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$43M-a-year bailout of near-bankrupt pension fund for elected officials

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:49:58 -0400

An Arizona judge orders lawmakers to significantly increase funding to a pension fund for elected officials and judges, saying past cuts were illegal.


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Mining Camp Restaurant in Apache Junction destroyed in fire

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:54:44 -0400

A fire broke out overnight at the Mining Camp Restaurant in Apache Junction and consumed the historic restaurant near Lost Dutchman State Park.


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Big League Dreams to Gilbert: There are no safety concerns at ballpark

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:40:10 -0400

Big League Dreams Gilbert wants the town to open up some of its ball fields and allow them to keep operating while it fixes "dangerous" concerns.


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Taxpayers pay $20K because Tempe politician called a constituent names

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:00:05 -0400

Tempe Councilman Kolby Granville may get his second reprimand of the year, this time for calling a resident a psycho stalker on social media.


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Man dead, woman critically injured in Phoenix house fire

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:20:22 -0400

The body of a man was found inside a home that caught fire in Phoenix, and two other adults were hurt in the blaze near Roeser Road and 16th Street.


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2-year-old found in Phoenix pool dies

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:09:01 -0400

A 2-year-old boy who was pulled from a west Phoenix swimming pool Monday evening has died, Phoenix police said.


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Police: Man left daughter in desert without shoes, water

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:05:21 -0400

Authorities in Mohave County say a 28-year-old man left his 10-year-old daughter alone in the desert without shoes or water.


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Chandler police seek charges against Hamilton High principal, former football coach

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:21:54 -0400

The Maricopa County’s Attorney’s Office could file more charges in connection with assaults reported in the Hamilton High School football program.


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Van Buren Street to lose car lanes? 6 major Phoenix transportation projects to watch

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:00:06 -0400

Phoenix streets from 15th Avenue to Van Buren Street are changing to accommodate bikes and pedestrians.


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Dad accused of using a stun gun on son pleads guilty to child abuse

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:22:37 -0400

Darryl Ingram pled guilty Friday to one count of child abuse for him using a stun gun on his son's misbehavior. His sentencing is set on Aug. 23.


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Mourners pay their respects to victims of Payson-area flash flood

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:10:50 -0400

Funeral services for the 10 family members killed in a flash flood near Payson began with a visitation on Monday evening.


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Sometimes the fight against cancer isn't the fight we expect

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:18:49 -0400

When John McCain announced he had cancer, his daughter told the world he was a fighter. Karina Bland knows how that feels.


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How a state of emergency declaration helps you — and how it doesn't

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:36:38 -0400

Questions and answers about flood damage and declarations of emergency in the wake of flooding in the Yavapai County community of Mayer.


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Phoenix monsoon 2017: Valley hits highest dew point in 7 years

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:11:01 -0400

Arizona's monsoon 2017 is well underway. Here are the latest updates on storm activity and weather forecasts affecting the Phoenix metro area.


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As politicians debate the future of health care, a mother in Arizona worries

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:55:00 -0400

Federal health-care changes could have a big effect on Arizona's AHCCCS program, according to one think tank.


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Washes running, streets flooded after storms: Apache Junction, San Tan Valley hit hard

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:42:12 -0400

Streets were flooded in Apache Junction, the San Tan Valley and parts of the West Valley Monday morning as a storm dumped rain in metro Phoenix.


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How all 17 hikers in flash flood at Tanque Verde Falls were rescued

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:58:13 -0400

17 hikers were rescued after being stranded during a flash flood at Tanque Verde Falls Sunday night, the Pima County Sheriff's Department said.


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Rollover accident in New River on I-17 sends 2 to hospitals

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:33:21 -0400

Authorities were investigating a serious rollover accident in New River Monday morning that sent two people to the hospital.


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Funeral services for Payson-area flash-flood victims begin Monday

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:29:35 -0400

Services are open to the public and will be held Monday and Tuesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Scottsdale.


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Hepatitis C: The public-health worry lurking behind the opioid epidemic

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:34:09 -0400

As national hepatitis C transmission rates climb, advocates say clean needles must be distributed to intravenous drug users caught in opioid epidemic.


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Man found with self-inflicted gunshot wound on PCC campus

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 03:16:12 -0400

Police say a man has been found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the downtown Tucson campus of Pima Community College.


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Arizona nursing board: GCU's RN program has made 'tremendous improvements' since censure

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:19:49 -0400

Grand Canyon University's RN program, censured last year by the state board for alleged violations of nursing rules, has improved, board official says


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Lin Sue Cooney: Hospice workers give patient virtual train ride

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:53:53 -0400

From balloons and ice cream on a patient’s birthday to a wedding, hospice workers' desires is to exceed patient expectations.


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Parents of Army veteran seeking $4M from state over fatal DPS pursuit

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:51:01 -0400

The parents of an Army veteran who crashed a stolen vehicle and died after a 68-mile chase have filed notices of claim against the state and Gilbert.


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Parents of Army vet seek damages for fatal police chase

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:22:40 -0400

The parents of an Army veteran who crashed a stolen vehicle and died after a 68-mile chase say troopers violated well-established pursuit protocol. (April Morganroth/The Republic)


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Funeral procession for Arizona flash-flood victims

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:15:02 -0400

A funeral procession leaves St. Patrick Catholic Community in Scottsdale and heads to Paradise Memorial Gardens, July 25, 2017, for the burial of 10 victims of a flash flood near Payson.


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A look back at the Mining Camp Restaurant

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:56:24 -0400

The Mining Camp Restaurant in Apache Junction burned down on July 25, 2017. The historic restaurant is a total loss, with an estimated value up to $950,000, according to Assistant Fire Chief Richard Ochs with the Superstition Fire & Medical District.


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Can't afford the rent, can't afford to move: The new housing crisis

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:16:02 -0400

A decade after the Great Recession, Arizonan Katrina Taylor has hard choices and little help.


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12 years after Yuma's La Mesa Street killings, a jury will decide if there is enough evidence to convict the man accused

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:24:28 -0400

The man now on trial for killing a six people in 2005 looks nothing like witnesses' initial description of the killer. But some crucial physical evidence — and the absence of an alibi — may weigh against Preston Strong.


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Running wild: A USA TODAY Network investigation

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:01:07 -0400

Tens of thousands of mustangs still roam the American West. As their numbers grow, and homes for them dwindle, the real burden is not on the horses, but on the people.


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Landen Lavarnia shooting: What we know, what we don't

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:17:40 -0400

The fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy in Phoenix, which resulted in murder charges against his parents, leaves multiple questions.


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The myth of parole in Arizona

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:44:36 -0400

In 1995, Danny Valdez got caught up in a drug deal where a man died. Valdez was charged with murder. He took a plea agreement to avoid the death penalty.


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A hidden tribe, a disastrous school and finally, a cry for help

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:06:00 -0400

In a remote corner of the Grand Canyon, Havasupai parents are suing the federal government for failing to educate their children.


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Is uranium mining near the Grand Canyon safe? The answer may be in the water

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 13:35:23 -0500

Beneath the Colorado Plateau, valuable uranium is laced amid ancient rock, waiting to be mined. Alongside it seeps the water that feeds the Colorado River and the cities of the Southwest. Life and death, environmentalists warn, are connected underground.


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Feds scrutinize Navajo housing agency; new records suggest remodeling costs $1M per unit

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:41:01 -0400

After a 2016 Republic investigation, Navajo Housing Authority comes under HUD scrutiny as new questions arise on costs to fix, build reservation homes.


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