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The Sackler family, the owners of Purdue Pharma, reached a settlement in federal court yesterday that will give them full immunity from all civil legal claims, current and future, over their role in the company’s prescription opioids business. Read more»

Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol Raul Ortiz addresses the media during a press conference at the Del Rio Port of Entry in Del Rio, Texas, September 20, 2021.

The head of the U.S. Border Patrol announced his retirement Tuesday, following a tenure marked by the pandemic-era restriction known as Title 42 and thousands of migrant encounters by agents across the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more»

Reclaim Your Future is a state-funded expungement effort that provides free legal help to those looking for help obtaining it in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff.

Some convictions for marijuana sales are eligible for expungement under Proposition 207 - which legalized the drug for adult use - the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled, ruling voters must have meant to include transportation of marijuana for sales to be eligible for expungement. Read more»

Candles at a protest over deaths at the Pima County jail in May 2022.

A 38-year-old man died at a hospital Thursday, five days after he began a suicide attempt at the Pima County Jail. Read more»

A former Bosnian Serb soldier, linked a brutal 'rape camp' during the breakup of Yugoslavia, was found guilty of immigration fraud in an effort to hide his wartime past, including lying on an application for permanent residency and when he attempted to gain U.S. citizenship. Read more»

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs speaks during a press conference on April 12.

Gov. Katie Hobbs on Friday issued five more vetoes, rejecting Republican-led bills that state officials warned would have undermined and overly complicated elections in Arizona and a bill which would have outlawed photo radar and red-light cameras across Arizona. Read more»

Maricopa County asked that the court financially sanction Lake and her attorneys in an amount that the court determined was appropriate. They also are seeking for their attorneys’ fees to be paid by Lake and her attorneys in addition to the sanctions.

Kari Lake and her lawyers repeatedly lied to the court and misrepresented evidence during her election challenge trial last week and should be sanctioned for it, attorneys for Maricopa County wrote in a Tuesday filing. Read more»

Dershowitz argued that because he wasn’t involved in drafting the complaint or any of the subsequent filings, he thought it was clear that his involvement was limited - but his name was signed on a total of 15 filings in the case.

Attorney Alan Dershowitz, who worked on Kari Lake’s 2022 lawsuit aiming to ban the use of electronic vote machines in Arizona, says he shouldn’t face sanctions along with the rest of Lake’s counsel because of his "little involvement” in the case. Read more»

Oathkeepers founder and director Stewart Rhodes speaking at the Nullify Now! event in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

Stewart Rhodes, the veteran who founded the far-right Oath Keepers group, was sentenced to 18 years in prison Thursday for his role in planning a “bloody revolution” to keep former President Donald Trump in power after the 2020 election. Read more»

Emergency vehicles surround the U.S. Capitol on the night of Jan. 6, 2021, just hours after rioters left the building after failing to stop the certification of President Joe Biden’s election.

Prosecutors are seeking a 17-year sentence for Arizona resident Edward Vallejo, one of nine members of the Oath Keepers who were convicted of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Read more»

Republicans don’t actually care about corruption. They only care about taking partisan shots. Read more»

Armed vigilantes wearing tactical gear were captured by security cameras on Oct. 21, 2022, outside Maricopa County’s drop box in Mesa.

The Arizona League of Women Voters has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed over masked and armed citizens guarding ballot drop boxes during the 2022 General Election - but details of the agreement remain unclear. Read more»

The trial involved a battery claim Carroll filed under a law New York enacted last year to help survivors get justice by offering them a one-year window to file time-barred claims. It also included a defamation count based on Trump’s denial of the account.

Donald Trump’s repeated denial that he sexually abused writer E. Jean Carroll could cost him millions more than he’s already been ordered to pay after Carroll on Monday put the figure at no less than $10 million for her remaining defamation claims against the former president. Read more»

A Border Patrol vehicle near the San Miguel gate, one of a few access points for people to cross the U.S.-Mexico border on the Tohono O'odham Nation.

A member of the Tohono O'odham Nation was shot and killed in front of his home by U.S. Border Patrol agents Thursday night. Raymond Mattia was fired at 38 times, family members said. Read more»

Tucson voters wait in line during the November, 2022 election. An Arizona GOP bill would have removed the state from ERIC, the database designed to prevent voter fraud.

Eight Republican-led states this year left an interstate cooperative that seeks to maintain accurate voter registration rolls, and three more may join them — a move that election security experts say is fueled by conspiracy theories. Read more»

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