The violent encounter was only the latest in a series of incidents that critics say demonstrates a pattern of police brutality and racism across the United States.
There are a few candidates Democrats believe would be strong contenders, but convincing them to run in Arizona may be difficult unless the dominoes fall a certain way.
Former Arizona state senator Russell Pearce resigned from his position as the Arizona Republican Party’s vice chairman on Sunday, after suggesting that Arizona sterilize all women on Medicaid. “You put me in charge of Medicaid,” Pearce said on his radio show last week, “the first thing I’d do is get [female recipients] Norplant, birth-control implants, […]
By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times The chance of a “megadrought” gripping the Southwest for more than 30 years has increased to 50 percent, scientists say, which means bad news for California’s already parched landscape. The odds of a 10-year drought afflicting the southwestern United States have increased to 80 percent, according to a new […]
By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times TUCSON, Ariz. — The accidental death of an instructor at an Arizona shooting range, killed while teaching a 9-year-old girl to fire a fully automatic Uzi, has touched off a national debate on whether children should be given access to such weapons. But among those who enjoy and teach […]
Washington (AFP) – A nine-year-old girl learning to fire an Uzi submachine gun was unable to control the weapon, accidentally killing her instructor, news reports said Wednesday. The tragedy occurred Monday at the Last Stop gun range in the western U.S. state of Arizona, where the girl had been taken by her parents for firearms […]
Washington (AFP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is under increasing pressure to consider halting death sentences by lethal injection after a convicted Arizona killer took two hours to die. Opponents and supporters of capital punishment alike say they believe the highest U.S. court will agree to consider the issue. Double murderer Joseph Wood gasped and […]
By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times For the third time this year, a state has set out to execute a convicted murderer but found itself unable to cleanly carry out the sentence. The continuing problems have raised questions about whether the nation’s current methods for carrying out capital punishment — a patchwork of drugs, dosages […]
By Matt Pearce, Cindy Carcamo and Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times TUCSON, Ariz. — A convicted murderer in Arizona gasped and snorted for more than 90 minutes after a lethal injection Wednesday, his attorneys said, dying in a botched execution that will probably reinvigorate the national debate over the death penalty in the United States. […]
Ah, Republican politicians. Moral arbiters. Upholders of family values. Pure, straight-laced Church Ladies and Gentlemen who go all a-flutter at the mere suggestion of anything racy. Not for them the vagaries of sexuality or half-naked frolicking. No, that’s for filthy, disgusting liberals. Except… these selfsame Republican politicians just can’t seem to keep their […]
By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Demonstrations began Tuesday in the Arizona town of Oracle, the latest municipality trying to come to grips with the surge in children and women from Central America who have illegally crossed into the United States in record numbers, straining local patience and politics. The demonstrations, those in support and […]
By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times A wildfire north of Sedona, Arizona, grew to more than 13,000 acres Sunday, but officials said they were making slow progress. “Everything is going well,” Dan Bastion, a spokesman for the firefighting effort, told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s just taking a lot of time.” The so-called Slide fire […]
By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times A fire ripping through a heavily forested canyon in northern Arizona had burned nearly 1,000 acres and left several cabins evacuated by midday Wednesday. The Slide Fire was reported about 4 p.m. Tuesday and is being investigated as human-caused because lightning wasn’t an issue at the time, said Heather […]
By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Restrictions on some types of abortions in Arizona went into effect Tuesday morning after a federal judge upheld state changes limiting a woman’s access to an abortion-inducing drug. U.S. District Judge David Bury issued an order Monday afternoon rejecting a bid to block the new abortion restrictions while the state’s […]
Today the Weekend Reader brings you Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security by Todd Miller. Miller has been researching immigration and border issues for the past 15 years and denounces the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border. In Border Patrol Nation, Miller sheds light on the reality of border wars with interviews and on-the-ground research […]