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Voters on Tuesday approved a ballot measure aimed at protecting crime victims from being sued by someone harmed while committing or fleeing from the scene of a felony. Unofficial returns showed Proposition 114 leading by a wide margin. Read more» 1

Voters rejected Proposition 115 Tuesday, upholding the current system of selecting and retaining state judges in Pima and Maricopa counties as well as appellate and Supreme Court judges. Read more»

Korean War veteran Gilbert Torres said he doesn’t understand why it’s taken more than a year to get answers to two disability claims he has pending with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. There VA had a backlog of 17,000 claims in Arizona as of October, officials said.

The Veterans Affairs' Phoenix Regional Office has a backlog of more than 17,000 disability compensation claims that have been pending for longer than 125 days. Claims have risen in the county by 50 percent since 2008, and many regional offices are having trouble keeping up with the volume of new cases. Read more»

Todd Enyart, left, a nine-year Army veteran, attended a Hire our Heroes job fair in Glendale with his father, Scott, a Vietnam War veteran. While unemployment among post-9/11 veterans his higher than the overall population, Todd Enyart said his military experience gives him an advantage in the job market.

The unemployment rate for military veterans was 9.7 percent as of September, well above the overall unemployment rate of 7.8 percent. The Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act, enacted in 2011, offers various tax incentives to help veterans get back into the work force. Read more»

Proposition 115 would have more judicial nominees come before the governor for selection and give the governor more power over the makeup of commissions that nominate candidates. Read more» 1

James Turgal, special agent in charge of the FBI's Phoenix Division, and Bill Montgomery, Maricopa County Attorney, answer questions from the media at a press conference Monday.

Attorney General Tom Horne allegedly violated state campaign finance laws in the 2010 campaign, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said. Read more»

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne said that one of his personal ideals is the avoidance of "moral hazard" at a news conference in Phoenix Monday. He defined it as something that arises because an individual does not take the full consequences of their actions, resulting in careless behavior.

Arizona will use $57 million from its share of settlements with mortgage lenders to help people facing foreclosure stay in their homes and provide counseling, legal assistance and oversight, Attorney General Tom Horne said Monday. Read more»

Kandice Talley participates in an informal exercise session at a Goodyear park with other Army enlistees. Talley, who has a bachelor’s degree, is one of a growing number of college-educated people joining the military as enlisted personnel in the down economy.

In a weakened economy, more college graduates are signing up as enlisted personnel. Although college degrees are normally associated with officers, nearly 6,000 recruits with bachelor’s degrees enlisted in the Army last year, a 57 percent increase from 2008. Read more»