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Maricopa County Board of Supervisors fills District 2 seat

Dec. 09, 2021 00:08 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix attorney has been selected to fill the District 2 vacancy on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The board voted unanimously Wednesday to appoint Thomas Galvin to the seat. It has been open since Steve Chucri’s resignation went into...

Appeals court sides with GOP in Arizona voting rules case

Dec. 08, 2021 15:25 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Arizona doesn't have to give voters who forget to sign their mail ballot time after the election to resolve the issue, rejecting a lawsuit filed by Democrats. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision,...

Arizona history-Dec. 12-18

Dec. 08, 2021 12:23 PM EST

Sunday, Dec. 12 On this date in 1929, Col. Charles Goodnight, Texas pioneer for whom the famous Goodnight Trail was named, died in Tucson. On this date in 1929, federal prohibition agents arrested three bootleggers after a wild chase down Speedway Boulevard in Tucson....

Phoenix pauses COVID-19 vaccine mandate for city workers

Dec. 07, 2021 21:01 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix paused implementation Tuesday of a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the 14,000 workers in the nation’s fifth largest city, just hours after a federal judge temporarily blocked President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a mandate for those employed by...

Paul posts 21 points, 10 assists, Suns beat Spurs 108-104

Dec. 07, 2021 00:39 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul's learned to pace himself over the years, paying attention to his 36-year-old body as he navigates the 30-35 minutes per night he usually spends on the floor for the Phoenix Suns. There's a disclaimer, though: That pacing doesn't apply to the final...

Mercury part ways with coach Brondello after finals run

Dec. 06, 2021 20:55 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Sandy Brondello is out as the Phoenix Mercury's coach after leading the team to the WNBA Finals in her eighth season. The Mercury announced Monday that the team and Brondello mutually agreed to part ways and her contract, which expired after the 2021 season, will not...

New study outlines high costs of extreme heat in Phoenix

Dec. 06, 2021 19:08 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme heat is expensive. That's the conclusion of a study presented Monday by The Nature Conservancy, which commissioned a look at the costs of rising temperatures in Phoenix. Working with infrastructure consulting firm AECOM, the nonprofit...

Man who jumped from taxiing plane in Phoenix jailed, ID'd

Dec. 05, 2021 11:37 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who jumped out of a jetliner’s galley door to the tarmac as the plane was taxiing to a gate at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Phoenix police said 30-year-old Daniel Ramirez was booked into jail Saturday...

Passenger jumps out of plane taxiing at Phoenix airport

Dec. 04, 2021 17:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A passenger on an arriving Southwest Airlines flight taxiing at Phoenix's main airport opened a galley door, jumped out and ran to an airport fire station where he barricaded himself, authorities said Saturday. The man's identity wasn't immediately...

Rancher went to the big city, returned to the life he loves

Dec. 04, 2021 10:40 AM EST

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — While he left his family’s sprawling ranch for several years to attend college and work in Phoenix, John Ladd always knew where his heart was. It was back on the property that his mother’s family homesteaded in 1895 just outside Bisbee right off...