Law & Government

School district official indicted for stealing public money

An audit prompted after school district officials in a small central Arizona town learned that the district’s business manager was embezzling led to Amanda Holcomb’s indictment by state prosecutors last month on 21 counts.

AZ urges SCOTUS to let federal executions proceed

Speaking on behalf of 14 states, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to grant the Trump administration’s request to allow federal executions to move forward for the first time in nearly two decades.

Grijalva suggests racial discrimination suit could be filed over BLM’s reorganization

An Arizona Democrat’s criticism of the Bureau of Land Management’s reorganization plan reached new heights Wednesday when U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva suggested the agency headquarter’s move to Colorado could lead to a racial discrimination suit.

Abuse of power, bribery, obstruction: Democrats’ impeachment plan takes shape

As the House Judiciary Committee held its first official impeachment hearing on Wednesday, Democrats signaled that they intend to accuse Trump of abuse of power, bribery, obstruction of Congress and obstruction of justice.

Whistleblower alleges DOC lying about fixing broken locks

An official at the Lewis prison is alleging that the Arizona Department of Corrections is falsely claiming to have fixed broken cell door locks without actually conducting any repairs and that prison administrators are ignoring complaints about the problem.

In Fox News op-ed, Biggs blames ‘deep state’ for Trump impeachment inquiry

GOP U.S. Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona and Scott Perry, of Pennsylvania, slammed Democrats “for relentlessly attacking President Trump since his election. They have been joined by the Washington establishment that includes much of the media, bureaucracy and the executive branch itself.”

Ducey ‘open-minded’ on sentencing reform

Gov. Doug Ducey says he’s receptive to the possibility of allowing prison inmates to earn earlier releases, a key recommendation made by a legislative committee on sentencing reform.

Making propaganda great again

The truth is Americans have always had to navigate, or swallow, a certain measure of government propaganda. Growing up, I thought we were better than that. Turns out sometimes we’re not.

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.

Fentanyl crimes would face stiffer sentences under GOP lawmaker’s proposal

A Prescott Republican lawmaker is pushing to impose harsher prison sentences for dealing fentanyl, even while supporting a broader push for criminal justice reform that would reduce the number of Arizonans behind bars.
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