Phoenix, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Maricopa County Judge found Bagdad Hillside, LLC guilty of 3 felony violations of the Arizona Pollution Discharge Elimination System Program. The judge also ordered Bagdad Hillside’s Chief Financial Officer John Lopes to personally attend the sentencing on May 10, 2018, or face a bench warrant.

Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey announced that he is continuing investments in Arizona’s education system by increasing teacher salaries 20 percent by the beginning of the 2020 school year. This initiative is in addition to his plan to fully restore recession-era cuts over the next five years — all without raising taxes while maintaining Arizona’s balanced budget.

Washington, DC - Today, the Department of Justice recognized Detective Kevin Rivers of the Gila River Police Department and Special Agent Sherry C. Rice of the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the Federal Service Award during the annual National Crime Victims’ Service Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. This honor is awarded to federal agency personnel whose work affects victims of federal, tribal, or military crimes or promotes victims’ rights and services nationally and internationally.

Phoenix, Arizona - Philip Anthony Osife, 28, a member of the Gila River Indian Community, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi to 25 years in prison.  Osife had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Tucson, Arizona - On Saturday April 14, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) Southern Arizona will host the 2018 Candlelight Vigil. Each year MADD provides a voice for the victims and families impacted by impaired driving at its annual candlelight vigil. The vigil provides a forum for the bereaved, injured crash survivors, and their caregivers to reflect, share, and get comfort.