Filing: Prosecutors say Swartz retrial barred by double jeopardy
Federal prosecutors said in a court filing that they will not seek to retry Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz for a 2012 cross-border shooting.
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While Arizona wrestles with the future of its water, state Attorney General Kris Mayes filed a lawsuit against dozens of companies — including manufacturing giant 3M and the defense contractor Raytheon — for producing products containing PFAS or forever chemicals, causing "widespread" groundwater pollution. Read more»
For two days, unionized reporters at the Arizona Republic and 24 other newsrooms and across the country will walk off the job in order to send a message to parent company Gannett about unfair working conditions. Read more»
Pima Animal Care Center is limiting the intake of new pets to only emergencies for one week to manage stem the spread of infectious diseases among dogs which endanger the entire shelter population. Read more»
Gov. Katie Hobbs decorated the Ninth Floor balcony with four pride flags to kick off the start of the official month-long celebration of LGBTQ communities across the country, the first time pride flags are flying from Arizona’s executive tower. Read more»
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»
A federal judge heard arguments for competing summary judgment motions in a fight over the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s 2020 decision to allow cattle grazing on the Sonoran Desert National Monument. Read more»
Arizona State University announced ambitious plans to open a medical school focused on medical engineering and technology as part of a new “ASU Health” initiative that addresses the state’s long-term health needs. Read more»
A judge rejected arguments from federal officials attempting to unravel a lawsuit by environmental groups over the proposed Interstate 11 plan, including two possible routes that could carve through "pristine desert" west of Tucson. Read more»
Ranchers and Republican lawmakers are welcoming a Supreme Court ruling that narrows the range of waters subject to federal regulation, calling it a win for private property rights - but environmental groups say the ruling will be “disastrous for Arizona." Read more»
Peering into the scrying mirror — depicting a world equally grotesque and apocalyptic — Tucson artist Daniel Martin Diaz's new book “Iconoclasm: AI and The Devaluation of Humanity's Achievements” makes inquiries into the impact of artificial intelligence on the arts and the shape of things to come. 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»
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