November 3, 2016
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PHOENIX — The state’s high court has agreed to decide whether people can be convicted of soliciting sex with a child even if there never was any actual child to begin with.
PHOENIX -- The attorney for a Border Patrol agent who shot a teen through the fence is claiming the victim was involved in drug smuggling.
PHOENIX -- Buffeted by claims it was creating "speech police,'' the University of Arizona is backing down from its plan to create "social justice advocates'' on campus -- at least for the time being.
Arizona schools won’t be forced to use some of their annual inflation aid for teacher raises.
State lawmakers completed the 2017 legislative session Wednesday evening with millions of dollars in new and expanded tax breaks for business that sponsors say will help economic development.
Saying lives are at stake, criminal defense attorneys are trying to overturn a provision of state law that keeps them from directly contacting crime victims and their families.
Republican legislative leaders are using a provision buried in the state budget in their latest attempt to defund Planned Parenthood.
Two former politicians are moving to overturn the decision by the Republican-controlled legislature to make it more difficult for voters to propose their own laws.
PHOENIX -- Just a year after settling one education funding lawsuit, state lawmakers face a new one, this one over what challengers say is their failure to build and properly maintain public schools.
PHOENIX -- State utility regulator Bob Burns wants a quick ruling on his bid to get records from Arizona Public Service to see if two of his colleagues should be barred from voting on the company's latest rate hike request.
PHOENIX -- People charged with rape are not eligible for bail, even if prosecutors cannot prove they are an ongoing danger to the community, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Supreme Court will decide whether the same-sex spouse of a gay woman who has given birth is entitled to the same parental presumptions and rights as if she were a man.
PHOENIX -- A California attorney convicted of a 2010 murder in Queen Creek is entitled to a new trial.
A letter from a Tucson retiree who used to be a California investigator proved instrumental in killing legislation that would have allowed people to fire off small-caliber “snake shot’’ in city limits.
It looks like the state's newest drivers will continue to be able to tap away at and chat on their cell phones.ounty.
Calling the statute a "grievous threat to due process of law,'' a federal judge has released a convicted child molester after ruling the law imposes unconstitutional burdens on defendants to prove their innocence.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is making a last-ditch effort to let Gov. Doug Ducey deny driver’s licenses to “dreamers.’’
Got one of those plastic covers or films over your license plate?
PHOENIX -- Claiming a “commitment to transparency,’’ the state’s largest electric utility on detailed more than $10 million it spent in the last two years to directly and indirectly influence elections and gave to other organizations to lobby.
PHOENIX -- The president of the state Senate is quashing legislation that would have made it harder to prosecute people for firing off weapons within city limits.
Without debate the Senate on Wednesday agreed to allow counties to put a measure on the ballot for a gas tax hike of up to 10 cents a gallon for up to 20 years. The funds raised would have to be used for highways and streets.
PHOENIX -- Arizona motorists are one step closer to having to buy more auto insurance than many of them already purchase.
The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a voter-approved hike in the state minimum wage is legal.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Board of Regents will remain intact -- and with all its powers -- at least for the time being.
State senators took the first steps Monday evening to allowing Arizona farmers to grow industrial hemp.
The sponsor of legislation to weaken “Shannon’s Law’’ agreed Tuesday to stop trying to allow people to fire off guns in the city within a quarter-mile of any residence.
PHOENIX -- Unable to block the federal government from sending refugees to Arizona, six Republican lawmakers want to penalize the charities that help them resettle here.
Saying it’s an insurance scam, a Prescott lawmaker wants to make it illegal for sober living homes and similar day-treatment centers to pay people for referrals.
Good news for Arizonans waiting to prepare their tax returns.
PHOENIX -- State lawmakers took the first steps Wednesday to potentially eliminating exemptions from sales taxes that now cost the state more than $12 billion a year.
PHOENIX -- Saying it will lead to healthier children more ready to learn, a House panel voted Monday to require all schools to offer at least 50 minutes of recess a day to those in kindergarten through fifth grade.
PHOENIX -- A federal magistrate is chiding the Border Patrol for trying to hide certain information from the public about its sometimes controversial checkpoints.
PHOENIX -- The state Department of Education is warning that schools may not get their $5 billion in federal and state aid next school year unless the governor and legislature come up with more cash.
A Tucson lawmaker wants to once again make it illegal to ride a motorcycle in Arizona without a helmet.
A state lawmaker wants to expand laws that allow enhanced penalties for those who attack someone based on things like race and religion to also include political beliefs.
Anxious to see what mischief is being cooked up by your lawmakers?
PHOENIX -- The mother of one of the firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill blaze has no right to sue the state for her son’s death, the state Court of Appeals ruled Friday.
PHOENIX -- Two men who are serving life terms behind bars for crimes they committed as juveniles will get a chance to convince a judge they eventually should be given an opportunity for freedom, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled.
PHOENIX -- State lawmakers are making a new bid to make it easier for public officials to deny requests for records they believe are “unduly burdensome or harassing.’’
More than 700,000 Arizonans will get a wage hike beginning Sunday.
PHOENIX -- Forty workers let go by the now-fired head of the Department of Economic Security got an early Christmas gift Friday: They’re going to get their jobs back.
PHOENIX -- Medical marijuana users cannot be convicted of driving while under the influence of the drug absent proof that they were actually impaired, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
PHOENIX -- Spurned by California over safety concerns, Uber is moving the testing of its driverless cars to Arizona.
PHOENIX -- Local officials cannot use federal laws outlawing marijuana to refuse to provide necessary zoning for dispensaries, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
PHOENIX -- Arizona regents voted Friday to tell President-elect Trump how he can legally allow “dreamers’’ to keep their in-state tuition -- and even remain in this country -- without actually granting them politically unacceptable amnesty.
PHOENIX -- If incoming state House Speaker J.D. Mesnard had his way, it likely would be Hillary Clinton preparing a transition today, not Donald Trump.
PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey does not want the new president and Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act unless and until they come up with a replacement that protects Arizonans.
PHOENIX -- A 2011 state law requiring employees to pay more into their retirement plans is unconstitutional, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled, meaning higher future expenses for state and local governments.
PHOENIX An attorney for the Arizona Democratic Party told a federal judge Thursday if he does not restrain actions by the Republican Party and supporters of Donald Trump he will be “inviting chaos on election day.’’
PHOENIX -- Saying evidence is lacking, a federal judge late Friday refused to issue an order directing the Republican Party, Donald Trump and his supporters not to harass or intimidate voters.