Law & Government

Audit shows deep, worsening trauma for migrant children in custody

An inspector general’s report on the mental health of migrant children in federal detention found multiple shortcomings in how officials cared for children in custody last fall, with significant trauma and worsening mental health problems.

Biggs: House Freedom Caucus will remain ‘conscience of conservatives’

Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs is preparing to take the reins of the conservative U.S. House Freedom Caucus as critics question the relevance of the faction that helped steer the GOP to the right in recent years.

Hoffman to Bowers: Stop spreading conspiracies from hate groups

Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman is punching back at House Speaker Rusty Bowers, who on Saturday called her “a radical” for wanting to teach medically accurate sex ed in schools and today said her proposal was tantamount to “teaching my kids how to masturbate.”

Corrections Dept. failing to fill vacant prison guard jobs

The Arizona Department of Corrections is not off to a good start on its plan to slash the number of open correctional officer jobs by two-thirds this fiscal year.

GOP outrage at sex education could derail child sex abuse prevention efforts

The mounting furor in conservative circles over comprehensive sex education could place Republican leaders at the Capitol cross-wise with recommendations made by Gov. Doug Ducey’s task force to protect children from sex abuse.

Arizona’s politicians are not addressing our climate crisis. We need to make them.

A few weeks ago, I turned 18 years old. I’m young. I’m enthusiastic. I’m excited for the future I should have ahead of me.There’s just one thing: Arizona’s politicians have taken my future and stomped it into the ground with their indifference to the climate crisis.

Arizona Youth Climate Strike activists get ready for world protest

Thousands of young people in Arizona are expected to strike Friday in defense of the planet. In Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff, they plan to protest inaction on policies that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stop the globe’s destructive rise in temperatures.

Complaint filed over disputed Prop. 105 campaign contributions

A Phoenix-based nonprofit that advocates for public transportation in the city has filed a campaign finance complaint against the political committee behind a failed ballot measure aimed at ending the city’s future light rail plans.

House Speaker Bowers calls Hoffman ‘radical’ for pushing comprehensive sex ed

Arizona Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers told parents at an education forum Saturday that the Democratic state schools chief is a “radical” and that Planned Parenthood has the “business plan of hell” in part because the organization advocates for sex education in public schools.

Nuclear industry urges Trump to open public land, including Grand Canyon, for uranium mining

The nation’s largest nuclear lobby last month urged President Donald Trump to lift restrictions on uranium mining on public land, a move that would greatly affect the Grand Canyon region.
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