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Arizona Legislature to consider boosting per-day pay

May. 23, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers are poised to consider tripling the amount of cash they are paid for each day they work in new legislation that emerged as their yearly session nears a close. Lawmakers in both parties appeared supportive of the change, which was introduced in the Senate on Thursday and...

Arizona Senate delays budget debate; House moves slowly

May. 23, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate abandoned budget work for the day late Thursday afternoon after Republicans who control the chamber failed to lasso the needed 16 votes. Senate President Karen Fann knew earlier in the day that she had problems in her caucus gathering support for the $11.8 billion spending...

Arizona lawmakers rush to preserve vouchers for Navajo kids

May. 23, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers are moving to allow a handful of children from the Navajo reservation to continue using school vouchers at a Christian school in New Mexico. Emergency legislation given initial approval on a House voice vote Thursday gives seven children another year to use their...

Family of incapacitated woman who was raped blames Arizona

May. 23, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The parents of an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care center alleges in a $45 million legal claim that the facility and state broke their promise to have only female caregivers tend to their daughter. A nurse charged with sexually assaulting the...

The Latest: Lawmakers push rescue of Navajo kids' voucher

May. 23, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on legislation allowing Navajo Nation children to attend a private New Mexico school using state vouchers (all times local): 6 p.m. The Arizona House has given preliminary approval to a bill allowing a handful of Navajo Nation children to continue using school vouchers at a...

Northern Arizona gets rare dose of late-season snow

May. 23, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona had a rare dose of late-season snow. Some parts of the region received only traces. But the National Weather Service recorded inches of snow in Williams, Flagstaff and Grand Canyon Village. The weather service says measurable snowfall in Flagstaff in late May is...

The Latest: Arizona Senate delays budget, House moving slow

May. 23, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on action in the Arizona Legislature on a state budget (all times local): 5 p.m. The Arizona Senate has abandoned budget work for the day after Republicans who control the chamber failed to lasso the needed 16 votes. Senate President Karen Fann started Thursday knowing she had...

ADEQ files a $100M suit vs water company, citing violations

May. 23, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has filed a $100 million lawsuit against a San Tan Valley water company over alleged water-quality violations. ADEQ officials say the 57-count civil complaint comes after Johnson Utilities allegedly violated numerous water-quality...

MCSO says woman arrested in Sun City West homicide case

May. 23, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been arrested in a Sun City West homicide case. Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say 58-year-old Julie Ling has been booked into a Phoenix jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. A man called the Sun City West posse about 5 p.m. Wednesday and reported he went...

Prosecutors drop case vs Scottsdale man with a sex dungeon

May. 23, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Maricopa County Attorney's Office won't pursue the case against the man who allegedly held his girlfriend hostage in a sex dungeon at his Scottsdale home. Prosecutors filed a motion Monday to dismiss without prejudice the charge of kidnapping against 48-year-old Jason Monroe...