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Budget slice for Arizona kids gets bigger

PHOENIX — Caving in part to demands by the governor, the state Senate voted 16-13 Thursday for a nearly $9.2 billion spending plan that includes more cash for child welfare and education than they had first offered.

March 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
State bill calls for $30M in radar, cameras to verify border security

State bill calls for $30M in radar, cameras to verify border security

PHOENIX — Arizona taxpayers may spend $30 million to do little more than find out how good — or bad — a job the federal government does in securing the border.

February 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Brewer moves to abolish CPS, create new cabinet-level agency

Brewer moves to abolish CPS, create new cabinet-level agency

Gov. Jan Brewer greets her audience from the Arizona Capitol podium, where she gave her State of the State address. She’s flanked by Senate President Andy Biggs, left, and Speaker of the House Andy Tobin. Her speech opened the legislative session.

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Director: Regular DES reports showed cases not investigated

PHOENIX — The embattled director of the Department of Economic Security said Tuesday that his agency has been telling the governor, lawmakers and everyone else for years that some complaints of child abuse were not being investigated.

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Brewer: Probe will determine blame for unchecked CPS cases

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer is willing to give Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter the benefit of the doubt about his culpability in more than 6,500 complaints of child abuse going uninvestigated — at least for the time being.

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Victoria Steele: CPS crisis cannot wait; Governor should call special session

Victoria Steele: CPS crisis cannot wait; Governor should call special session

Happy Thanksgiving! It is a common greeting this time of year, but it will be hard to enjoy the holiday knowing that it won’t be happy — not for the thousands of Arizona children living in fear of abuse or neglect.

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DPS to investigate CPS failure to probe 6,000 child abuse reports

PHOENIX — The state's top police agency is ready to investigate how 6,000 reports of child abuse over four years fell through the cracks.

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Tucson man killed in I-19 crash

A 28-year-old man was killed when the truck he was driving north on Interstate 19 left the road, rolled and struck a tree, authorities said.

October 08, 2013 12:00 am

Tucson man killed in crash on I-19, near San Xavier Road

A 28-year-old man was killed after the truck he was driving north on Interstate 19, south of San Xavier Road left the roadway and rolled, authorities said.

October 07, 2013 4:15 pm

Arizona court limits when police officers can sue for injuries

PHOENIX — Police officers injured while doing more than they are required have no legal right to sue those who caused the problem in the first place, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday, a ruling an attorney says could have public-safety implications.

August 27, 2013 4:34 pmLoading…

DPS officer, wife convicted in $175K embezzlement

An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer and his wife were convicted of numerous charges related to a long-running embezzlement scheme.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am

Lost groups rescued in Cochise County mountains

A group of hikers and a family on horseback had to be rescued in separate incidents after getting lost in mountains in Cochise County, the sheriff’s department said.

June 12, 2013 5:29 pmLoading…
4 Douglas residents killed in head-on crash

4 Douglas residents killed in head-on crash

Four residents of Douglas, including three on their way to work, were killed in a fiery head-on collision early Thursday.

May 30, 2013 9:31 am
Single-vehicle crash in Tucson kills woman

Single-vehicle crash in Tucson kills woman

A single-vehicle crash on the southeast-side Saturday killed a woman driving a Mazda truck.

May 19, 2013 7:00 pm

More than ton of pot seized in Nogales, Ariz.

Federal agents seized more than 2,300 pounds of marijuana and arrested three suspects Wednesday during a surveillance operation in Nogales.

May 16, 2013 9:25 pm

5 die in rollover, 15 hurt in Border Patrol chase southeast of Tucson

Five people were killed Saturday when an SUV being chased by Border Patrol agents crashed southeast of Tucson, officials said.

April 22, 2013 12:05 am

I-10 Grant Road west on-ramp closed; semi-truck leaking gasoline

A semi-truck leaking gasoline has closed Interstate 10 Grant Road west on-ramp, a state Department of Public Safety officer said Monday night.

April 08, 2013 10:24 pmLoading…

Motorists beware of blowing dust; crashes on I-10 near Picacho

Multiple crashes have occurred on Interstate 10 near Picacho Monday afternoon, according to state officials.

April 08, 2013 4:01 pm

Man killed in crash on Sonoita Highway

A Tucson man riding a motorcyle was killed after he crashed into a pickup Saturday on the Sonoita Highway, a DPS official said.

March 03, 2013 8:42 pm

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