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The City of Tempe has set aside funds to build a memorial for fallen public safety personnel at Tempe Beach Park, although it still needs to raise almost half the total to build it.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a credit card fraud suspect shot by police in the parking lot of a Scottsdale supermarket has died.
Arizona's average gas price has decreased below $2 for the first time in more than five years.
An Illinois bishop who performed a “minor exorcism” on the governor of that state over same-sex marriage will be the guest speaker at the annual Red Mass here marking the beginning of the legislative session.
When Jim Foster opened his piano store 30 years ago, he had 10 competitors selling just pianos.
Here is a roll call of some of the famous people who died in 2014.
Corona del Sol High School students showed their goodwill during the holiday season by making nearly 250 blankets for needy children locally and across the country.
People driving down Loop 202 by the SanTan Village mall will find it hard to miss Gilbert’s newest entertainment option, one that should have a positive effect on the area’s economic fortunes.
Mesa Riverview welcomed an unconventional ice cream parlor equipped with unique flavors, fun mix-ins and blasts of liquid nitrogen.
PHOENIX -- The number of people in Arizona illegally dropped by close to 12 percent between 2009 and 2012 according to a new study.
The Great Globe Project developed at the East Valley Institute of Technology is drawing crowds and fascinating young minds at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Several news organizations have filed a lawsuit against Arizona that says the public has a First Amendment right to information about its execution protocols.
The suit, filed Thursday, stems from the July 23 execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood that lasted nearly two hours and required 15 doses of the sedative midazolam and a painkiller. Wood, convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend and her father, took deep gasps for more than 90 minutes before he died.
The news organizations filing the lawsuit include The Associated Press, the Arizona Republic, the Arizona Daily Star, Phoenix TV stations KPNX and KPHO, and Guardian News and Media.
Wood's defense attorney, Dale Baich, called it a botched execution, a claim Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan adamantly denies. Baich has also filed a lawsuit on behalf of Wood and other death row inmates seeking details about execution protocols and citing the First Amendment.
"No proper basis exists for (the Department of Corrections) to abridge the public's constitutional right of access to this information and to the execution," the AP lawsuit states.
Information about Arizona's lethal injection drugs had been public until 2010, a few months before the state had to find new drugs and a manufacturer after an Illinois-based pharmaceutical company stopped making the drug that had been used for several years.
Since then, officials have refused to disclose the source, composition and quality of the drugs despite public and media requests. The issue has come up in other states as prison officials have refused to release information about execution protocols.
"By protecting the identity of its commercial drug suppliers, the ADC is intentionally thwarting the right of interested parties to engage in constitutionally protected activity, as well as the First Amendment right of plaintiffs to report on the identity and qualifications of drug suppliers, to report on the quality and efficacy of the drugs used, or to report on deviations from the intended protocol," the lawsuit states.
Department of Corrections spokesman Bill Lamoreaux said Monday that the department does not comment on pending litigation. Arizona has less than three weeks to respond to the lawsuit in court.
The lawsuit discusses the long history of executions in Arizona and across the nation, including hangings, the gas chamber and the current method of lethal injection. In those executions, the suit says, states established a precedent over the years to keep the public informed of the methods, such as disclosing the maker of poisons used in gas chambers.
The AP and other media organizations are asking a federal judge to require the state to reveal the details. Magistrate Judge Bridget S. Bade has been assigned to the case.
Mesa’s Sun Valley High School is mourning the loss of a beloved friend after teacher Marcus Reid was killed in a motorcycle accident earlier this month. Students and faculty at the school worked together to plan funeral services for the man who had no legal family but counted his peers and students as such.
In this Feb. 3, 2010, file photo, Cook County Board of Elections workers count paper ballots in Chicago from an Illinois primary election the day before.
Sun Valley High School students in Mesa are working to arrange funeral services for Marcus Reid, a teacher with no immediate family who recently died after a motorcycle accident.
Two women who said they were raped by the same person at two different hotels in Mesa are suing the hotels that hired the person, alleging they did not conduct a background check on a known sex offender.
President Obama’s decision to delay his executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections exposes him as a bully and a tyrant. His goal is to take away the ability of the American people to influence their government.
School officials are warning lawmakers that if they don't take a deal to settle the inflation adjustment lawsuit — and soon — taxpayers could be on the hook for another $1.3 billion.
Tempe is one of the nation's top best college towns, according to Liveability.com.
Goodnight Pediatrics has added a fifth location with the opening of a facility at the Gilbert Tuscany Village Property.
Alyssa Kimble, a soon-to-be fourth-grader in White Plains, N.Y., says she uses the desk in her bedroom for “everything” — creating lesson plans for her make-believe school, writing stories and storing stuff.
One of the candidates claims he would make Arizona students learn civics as a graduation requirement. I think it was ‘the Ducey.’ Hope the course includes the topic on who is responsible for illegal immigration. Maybe Dougy needs to retake it.
When legal immigrants arrived at Ellis Island and were sick, they were sent back. Today, illegal immigrants are given health care better than many veterans.
Has anyone noticed how professional unions have an opinion on a variety of political issues? Killing the unborn, for example, seems to be a major component of organized labors’ campaigns. Political advertising is expensive. So, where, exactly, have those big bucks come from?