at the Arizona Legislature would increase penalties for those who damage utility infrastructure or trespass on utility property in an attempt to create a “deterrent” for similar attacks. Read more»

Cochise County Elections Director Lisa Marra.

Lisa Marra, the Cochise County elections director who refused to cooperate with an illegal hand count plan, describes a threatening work environment, both physically and emotionally, and says she was publicly disparaged in her resignation letter to county. Read more»

An event next week will honor Lydia Reis, the "Umbrella Lady" known for strolling along streets in Northwest Tucson who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in early January. Read more»

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio tells an Oro Valley audience about battling the federal government over immigration laws in the state in 2014.

During the 26 years he served as Maricopa County sheriff, Joe Arpaio made a name for himself nationally with stunts that critics called cruel and inhumane - and while Arpaio has all but lost his political relevance since, his outsized influence on law enforcement continues. Read more»

Gun control advocates, including Bruce and Claire Petillo at right, gather on the Arizona Capitol ground Jan. 23 for a day of engagement, organized by Moms Demand Action.

Christian’s Law, introduced this year, would require Arizona gun owners to keep either their ammunition, their gun or both in a locked storage container, or to fit their firearm with a device that would render it inoperable without a combination or key. Read more»

The bill faced scrutiny from the state’s largest domestic violence advocacy organization, the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.

A Republican bill aimed at shielding Arizona domestic violence shelters from gender discrimination claims could run afoul of federal employment law and could also be a way to exclude transgender individuals. Read more»

Former President Donald Trump eventually pardoned his 2016 campaign chair, Paul Manafort, after Mueller's investigation led to Manafort's conviction of eight financial crimes. Manafort's ties to Deripaska are well documented.

Prosecutors accuse a former top FBI counterintelligence agent of having performed opposition investigations on behalf of a Russian oligarch whom Robert Mueller name-checked repeatedly in his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Read more»

Snow on Mt. Lemmon at the end of December

Temperatures will drop below 32 degrees across much of the Tucson region again Tuesday overnight, with a hard freeze warning in effect from 1-8 a.m. Tuesday for the metro area and parts of the Tohono O'odham Nation and Pinal County. Read more»

The ACLU says the federal government has gone after individuals for misuse of ARPA funds, including criminally charging more than 1,000. But it says the federal government hasn’t exercised the same kind of scrutiny with state and local governments.

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the Treasury Department to take a harder line on states and local governments using federal American Rescue Plan Act money to build and expand correctional facilities. Read more»

True the Vote leaders Gregg Phillips and Catherine Engelbrecht testify at a May 31, 2022, informal hearing in the Arizona Senate discussing alleged evidence of election fraud in Arizona.

True the Vote, a group that spread discredited election conspiracy theories, “abandoned” The Freedom Hospital in April 2022, according to its lawyers - yet board member Gregg Phillips continued to seek donations for the project for months afterward. Read more»

Protestors, including members of People's Defense Initiative, hold signs against gentrification and rising rent costs during a Tucson City Council meeting on July 12, 2022.

Tucson-based homeless advocacy groupsh have asked a federal judge to block Tucson police from park "sweeps," when officers forcibly remove people sleeping in parks or camps in washes, citing concerns about possible plans before the yearly Gem and Mineral Show. Read more»

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