Arizona schools chief John Huppenthal sparred with his Republican primary challenger, Diane Douglas, Tuesday evening in a debate that focused on the state's new Common Core school standards but also touched on anonymous blog posts Huppenthal made that forced him to apologize.
Former Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce has been offered a job with the Maricopa County Treasurer's office overseeing the agency's technical services department, but he may not take the job right away because he's too busy.
The director of the Arizona's Citizens Clean Elections Commission on Tuesday recommended the commission authorize a full investigation of Attorney General Tom Horne to determine if he broke election laws.
Negotiators for striking transit bus drivers in eastern Phoenix suburbs and the national bus company they work for were negotiating Friday as a work stoppage affecting tens of thousands of riders entered its second day.
Tens of thousands of bus riders in Phoenix's sprawling eastern suburbs were left without rides to work Thursday after drivers went on strike in a dispute with the company that just took over operations for the area's regional transit system.
The pilots flying an F-16 fighter jet that went down near Luke Air Force Base in suburban Phoenix reported hitting a bird shortly after takeoff, the Air Force general who commands their base said Thursday.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a law expanding the state's Medicaid program following her victory over conservatives in her own party opposed to embracing a key part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The weeklong detention of an American woman after Mexican authorities said they found 12 pounds of marijuana under her bus seat illustrates just one of the perils Americans face while traveling in Mexico.
A groundbreaking civil union ordinance in the southern Arizona city of Bisbee will lose much of its punch after Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne on Monday said he's reached an agreement in principal on changes that will remove his opposition and a threat to sue to block it from taking effect.
Republicans who control the Arizona Senate pushed through a bill Monday allowing designated teachers, administrators or other employees in rural schools to carry a handgun and allowing retired police officers who work in schools statewide to carry guns.
General Motors will open a new information technology innovation center in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler and begin hiring what will eventually be 1,000 high-tech employees to staff the new location beginning in April, the company announced Wednesday.
A state lawmaker wants to remove the age limit of 45 for serving in the state militia, allowing older Arizonans to volunteer for the force designed to be mustered in emergencies but never used in modern memory.
Economists who advise Arizona's independent legislative budget analysts said Thursday that residents who have hunkered down through years of tough economic times may finally have reason to be a little more perky this year, but the economy won't meet Gov. Jan Brewer's expectations.
Joining rallies at statehouses across the country, hundreds of gun owners and Second Amendment advocates descended upon Arizona's Capitol on Saturday in support of gun rights amid federal proposals aimed at new strict gun controls.
TUCSON — Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched a political action committee aimed at curbing gun violence on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the Tucson shooting that killed six people and left her critically injured.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jared Lee Loughner agreed Tuesday to spend the rest of his life in prison, accepting that he went on a deadly shooting rampage at an Arizona political gathering and sparing the victims a lengthy, possibly traumatic death-penalty trial.
FLORENCE -- Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu built a reputation
as a rising, conservative star by taking a hardline stance against
illegal immigration, attacking the Obama administration and
appearing alongside Sen. John McCain in a 2010 re-election ad in
which McCain urged federal officials to just "complete the danged
PHOENIX -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' decision to resign from
Congress sets up a political free-for-all in her competitive
southeastern Arizona district, with voters set to pick a temporary
replacement and then a full-term representative in rapid
PHOENIX -- First-term Republican Rep. Paul Gosar says he plans
to seek office in Arizona's 4th Congressional District instead of
his Flagstaff-based 1st District, setting up a GOP primary fight in
the rural district.
PHOENIX — The federal government's decision to stop an Arizona
sheriff from checking inmates' immigration status will allow
criminals to be released into the community, Maricopa County's top
prosecutor said Friday as he asked the president to order Homeland
Security officials to restore access to federal systems revoked a
A small airplane with three men and three young children onboard
slammed into a sheer cliff in the mile-high mountains east of
Phoenix while going around 200 mph, killing all aboard, the Pinal
County sheriff said.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The purchase of a large custom estate
in a desert community north of Phoenix has set off a wave of
speculation that the buyer might be former Alaska governor and vice
presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix-area hotel and nightclub operators that
rely on the Fiesta Bowl to bring in millions of dollars a year in
revenue breathed a collective sigh of relief Wednesday after the
announcement that the game will remain a part of the Bowl
A suburban Phoenix concert promoter whom federal authorities
accused of running a Ponzi scheme that bilked approximately 140
investors out of $25 million has pleaded guilty to multiple charges
of money laundering and wire fraud.
Chefs John Wong and Sal Zappone compete in Chef Off, a monthly competition between independent local restaurants, at Zappone's Italian Bistro in Gilbert on Monday, July 14, 2014.For more information, see the official Chef Off Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CHEF-OFF/270965559713949[Vincent Cota/East Valley Tribune]