PHOENIX (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has agreed to hold a hearing on recent allegations of mismanagement and neglect at the Phoenix VA Health Care Center. Arizona lawmakers, including Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, say allegations of delays in care, mismanagement and false record-keeping at the medical center are disturbing.
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords helped dedicate a new federal courthouse today in Yuma, named for a judge killed in the 2011 shooting rampage that left her wounded. The courthouse is named for Judge John Roll, who was one of six people killed in the Tucson mass shooting. As chief federal judge in Arizona, Roll approved the design of the new courthouse days before his death.
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has a stack of bills on her desk passed by the state Legislature during the last day of the session yesterday. The bills include ones regulating car services like Uber and allowing optometrists to prescribe some drugs. Legislators are likely to come back soon for a special session to deal with the new child welfare agency.
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - A fugitive being chased by an Arizona Department of Public Safety detective ran a stop sign in Kingman, colliding with a car and killing the woman behind the wheel. The DPS says the crash that killed 66-year-old Linda Chevalier occurred Tuesday. The fugitive is identified as 41-year-old Robert Dodd. He was injured and is in custody.
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