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If you’re looking for a job, you may have posted your resume on the state website, azjobconnection.gov. It’s required if you collect unemployment benefits in Arizona.
PHOENIX -- Arizonans may get a chance to see who provided Gov. Jan Brewer some of the information for her book and what they told her.
We will never see them again. They were a cadre that is rapidly disappearing. But not long ago, priests from Ireland ran the Catholic Church in Arizona. Between 1945 and 1970, 54 newly ordained left the Emerald Isle to minister in our growing state. In addition to these permanent clergy, an additional 44 temporarily worked here during that time.
In January, new Gov. Doug Ducey will appoint a new director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The director’s term coincides with the governor’s.
Not even waiting until President Obama gave his speech Thursday night, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio filed suit in federal court seeking to block the announced plans to allow millions of people not in this country to remain and work here legally.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is launching a statewide effort to raise awareness about sex trafficking.
EL MIRAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Witnesses say a teenager who fell from a Ferris wheel in suburban Phoenix lost his grip as he was climbing down the ride's support arms.
El Mirage police are investigating how the 14-year-old boy fell about 20 feet to the ground Saturday night at the El Mirage Fall Festival.
It was the final day of the two-day carnival at Gateway Park.
The boy was airlifted to Phoenix Children's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and has been released.
Detectives discovered through interviews that after the teen boarded the ride, he was secured with a seat belt and a pull-down safety bar.
Police say it does not appear that the Ferris wheel equipment malfunctioned, but their investigation continues.
PHOENIX (AP) — Testimony in Jodi Arias' penalty-phase retrial has been delayed.
BOSTON (AP) — When police in Junction City, Kansas, stopped a beat-up pickup truck for speeding in June 2013, the driver got a lot more than a traffic ticket: The stop led authorities to Massachusetts and Arizona, where they said they found about $15 million in cash, almost 400 pounds of marijuana and ledgers detailing drug deals going back to 1992.
Tempe Prep senior quarterback Jesse Brittain connected with junior Isaiah Brittain for a 23 yard touchdown on fourth and 3 to put Tempe Prep up 14-7 over Joy Christian.
MasterChef Junior casting calls are coming to Phoenix this weekend. Come and meet the MasterChef Junior Casting Team for your chance to be on the show.
PHOENIX (AP) — Defense attorneys for convicted murderer Jodi Arias sought to portray the victim Wednesday as a man torn between his devout Mormon faith and his secret sexual urges as they worked to convince a jury to spare her life.
Arias was found guilty of murder last year in the 2008 killing of ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander at his suburban Phoenix home, but jurors deadlocked on whether she should be sentenced to death or life in prison.
Prosecutors have one more shot with a new jury to secure a death sentence. Otherwise, Arias faces life in prison.
Testimony Wednesday mirrored the previous trial during which Arias' attorneys portrayed her as a naive woman in love with a man who only used her for sex, while Alexander maintained to friends and family that he was a virgin and devout Mormon saving himself for marriage.
"There's a mastery here of deception," said defense witness L.C. Miccio-Fonseca, a psychologist who described Alexander as a man who led two separate lives — one of sexual deviancy with Arias and another of religious conviction around his friends and family.
"He was a committed Mormon," Miccio-Fonseca said. "He was a spiritual man. I think he really genuinely struggled with this."
Prosecutors argue that Arias killed Alexander in a jealous rage after he wanted to end their affair. He suffered nearly 30 knife wounds, was shot in the head and had his throat slit. Arias acknowledged killing him, but claims it was self-defense after he attacked her in his home.
Miccio-Fonseca said that despite being snubbed in public by Alexander and kept hidden from his friends and family, Arias continued to seek his affection and sex because she was in love with him.
"Love is pretty powerful and so it makes us do crazy things," she said.
"Because her love for him was powerful, wasn't it?" asked defense attorney Kirk Nurmi.
"Oh yes," Miccio-Fonseca said.
The retrial resumed Wednesday with arguments by defense attorneys accusing authorities of destroying evidence on Alexander's computer that may have benefited Arias' case. They say files were deleted by police that showed he had visited numerous pornographic websites, something her attorneys claim would have helped bolster Arias' contention that the victim was a sexual deviant.
They are seeking a dismissal of all charges or at least to have the death penalty removed as a sentencing option.
The judge denied a request by the defense to delay the trial based on the allegations, explaining she would take up the matter at a later date.
Prosecutor Juan Martinez said his office had the computer reanalyzed just this week, and it showed the defense claims are false. He also noted that if anything was deleted from the computer, it was done by Arias' previous defense attorneys, not authorities.
"It confirmed that he had not accessed any of the (pornographic) sites that they're claiming he accessed," Martinez said.
But Nurmi told the judge a "plethora of evidence" is being uncovered by computer experts "as we speak."
The retrial is expected to continue into December.
KC and the Sunshine Band first danced into the spotlight years ago and remain popular today. Harry Wayne Casey — KC for short — developed a unique fusion of R&B and funk percussive songs, offering a string of hits like “Get Down Tonight,” “Shake Your Booty,” “That’s The Way I Like It” and “I’m Your Boogie Man.”
