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Arizona man arrested after trying to pull over troopers

Arizona authorities say a 44-year-old uniformed security guard is accused of impersonating a police officer by trying to pull over an unmarked car that happened to contain two state troopers …


Man charged in Arizona triple homicide of Washington residents

A man recently imprisoned after being convicted of shooting at police in metro Phoenix in 2016 now faces murder charges in rural western Arizona where he is accused of


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 11:06 p.m.

WSU quarterback Tyler Hilinski suffered from CTE when he killed himself

Tyler Hilinski cemented his place in Washington State lore in September with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Morrow in double overtime to claim a 47-44 win over Boise State.


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 12:08 p.m.

Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show “The Voice” on her phone and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban …


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

Despite cancer, McCain’s maverick ways press on in tweets

Sen. John McCain’s legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting …


Court upholds Phoenix law over same-sex wedding invitations

An Arizona appeals court on Thursday upheld a Phoenix anti-discrimination law that makes it illegal for businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples because of religion.


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Suspect in 6 Phoenix-area slayings targeted people connected to divorce

A hunch from a retired detective helped lead police to a man suspected of shooting six people to death in the Phoenix area, some of whom were connected to his …


UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Arizona telescope array gets upgrade to see fainter stars

A telescope array atop Anderson Mesa in northern Arizona is getting a major upgrade more than 20 years after it was built.


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 10:03 a.m.

5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five.


Fatal attack on interracial couple in Arizona heads to trial

An interracial couple was walking near a Phoenix park when authorities say a shirtless neo-Nazi began angrily yelling a racial slur and harassing the black man in the couple over …


McCain gets visits from friends, family after surgery

A frail Sen. John McCain has been receiving a stream of visitors and good wishes at his Arizona ranch as he confronts the aftermath of brain cancer treatment and surgery.


Arizona schools reopen after education funding deal reached

Hundreds of thousands of Arizona schoolchildren returned to classes Friday a day after state lawmakers approved 20 percent raises for teachers and they ended a six-day walkout that shuttered most …


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

Striking Arizona teachers win 20 percent raise, end walkout

The Arizona governor signed a plan Thursday to give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, ending their six-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending more than …


Arizona teachers rally again ahead of salary increase vote

Arizona educators gathered Wednesday in their red T-shirts at the state Capitol for a fifth and final day of a statewide walkout as the Republican-controlled Legislature was expected to pass …


Arizona teachers vow to end strike if funding plan passes

Arizona teachers said they will end a historic statewide strike Thursday that shut down schools for days if lawmakers pass a plan that offers big raises and increased school funding …


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Gonzaga, Oregon and Arizona await top-recruit Brandon Williams’ decision Saturday

And now, three schools wait until Saturday. Brandon Williams concluded his weekend recruiting visit to Gonzaga by catching a flight home Monday morning to southern California. He tweeted Monday afternoon …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 9:04 a.m.

Restaurants calm customers, say their romaine is safe

The government is still investigating how romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona, apparently became contaminated with E. coli bacteria. As of this week, at least 84 people in 19 states have …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

‘He’s not listening’: Teachers and Arizona governor at odds

Arizona and Colorado teachers plan to don red shirts and descend upon their respective Capitols for a second day in a growing educator uprising.


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

Teacher walkouts shut Arizona, Colorado schools

Teachers in Arizona and Colorado turned their state Capitols into a sea of red Thursday as they kicked off widespread walkouts that shut down public schools in a bid for …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 11:08 a.m.

Despite win, GOP unsettled by narrow margin in U.S. House election in Arizona

GLENDALE, Ariz. – It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state’s current and former governors, but the GOP …


Arizona is next stop for movement seeking better teacher pay

The latest stop in the national movement seeking higher teacher pay and better education funding is Arizona, where tens of thousands of teachers have voted to walk off the job …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Arizona teachers vote to walk off job in first-ever statewide strike

Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher …


Possibility of Arizona teacher strike creates some confusion

Arizona teachers on Tuesday began weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks of growing protests – a vote that’s raising questions about …


UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Arizona sending 225 troops to Mexico border, more heading soon

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says 225 members of the state’s National Guard are heading to the U.S.-Mexico to support President Donald Trump’s call for troops to fight drug trafficking and …


Teacher rebellion puts red-state Republicans on defensive

A teacher rebellion in red states from West Virginia to Arizona has put Republicans on the defensive, forcing them to walk a fine line in the months before midterm elections …


Interior secretary defends Japanese comment to congresswoman

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is defending his use of a Japanese greeting when responding to a question from a congresswoman of Japanese descent.


Greg Cote: NCAA needs March Madness to help us forget taint of corruption for awhile

Save the season, March Madness. Fill our minds with basketball and brackets and Cinderellas. Spare us from the scudding cloud of FBI investigations and corruption and scandal for a few …


Ex-state senator wins GOP primary in race for US House

A former Arizona state senator easily outpaced another candidate embroiled in a sexting scandal and 10 other Republicans to win Tuesday’s primary to replace a U.S. congressman who quit amid …


Arizona could face fines in lawsuit over prison health care

A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona’s prisons will hold hearings this week to determine whether to fine the state for falling short …


GOP Sen. Flake guarded about Senate OK’ing immigration deal

A Republican lawmaker who’s been a leading advocate of striking a bipartisan immigration deal is guarded about whether the Senate can approve a compromise on the politically electric issue, days …