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'The ultimate umpire': Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods remembered

Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods was remembered Monday as an “incredibly active public servant” whose sudden death over the weekend had the potential to deal “a pretty big blow” to moderates in the state. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Death of ex-Az AG Grant Woods has lonely eyes looking for somewhere to turn

Where have they gone, those honest Republicans, and just how the hell did we get Paul Gosar? The death of Grant Woods, a former Arizona AG and longtime political player, has me wanting to quote Paul Simon and wistfully ask about Joe DiMaggio.... Read more»

Grant Woods, longtime McCain confidante & former Az Attorney General, dead at 67

Grant Woods, a longtime aide of Sen. John McCain who was Arizona's attorney general for nearly a decade, died Saturday at 67. Woods notably broke from the Republican Party over his scorn for Donald Trump, and his name was floated as a Democratic candidate for the Senate.... Read more»

Trump pardons former Rep. Rick Renzi for fraud, extortion convictions

In one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned two Arizonans, including former Rep. Rick Renzi who was convicted in 2013 of extortion, racketeering and other charges while representing the 1st District in Congress.... Read more»

Trump lawsuit targets Maricopa vote count, as gap with Biden narrows

The Trump campaign added Arizona this weekend to the list of states where it has gone to court to challenge the ballot count, charging that Maricopa County rejected ballots that should have been given a second review.... Read more»

GOP looks to clear nomination path for Trump by canceling Az primary

President Donald Trump’s road to renomination could get easier through Arizona, with the state Republican Party looking to join three other states and drop its presidential primary next year.... Read more»

Mark Kelly catapults into U.S. Senate race

Ending months of behind-the-scenes prep, Mark Kelly — former Navy pilot, astronaut and husband of ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords — publicly announced his Senate campaign Tuesday.... Read more»1

O’Connor diagnosis brings flood of tributes from friends, colleagues

A flood of professional and personal tributes poured in Tuesday for former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor following her announcement that she was stepping away from public life after receiving a diagnosis of dementia.... Read more»

'Everyday is Grateful Dead day!' - AG Brnovich declares as acting gov

As governor, Attorney General Mark Brnovich would declare every day Grateful Dead Day and take down SkyNet, the self-aware computer network that menaces mankind in the “Terminator” movies. Those were some of the fanciful exchanges when he found himself acting governor this week, in the absence of Gov. Ducey and Secretary of State Reagan.... Read more»2

Same-sex marriage supporters launch public education campaign

Groups supporting same-sex marriage launched a campaign Tuesday aiming to help the public see why marriage matters to gays and lesbians.... Read more»

Az’s feud with feds the real McCoy

Many states feud with the federal government. But Arizona has become something of a poster child of late.... Read more»

Arizona v. United States

Experts weigh in on SB 1070 case

The words of experts — from legal scholars to advocates to elected officials — illustrate the devastating effects that SB 1070 and laws similar to it have had on the United States.... Read more»

Villaseñor, Dupnik join flood filing anti-SB 1070 briefs

Tucson-area law enforcement officials added to the pile of briefs filed with the Supreme Court this week opposing Arizona's SB 1070. Villaseñor and Dupnik joined ex-state Attorneys General Woods and Goddard, along with Grijalva and dozens of others in asking the court to strike down the law.... Read more»1