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The move is a necessary step in determining the future of abortion access in the state and clarifying the legal implications for providers.

A local abortion provider and Arizona’s largest medical association have sued the state, demanding courts clarify the legality of abortion in Arizona following the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the Pima County court decision restoring a Civil War-era ban on the procedure. Read more»

Health care providers who violate the 158-year-old law face between two and five years in prison.

Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell said in a statement Tuesday that she does not plan to prosecute women who seek an abortion in cases of rape or incest and will seek the court’s guidance if they are asked to prosecute such a case. Read more»

Phoenix police in riot gear at a 2010 neo-Nazi rally in downtown Phoenix.

An Arizona law that would make it illegal to create video recordings of police in certain circumstances will not go into effect Sept. 24 as planned, after a federal judge temporarily blocked its enforcement. Read more»

An unidentified Tempe police officer discharges pepper spray at protesters who were following his orders to back up. The incident took place at a “Chalk Walk” protest outside Tempe Marketplace on June 27, 2020.

All three of the defendants in a lawsuit filed last month by a coalition of news organizations and civil libertarians say they won't defend a law set to go into effect later this month that would make it a crime to take video of police officers in some situations. Read more»

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, shown here at his inaguration in 2019, said Wednesday that a territorial law banning abortion is now in effect.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said that a 158-year old Arizona law declaring that any woman or provider who facilitates a procedure that causes a miscarriage or abortion can face a prison sentence is now in effect and effectively bans abortion. Read more»

The sculpture 'Katia' by Curt Brill leans on its marble bench by the sculpture 'Joy of Life' by David Unger during a ceremony in the Tucson Jewish Community Center's Sculpture Garden on Nov. 1.  The space will start to welcome more live events like the Second Sunday art events.

The Tucson Jewish Community Center will begin hosting more live art events, including their monthly Second Sunday programs, and introducing new sculptures to their galleries. Read more»

Longtime Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, right, has handled cases similar to the sexual assault allegation leveled by Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Maricopa County prosecutor Rachel Mitchell took center stage at the Judiciary Committee, carefully probing a “terrified” Christine Blasey Ford about her charge that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when they were both teens. Read more» 1