Arizona governor declares emergency for wildfire

U.S. 07/24/19, 14:32

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Tuesday declared a state of emergency for a wildfire burning near Flagstaff in northern Arizona. The blaze, first spotted on Sunday at about 11 a.m., charred about four square miles in a mountain pass that is a major recreational spot and just minutes from downtown Flagstaff. ...

Report: Nike pulls flag sneaker after Kaepernick complaint

U.S. 07/02/19, 10:12

Nike is pulling a flag-themed tennis shoe after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained to the shoemaker, according to the Wall Street Journal. The shoe's heel has a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle on it, known as the Betsy Ross flag. Citing unnamed sources familiar with the ...

Update: Arizona governor calls police video ‘disturbing’

U.S. 06/17/19, 17:28

The Latest on Phoenix police pointing guns at a couple during a shoplifting investigation (all times local):3:30 p.m.Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says a video showing Phoenix police aiming guns and yelling profanities at a man and a pregnant woman holding a baby is disturbing and unacceptable.Rev. Jarrett Maupin, center, a ...

Claim seeks $45M for incapacitated woman who gave birth

U.S. 05/22/19, 21:36

Lawyers for an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility have filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state, saying she may have been impregnated before.The claim, which is a precursor to a lawsuit, also alleges the woman was raped repeatedly before giving ...

Arizona joins 47 other states with cellphone-driving law

Tech 04/22/19, 17:11

Arizona ended a decade of resistance to restrictions on using a cellphone while driving when Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law Monday outlawing holding a phone behind the wheel.It is now the 48th state to ban texting and the 18th to ban hand-held phone use while driving, according to the ...

Arizona lawmakers OK ban on cellphone use while driving

U.S. 04/18/19, 16:21

The small list of states that allow either texting while driving or hand-held cellphone use is shrinking after the Arizona House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a cellphone use ban and sent it to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey for his expected signature. Arizona, Missouri and Montana had been the only three states ...

Growing number of states move to shield lottery winners

Business 04/12/19, 16:07

A growing number of states are moving to allow the winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous as privacy concerns are increasingly trumping lottery groups' wishes to publicize winners to boost sales and show that the games are fair.Arizona could be the next state to join at least nine ...

Arizona governor signs repeal of HIV/AIDS instruction law

U.S. 04/11/19, 17:30

Arizona's Republican governor quickly signed a bill Thursday repealing a 1991 state law that had barred HIV and AIDS instruction that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle."The move was intended to end a discrimination lawsuit filed by LGBTQ groups.Gov. Doug Ducey's signature came less than an hour after the state Senate approved ...

Arizona becomes 1st to match out-of-state work licenses

Business 04/10/19, 15:28

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Wednesday making the state the first in the nation to automatically grant occupational licenses to anyone who moves there with an unblemished credential from another state. The action removes a barrier for doctors, manicurists, home inspectors and just about anyone else who needs a license ...

Mexican ambassador highlights US ties in Phoenix stop

Politics 03/19/19, 19:57

Mexico's new ambassador to the U.S. emphasized close ties between the two countries during a stop in Phoenix Tuesday as she and Gov. Doug Ducey urged American lawmakers to approve the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. "The U.S. of today cannot be explained without the Mexican presence," Ambassador Martha Barcena said ...

Update: Deeper probe sought for police force allegation

U.S. 02/13/19, 18:08

The Latest on a case of alleged excessive force by police in Phoenix (all times local):3: 45 p.m.A prosecutor who declined to file charges against police officers in a case of alleged excessive force outside Phoenix now says "further investigation is warranted."Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery changed course Wednesday after ...

Arizona governor: Inquiry into police force ‘whitewashed’

U.S. 02/13/19, 17:13

Arizona's governor says an excessive force investigation into police in a Phoenix suburb seems to have been "whitewashed" and should be reopened.The comments Wednesday were an extremely rare rebuke of police and prosecutors for Republican Gov. Doug Ducey.He was reacting to newly released body-camera video showing Glendale police officers repeatedly ...

Arizona may require license for care facilities after rape

Health 02/06/19, 18:13

Arizona may boost state oversight of long-term care facilities like the one in Phoenix where an incapacitated woman was raped and later gave birth, reversing a decision more than 20 years ago to drop state regulation.Lawmakers are considering legislation that would require intermediate care facilities like Hacienda Healthcare to apply ...

Update: Phoenix care facility says it’s making changes

U.S. 01/25/19, 15:31

The Latest on a Phoenix care facility where an incapacitated woman was raped and gave birth (all times local):1:30 p.m.The board of directors of a Phoenix long-term care facility where a nurse is accused of raping an incapacitated woman who later gave birth says it's taken aggressive measures to improve ...

Arizona governor urges new leaders at facility after rape

U.S. 01/25/19, 13:58

Arizona's governor is looking into whether the state can remove the board of directors of a long-term care facility where a nurse is accused of raping an incapacitated woman who later gave birth.In a flurry of tweets Friday, Gov. Doug Ducey called for Hacienda HealthCare's board to be fired.His tweets ...

No. 18 Arizona State knocks off top-ranked Kansas 80-76

Sports 12/22/18, 23:22

Rob Edwards scored 15 points and hit two free throws with 6.1 seconds left, setting off a wild celebration in the desert as No. 18 Arizona State knocked off No. 1 Kansas 80-76 on Saturday night.The second No. 1 team to play in Tempe drew a star-studded crowd, with Michael ...

Arizona governor names Martha McSally to McCain Senate seat

Politics 12/18/18, 11:12

Arizona's governor has named Rep. Martha McSally to replace U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl in the U.S. Senate seat that belonged to Sen. John McCain. Republican Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday that McSally will take over after Kyl's resignation becomes effective Dec. 31. McSally last month lost a race for Arizona's other ...

McCain replacement Sen. Jon Kyl resigning at end of year

Politics 12/14/18, 11:32

Sen. Jon Kyl is resigning from the seat he was appointed to less than four months ago following the death of John McCain, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday. Kyl's decision means the Republican governor will need to appoint another replacement lawmaker. The decision by Kyl, 76, was not unexpected. He ...

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