Arizona state government - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Arizona state government A look at 2 separate serial shooting cases to plague Phoenix PHOENIX (AP) — Since the summer of 2015, metropolitan Phoenix has been roiled by two serial shooting cases in which an attacker has fired gunshots at targets from a vehicle. In one case, a gunman instilled fear among motorists by firing on several vehicles on the metro area's freeways. In the other, police say a man dubbed the Serial Street Shooter killed nine people in nigh... Thu, 11 May 2017 23:35:00 GMT 2017-05-11T23:35:00Z Abortion foes cheer series of advances, as opponents protest PHOENIX (AP) — From the U.S. Capitol and the White House to far-flung battlegrounds in Arizona, Iowa and elsewhere, it's been a dramatic fortnight in the debate over access to abortion and birth control. Foes of abortion celebrated a series of advances and claimed new momentum, as abortion rights supporters mounted protests to try to blunt it. Planned Par... Wed, 10 May 2017 00:34:00 GMT 2017-05-10T00:34:00Z The Latest: Seattle police arrest 5 in May Day rally PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on May Day events across the United States (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Seattle police say five people were arrested in May Day protests downtown. Seattle police tweeted Monday night that those arrested ranged in age from 19 to 51. A 26-year-old man was arrested after reportedly throwing a rock as a group of Trump supporters met up with othe... Tue, 02 May 2017 13:57:00 GMT 2017-05-02T13:57:00Z Off-duty Border Patrol agent may have started Arizona fire An off-duty Border Patrol agent is being investigated for possibly starting a large wildfire in southern Arizona while target shooting last weekend, authorities said Thursday. Border Patrol officials said in statement that they were aware the investigation about how the fire began Sunday "involves an off-duty Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent" that they did not identify. ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:40:00 GMT 2017-04-28T01:40:00Z Lawmaker's invocation reignites dispute over prayer in House PHOENIX (AP) — An ongoing fight in the Arizona House over what constitutes a real prayer has heated up again. The latest skirmish came last week after Democratic Rep. Athena Salman of Tempe delivered the chamber's daily invocation at the start of the session. Salman said a humanist prayer and didn't ask members to pray to God or any oth... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:14:00 GMT 2017-04-24T01:14:00Z Theranos agrees to pay $4.65 million in Arizona refunds PHOENIX (AP) — Embattled blood testing company Theranos, Inc. has agreed to pay $4.65 million to cover full refunds for every Arizona customer who used the company's testing services, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Tuesday. The settlement with the Palo Alto, California-based company covers more than 175,000 Arizonans who paid for blood t... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:54:00 GMT 2017-04-18T19:54:00Z Wrong-way crash kills 3 in Phoenix PHOENIX (AP) — A wrong-way collision on a Phoenix freeway killed two university students and a young adult Friday in the latest in a string of head-on wrecks on Arizona highways. A 22-year-old man driving a car with Colorado license plates on the wrong side of the freeway slammed into a vehicle carrying two women, ages 19 and 20, at about 2 a.m., said Arizona Department of P... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 23:52:00 GMT 2017-04-14T23:52:00Z Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signs voucher bill PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a major school voucher expansion bill that will extend eligibility to all 1.1 million state schoolchildren despite vehement opposition from Democrats who believe it will undercut public education and cost taxpayers untold millions of dollars. "When parents have more choices, kids win," Ducey twe... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:14:00 GMT 2017-04-07T08:14:00Z Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations PHOENIX (AP) — A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice the company by promising minimal government regulation. Friday night's crash was blamed on the driver of an oncoming SUV that t... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:19:00 GMT 2017-03-28T13:19:00Z Arizona leader kills protest bill after widespread criticism PHOENIX (AP) — The speaker of the Arizona House said he won't hear a bill that makes participating in or helping organize a protest that turns into a riot an offense that could lead to criminal racketeering charges, a move prompted by widespread criticism that the legislation sought to limit First Amendment rights. The measure passed last week by the Sena... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:32:00 GMT 2017-02-28T09:32:00Z Trump lashes out at McCain for comments on deadly Yemen raid WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at Republican Sen. John McCain, accusing the veteran of emboldening the enemy for disputing the administration's insistence that the deadly U.S. military mission in Yemen was a success. Trump took to Twitter to assail the chairman of the Armed Services Committee after the Arizona lawmaker ini... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:43:00 GMT 2017-02-09T21:43:00Z To avoid more 'Daily Show' ridicule, Arizona kills bills PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker's proposal to penalize colleges and universities that teach ethnic studies classes has essentially died after getting widely panned by Democrats and liberal commentators across the nation. The demise of the legislation Wednesday comes as Arizona leaders work to avoid bills that have made the state a frequent butt of joke... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:44:00 GMT 2017-01-18T23:44:00Z Janet Napolitano in hospital with side effect of cancer care SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system said. The UC Office of the President said Napolitano, 59, was diagnosed last August but did n... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:48:00 GMT 2017-01-18T14:48:00Z Janet Napolitano in hospital over side effect of cancer care SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system said. The UC Office of the President said Napolitano, 59, was diagnosed last August but did n... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:23:00 GMT 2017-01-18T09:23:00Z Arizona governor welcomes Uber fleet of self-driving cars PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday welcomed the arrival of a fleet of Uber self-driving cars delivered via a self-driving truck that transported them from California. Ducey's office says the governor welcomed the truck carrying the self-driving Volvos at the State Capitol in Phoenix. Uber announced Thursday that it was shi... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 22:02:00 GMT 2016-12-23T22:02:00Z Uber moves self-driving cars from California to Arizona PHOENIX (AP) — A fleet of self-driving Uber cars left for Arizona on Thursday after they were banned from California roads over safety concerns. The announcement came after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey took to social media on Wednesday and Thursday touting Arizona as an alternative to California for the ride-hailing company to test out its self-driving cars. ... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 22:06:00 GMT 2016-12-22T22:06:00Z Sheriff Joe Arpaio closes probe of Obama birth certificate PHOENIX (AP) — Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona has fixated on the authenticity of President Barack Obama's birth certificate for more than five years, going so far as to send a deputy and member of his volunteer posse to Hawaii to question officials. He earned plaudits from Donald Trump and became one of the nation's leading voices on the debunked controver... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 01:36:00 GMT 2016-12-16T01:36:00Z Park, trail dedicated to 19 fallen Arizona firefighters YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) — A memorial park and a hiking trail were dedicated Tuesday to 19 elite Arizona wildland firefighters who died in 2013 in a brush-choked box canyon while battling one of the state's most devastating wildfires. Relatives of the Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighting team gathered at a trailhead for the somber ceremony dedicating the site... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:34:00 GMT 2016-11-29T23:34:00Z Republican states that expanded Medicaid want it kept PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fought her own Republican party in the state Legislature for months to push through a Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. That was three years ago. Now, as an early Donald Trump supporter who has his ear, Brewer hopes one of the pillars of President Barack Obama's health care law can be saved as Trump pushes to dump... 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