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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — It could be months before Arizona officials seek execution warrants for death-row inmates after a judge granted a joint request by the state and defense attorneys.
A judge on Monday put on hold a lawsuit challenging the secrecy of execution protocols in Arizona pending the investigation of the nearly two-hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood.
The agreement stipulates that the Arizona Department of Corrections will not seek any death warrants for death-row inmates until the lawsuit is resolved. Officials had already suspended executions pending the Wood investigation.
The mutual agreement also states that Arizona officials will consider changing execution protocols and make any possible changes public.
The July 23 execution of Wood, who was convicted of murdering his estranged girlfriend and her father, called into question the efficacy of the drugs used after it took nearly two hours for Wood to die. He gasped repeatedly before taking his final breath.
Wood's attorney, Dale Baich, says the execution was botched, which state officials adamantly deny. The agency has said it is not commenting on pending litigation.
The lawsuit was filed in June on behalf of Wood and other death-row inmates. It claims the inmates have a First Amendment right to know about specific execution protocols such as the types of drugs used in lethal injections and the companies that supply them.
The First Amendment Coalition of Arizona later joined the lawsuit, saying the information should be released to the public.
The secrecy that surrounds executions has been a source of contention since officials in states that have the death penalty stopped making public details such as the drug manufacturers and drug combinations in 2010. European drug companies had stopped supplying lethal injection drugs, and states said they were protecting the privacy of local suppliers.
A group of media organizations including The Associated Press has filed a separate lawsuit contending that the information is of public interest.
Wood was given 15 doses of the sedative midazolam and a painkiller before he died.
(L-R) Crystal Myers, Chéri Canchola, Amanda Pandola, Gavin Hultman and Cindy Lorenzen serve food during the Mendoza Thanksgiving Dinner at the Grant Woods - Mesa branch of the Boys and Girls Club on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.
Rich Kerr, of LongHorn Steakhouse, serves turkey during the Mendoza Thanksgiving Dinner at the Grant Woods - Mesa branch of the Boys and Girls Club on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.
Amanda Pandola and Gavin Hultman serve gravy to Mariah, 6, and Andrea Fray during the Mendoza Thanksgiving Dinner at the Grant Woods - Mesa branch of the Boys and Girls Club on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.
Mary Ann Mendoza refills the stuffing tray for Cindy Lorenzen to serve during the Mendoza Thanksgiving Dinner at the Grant Woods - Mesa branch of the Boys and Girls Club on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.
The Mendoza Thanksgiving Dinner at the Grant Woods - Mesa branch of the Boys and Girls Club on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.
We support Reed Carr for Gilbert Public School Board! Reed has a well-deserved reputation for listening to others while seeking balanced, thoughtful, and conservative decisions. A father of four GPS students, he greatly cares about education and has been involved in our schools. He also provides a strong background and understanding of business. We are confident that he will combine skills of accountability and oversight with the need to ensure that GPS employees have our community’s appreciation and support.
Arizona’s candidates for attorney general clashed over immigration issues, campaign finances and their respective bona fides during a forum on Sept. 25.
A proposal asking voters to hike the pay of state legislators by $11,000 a year is getting a decidedly cool reception from Gov. Jan Brewer — as is her own party's nominee for state superintendent of public instruction.
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Doug Ducey apparently walked away with the Republican nomination for governor Tuesday, beating out five other contenders.
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America’s poor haven’t been doing so well lately. Their political champions in the Democratic Party seem more focused on all those swing voters in the middle-income levels. And while income inequality has become a popular talking point for the self-anointed defenders of the poor, the fact is that the income gap has increased on President Obama’s watch.
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When primitive Christianity first began to take root, it wasn’t known as “Christianity.” That was more or less a term coined by onlookers. The first Christians referred to their movement as “The Way.” The earliest disciples saw themselves, not as part of new religion, but as travelers on and in the Way of Jesus.
All too often, police officers are seen as revenue generators for the municipality. Writing tickets and making arrests, they are viewed by the public strictly as enforcers. However, some officers are really making a difference in the communities they patrol. Mesa Police Officer Brandon Mendoza, killed early Monday morning by a wrong-way driver, is a prime example.
All Heather Wood could do as her mother’s health and mental faculties deteriorated in the span of four months is provide as much comfort as possible and watch a life fade away swiftly.
Hamilton sat atop the state’s baseball power rankings all season — the Huskies also have been nationally ranked by publications such as Baseball America and are Max Preps’ No. 1 team in the country — so it was no surprise which team received the No. 1 seed in the Division I state tournament.
Bees are pulling a disappearing act. Honeybees are vanishing from their hives. Bumblebee numbers have crashed so radically that some species are believed extinct. Even native solitary bees are in decline. Food supplies dependent upon pollinators are threatened.
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Jeff Dunham, one of America’s favorite comics and the star of Comedy Central’s highest-rated specials, is bringing his cast of beloved characters to Phoenix’s U.S. Airways Center for his “Disorderly Conduct” tour.
Three out of four Arizonans support the right of gays to at least form civil unions, if not to wed outright.