Howard Fischer is a veteran journalist who has reported on state government and legal affairs in
Arizona since 1982, the last 25 for Capitol Media Services which he founded in 1991. Fischer's news reports appear in daily and weekly newspapers around the state, and are heard on Arizona Public Radio.
The state’s top school official is trying to downplay -- and in some cases remove entirely -- references to evolution in the standards of what students are supposed to be taught in Arizona high schools.
PHOENIX -- Democrat lawmakers are using Friday’s school shooting in Texas in a bid to get Gov. Doug Ducey to call lawmakers into special session to adopt new gun laws.
PHOENIX -- Motorists are going to be able to operate their cars and trucks on Arizona roads with the same level of liability insurance they had to purchase in 1972.
Arizonans who don't take pretty much any job after being out of work for at least four weeks will lose their unemployment benefits.
Arizona's jobless rate is stalled -- and at a rate higher than earlier this year -- even as the national figure continues to drop.
Gov. Doug Ducey is open to the idea of allowing Arizonans to place bets on sporting events at 55 off-track betting sites around the state.
Coming soon to a sidewalk near you: 200 pound autonomous delivery robots.
PHOENIX -- Don’t be surprised if sometime next year you see acres and acres of what appears to be marijuana growing, unfenced, in the desert.
PHOENIX -- A new ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court could open the door to Arizonans legally betting for -- or against -- the Diamondbacks, the Cardinals and even the Wildcats, Sun Devils and Lumberjacks. And it could mean more money for the state.
A federal judge won't overturn a law that makes it a felony to bring someone else's early ballot to a polling place.