Law & Government

AZ Dems vote to condemn Trump’s ‘racist comments,’ GOPers vote in defense of president

Arizona’s delegation split along party lines, with the five Democrats voting for the measure and three of the four Republicans voting against it. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Gilbert) did not cast a vote.

Most AZ Republicans, Sinema, silent on Trump’s tweets telling Dem women to ‘go back’ where they came from

As the chorus condemning President Trump’s derogatory comments about four Democratic congresswomen grew louder Tuesday, Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema stayed quiet.

Rep. Kirkpatrick joins call for Trump impeachment inquiry

In a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday morning, Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said there is "no choice" but for the House to formally open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump following the revelations made by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the administration's repeated refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas.

Immigration rally and arrests lead to criticism of Phoenix police handling of protests

“Close the camps! Free the children!” they chanted throughout the night.

Jury awards ex-Senate Dem staffer $1M in discrimination lawsuit

An African American woman who claimed she was fired from a staff job with the Arizona Senate’s Democratic caucus won a $1 million judgment in federal court on Friday.

Ducey signals push to revamp cosmetology licensing requirements

Recent remarks by Gov. Doug Ducey suggest that cosmetology will be the next step in his push to reduce occupational licensing requirements in Arizona.During a question-and-answer session at an Arizona Chamber of Commerce luncheon...

Where’s the transparency on Tempe’s license plate reader program?

Imagine my surprise when I found out my license plate was in the massive secret database used by the Tempe police. It was a couple of years ago when my truck was photographed in my...

Dems warn looming health care ruling could be ‘catastrophic’

WASHINGTON -- Democrats in Congress are warning that a looming court decision could upend the Affordable Care Act and leave millions of Americans without health insurance.The case -- argued Wednesday before the U.S. Court...

Nurses are biggest beneficiaries of licensing fee waivers

A program that allows low-income Arizonans to get started on their careers without paying fees for their state-issued occupational licenses has been a hit with people who are going into nursing.Under the 2017 law,...

Migrant minors alleged unsanitary conditions, abuse at Yuma border station

Migrant minors who were detained at a U.S. Border Patrol station in Yuma have alleged mistreatment and sexual assault, according to records obtained by NBC News.Migrants claimed that agents took away their floor mats...