A central question related to same-sex marriage may again come before the U.S. Supreme Court: Are businesses allowed to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation? On Tuesday, Arizona’s high court will take up the matter in a high profile case challenging Phoenix's protections against discrimination for LGBTQ people.
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Hawaii Officials Request Inmates Stay In Arizona Longer
Hawaii prison officials are asking for an emergency appropriation of $3.4 million to continue housing inmates out of state for six more months.
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Gov. Doug Ducey included funding for a new cold inspection facility at the Nogales commercial port of entry in his state budget plan. That could extend the state’s produce import season.
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Phoenix Celebrates MLK Day
The event began with a march through downtown to commemorate a historic march decades earlier, when the state was still refusing to recognize the holiday.
Budget Would Fund I-17 Expansion With Vehicle Fee
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget includes $130 million, dispersed over three years, to expand Interstate 17. The interstate carries almost 40,000 cars a day between northern Arizona and the Valley, but a single accident can add hours to the commute.
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AG Warns Consumers After Massive Data Breech
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers to review and update their online accounts after hackers exposed millions of email addresses and passwords. Brnovich issued the warning after global security research discovered nearly 773 million emails and more than 21 million passwords were exposed in an online database known as "Collection #1."
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The R&B artist, along with two unnamed men, has been arrested on charges of "aggravated rape" and multiple narcotics offenses.
The court's decision allows the Pentagon to bar transgender people from joining or remaining in the military while two lower-court rulings that had blocked the policy are appealed.
The commerce secretary has agreed to be questioned by lawmakers on March 14, after a federal judge ruled that his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census was based on "sham" reasons.
In response, China warns it will retaliate if Canada tries to send Meng to the U.S., where she is suspected of committing bank fraud while trying to circumvent U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Joel Wit, a former State Department official who played a key role in negotiating and implementing the 1994 denuclearization deal with North Korea, writes about important lessons.