Law & Government

State health chief shares advice on avoiding coronavirus

As the state and nation is preparing for more cases of COVID-19, also commonly referred to as the coronavirus, the state’s public health director has advice for all Arizonans on how to be prepared to stop the spread of the virus in Arizona.

Ex-regulator Forese now lobbying Corp Comm for a water company

Former Corporation Commissioner Tom Forese spent four years in the regulatory body’s building on Jefferson Street. A little more than a year out of office, he’s returning to his old digs – this time as a lobbyist.

Finding justice requires leadership at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office

As a mother of a child lost to senseless gun violence, Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel’s recent decision not to charge a Tempe police officer in the death of a teenager hits hard.

Senator cites conspiracy theory in opposing child safety bill

A Mesa Republican cited an unfounded conspiracy theory that “sexual predators” are stealing children from the Arizona Department of Child Safety as a reason for his opposition to a proposal that would mandate schools post information on child abuse and neglect. 

School enrollment bill gutted to remove proof of custody

A bill that could have made it harder for children to enroll in school was gutted in the House of Representatives and sent to the Senate Feb. 25. 

Rep. Hernandez: transgender sports ban is a ‘show me your genitals’ bill

Families, faith leaders and LGBTQ advocates say a bill to ban transgender children and youth from participating in their preferred sports teams is dehumanizing, discriminatory and harmful to Arizona children. 

An appointed Corporation Commission would be more corruptible than an elected one

There is currently a push underway at our state legislature to take away the public’s ability to elect our utility regulators, and instead have all seats appointed by the governor, or potentially other legislators. This would be a slap in the face to both democracy and the public, who our commissioners are accountable to. 

AZ tribal leader decries border wall construction: ‘That area is home to our ancestors’

The chairman of the Tohono O’Odham Nation of Arizona, a tribe whose ancestral homeland spans the U.S.-Mexican border, choked back tears Wednesday as he told members of Congress about the lasting damage that the federal government has caused to the tribe’s sacred sites during construction of a border wall in Arizona.

Ariz. senators to vote on Betsy DeVos’ contentious student loan rule

Arizona’s senators are expected to vote soon on whether to torpedo a controversial regulation from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that her critics say hurts defrauded student loan borrowers.

AZ Atomwaffen member arrested for threatening Jewish and black journalists

An Arizona man was among four members of the Neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen arrested Feb. 24 by the FBI for allegedly gluing a threatening poster to a Jewish journalist’s window earlier this year. 
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