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Defense seeks immunity for Glendale officer who used Taser on handcuffed suspect

An attorney representing a former Glendale, Arizona police officer sued for using a Taser on a man several times, including once in the testicles, told a federal judge Friday that the ex-officer acted in good faith when stopping and detaining the man during a traffic stop.... Read more»

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Arizona ramps up CV-19 vaccine push with new sites for next phase

As Arizona ramps up its vaccine efforts, the University of Arizona will become a distribution point for the COVID-19 vaccine, allowing UA faculty, staff and some volunteers to receive vaccinations during the next phase. ... Read more»

VP candidate Harris to campaign in Tucson on Weds

Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris will make a quick campaign stop in Tucson on Wednesday, appearing at a limited-access drive-in event to encourage early voting.... Read more»

Gun control group to spend $5M on Arizona races in 2020

Gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety announced Tuesday that it will be spending $5 million in Arizona to try to back Democrats up and down the ballot, with a focus on the U.S. Senate race and winning control of the state legislature for the first time in nearly 60 years. ... Read more»

Community groups launch COVID relief fund for undocumented families

When Gov. Doug Ducey was asked during an April 2 town hall event what message he had for the state’s undocumented community, who are left without access to state and federal economic relief programs to assist people during the COVID-19 crisis, the Republican leader provided no comfort or reassurance.... Read more»

Az congressman pushes ban on abortions after 20 weeks

House leaders said they hope to have a vote as soon as next week on a bill by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, that would prohibit abortions in most cases after 20 weeks of pregnancy.... Read more»1

Court rejects latest challenge to Tohono O’odham’s Glendale casino

A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected the latest in a long line of challenges to the Tohono O’odham casino that opened in Glendale in December.... Read more»

Police: Classmate gave gun to girls in Glendale high school murder-suicide

The handgun used in last week's apparent murder-suicide of two 15-year-old girls found shot dead at their suburban Phoenix high school was furnished by a fellow student at the request of one of the girls, police said on Tuesday. ... Read more»

Two girls fatally shot at Glendale high school in apparent murder-suicide

GLENDALE — Two 15-year-old girls who were believed to have been romantically involved were found shot dead on Friday at an Arizona high school in an apparent murder-suicide that initially triggered a security lockdown of the campus, police said.... Read more»

Soccer’s success in Arizona validated by int'l events, youth expansion

The announcement that the Copa America Centenario would bring international soccer matches to Phoenix next summer was cheered by local officials who believe the powerhouse tournament will foster the development of the sport in Arizona.... Read more»

Trent Franks leads GOP's latest legal attack on Obamacare

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, led 45 other House Republicans Wednesday who filed a legal brief in support of the latest challenge to Obamacare, which the lawmakers claim is unconstitutional.... Read more»

A very vegetarian Thanksgiving: Local businesses adjust to new customers

In addition to the president, millions of others will pardon turkeys from the imminent threat of Thanksgiving this year. The vegetarian market for Thanksgiving has grown in both popularity and profit – a trend that’s beginning to take off in the Valley.... Read more»

Court sides with Tohono O’odham - again - in Glendale casino fight

A federal appeals court Friday upheld a lower court’s ruling that prevented the city of Glendale from annexing land in an effort to block a planned Tohono O’odham casino there.... Read more»

A question of economic impact: What if Cardinals make Glendale’s Super Bowl?

Come February, thousands upon thousands of fans and their wallets will flock to the Valley for Super Bowl XLIX and activities surrounding it, buying hotel rooms, meals and more in the process. But what becomes of the estimated $600 million economic impact from all of those visitors if the Super Bowl becomes a home game for the Arizona Cardinals, whose fans don’t necessarily have to travel?... Read more»

Leaders from tribe, Glendale break ground on $400M casino resort

Leaders of the Tohono O’odham Nation and Glendale broke ground Thursday on a $400 million casino resort that has been the subject of lawsuits and legislation to block it.... Read more»

2.8 million Arizonans live within zones vulnerable to toxic leaks

More than 2.8 million Arizona residents — or 44 percent of the state’s population — live within areas that are most vulnerable to a catastrophic accidental release of gaseous, and sometimes explosive hazardous chemicals. The toxic agents, which the EPA deems extremely hazardous, are stored in more than 100 facilities and, when released, can cause temporary blindness, searing pain, suffocation, and even death.... Read more»

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