California’s wildfire, blackout crisis: Who’s to blame?

The utility that serves more than 5 million electrical customers in one of the world’s most technologically advanced areas is now faced again and again with a no-win decision: risk starting catastroph...

Sanctuary city initiative divides liberal Tucson, Arizona

Tucson is widely credited as the birthplace of the 1980s Sanctuary Movement, an effort by churches to help refugees from Central America and shield them from deportation. A group of ...

Suspension sought for politician in human trafficking case

PHOENIX (AP) — The governing board in Arizona's most populous county took the first step Wednesday toward suspending an elected official accused of running a human smuggling scheme involving pregnant ...

Suspension sought for politician in human trafficking case

PHOENIX (AP) — The governing board in Arizona's most populous county took the first step Wednesday toward suspending an elected official accused of running a human smuggling scheme involving pregnant ...

Marshallese president applauds arrest in adoptions case

PHOENIX (AP) — The president of the Republic of the Marshall Islands on Thursday applauded U.S. authorities for arresting an Arizona elected official accused of running an illegal adoption scheme invo...

California winds move south, may force new power outages

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hot, dry winds sweeping into Southern California raised concerns that the region's largest utility could widen power shut-offs Friday to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfire...

Media should hear Arizona executions, US appeals court rules

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court says media should be able to hear and not just see the entire process of executing condemned inmates in Arizona. But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court...

Nike keeps plans for Arizona factory despite controversy

PHOENIX (AP) — Nike announced Thursday it's going forward with plans to make soles for Nike Air shoes in a Phoenix suburb even though Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey blocked state money for the facility when ...

Mexico conference highlights Ducey's border balancing act

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey talks often about the strong partnership he has fostered with his neighbor to the south, Gov. Claudia Pavlovich of Sonora, Mexico. And the former chief executive...

Arizona fire highlights challenges for energy storage

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's largest electric company installed massive batteries near neighborhoods with a large number of solar panels, hoping to capture some of the energy from the afternoon sun to use...

A growing number of states call porn a public health crisis

PHOENIX (AP) — More than a dozen states have moved to declare pornography a public health crisis, raising concerns among some experts who say the label goes too far and carries its own risks. ...

As car-sharing picks up in US, so do legislative battles

PHOENIX (AP) — When Chris Williamson was in the market for a new family car, a timely ad and conversations with a co-worker convinced him to try something out of the ordinary. He bought a BMW 3 Series...

Trump signs Colorado River drought plan

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a plan to cut back on the use of water from the Colorado River, which serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. The Colorado ...

California water agencies fight over multistate drought plan

PHOENIX (AP) — A major Southern California water agency is trying to push the state through a final hurdle in joining a larger plan to preserve a key river in the U.S. West that serves 40 million peop...

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly kicking off Arizona Senate race

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly is kicking off his U.S. Senate campaign Saturday with a rally in Tucson not far from the site where his wife, Gabrielle Giffords, survived a shooting ...