A Mesa preschool employee was sentenced to eight months in county jail and lifetime supervised probation on Oct. 31 after pleading guilty to accusations she wrapped a student in a blanket tightly.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House lunch aiming for cooperation boiled into a fresh dispute with newly empowered Republicans over immigration reform Friday, with GOP leaders warning President Barack Obama to his face not to take unilateral action. The president stood unflinchingly by his plan to act.
Republicans attending the postelection lunch at Obama's invitation said they asked him for more time to work on legislation, but the president said his patience was running out. He underscored his intent to act on his own by the end of the year if they don't approve legislation to ease deportations before then and send it to him to sign.
The Republicans' approach, three days after they resoundingly won control of the Senate in midterm elections, "seemed to fall on deaf ears," Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said in a telephone interview. "The president instead of being contrite or saying in effect to America, 'I hear you,' as a result of the referendum on his policies that drove this last election, he seems unmoved and even defiant."
"I don't know why he would want to sabotage his last two years as president by doing something this provocative," said Cornyn. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell earlier this week said the president's stance was "like waving a red flag in front of a bull."
Obama press secretary Josh Earnest said there was no reason that executive action on immigration should kill opportunities for the president and Republicans to find common ground.
"I could stand up here and say Republicans to vote once again for the 50th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act, that that's playing with fire or waving a red flag in front of a bull. I'm not really sure what that means," Earnest said.
The White House said lawmakers went home from the meeting with a parting gift — a six-pack of beer brewed at the White House. The White House also said Obama laid out three areas where he and Congress could work together before the end of the year — emergency funding to combat the Ebola outbreak, approval of a federal budget and quick action on spending to fight the Islamic State militant group.
House Speaker John Boehner's office said he told Obama he was ready to work with the president on a new authorization for military force against the IS group if the president worked to build bipartisan support. The White House announced soon after lunch ended that the U.S. was sending as many as 1,500 more troops to Iraq to serve as advisers, trainers and security personnel as part of the mission. Obama is also asking Congress for more than $5 billion to help fund the fight.
Friday's two-hour meeting was tense at times, according to a senior House Republican aide. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, about to lose his grip on the upper chamber, barely said a word, the aide said. The aide said at one point as House Speaker John Boehner was making an argument on immigration, Obama responded that his patience was running out and Vice President Joe Biden interrupted to ask how long Republicans needed. Obama angrily cut Biden off, the aide said.
The aide was not authorized to describe the back-and-forth publicly by name and spoke only on condition of anonymity.
Publicly Obama's tone was more upbeat as he opened the gathering. He pledged to work on ending long-running partisan gridlock and to be open to Republican ideas. The president said the lunch was a chance to "explore where we can make progress" after Americans showed in the midterm elections that they wanted to see more accomplished in Washington.
"They'd like to see more cooperation," Obama said, sitting at the middle of 13 lawmakers in the Old Family Dining Room set with the Truman china. "And I think all of us have the responsibility, me in particular, to try to make that happen."
Reporters were ushered out before any lawmaker spoke or the lunch of sea bass was served. Republican descriptions of the meeting were provided after they returned to Capitol Hill.
For the record, Boehner's office said he suggested that the president should back a Republican jobs bill as a starting place for bipartisan action.
Obama said at the start he was interested in "hearing and sharing ideas" for compromise on measures to boost the economy, then mentioned his personal priorities of college affordability and investment in road and building projects. He also touted improved monthly job growth numbers out Friday as evidence his economic policies are working, saying, "We're doing something right here."
Briefings on Ebola and the Islamic State from Pentagon officials dominated much of the meeting, and the immigration debate was said to have lasted about half an hour. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said Republicans told Obama that any executive order, particularly on immigration but any issue, would be a "toxic decision."
"He still hasn't come to grips with the reality of the election and the consequences of the election," Barrasso said. "His tone and tenor didn't seem to reflect that of somebody whose policies were just significantly rejected all across the country just three days ago."
The feud between Apple Inc. and the operator of a failed sapphire glass factory in Mesa is growing more intense.
PHOENIX (AP) — A Chandler man has been ordered to pay nearly $2.2 million in restitution for defrauding investors in business ventures.
The Arizona Corporation Commission on Wednesday ordered William N. Nordstrom to pay $2.1 million in restitution and a $100,000 penalty for securities fraud.
They say Nordstrom wasn't registered to offer or sell securities in Arizona and he fraudulently offered and sold investments in three different companies.
In a separate case, the commission sanctioned Randall Duane Simonson of Scottsdale and Karl Henry Rehberg of Florida for selling an investment in a Mesa storage facility that cost investors more than $1.6 million.
The two men were found liable for securities fraud in the sale of stock and a promissory note.
Simonson has been ordered to pay $1.4 million restitution and Rehberg $1.2 million.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters have given Republicans another four years to lead the state, rejecting Democratic efforts to win statewide offices for the first time this decade.
Republican state treasurer Doug Ducey won the governor's office by a wide margin, beating Fred DuVal after a campaign that saw the Democrat fail to gain traction as he was hammered by nearly $8 million in negative ads paid for by outside groups.
