In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 photo, Clarence Carter, director of Arizona's Child Protective Services (CPS), shares what Gov. Jan Brewer's reaction was when he told her that CPS missed investigating 6,000 child abuse cases, during a discussion with the Arizona Child Protective Services (CP…
In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 photo, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery grimaces during a discussion with the Arizona Child Protective Services (CPS) oversight committee, in Phoenix. The revelation that about 6,000 cases of suspected child abuse reported to the state's CPS hotline we…
Foothills swimmer Krista Duffield came up seven-tenths of a second short in the Division II 100-yard butterfly finals.
PNI1110 d2 swimming 1107130143tlb 11/9/13- Salpointe Catholic High School swimmer Natalie Ward swims in the 200 yard freestyle Division II race at the Arizona State Swimming Championships held at the Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa. She finished second. Pat Shannahan/The Arizona Republic
PNI1110 d2 swimming 1107130143tlb 11/9/13- Sabino High School swimmer Taylor Nations dives in during the 100 yard freestyle Division II race at the Arizona State Swimming Championships held at the Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa. She placed second. Pat Shannahan/The Arizona Republic
PNI1110 d2 swimming 1107130143tlb 11/9/13- Walden Grove High School swimmer Trey Cashion swims the 200 yard freestyle Division II race at the Arizona State Swimming Championships held at the Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa. He won the race with a time of 1:39.90. Pat Shannahan/The Arizona Republic
Jose Argueta gets a ride from his mom, Veronica Argueta. There was a heavy police presence Saturday, but Phoenix police reported no problems.
The state's girls soccer Player of the Year (left), helping Catalina Foothills to the state title, Glad accepted a scholarship at Colorado and played in eight games as a Buffaloes freshman.
In a couple of weeks, Gavino Carranza, top, will return to Salpointe Catholic HS, where he will share valuable experience.
As the sun sets behind Granite Mountain community members fill the football field at Prescott High School in Prescott, Ariz. to honor the 19 firefighters who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire. On Sunday, June 30, 2013, 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots died in an out-of-control wildfir…
Sisters Megan Haller, left, and Shannon Zouzoulas run Arizona Hops and Vines in Sonoita, which regularly hosts wine tastings. It also has a vineyard. Under a recently approved law, the sisters will also be able to brew beer on the land. Below, Haller shows some of the brewing equipment on th…
Craig Randich, de la Galería Bentley Gallery, parado junto a la obra de John Sonsini en Phoenix, el 25 de marzo de 2013. Por años, Sonsini ha pintado casi de forma exclusiva a un tipo de personas: hombres inmigrantes de México y Centroamérica, muchos de ellos jornaleros. Sonsini asegura que …
Neal left Notre Dame to be closer to his daughter; he hopes to receive a waiver that allows him to play immediately.
Catalina Foothills defender Emily Green, left, competes in last season's state title game against Cactus Shadows. Green and her Falcons teammates will attempt to win a fourth straight state title, starting Tuesday.
Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz finished with 32 saves last seaso, including 19 straight from May to August. The 35-year-old right-hander was an All-Star with Seattle in 2007.
Catalina Foothills' Jenna Glad, left, scored a goal in each of the Falcons' three state final victories.
Paul Schwennesen of the Double Check Ranch monitors the pasture grasses - as well as the health of his cattle - in Winkelman.
The deal continues existing law that allows municipalities to enact tougher restrictions.
Andre, a tiny miniature pinchser that lost both of his eyes, is
seen in Phoenix on Feb. 15. Sandy Powers and Annie Belatti adopted
Andre. They are nursing the dog back to health.
Salpointe goalie Estevan Romero dives to make a save against
Notre Dame Prep in Saturday's Division II title game. Romero and
the Lancers posted their 19th shutout of the season.
Catalina Foothills' Jenna Glad breaks away from Cactus Shadows'
Katelyn Mardeusz in the Division II state title game. Glad scored
Foothills' second goal.
Palo Verde forward Jasmine Stokes collides with Estrella
Foothills goalkeeper Rachel Cardwell in the Division III state
championship game. Stokes scored her 51st goal of the season in the
Titans' loss Friday.
Cienega quarterback Michael Archie tries to get by Chaparral
linebacker Lucas Petrullo during the Division II football
championship. Chaparral won 37-14.
A black-footed ferret looks out at the Phoenix Zoo in Phoenix in
this undated photo. They are kept in the zoo's new ferret
conservation building, part of a captive-breeding program that has
helped pull the species from the razor's edge of extinction. (AP
Photo/The Arizona Republic, Pat Shannahan)
Robert Shelton, with Duane Woods, dons the Fiesta Bowl's yellow jacket.
In this Tuesday, June 7, 2011 photo, fire lights up a hillside south of State Route 260 Tuesday evening and building lights shine in the foreground. A raging forest fire in eastern Arizona has scorched an area the size of Phoenix, threatening thousands of residents and emptying towns as the…
6/7/11- WALLOW FIRE-- Alex Verdugo, of Eager, comforts her dog sitting in the back her dad's truck filled with hunting trophies. Her family was evacuating to Show Low from the Wallow Fire. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Pat Shannahan)
A smoke plume over the east side of the Wallow Fire climbs high into the sky Monday afternoon, June 6, 2011, as strong winds fanned the Wallow Fire in Eager, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Pat Shannahan) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES
People check out a large map of the Wallow Fire before the start of a community meeting held at Blue Ridge High School Sunday June 5, 2011, in Eager, Ariz. Crews used controlled backfires early Sunday to blunt the advance of a major wildfire near mountain communities in eastern Arizona, a bl…
Tanque Verde's Mark Harris, waiting for a throw in the 1A state title game last year, is hitting .587 this year and is 7-0 on the mound.
Sun Devils guard Rihards Kuksiks dunks against short-handed Oregon State, whose coach, Craig Robinson, benched five players for violating team rules after the Beavers' loss to Arizona.
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher J.J. Putz throws during spring training on Feb. 16, 2011, near Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Saguaro's Cyrus Hobbi is the second-best prospect in the state, according to Rivals.com. He is just one of many talented players on the Sabercats' roster.
Sen. John McCain - with his wife, Cindy, at left - celebrates his decisive victory at GOP election headquarters in downtown Phoenix.
Gov. Jan Brewer celebrates her victory over Democratic challenger Terry Goddard as she joins with other Republican winners at GOP election headquarters in a downtown Phoenix hotel.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer celebrates her re-election with other Republican winners at the GOP election headquarters in Phoenix.
Senator John McCain celevbrates his win as he takes the stage at the GOP election headquarters at the Hyatt in downtown Phoenix.
Gov. Jan Brewer, a backer of the sales-tax increase, savors the victory at an election party in Phoenix. Brewer, a Republican, had sparred for months with GOP stalwarts in the Legislature who had opposed the idea.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer raises her arms after giving a victory speech during an election party for Prop. 100 held at Madison Middle School.
Gila Bend's Luis Ortiz slides safely into second base as Tanque Verde's Mark Harris takes a late throw in the game at Surprise Stadium.
Wildcats relief pitcher Bryce Bandilla worked 3 2/3 innings, allowing a run and striking out five, for his fifth win.