Shipping container border wall cases dismissed

The Justice Department announced the dismissal of two cases against the state of Arizona that involved the use of shipping containers at the southern border. One case was a declaratory action by former governor Doug Ducey, claiming the state was legally allowed to install the containers at the border.

Katie Hobbs sworn in as Arizona governor

Hobbs was sworn in during a private ceremony at the state Capitol as she formally took over from Republican Doug Ducey. A public inauguration for the governor and others taking statewide offices is scheduled for Jan. 5.

Arizona governor’s tenure defined by push right, Trump feud

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey leaves office Monday with a limited national profile and the enmity of GOP foot soldiers less interested in the pile of things he accomplished than the one thing he would not do: overturn then-President Donald Trump’s defeat in the state’s 2020 election.

U.S. sues Arizona over shipping containers on Mexico border

Ducey told U.S. officials that Arizona stands ready to help remove the containers, which he says were placed as a temporary barrier. But he wants the U.S. government to say when it will fill any remaining gaps in the permanent border wall as it announced it would a year ago.

Biden visits Arizona computer chip site, highlights jobs

President Joe Biden visited the site for a new computer chip plant in Arizona, using it as a chance to emphasize how his policies are fostering job growth in what could be a challenge to the incoming Republican House majority.

Arizona refuses U.S. demand to remove containers along border

The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs dug in its heels in a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, saying "the containers will remain in place until specific details regarding construction are provided." It was signed by Allen Clark, the department’s director.

US government tells Arizona to remove shipping containers along border wall

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered the installation of more than 100 double-stacked containers that were placed over the summer, saying he couldn’t wait for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to award the contracts it had announced for work to fill the gaps in the border wall in the border area.

Signature numbers debated in Arizona voucher challenge

Supporters of a massive expansion of Arizona's private school voucher system say public school advocates have failed to file enough valid signatures to temporarily block the law ahead of a proposed 2024 ballot referendum.