Superior Court Allows Attorney General’s Lawsuit Against ASU and ABOR

Phoenix, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich's lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) and Arizona State University (ASU) alleging violations of Arizona's constitutional gift clause ban concerning the Omni Hotel project in Tempe will move forward following an order today by the Maricopa County Superior Court. The defendants had previously filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit based on procedural arguments.

Phoenix Metro Area Leads Nation For New Jobs Created

Phoenix, Arizona - In another sign of Arizona’s booming economy, the Phoenix metropolitan area led the nation for new jobs created over the last year. In a report released today from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had the largest total nonfarm job growth of all large MSAs from May 2018 to May 2019.

Inscription House Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Assault on Family Member

Phoenix, Arizona - Oliver Hurley, of Inscription House, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dominic W. Lanza to 18 months of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release.  Hurley had previously pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon.

Sells Man Sentenced to 31 Months' Federal Prison for Assault with a Hammer

Tucson, Arizona - On June 25, Eli Lawrence Manuel, 30, of Sells, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James A. Soto to 31 months of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release.  Manuel had previously pleaded guilty on March 6, to assault with a dangerous weapon.

Latino Faith Leaders Celebrate Santa Cruz River Heritage Water Release

Tucson, Arizona - On Monday, Jun. 24, Hispanic Access Foundation, Watershed Management Group, 23 members from the Tucson Evangelical Pastoral Association and Por la Creación Faith-based Alliance, which unites Latino faith leaders in the development of stewards for God’s creation, celebrated the Santa Cruz River Heritage water release and El Día de San Juan, the start of Tucson's annual monsoon season.