Investigations

A Latino in the White House? Not yet, but why not?

It took 220 years for us to elect our first African American president.Looks like it’ll take a bit longer before we elect our first Latino.When news broke last week that Julian Castro had dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination, I wasn’t terribly surprised.

Who has spent the most on Arizona Snapchat political ads?

Special-interest groups have spent more than $67,000 since 2018 to reach some 25 million Arizonans on the social media app Snapchat, according to new data released by the company.

DPS told faulty gun manufacturer to preserve evidence

Ten days after a shooting at a Benson hospital led the Arizona Department of Public Safety to find a flaw in their duty pistols, the agency’s top lawyer sent a letter to the firearm manufacturer demanding that they “preserve evidence.”

Driverless semis in Arizona navigate open roads, vague statutes, tumultuous industry

Self-driving commercial trucks face a host of challenges, but the industry isn't going anywhere -- in Arizona or nationwide.

Taking stock: APS’s election spending meant millions for its CEO

Don Brandt, the CEO of both APS and Pinnacle West, reaped massive personal profits after APS spent $16 million to elect regulators in the 2014 and 2016 elections.

Couple is suing infamous Tempe landlord for RICO

Infamous Tempe landlord Timothy Wright has found himself the subject of a racketeering and fraud lawsuit brought by two wealthy Paradise Valley residents who had been his tenants.

DPS answers questions for KTAR, but not Arizona Mirror

Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper Kameron Lee told KTAR on Tuesday that all of the agency’s pistols with major flaws had been fixed by Fabrique Nationale Herstal, the company that manufactured the...

How a Reddit thread helped us report on DPS’s firearm problem

The Arizona Department of Public Safety created a safety bulletin video last year to alert troopers of a flaw in their service pistols that could cause them to fire unexpectedly or not fire at all.

After discovering critical flaw in gun, DPS quietly replacing guns issued to all troopers

After discovering a critical flaw that could prevent the gun from firing, DPS began hurriedly replacing roughly 1,500 FNS pistols that replaced the previous sidearm in the name of cost savings.

Records suggest MCSO didn’t fully investigate child abuse claims at migrant shelter

Public records released to the Arizona Mirror shed light into the three reports of child abuse that led the federal government to shut down a shelter for migrant minors in Youngtown in September.The reports...
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