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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.

An Arizona man who holed up in a suburban hotel with weapons and food to support other members of the Oath Keepers during the Jan. 6 insurrection was convicted Monday by a federal district court jury of seditious conspiracy and other charges in the case. Read more»

Snow on Mt. Lemmon at the end of December

Snow was falling across parts of the Tucson area Monday morning, with more flurries possible as temperatures drop below freezing overnight across much of the region. Read more»

April Ignacio, a citizen of the Tohono O’odham Nation, shares her family’s experiences with boarding schools during the Road to Healing tour hosted by the Department of Interior at the Gila Crossing Community School on Jan. 20, 2023.

Arizona indigenous people shared their stories during The Road to Healing tour, part of the Federal Indian Boarding School initiative, began in 2021 by the Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland to examine the legacy of federal Indian boarding school policies. Read more»

The judge wrote that facts were misrepresented and portions of public reports were 'cherry-picked' to support a false factual narrative.

Former President Donald Trump and one of his lawyers were fined nearly $1 million by a federal judge in Florida for bringing a frivolous lawsuit - filed more than five years after their matchup in the 2016 presidential election - against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Read more»

Reproductive rights protesters in Tucson in June 2022.

A ruling Thursday from a federal judge that reinstates an abortion ban from 2021 that prohibits doctors from performing abortions due to the fetus’ genetic abnormality has once again complicated the legal landscape for providers in Arizona. Read more»

Flags should be flown at half-staff through sunset on Thursday in honor of the victims of the mass shooting this weekend in Monterey Park, Calif, ordered President Biden and Arizona Gov. Hobbs. Read more»

A look at the roadwork projects in the draft RTA plan would suggest Tucson is doing OK in the fight for projects.

Tucson looks like it's coming out OK in a draft RTA Next plan, with 24 of 37 projects slated for the region's urban core. Plus, Pima County dives into initial appearances and Buffalo Soldiers, and more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

While the official investigation has come to a close, the court says it will still pursue any new leads on the leak if additional information comes to light.

The Supreme Court reported that it has been unable to identify a culprit behind the biggest leak in its history, a draft of the landmark ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade last year. Read more»

A special counsel was appointed “to investigate whether any person or entity violated the law in connection with this matter,” and the White House said they would cooperate with the investigation.

Four months after criticizing former President Trump for classified documents found in his home at Mar-a-Lago, President Biden now finds himself ensnared in his own classified documents investigation - and while there are differences in the case, events continue to unfold. Read more»

A protester holds a sign in Phoenix on Dec. 14, 2020. A bill proposed in the state legislature could put a damper on residential protests in the future.

A Republican bill aimed at stopping protests outside of Arizona residential properties has some First Amendment advocates worried, but lawmakers say it is needed in the currently heated political environment.  Read more»

Sen. John Kavanagh says doing away with legal penalties enables parents to fight for their rights as schools have 'unlimited resources', while opponents of the bill argue penalties exist to dissuade frivolous lawsuits.

Parents who decide to sue teachers for lessons they perceive as violating their parental rights wouldn’t have to pay up if their lawsuit fails under a Republican-backed proposal that passed the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Read more»

A bag of legitimate and counterfeit fentanyl-laced pills. During a two-month period in 2021, the Drug Enforcement Agency in Phoenix seized over 3 million fentanyl pills and 45 kilograms of fentanyl powder, and made 40 arrests. 

A bill that would establish manufacturing fentanyl around a minor younger than 12 as a dangerous crime, and, according to some, would decrease the amount in a person’s possession that could land them a charge for intent to sell, passed its first hurdle to become Arizona law. Read more»

Law enforcement can obtain people’s data from tech companies such as Google, whose privacy policies say the companies reserve the right to share users’ data with law enforcement.

Some sites selling abortion pills use technology that shares information with third parties like Google - and law enforcement can potentially use this data to prosecute people who end their pregnancies with medication. Read more»

Jurors could soon start deliberating the fate of Edward Vallejo, an Arizona man charged with eight other members of the Oath Keepers for seditious conspiracy and other counts stemming from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

A second group of Oath Keepers - including Arizonan Edward Vallejo - to be tried for seditious conspiracy and other charges for actions during the Jan. 6 insurrection could soon see their case handed over to a jury. Read more»

Garland’s orders appointing Smith and Hur authorize them to 'prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation of these matters,' or refer 'discrete prosecutions' to 'the appropriate United States Attorney.' 

Special counsels have been appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland for investigations into how classified documents ended up in the homes of President Joe Biden and former President Trump - but who are the counsels and what can they actually do? Read more»

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