Latest Arizona state government News

Ducey blasts Biden administration as border crossings rise

Dec. 07, 2021 20:47 PM EST

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey demanded Tuesday that President Joe Biden’s administration do more to secure the U.S.-Mexico border as local officials in Yuma report an increase in asylum-seekers crossing into southwestern Arizona. As Ducey and local officials spoke...

Ducey to honor veterans at Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony

Dec. 07, 2021 00:04 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will honor veterans and service members on Tuesday at the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Arizona State Capitol. On the 80th anniversary of Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Ducey will pay tribute to those who sacrificed their...

Arizona juvenile corrections chief retires; deputy promoted

Dec. 06, 2021 19:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed a new leader for Arizona's juvenile corrections agency. Ducey on Monday announced he's appointed Douglas Sargent as director of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections. Sargent is a longtime administrator at the agency, serving as...

Arizona reports 3,022 more COVID-19 cases, but no new deaths

Dec. 06, 2021 14:38 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Monday reported 3,022 new COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths from the virus. The latest numbers pushed the state’s totals to 1,295,076 confirmed cases since the pandemic began and 22,589 known deaths. Arizona...

Arizona reports 5,236 more COVID cases; hospitalizations up

Dec. 03, 2021 13:08 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Friday reported over 5,000 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases as virus-related hospitalizations continued to rise. The 5,236 additional cases and 14 deaths reported by the Department of Health Services raised the state's pandemic totals to...

Arizona DPS arrest man in stolen SUV with military ordnance

Dec. 03, 2021 00:20 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona authorities have arrested a man who was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle that had an inactive military ordnance inside. State Department of Public Safety officials said 36-year-old Timothy Carpenter is facing one count of theft of...

Arizona abortions could end with Supreme Court decision

Dec. 02, 2021 15:08 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Abortions in Arizona could become illegal overnight if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 decision that said a woman has a constitutional right to end her pregnancy without government interference. A state law that predates the Roe v. Wade...

North Rim highway closed for winter; caution on routes urged

Dec. 02, 2021 00:03 AM EST

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The highway to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is barricaded for winter and authorities urge drivers heading into snow country to be cautious, particularly if GPS or navigation apps recommend taking alternative routes. The...

Ducey kick offs holidays with lighting of Capitol tree

Dec. 01, 2021 14:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A 25-foot-tall (7.6-meter) white pine installed in state Capitol’s executive tower lobby was lit for the first time Wednesday by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey during a celebration marking the start of the holiday season. The lighting of the Capitol tree is an...

Arizona history-Dec. 5-11

Dec. 01, 2021 11:57 AM EST

Sunday, Dec. 5 On this date in 1873, a Telegraph Ball was held in Tucson to celebrate completion of the first military telegraph to the town. On this date in 1905, there was great public indignation when President Theodore Roosevelt’s message to...