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Former Tempe Police Chief Jeffrey Glover speaks to the Senate Nomination Committee on March 20, before the committee gave him a recommendation for approval before the full Senate.

The Arizona Senate Director Nominations Committee endorsed former Tempe Police Chief Jeffrey Glover, Gov. Katie Hobbs’ pick to lead the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Read more»

After an eight-year hiatus, Arizona executed three inmates by lethal injection in 2022. The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday set an April 6 execution date for convicted murderer Aaron Gunches, but Gov. Katie Hobbs said Friday that the execution will not proceed for now.

Gov. Katie Hobbs said Friday that the state will not proceed with the execution of convicted murderer Aaron Gunches, one day after the Arizona Supreme Court said it had no choice but to order his death. Read more»

After an eight-year hiatus, Arizona executed three inmates by lethal injection in 2022. The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday set an April 6 execution date for convicted murderer Aaron Gunches.

The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the execution of death-row inmate Aaron Gunches, even though state officials were moving to reverse the death warrant that had been put in motion by former Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Read more»

Pima County issued a public health advisory for residents living within a one-mile radius of Tuesday's chemical spill on Interstate 10, advising them to seek medical attention if any breathing problems arise. Read more»

El Condado Pima emitió un aviso de salud pública para los residentes que viven dentro de un radio de una milla del derrame químico del martes en la Interestatal 10, aconsejándoles que busquen atención médica si surge algún problema respiratorio. Read more»

A catalytic converter sits in the undercarriage of a vehicle. Filled with such precious metals as platinum, palladium and rhodium, converters increasingly are being targeted by thieves.

Drivers may not know what catalytic converters do, but it’s clear that they’re valuable - with thefts of the emissions-control devices skyrocketing across the country - as Arizonans reported 2,046 thefts in 2021, an increase of 1,340% over 2019. Read more»

People who were apprehended by state troopers after crossing the border are brought to the International Bridge in Eagle Pass on May 28 to be handed over to Border Patrol custody.

Texas Gov. Abbott's new decision to arrest migrants and actively bring them back to the border, essentially forcing a handoff to Border Patrol, represents a broadening of the state’s role in immigration enforcement - but experts disagree on how significant it is. Read more»

A protester holds a sign at an abortion rights rally at the state Capitol on May 3, 2022.

As courts determine which laws can be enforced, the practical effect is what abortion foes want: Abortions have ceased entirely in Arizona - but young people feel compelled to participate in protesting because they feel silenced by the Supreme Court’s ruling. Read more»

Razor wire and fencing surround the Arizona Capitol and legislative buildings on June 27, 2022. They were installed to block abortion rights protesters from gathering at the Capitol following the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and ending the national right to abortion.

Fences and concertina wire were installed over the weekend at the Arizona Capitol - by the National Guard at the request of DPS - amid ongoing protests over the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read more»

The truck driven by Glen Ray Cockrum, Jr. in the Walmart parking lot.

Nogales Police officers and Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputies face a federal lawsuit after shooting and killing a 39-year-old man as he drove a "lumbering" semi-tractor through a Walmart parking during an incident in May 2021. Read more»

Three people were killed and five seriously injured when the driver of a SUV crashed into a semi-tractor trailer after refusing to stop for an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper north of Tucson on Thursday morning, authorities said. Read more»

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 130,000 tablets in Nogales Tuesday hidden in a crockpot.

Nogales-area U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered 130,000 fentanyl tablets hidden in a crock-pot on Tuesday, officials said. Read more»

Two people were killed and four were seriously injured when a pickup pursued by Border Patrol agents crashed and rolled over on the frontage road parallel to I-19 south of Tucson on Monday night. Read more»

Arizona Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers, R-Mesa, speaks in front of a group of law enforcement about House Bill 2650, which would create a division in the Arizona Department of Public Safety to investigate use-of-force incidents involving police.

A bipartisan measure to create a new division inside the Arizona Department of Public Safety that would investigate use-of-force incidents and criminal misconduct by police officers won unanimous support in a legislative committee Monday afternoon. Read more»

Migrants wait to turn themselves over to National Guard and Customs and Border Protection officials in Del Rio.

Thirteen Democratic Texas congressional delegation members called for an investigation into Operation Lone Star, Gov. Greg Abbott’s highly touted border mission, following news reports of poor working and living conditions for troops, habitual pay problems, and suspected suicides. Read more»

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