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Civil-rights leaders slam Gov. Ducey for Confederate monument remarks | AZ Central Civil-rights leaders slam Gov. Ducey for Confederate monument remarks
Civil-rights leaders gathered Tuesday at the Capitol to decry Gov. Doug Ducey's refusal to back removal of the state's six Confederate memorials.         
AZ Central | August 16, 2017
1 person seriously injured in Phoenix shooting | AZ Central 1 person seriously injured in Phoenix shooting
A person was shot and is currently in serious condition after a shooting at 37th and Luke avenues In Phoenix.         
AZ Central | August 16, 2017
Former Arizona Gov. Brewer on CNN defends President Trump's Charlottesville remarks | AZ Central Former Arizona Gov. Brewer on CNN defends President Trump's Charlottesville remarks
Brewer defends Trump’s contention that many who opposed the white-supremacist groups staging a rally are equally to blame for the violence.         
AZ Central | August 16, 2017
How did $100 million de Kooning painting end up in a home in tiny Cliff, New Mexico? | AZ Central How did $100 million de Kooning painting end up in a home in tiny Cliff, New Mexico?
A stolen Willem de Kooning painting, “Woman-Ochre,” was discovered as part of an estate sale for a deceased couple's home.         
AZ Central | August 16, 2017
Caller impersonating Avondale policeman tells people to turn selves in over warrants | AZ Central Caller impersonating Avondale policeman tells people to turn selves in over warrants
Avondale police are seeking a man claiming to be an officer. He calls and tells people they have warrants or violations and should turn themselves in.         
AZ Central | August 16, 2017
Rally at Arizona Capitol calls for protecting DACA for 'dreamers' | AZ Central Rally at Arizona Capitol calls for protecting DACA for 'dreamers'
'Dreamers' and their families hold a rally at the Arizona Capitol to protect DACA.         
AZ Central | August 16, 2017
DNA and Missing Evidence Are at the Heart of a 24-Year-Old Cold-Case Murder in Mesa | Phoenix New Times DNA and Missing Evidence Are at the Heart of a 24-Year-Old Cold-Case Murder in Mesa
In 1993, Debra Shipton was hogtied, shot, and killed in her bed, then her Mesa apartment was torched to conceal evidence of the crime. Prosecutors believe they have a strong case against the suspect, but evidence has gone missing and they will have to rely on DNA science.
Phoenix New Times | August 16, 2017
Interstate 17 south open again at Sunset Point after wrong-way crash that injures 4 | AZ Central Interstate 17 south open again at Sunset Point after wrong-way crash that injures 4
A wrong-way accident at 2:45 a.m. on Tuesday sent four people to the hospital, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.         
AZ Central | August 15, 2017
Homemade Signs, Not Violence, Mark Day of Action Protests in Arizona | Phoenix New Times Homemade Signs, Not Violence, Mark Day of Action Protests in Arizona
Not a single Nazi emblem in sight as protesters demonstrate peacefully throughout the state.
Phoenix New Times | August 15, 2017
Texas men caught with marijuana disguised as 'Cap'n Munch' and 'Frooty Loopys' cereal in Arizona | AZ Central Texas men caught with marijuana disguised as 'Cap'n Munch' and 'Frooty Loopys' cereal in Arizona
During a stop in Ash Fork, a Yavapai County deputy said he found "cereal" made of pot and other THC-based products in the car of three Texas men.         
AZ Central | August 15, 2017
New lawsuits allege Mormon church failed to protect children in foster families | AZ Central New lawsuits allege Mormon church failed to protect children in foster families
Thousands of American Indian children participated in a now-defunct church-run foster program from the late 1940s until around 2000.         
AZ Central | August 15, 2017
A question about Sen. John McCain sets off President Donald Trump | AZ Central A question about Sen. John McCain sets off President Donald Trump
Trump took new shots Tuesday at McCain, reflecting lingering resentment over his vote against the Republican health-care bill.         
AZ Central | August 15, 2017
Expert testimony on behavior of domestic violence victims allowed, court rules | Arizona Capitol Times Expert testimony on behavior of domestic violence victims allowed, court rules
Juries are entitled to hear from experts who can explain why domestic violence victims often forgive their attackers, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Arizona Capitol Times | August 15, 2017
Bill Montgomery's Office Paid $70K for Anti-Muslim Speaker Now Accused of Assaulting a Sheriff | Phoenix New Times Bill Montgomery's Office Paid $70K for Anti-Muslim Speaker Now Accused of Assaulting a Sheriff
Newly released records show that the Maricopa County Attorney's Office has been quietly funding seminars run by Muslim-bashing conspiracy theorist John Guandolo, who is now accused of assaulting a Minnesota sheriff.
