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Report shows several Arizona counties with high poverty and COVID death rates

Six Arizona counties ended up as part of a report that showcased the top 300 counties nationwide with high poverty and COVID-19 death rates, with Apache County landing at No. 17.... Read more»

Longtime Az lawmaker Frank Pratt dead at 79; Ducey orders flags to half-staff

Frank Pratt, a Republican state representative from Casa Grande, died Tuesday. He was 79 years old. Gov. Doug Ducey ordered that flags be flown at half-staff across Arizona on Wednesday in his honor.... Read more»

Arizona inmate COVID vaccinations expected to begin by early March

Under the Arizona DHS plan, the 35,000 or so people who are incarcerated in the state’s correctional system are part of Phase 1C of the state’s vaccination plan. Correctional officers, considered essential workers by the state, will be vaccinated as part of Phase 1B.... Read more»

Several counties didn’t hand count ballots because political parties didn’t participate

Several counties didn't conduct post-election hand counts of ballots because one or more of Arizona's political parties declined to participate.... Read more»

Long hours, low pay, but poll workers are still signing up – for now

Arizona election teams are working hard to find enough poll workers on Election Day, but it's a constant struggle.... Read more»

In Gila County’s political divide, Democrats and Republicans coexist

Although Globe and Miami residents were once predominantly Democratic, the 2016 election showed a trend toward the conservative politics seen in the rest of Gila County.... Read more»

Pima fares better than most in county health rankings

Arizona continued to fall well short of national averages on a range of health indicators, from diets to teen birth rates, according to a national health report.... Read more»

Feds list 2 Az fish as endangered

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service downgraded two fish species to endangered Thursday, designating more than 700 miles of Arizona and New Mexico waterways as critical habitat in the process.... Read more»

AG Horne, Pima Att'y LaWall to look into Babeu deportation allegations

Sheriff Paul Babeu called Tuesday for an investigation of allegations that he threatened to deport an ex-lover, and Babeu's claims that the man committed crimes against him. Babeu asked AG Horne to investigate after Gila County authorities declined. The Pinal County attorney said he will refer the case to a statewide group of prosecutors.... Read more»3