Justices reject Brnovich attempt to go straight to Supreme Court over opioid cash

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a novel legal maneuver by Attorney General Mark Brnovich aimed at forcing the owners of opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma to return billions of dollars that he accused them of “looting” from the company to shield it from litigation by Arizona and other states.

La Paz County zoning officials reject plan to build smelter in farming community

Facing a large and sometimes raucous crowd of area residents, the La Paz County Planning and Zoning Commission rejected a proposal Dec. 6 to build an aluminum recycling and smelting plant less than a mile from the farm community of Wenden, Arizona

SCOTUS to decide fate of AZ bid to force opioid-maker family to give back billions

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office expects to find out Dec. 9 whether the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the state’s attempt to force the family that owns a major opioid manufacturer give back billions of dollars it took out of the company before it declared bankruptcy.

Trump’s SNAP rule changes could end food stamps for 72K in Arizona

The Trump administration this week finalized a regulation that could knock almost 7,000 poor Arizonans off food stamp benefits – but that figure could grow to more than 72,000 if two other proposed regulations go into effect.

U.S. Supreme Court may sidestep a big Second Amendment fight

A high-profile gun rights case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday might be dismissed with little fanfare.

Task force calls for new laws, education to combat child sex abuse

A task force the governor created to help guide lawmakers on possible changes to state laws involving child victims of sexual abuse in Arizona made its final recommendations on Friday.

State looking to build secure health facility for seriously mentally ill

The Arizona Department of Housing has put out a request for proposal for a $3.5 million secure behavioral health residential facility to be built using money lawmakers gave this year to the Housing Trust Fund.

Youth vaping regulation battle looms for 2020

The fight over vaping will be returning to the state Capitol this upcoming legislative session, with public health advocates and vape manufacturers are retailers already gearing up for a pitched battle over how best to curb youth vaping.

AZ groups cite ‘extreme danger,’ call for ICE to release all detained transgender migrants

Two Arizona groups are asking the federal government to release all transgender migrants held in immigration detention centers, alleging they face “extreme danger” while in detention.

IV therapy to your door operating in unregulated grey area

Intravenous therapy companies are springing up across the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas, offering treatments for common ailments, all while operating in a regulatory gray area.
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