Phoenix New Times | August 15, 2017
Surprise In-N-Out could start construction if it passes Thursday vote | AZ Central Surprise In-N-Out could start construction if it passes Thursday vote
Surprise's much-awaited In-N-Out Burger needs approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission.         
AZ Central | August 15, 2017
Suns star Alan Williams gives back to community where it all started for him | AZ Central Suns star Alan Williams gives back to community where it all started for him
On a familiar court at North High, the Suns' Alan Williams gives back to Phoenix youth at his first free basketball camp for kids.         
AZ Central | August 15, 2017
Jurors in Bundy Ranch standoff trial begin deliberations as closing arguments waived | AZ Central Jurors in Bundy Ranch standoff trial begin deliberations as closing arguments waived
Lawyers for the four men charged in the 2014 clash took the unusual step of resting their cases without a final address to the jury.         
AZ Central | August 15, 2017
Suspect arrested in shooting of ex-girlfriend, death of her mother | AZ Central Suspect arrested in shooting of ex-girlfriend, death of her mother
Jorge Luis Valerio Acosta turned himself in to police more than a week after police say he shot the mother of his children and killed her mother.         
AZ Central | August 15, 2017
APS electricity bills going up as rate increase is approved | AZ Central APS electricity bills going up as rate increase is approved
Arizona utility regulators on Tuesday voted 4-1 to approve an average $6 monthly APS rate hike.         
AZ Central | August 15, 2017
Corporation Commission approves APS rate hike | Arizona Capitol Times Corporation Commission approves APS rate hike
The 4-1 vote by the Arizona Corporation Commission came after the majority rejected a bid by Bob Burns to delay the rate case until his lawsuit with APS and his fellow commissioners is resolved.
Arizona Capitol Times | August 15, 2017
Pardon Me? Arpaio Supporters Point to Constitution; Legal Team Files Two New Motions | Phoenix New Times Pardon Me? Arpaio Supporters Point to Constitution; Legal Team Files Two New Motions
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's legal team continues to file for a new trial while President Trump hints at giving Arpaio a pardon.
Phoenix New Times | August 15, 2017
Teen arrested in shooting of 2 people at south Phoenix Circle K | AZ Central Teen arrested in shooting of 2 people at south Phoenix Circle K
Phoenix police say Naki Trussell, 18, shot a man he was arguing with at a Circle K as well as a 49-year-old woman who was not involved in the scuffle.         
AZ Central | August 15, 2017
Surprise councilman resigns 7 months into his third term | AZ Central Surprise councilman resigns 7 months into his third term
Seven months into his third term, Surprise Councilman John Williams resigned on Tuesday so he can focus more time on his family and career.         
AZ Central | August 15, 2017
Bystanders pull wrong-way driver, 3 others from wreckage on I-17 | AZ Central Bystanders pull wrong-way driver, 3 others from wreckage on I-17
It was the 69th wrong-way crash in Arizona this year.         
AZ Central | August 15, 2017
Arizona ordered to pay Planned Parenthood’s legal fees | Arizona Capitol Times Arizona ordered to pay Planned Parenthood’s legal fees
The state of Arizona has been ordered to pay Planned Parenthood of Arizona and other abortion providers more than $600,000 in attorney fees and other costs they spent fighting a since-repealed law.
Arizona Capitol Times | August 15, 2017
Joe Arpaio attorneys ask judge to reconsider guilty verdict | AZ Central Joe Arpaio attorneys ask judge to reconsider guilty verdict
Attorneys are asking a federal judge to either grant Joe Arpaio a new trial or reconsider a verdict that found him guilty of criminal contempt.         
AZ Central | August 15, 2017
Phoenix Children's Hospital, Dignity Health join forces to open new Gilbert hospital tower | AZ Central Phoenix Children's Hospital, Dignity Health join forces to open new Gilbert hospital tower
Dignity Health and Phoenix Children's Hospital plan to team up on a new Gilbert hospital tower specializing in care for newborns, moms and children.         
