Public Safety

U.S. Supreme Court may sidestep a big Second Amendment fight

BY: - December 3, 2019

A high-profile gun rights case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday might be dismissed with little fanfare. 

Fentanyl crimes would face stiffer sentences under GOP lawmaker’s proposal

BY: - December 2, 2019

A Prescott Republican lawmaker is pushing to impose harsher prison sentences for dealing fentanyl, even while supporting a broader push for criminal justice reform that would reduce the number of Arizonans behind bars.

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AZ to get federal coordinator for MMIWG cases following executive order

BY: - November 27, 2019

Arizona will be one of the first of 11 states to receive a new federal coordinator with the U.S. Attorney’s Office that will help with cases of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls as part of a new federal task force.

Arizona poll: Wide gap on immigration, gun control between Republicans, Democrats

BY: - November 26, 2019

A new state poll shows a yawning divide among Republicans and Democrats on key Arizona issues, including immigration, climate change, housing affordability and gun control.

Task force calls for new laws, education to combat child sex abuse

BY: - November 22, 2019

A task force the governor created to help guide lawmakers on possible changes to state laws involving child victims of sexual abuse in Arizona made its final recommendations on Friday.

NTSB: Arizona’s lack of rules for self-driving cars partly to blame in fatal Uber crash

BY: - November 19, 2019

In a blistering final report on the 2018 fatal Uber self-driving accident, the National Traffic Safety Board divided the blame between Uber, the safety driver in the vehicle and the state of Arizona for lacking regulations and policies governing autonomous vehicles on public roadways.

Sensors off, lack of programming, led to Uber self-driving car Tempe death, NTSB reports

BY: - November 6, 2019

Sensors being turned off, a lack of programming and a pedestrian not crossing in a crosswalk all contributed to the first automated vehicle death ever in Tempe, according to a new report released by the National Traffic Safety Board on Tuesday.  The NTSB report on the collision that killed 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg comes as investigators […]