Next year, an Arizona lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, if passed, the law would mark the first such legalization in the U.S. by elected officials, rather than through a ballot initiative.
A federal appeals court today upheld the conviction of former Republican Congressman for Arizona’s first district, Rick Renzi, on charges of extortion, fraud, conspiracy and racketeering. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.
The path to same-sex marriages here hit a bump this morning Wednesday as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily stayed Tuesday's ruling by the 9th S. Circuit Court of Appeals voiding a similar law in Idaho. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.
The debate Tuesday night for secretary of state was supposed to be about qualifications to be the state’s chief election officer. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, it turned into a discussion of religious discrimination.
Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to delay same-sex marriages in other states has no immediate impact here. But, as Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports, it could expedite gay marriages in the state if and when federal courts here decide the issue.