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Law enforcement leaders and politicians were quick to react Thursday. (KTAR News Photo/Heidi Hommel...
Danny Shapiro

Law enforcement leaders, politicians react to DOJ findings into Phoenix Police Department

Law enforcement leaders and politicians were quick to react Thursday after the U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the Phoenix Police Department found patterns of egregious civil rights violations.
2 days ago
Republican senatorial primary debate: Kari Lake won't take part...
Serena O'Sullivan

Republican US Senate hopeful Mark Lamb ‘isn’t surprised’ Kari Lake is skipping primary debate

There will be no Republican senatorial primary debate between Kari Lake and Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb.
3 days ago
Interim Chief Michael Sullivan, shown during a March 2024 event, unvieled the Phoenix Police Depart...
Kevin Stone

Phoenix Police Crime Reduction Plan for 2024 adds youth violence, fentanyl, traffic

The Phoenix Police Department released an updated Crime Reduction Plan for 2024 on Tuesday, building on a strategy unveiled a year ago.
4 days ago
New Arizona water infrastructure projects kicked off on Monday...
Serena O'Sullivan

$19M in federally funded water infrastructure projects set to begin in Arizona

Congressman Greg Stanton, a military leader and several Arizona mayors will sign new Arizona water infrastructure projects on Monday.
5 days ago
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Danny Shapiro

Arizona House speaker believes 2025 fiscal year budget agreement is near

Arizona House Speaker Ben Toma said Wednesday he believes an agreement for the 2025 fiscal year budget could be close.
9 days ago
Executive order on immigration from Biden: Juan Ciscomani's take...
Serena O'Sullivan

Arizona congressman says Biden’s executive order on border could do more harm than good

Arizona District 6 Rep. Juan Ciscomani dismissed President Joe Biden's executive order on immigration as problematic lip service.
10 days ago
High Intensity Activated Crosswalks, or HAWKs, can potentially provide better safety for Phoenix tr...
KTAR.com

City of Phoenix utilizing HAWKs as Vision Zero traffic program is in early stages

Phoenix's Joe Brown is one of the officials pushing for Vision Zero improvements to traffic safety for pedestrians and drivers alike.
12 days ago
Speaker Ben Toma believes the Arizona House has the votes to pass the Secure the Border Act, which ...
KTAR.com

Speaker believes Arizona House has enough votes to pass Secure the Border Act, send to ballot

Speaker Ben Toma believes the Arizona House has the votes to pass the Secure the Border Act, which would send the controversial measure to the ballot in November.
22 days ago
Republican said he won't support the Secure the Border Act...
KTAR.com

Arizona Republican explains why he won’t vote for current version of Secure the Border Act

Republican state Sen. Ken Bennett said he doesn't support the Secure the Border Act in its current form and won't unless he sees changes to the bill.
29 days ago
Layers of Concertina are added to existing barrier infrastructure along the U.S. - Mexico border ne...
Kevin Stone

Arizona Chamber of Commerce leader explains opposition to HCR2060, aka Secure the Border Act

The leader of Arizona’s largest business advocacy group explained Wednesday why he opposes HCR2060, aka the Secure the Border Act.
1 month ago
Arizona House Speaker Ben Toma believes the Secure The Border Act is different than SB1070. (Photo ...
KTAR.com

Arizona House speaker says Secure The Border Act different than SB1070, Texas immigration law

Arizona House Speaker Ben Toma believes a proposed border enforcement measure that could end up on the ballot this fall is different than heavily contested immigration laws that have previously been implemented statewide and across the nation.
1 month ago
Stephen Richer said his defamation lawsuit against Kari Lake is not a "political vendetta." (Getty ...
KTAR.com

Stephen Richer says defamation suit against Kari Lake not a ‘political vendetta’

Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer wants to make it clear that his ongoing defamation case against U.S. Senate candidate Kari Lake is solely to clear his name of any wrongdoing.
1 month ago
From left, mugshots of Jacob Pennington, Deleon Haynes and Garrett Bagshaw, who recently entered gu...
Kevin Stone

Defendants in 3 cases connected to Gilbert Goons plead guilty to assault charges

Defendants in three East Valley youth violence cases connected to the Gilbert Goons have entered guilty pleas.
1 month ago
Split panel image of a firefighter at the scene of a Scottsdale brush fire on the left and a constr...
Kevin Stone

Valley firefighters to construction crews: ‘Please stop starting brush fires’

Valley fire officials are asking construction crews to take extra care to avoid igniting surrounding vegetation in dry desert areas.
1 month ago
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KTAR.com

Arizona secretary of state says AI hoax knowledge still needs to improve before elections

Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes has been training workers on AI hoax technology for months now but believes they, and the public, still need to improve their knowledge ahead of the upcoming elections.
1 month ago
Arizona Republican primary debate 2024: Mark Lamb's predictions...
Serena O'Sullivan

Republican US Senate hopeful Mark Lamb says he’s ready to debate Kari Lake before primary

Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb said he is looking forward to going toe-to-toe with Kari Lake during the Arizona Republican primary debate.
1 month ago
Pro-Palestine rally at Arizona State University on April 26, 2024. (Heidi Hommel photo/KTAR News)...
KTAR.com

ASU President Michael Crow pleased with university’s handling of pro-Palestine protest

Arizona State University President Michael Crow applauded how the school handled a pro-Palestine protest on campus nearly two weeks ago, praising the police response and overall nature of the demonstration.
1 month ago
Arizona abortion issue: People walk to the Arizona Senate gallery before a vote on a bill to repeal...
Kevin Stone

Arizona Senate president says abortion issue ‘completely blown up’ by media, Democrats

The Republican leader of the Arizona Senate said he believes the abortion issue has been overblown by the media and Democrats.
1 month ago
Split-panel image from a youth violence listening session held April 29, 2024, in Chandler, Arizona...
Kevin Stone

Chandler mayor says city is exploring ways to address issue of youth violence

A day after a listening session on youth violence, Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke said his East Valley suburb is exploring ways to address the issue.
2 months ago
Split-panel image of Arizona Republican state Rep. Tim Dunn on the left and sign that says "Abortio...
Kevin Stone

Arizona Republican who approved repeal of near-total abortion ban explains his vote

An Arizona Republican who voted to repeal the state’s near-total abortion ban said he did so to combat an abortion rights ballot measure.
2 months ago
Kate Gallego called TSMC's expansion in Phoenix a "success story." (Photo by Annabelle Chih/Getty I...
KTAR.com

Phoenix mayor says TSMC ‘success story’ led to expanded presence in town

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego believes Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's expansion in town is well warranted.
2 months ago
Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes speaks in Phoenix after the state Supreme Court issued a ruling...
Kevin Stone

Arizona AG Kris Mayes exploring legal options to thwart near-total abortion ban

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes thinks there is a legal path to preventing a near-total abortion ban from going into effect, but she's not taking anything for granted.
2 months ago
Split image of a headshot of Warren Petersen, Arizona's Senate leader, on the left and a sign that ...
Kevin Stone

Arizona Senate Republican leader responds to state Supreme Court abortion ruling

The Republican leader of the Arizona Senate said Wednesday he wanted the state Supreme Court to rule the way it did on abortion a day earlier.
2 months ago
Junior Espejo looks through eclipse glasses being handed out by NASA on April 08, 2024, in Houlton,...
Kevin Stone

Skies expected to be clear above Phoenix area during Monday’s solar eclipse

Despite some cloud coverage early in the day, the forecast calls for clear skies above the Phoenix area by the time of Monday’s solar eclipse.
2 months ago