Latest Arizona state government News

Arizona Senate ad targets McSally health care vote

Nov. 14, 2019 4:55 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A dark-money group opposing Republican Sen. Martha McSally began airing a new ad Thursday blasting her recent vote on a health care measure, the latest effort by Democrats and their allies to focus the top-tier Senate race on an issue that worked well for them in 2018. McSally has been the...

Arizona DPS: New Mexico man arrested after wrong-way wreck

Nov. 14, 2019 12:19 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona authorities say a New Mexico man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated DUI and endangerment after his wrong-way SUV crashed head-on with a tractor-trailer rig in Flagstaff early Thursday. The state Department of Transportation said eastbound Interstate 40 was closed for...

Tucson couple indicted in alleged company credit card theft

Nov. 14, 2019 12:09 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Attorney General’s office says a state grand jury has indicted a husband and wife in a scheme that allegedly allowed them to steal more than $100,000 from his employer using a company credit card. The office Wednesday announced the indictment charging Gabriel and...

Company's bid to use groundwater for nuclear plant denied

Nov. 12, 2019 3:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona water regulators have rejected an application by an electric company to use groundwater to cool the nuclear power plant west of Phoenix because the water is being used by nearby residents, officials said. The state Department of Water Resources denied the request from Arizona Public...

State investigators seeing more teacher misconduct claims

Nov. 8, 2019 2:19 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The investigative unit at the Arizona Department of Education says it has handled an increase in sexual and other misconduct claims against teachers. Chief investigator David Spelich cited the workload in remarks to lawmakers and requested additional funding to add four investigators to the...

Arizona prison inmate who walked away from work crew caught

Nov. 7, 2019 8:06 PM EST

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Department of Corrections officials say a minimum-custody inmate who walked away from an off-site work crew in Casa Grande is back in custody. They say 38-year-old Joshua Speedling walked away from the crew at 8 p.m. Wednesday and that state and local law enforcement...

Public Safety Department dispatch center in Flagstaff closes

Nov. 7, 2019 7:31 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A northern Arizona dispatch center has closed after the state Department of Public Safety had trouble recruiting employees. The department announced the closure earlier this year. The last dispatch from the center came in mid-October. Department spokesman Bart Graves said the center...

Arizona court revises rule restricting photography, video

Nov. 7, 2019 3:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has revised its rule restricting photography and recording video at appellate courts. Chief Justice Robert Brutinel's order Wednesday changes an Oct. 16 rule that was criticized for limiting the rights of news organizations. The rule still generally prohibits...

Travelers mull safety amid Arizona-Mexico border violence

Nov. 7, 2019 1:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An unusual string of violence south of Arizona's border with Mexico has sparked warnings by American authorities and is forcing U.S. citizens who say they won't stop crossing into Mexico to at least consider how to travel more safely. Unaccustomed to the kind of violence long seen along some...

California woman pleads guilty to wire fraud in Arizona

Nov. 6, 2019 11:19 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A California woman has pleaded guilty to her role in a wire fraud scam involving real estate in Arizona. The Office of the Arizona Attorney General said Wednesday that Alysia Franco entered a guilty plea to one count of attempted money laundering. Prosecutors say Franco, who also goes...