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Arizona gun store swipes at gun control with ‘Beto Special’

A suburban Phoenix gun store owner says he will continue offering assault-style rifles at a discount in response to presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s call to confiscate them.


Ex-Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio running to try to get his job back

Nearly three years after he was voted out of office, the former metro Phoenix sheriff pardoned by President Donald Trump on a conviction related to rounding up immigrants in the …


McCain’s family fights to define legacy of civility, service

Cindy McCain stood on a knoll in Tempe, Arizona, last year and looked out over the Rio Salado. The spot where she stood, on 26 acres, is where she and …


Arizona man baffled, amused by ‘Green Shirt Guy’ status

Alex Kack remained mystified Thursday as to how he became an internet sensation when all he did was laugh at a city council meeting in Arizona.


Before moon landing, astronauts learned geology in Arizona

Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they would be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses in geology at the Grand Canyon and a nearby …


Arizona prisons ban book on black men in the justice system

Arizona has banned prisoners from reading a book that discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on black men


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

Forest Service attempt to improve wildland firefighter shelters fails

An effort to develop a better fire shelter following the deaths of 19 wildland firefighters in Arizona six years ago has failed.


Defense funds being used for Arizona, New Mexico border wall

The U.S. government is moving forward with plans to use military funds to build border barriers in Arizona and New Mexico.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 2:58 p.m.

Zoo: Woman attacked by jaguar apologizes to Phoenix facility

A woman who was attacked by a jaguar after crossing a barrier at a zoo to take a photo of the animal has apologized to the facility outside Phoenix.


Plan to combat drought in West hinges on California, Arizona

A California irrigation district with the highest-priority rights to water from a major Western river is using its power to demand federal funds to restore the state’s largest lake, hoping …


Deadly blue ‘Mexican oxy’ pills take toll on US Southwest

Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. He became yet another victim killed by a flood of …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 5:05 p.m.

Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly makes Democratic bid for Senate seat

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

Nogales, Arizona’s officials want razor wire removed from border wall, calling it inhuman

Officials in a small Arizona border city passed a resolution Wednesday night condemning the installation of new razor wire that now covers the entirety of a tall border wall through …


U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Arizona say they’ve made their biggest fentanyl bust ever

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds of the synthetic drug that is fueling a national epidemic of …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

Ex-Mariners pitcher Randy Johnson puts Arizona home up for auction

Former Mariners pitcher and Hall of Famer Randy Johnson has placed his Paradise Valley, Arizona, home up for auction.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 5:34 p.m.

Pac-12 basketball might be headed for an all-time low in NCAA tournament bids

Those wanting a good West Coast hoops fix the past two months have turned to Gonzaga and Nevada. The Zags won the Maui Invitational. Nevada ran the table in nonconference …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Arizona governor names Martha McSally to McCain Senate seat

Arizona’s governor on Tuesday appointed U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to replace Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that belonged to the late John McCain, sending the GOP congresswoman back to …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs’ offense, experience, bench shine at Maui Invitational

The Gonzaga-Duke game was nearing tip time when Mark Few and Mike Krzyzewski met behind makeshift curtains close to the court. “So I talked to Mark before the game and …


Bedazzled pigeon found in Arizona city reunited with owners

A pigeon that had flown the coop with only its bedazzled vest is nesting back home in Phoenix.


Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona U.S. Senate seat

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat Monday in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

Settlement reached in tight Arizona Senate vote count

Arizona Republicans and Democrats agreed Friday to give rural voters an extra chance to fix problems with their ballots in the count of the state’s tight Senate race.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Rain runoff leads to fatalities, dam danger in Arizona

The impact of remnants from Tropical Storm Rosa was still rippling across Arizona Thursday as a collision on a washed out highway near the Grand Canyon left one person dead …


Arizona company recalls more than 6.5 million pounds of beef

An Arizona company has recalled more than 6.5 million pounds of beef that could be contaminated with salmonella.


Officials warn Arizona dam could fail and flood village

An earthen dam in Arizona’s southern desert could fail and flood a small village because the lake behind it is swollen with runoff from the remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa, …


Arizona congressman blasts siblings who endorsed opponent

Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 2:06 p.m.

Eight people, including 4 migrants in US illegally, die in crash

Eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. illegally, were killed in a head-on crash on an Arizona highway, authorities said Thursday.


Stem cell transplant cements Arizona men’s father-son bond

Thirty-five years after an Arizona man cared for his son when he was shot in their native Lebanon, the son is returning that devotion.


John McCain had complicated relationship with Indian Country

John McCain hadn’t been elected to the U.S. Senate when a fellow veteran and friend spotted him at the annual Navajo Nation Fair.


Woman crashed Mormon Church service and accused former leader of raping her in 1984. He has denied it.

Sunday was supposed to be a day of fasting and testimony at the church, and McKenna Denson strode up to the pulpit like any other member of the congregation. She …


Former Arizona U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl to replace John McCain

Sen. John McCain’s widow on Tuesday said former Sen John Kyl will fill her late husband’s seat.