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Honda, Arizona reach $5 million settlement over air bags

Oct. 21, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Honda has agreed to a $5 million settlement with Arizona over allegations that it failed to disclose defects in air bags that led to two deaths there, the state's top attorney said Wednesday. Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the settlement over the faulty airbag systems manufactured...

Arizona history Oct. 25-31

Oct. 21, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

Sunday, Oct. 25 On this date in 1848, the First Dragoons reached Tucson en route to California. On this date in 1871, Sylvester Mowry, owner of the Mowry Mine in Patagonia and one of Arizona’s earliest and most enthusiastic boosters, died. On this date in 1923, a group of New Yorkers, inspired by Harold...

Phoenix traffic stop leads to drug bust; Nearly $2.5M seized

Oct. 19, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers have seized nearly $2.5 million worth of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine following a traffic stop in Phoenix, authorities said. A DPS officer pulled over the vehicle carrying the drugs for a traffic violation . Authorities said the 464...

Arizona Cardinals fans cheer outside State Farm Stadium as teams arrive prior to an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona to allow 1,200 fans for Seahawks-Cardinals game

Oct. 16, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

The Arizona Department of Health Services is permitting the NFL’s Cardinals to host a crowd of up to 1,200 people for the team’s next home game against the Seahawks on Oct. 25. The Cardinals had approximately 750 people in the stands for their game against the Lions on Sept. 27. That group was...

Kelly raises $39 million, McSally $23 million in Senate race

Oct. 15, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly says his campaign raised nearly $39 million during the third quarter, while Republican Sen. Martha McSally reports raising almost $23 million. The fundraising numbers reported Thursday shattered prior records for both candidates and were among the largest...

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and U.S. Secretary Betsy DeVos take a tour Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, of the Phoenix International Academy in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Virus cases at Arizona school send hundreds into quarantine

Oct. 15, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Schools should maintain options for parents whether they prefer in-person or online instruction for their children, Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday as the state sees an uptick in newly confirmed virus cases. “We want to provide those options to our kids and families,” Ducey said...

Arizona lawmaker released from hospital after COVID-19 fight

Oct. 14, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker who was critically ill with COVID-19 has been released from a hospital, his wife announced Wednesday. Democratic Rep. Lorenzo Sierra of Avondale will recover for a few days in the Washington area before returning to Arizona, his wife, Rhonda Cagle, posted on Twitter....

House rep seeks probe into police response to Native protest

Oct. 14, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona has called for an investigation into the state Department of Public Safety's use of tear gas on protesters who blocked traffic near a border crossing. The demonstrators protested Monday on Indigenous Peoples Day against the construction of the Trump administration's...

Arizona agrees to boost care for foster kids to settle suit

Oct. 14, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's child welfare agency has agreed to boost behavioral and health services for children in foster care and limit use of group homes for those children to settle a lawsuit filed by child advocacy groups. The state Department of Child Services also will be required to monitor and limit...

Coconino County to hold its 1st judicial retention election

Oct. 14, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Cococino County will hold its first retention election for Superior Court judges on Nov. 3. The Arizona Daily Sun reports voters approved the new retention election system in 2018, meaning they gave up the right to elect judges and instead will only have power to keep or nix...