Latest Arizona state government News

Report: Arizona prison boss slow to react to broken locks

Aug. 15, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Locks failed for years at an Arizona prison and allowed for serious beatings of prisoners and guards, but Corrections Director Charles Ryan failed to appreciate the seriousness of the problem until he saw video of an assault that was broadcast on television, according to a report released...

Curt Schilling says he may run for Congress in Arizona

Aug. 13, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's thinking about running for Congress in Arizona. Schilling confirmed in an email to The Arizona Republic on Monday that he's considering a run. He declined to say which district he'd run in and wrote that "the illegal immigration issue is...

Arizona lawmaker expelled in misconduct case on life support

Aug. 1, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The first state lawmaker in the United States to be expelled for sexual misconduct since the #MeToo movement began is hospitalized and on life support. Don Shooter, a Republican from Yuma, Arizona, was thrown out of the Legislature in February 2018 after being found to have propositioned a...

Arizona asks for US Supreme Court involvement in opioid case

Jul. 31, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's attorney general on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to force the Sackler family, which owns OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma, to return billions of dollars they took out of the company. The court filing marks the first time the high court has been asked to weigh in directly on...

Microsoft plans to build 3 datacenter campuses in Arizona

Jul. 30, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Microsoft has announced it will build three datacenter campuses in Arizona to support the growing demand for cloud and internet services across the West. The technology giant intends to develop two of the campuses in Goodyear and one in El Mirage, both in suburban Phoenix. It says all three...

Lawmaker blasted for saying US might look like South America

Jul. 27, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A veteran Arizona legislator is apologizing while defending herself from criticism for comments she made on immigration and birth rates. The Phoenix New Times posted audio of a July 15 speech during which state Sen. Sylvia Allen said a flood of immigration and low birth rates among whites...

Official: Arizona to resume executions after 5-year hiatus

Jul. 26, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is poised to resume executions after a five-year hiatus brought on by an execution that critics said was botched, a subsequent lawsuit challenging the way the state carries out the death penalty, and the difficulty of finding lethal injection drugs, Attorney General Mark Brnovich...

Sandra Day O'Connor's Arizona home makes National Register

Jul. 19, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Before she was hearing cases on the U.S. Supreme Court, former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was bringing people together in her historic Arizona home. The 1950s adobe, where the first woman on the nation's highest court loved to cook and serve meals across party lines, was added Friday to the...

Nike keeps plans for Arizona factory despite controversy

Jul. 11, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Nike announced Thursday it's going forward with plans to make soles for Nike Air shoes in a Phoenix suburb even though Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey blocked state money for the facility when the company pulled a flag-themed shoe from the market. The shoemaker did not address the controversy in...

Congress probes approval of Trump backer's housing project

Jul. 10, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A congressional committee is investigating whether the U.S. Interior Department helped an Arizona developer and supporter of President Donald Trump get a crucial permit after a wildlife official said the housing project would threaten habitat for imperiled species. U.S. Rep. Raúl...