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Brewer delivering her State of the State speech in January 2013.

Gov. Jan Brewer painted a rosy and self-congratulatory picture of Arizona's economic recovery in Monday's State of the State address. But facts and research show that progress in Arizona is being impeded by Tea Party conservatives in the Legislature and Brewer's inability to lead. Here are the Top 10 state government fails of 2013: Read more» 1

Jared Lee Loughner was forcibly given psychotropic drugs by prison officials this week, just six days after a federal court ordered such medication stopped, his attorneys claimed in court filings Thursday. Read more»


Defense attorneys for Jared Lee Loughner, the accused Jan. 8 shooter, again asked a court to order that they be notified if he is given psychotropic drugs. The court document, and another motion by the defense filed Monday, show that Loughner's legal team has serious concerns about his mental state. Read more»

A divided federal appeals court panel Wednesday upheld the 51-month sentence for a Mexican man charged with illegal re-entry to the country, saying his 2000 conviction for having sex with a 14-year-old girl could be counted against him. Read more»

Attorneys for accused Jan. 8 shooter Jared Loughner won't get advance notice if anti-psychotic medications are given to him, a federal judge ruled. Read more»


A federal grand jury has returned a 49-count indictment against Jared Lee Loughner in the deaths of 6 and wounding of 13 in the Jan. 8 mass shooting. The charges include 14 for which the death penalty may be imposed. Read more»

Federal prosecutors will refile murder charges against Jared Lee Loughner before a March 9 court date, a spokesman said. Prosecutors asked this week to drop charges filed earlier in the shooting deaths of U.S. District Court Judge John Roll and congressional aide Gabriel Zimmerman. Read more» 7