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July 12, 2014 12:00 am
Fireworks shopping 101: What's legal, what's not

Fireworks shopping 101: What's legal, what's not

Knowing what's legal means you'll get the most bang for your buck.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Court: Hospitals can be sued for elder abuse

Court: Hospitals can be sued for elder abuse

Vulnerable adults are at risk everywhere, Arizona Supreme Court rules.

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Court: Arizona hospitals not excluded from elder abuse claims

The justices rejected arguments that the law was always intended to cover things like nursing homes.

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Ruling: Arizona defendants can represent themselves during appeals

PHOENIX — Arizonans have a constitutional right to defend themselves against criminal charges, not just at trial but all the way up to the state Supreme Court, the justices ruled Friday.

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Pima County raises fees on speeding tickets

Drivers caught speeding or violating other traffic laws in unincorporated Pima County will now have to pay an extra $37 for their infraction.

June 03, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

Feds consider dropping challenge to Arizona's SB 1070

PHOENIX — The Obama administration is apparently ready to throw in the towel in its bid to kill the “papers, please” provision of Arizona’s controversial 2010 immigration law.

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Ruling: Expert witnesses can testify without knowing victims

PHOENIX — Juries are entitled to hear from an expert witness on a particular type of crime even if that person knows nothing about the victims in the case, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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Judge: Executive privilege likely for Obama in Fast and Furious probe

WASHINGTON — A federal judge says she is leaning toward allowing President Barack Obama's claim of executive privilege in Operation Fast and Furious, the failed law enforcement operation at the center of a congressional investigation and subpoena fight between the Justice Department and Hou…

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Man shot by police is in stable condition

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
Arizona mom facing abuse charges gaining support

Arizona mom facing abuse charges gaining support

PHOENIX — Like many busy mothers, Shanesha Taylor was trying to do it all.

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Court: Yuma sheriff must return card holder's medical marijuana

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has refused to overturn Arizona court rulings ordering the Yuma County sheriff to return marijuana that was seized from a woman with a California medical marijuana authorization honored by Arizona. The justices' order was issued without comment Monday in the c…

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State bar suspends prosecutor in handling of Tucson murder case

A prosecutor with the Pinal County Attorney’s Office was suspended from practicing law for violating professional conduct standards stemming from a homicide case in Pima County.

March 27, 2014 12:05 am Related
Barbara LaWall: Allegation of County Attorney's Office bias is unsupported

Barbara LaWall: Allegation of County Attorney's Office bias is unsupported

In the March 19 guest opinion (“Officer-involved shootings should require independent review”), Paul Gattone advocates for an independent civilian review of officer-involved shootings to determine whether the law-enforcement officers should be prosecuted. My office already provides that inde…

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Laid-off Tucson workers win injunction in union fight

A group of workers who claim they were laid off from their jobs in retaliation for attempting to join a labor union scored a victory in federal court against their former employer.

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Arizona school vouchers get court's silent OK

Arizona school vouchers get court's silent OK

PHOENIX — Arizona’s voucherlike system of using state funds to send children to private and parochial schools is legal, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday.

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Tucson police ID man in wheelchair killed crossing street

Tucson police have released the name of a man in a wheelchair who was hit and killed by a truck Wednesday morning.

March 20, 2014 3:02 pm Related

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