From storms to politics, the year was a wild ride. What are the most meaningful US stories of 2012? Here's the Monitor's list, in roughly chronological order.
Arizona officials are trying to change perceptions of the state as "anti-immigrant." Arizona is trying to boost investment from Mexico.
Jodi Arias, a 33-year-old former waitress, was convicted of first-degree murder for the 2008 killing of her boyfriend. In September, Jodi Arias faces a second jury trial to decide her sentence.
'Stand your ground' gun-rights isn't the only conservative measure in trouble in a state where Republicans have a supermajority, but are divided over how to avoid trending purple.
Known for her crackdown on immigration and her overhaul of Arizona's troubled child welfare system, Republican Governor Jan Brewer announced she will not seek a third term in office.
Before Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062 Wednesday evening, 11 constitutional scholars wrote her to say the legislation had been 'egregiously misrepresented by many of its critics.'
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a bill that caused a national stir over gay rights and religious freedom. Her record as governor holds clues about how she made her decision.
Business leaders fear the 'religious freedom' bill allowing firms to refuse to serve gay customers could have serious consequences for Arizona. Topping their concerns: the fate of the Super Bowl.
Apple and American Airlines have asked Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strong religious beliefs to deny services to gays and lesbians.
Arizona lawmakers passed a 'religious freedom' bill allowing businesses to turn away gay customers. Gov. Jan Brewer weighs economic impact as she decides whether to sign it.
Arizona lawmakers have passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which would allow business owners – such as photographers or bakers – to cite religious beliefs to discriminate against gays.