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PHOENIX (AP) - Joe Arpaio will go to court Monday to defend his reputation at a trial where the former sheriff of metro Phoenix is charged with disobeying a judge's order. The 85-year-old who called himself America's toughest sheriff is charged with criminal contempt-of-court for defying a judge's order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. An Arpaio attorney said his client was charged with a crime for cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

PHOENIX (AP) - Regulators have issued an ozone high pollution advisory Friday for metro Phoenix. The advisory was issued because the area's ozone levels are expected to exceed the federal health standard for air quality. Regulators say people with respiratory problems should limit their outdoor activities on Friday. Other recommendations include driving as little as possible and ensuring containers with household cleaners and other chemicals are sealed to prevent vapors from evaporating.

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) - The Maricopa City Council has decided to put a $265,000 grant toward a flood-plain analysis. The Casa Grande Dispatch reports councilmembers considered four options at their Tuesday meeting.

PHOENIX (AP) - A federal judge has approved a settlement between the state and a group of condemned prisoners who sued over how Arizona conducts executions. The agreement limits the power of the Department of Corrections to change execution drugs at the last minute, requires that drugs be tested before use and bars the state from using expired drugs.

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