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Ducey is the first Arizona governor in decades to give an 8th State of the State

One of Doug Ducey’s most historically noteworthy achievements may be simply lasting long enough as governor to give an eighth State of the State address, a feat no Arizona governor has accomplished in 36 years. ... Read more»

Sunday memorial service in Phoenix to honor Rose Mofford

A public memorial service on Sunday in Phoenix will celebrate the life of former Arizona Gov. Rose Mofford, who died last month at 94.... Read more»

Mofford saved Cactus League from extinction

Near the end of spring training in 1990, the Cactus League was in danger of folding, with teams complaining about run-down ballparks. But a quarter-century later, it is still around and stronger than ever, thanks in large part to then-Gov. Rose Mofford, who died last week.... Read more»

Rose Mofford, Arizona's first female governor, dead at 94

Rose Mofford, who served as Arizona's first female governor, died Sept. 15 at a Phoenix hospice at the age of 94. ... Read more»

Az nears top in nation for elected women, again

Arizona has the third-highest percentage of women in its legislature, at 34 percent, trailing Colorado and Vermont, according to data from Rutgers’ Center for American Women and Politics.... Read more»

Years later, not much to show for state mining museum closure

The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum left a collection of memories in the minds of its visitors, volunteers and staff after it closed to make way for a centennial-themed museum that never got funded. Individuals passionate about the museum remain frustrated with the decision.... Read more»

Senate weighs state Supreme Court justice’s federal nomination

Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Hurwitz was subjected to only a few light questions Thursday as the Senate Judiciary Committee considered his nomination to a seat on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.... Read more»

Obama taps Az justice for federal appeals court

President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew David Hurwitz to a seat on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.... Read more»

Brewer, former governors reflect on political gains for women

Gov. Jan Brewer said it wasn't easy being one of the few women in a state Legislature dominated by men back in the early 1980s. "We women had to strive a little bit harder and be a little bit smarter and work at it on a daily basis," she said at an event featuring three women who served as Arizona governor.... Read more»

Proposition 111

Prop. 111 would create Lt. Gov. title, require party ticket

Four years ago, few Arizonans would have supported a Janet Napolitano/Jan Brewer ticket. But under the state's current succession plan, Brewer, the Republican secretary of state, replaced the departing Democratic governor in 2009. That would change if supporters of Prop. 111 have their way.... Read more»