Ducey takes over from retiring Republican Gov. Jan Brewer in January, but he will be faced with an immediate budget crisis as the state expects a budget deficit exceeding $1 billion.
Republican state Sen. Michele Reagan was elected secretary of state, making her the state's top elections official and the first in line to become governor if Ducey is unable to continue in the job. Mark Brnovich won the attorney general's race, Republican Jeff DeWit becomes the new state treasurer after an uncontested race, and two Republicans beat their Democratic opponents for the regulatory body known as the Corporation Commission to the secure the near GOP sweep of top statewide offices.
The lone statewide office that remained too close to call Wednesday — superintendent of public instruction — was being led by Republican Diane Douglas over Democrat David Garcia.
That left Democrats who had looked at the midterm elections as a way to grab a statewide constitutional office considering how they came up short.
Democratic Party spokesman Frank Camacho said the party's grassroots organizing efforts mainly fell short and its candidates lacked the fire to inspire young people. The exceptions were Ruben Gallego, who won the 7th Congressional District seat of retiring Rep. Ed Pastor, and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema's win in the 9th District.
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick won her sprawling rural 1st District as well. Democratic Rep. Ron Barber was locked in a tight race with retired Air Force pilot Martha McSally in southern Arizona's 2nd District.
But statewide elected offices were nearly out of reach for Democrats, who last held one before the 2010 general election.
"You see how they can inspire young folks," Camacho said. "We just have to go out there, identify them and get them ready for state, local or national office. We have to give voters a reason to vote for Democrats."
Ducey's easy win came as Republicans gained across the nation, taking control of the U.S. Senate and solidifying their control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Ducey, the 50-year-old former CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, portrayed himself as the inevitable winner in the final weeks of the campaign, buoyed by heavy spending on his behalf by outside groups and strong Republican turnout in early voting. He emerged from a bruising six-way primary in August in the race to replace Gov. Jan Brewer and went on to outspend DuVal in the general election by a hefty margin.
He'll take office in January and face a fiscal crisis caused by lower-than-expected tax revenue and a court order that could put Arizona on the hook for up to $2.5 billion in new education spending. The state faces a projected deficit of $1.5 billion in the current and next budget years amid promises from both candidates to cut taxes.
"I'm grateful for the privilege you have given me, for the trust you have placed in me, and I pledge my best efforts as the governor of this great state," Ducey said in a victory speech. "Whether you voted for me or you voted for someone else, I intend to be governor for all and work to create opportunities for every single Arizonan."
Ducey thanked his campaign staff, his wife, Angela, his three sons, and his opponent, Fred DuVal, calling him "a good man."
DuVal, in a concession speech at the Democrats' election-night headquarters in Phoenix, also thanked his supporters, and he said he had called Ducey to offer his congratulations.
"A registration disadvantage and clearly a bad national environment were hard enough to overcome. But we were also reminded that unlimited money is a powerful thing in politics — and is not a healthy thing," DuVal said.
He took a swipe at the massive amounts of outside spending used to attack him in the race from outside groups. Ducey and Duval each spent about $2.2 million in their general election campaigns, but Ducey has benefited from $7.9 million in outside spending compared with about $1 million for DuVal.
"I would like to call and congratulate the other big winners tonight, but frankly the other big winners are undisclosed, unknown and out of state," DuVal said.
Ria Cheruvu is on the precipice of completing a major milestone in life, as she’s very, very close to receiving her high school diploma. What makes her story a little less common than the average high school graduate is the time of life when she’s graduating; the Arizona Connections Academy student is at an age when many students are picking up the basics of algebra.
PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat David Garcia and Republican Diane Douglas of Sun City West were locked in a tight race to become Arizona's top education official Tuesday after a campaign that drew attention to the GOP candidate's desire to abolish the Common Core standards.
Republican Doug Ducey coasted to victory in the gubernatorial race Tuesday, fueled by unprecedented spending of outside dollars in attack ads on his Democrat foe.
Republican Doug Ducey coasted to victory in the gubernatorial race Tuesday, fueled by unprecedented spending of outside dollars in attack ads on his Democrat foe.
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican candidates Tom Forese and Doug Little have won the two spots on the powerful Arizona Corporation Commission.
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man accused of selling fake sexual stimulation products online has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation.
Maricopa County prosecutors say 68-year-old Melvin John Rutkowski was sentenced Monday for attempt to commit fraud schemes.
He originally pleaded not guilty in the case, but entered into a plea agreement.
Rutkowski was arrested in June on suspicion of fraud scheme, control of an illegal enterprise and counterfeit marks.
The Pfizer Corporation hired a private security company in April 2014 to help in the investigation of possible counterfeit Pfizer products being sold online.
The security company purchased Viagra from a website and Pfizer determined the product was counterfeit.
Phoenix police were contacted and detectives identified Rutkowski as a suspect.
Police executed a search warrant and recovered thousands of counterfeit pills.
Outside groups that want Doug Ducey as Arizona's next governor have spent enough to give every man, woman and child in the state a dollar — and still have $1 million left over. That doesn't count the $2.2 million that Ducey himself has spent in the general election, on top of the $5 million he expended just getting to be the Republican nominee in the first place.