AZ Central | August 15, 2017
Wrong-way driving is tougher with four flat tires  | Arizona Capitol Times Wrong-way driving is tougher with four flat tires 
Ugenti-Rita plans to introduce legislation next session that she hopes will stop wrong-way drivers from crashing on Arizona freeways by installing spike strips on off-ramps. To read more on this item plus all the stories in the August 15 Yellow Sheet Report, go to www.yellowsheetreport.com (Yellow Sheet Subscription Required). To subscribe to the Yellow Sheet Report, where you’ll find the
Arizona Capitol Times | August 15, 2017
Police investigating death of 3-month-old girl in Scottsdale | AZ Central Police investigating death of 3-month-old girl in Scottsdale
Scottsdale police are investigating the death of a 3-month-old girl at an apartment complex near 59th Street and Thomas Road.         
AZ Central | August 15, 2017
NAACP, Black Lives Matter, rip Ducey over stance on Confederate monuments  | Arizona Capitol Times NAACP, Black Lives Matter, rip Ducey over stance on Confederate monuments 
Those monuments, such as a memorial to Arizona Confederate troops erected in 1961, are symbols of terrorism and hate, said Roy Tatem, president of the East Valley chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Arizona Capitol Times | August 15, 2017
Meet 'Good Samaritans' who got stolen de Kooning painting back to UA | AZ Central Meet 'Good Samaritans' who got stolen de Kooning painting back to UA
A Willem de Kooning painting stolen from the University of Arizona was unveiled to media after being recovered in a New Mexico antiques store.         
AZ Central | August 15, 2017
Don't Look at the Sun, Kids: Scottsdale Students Must Stay Indoors During Eclipse | Phoenix New Times Don't Look at the Sun, Kids: Scottsdale Students Must Stay Indoors During Eclipse
No recess is definitely a bummer, never mind missing a once-in-a-decade interplanetary event.
Phoenix New Times | August 15, 2017
Complete solar eclipse coverage | AZ Central Complete solar eclipse coverage
A total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, will be seen throughout large parts of the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina.         
AZ Central | August 15, 2017
Trump considers Arpaio pardon, critics call out president | Arizona Capitol Times Trump considers Arpaio pardon, critics call out president
President Donald Trump says he may grant a pardon to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio following his recent conviction in federal court, prompting outrage among critics who say the move would amount to an endorsement of racism.
Arizona Capitol Times | August 14, 2017
Here are the 18 hate groups that operate in Arizona, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center | AZ Central Here are the 18 hate groups that operate in Arizona, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center
The Southern Poverty Law Center has identified 18 hate groups that operate in Arizona.         
AZ Central | August 14, 2017
2 shot outside Phoenix Circle K | AZ Central 2 shot outside Phoenix Circle K
Alicia Smith was sitting outside a restaurant across from the Circle K, 630 E Broadway Road, in Phoenix, where two people were seriously injured when gunshots broke out Aug. 14, 2017.         
AZ Central | August 14, 2017
Nearly 160 Phoenix shelter dogs flown to Delaware to avoid death | AZ Central Nearly 160 Phoenix shelter dogs flown to Delaware to avoid death
Nearly 160 dogs from an over-crowded animal shelter in Phoenix, where they likely would have been killed, were airlifted to Delaware for a new life.         
AZ Central | August 14, 2017
Pedestrian fatally hit crossing against red light in Phoenix | AZ Central Pedestrian fatally hit crossing against red light in Phoenix
Police say the man was struck by a car with a green light while crossing Dunlap Avenue at Third Street on Sunday evening.         
AZ Central | August 14, 2017
Kendra Tonan-Lizzarago: Showing world what being transgender means  | Arizona Capitol Times Kendra Tonan-Lizzarago: Showing world what being transgender means 
Kendra Tonan-Lizzarago, president of Trans Spectrum of Arizona, has been working to educate Arizonans on what being transgender means and show them how they can protect trans people.
Arizona Capitol Times | August 14, 2017
Ducey stands ground on confederate monuments in wake of racial violence | Arizona Capitol Times Ducey stands ground on confederate monuments in wake of racial violence
Gov. Doug Ducey has no interest in removing any Confederate monuments on state land even in the wake of weekend violence after a racist demonstration in Virginia.
Arizona Capitol Times | August 14, 2017