Law & Government

Documents show extent of sexual abuse reports in migrant youth shelters

Federal government documents released last week by a Florida Congressman detailed the scope of sexual abuse allegations reported at shelters that hold migrant minors.These shelters contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

National Day of Empathy highlights inability of ex-inmates to find jobs

Advocates for the formerly incarcerated gathered the Capitol on Tuesday as part of a National Day of Empathy to raise awareness of the lack of opportunities facing people when they get out of prison.

Bills to tackle AZ doctor, nurse shortages win Senate approval

Two bills aimed at addressing the state’s shortage of nurses and doctors have passed their first major hurdle.

Sinema misses votes on judges, EPA chief during trip to New Zealand for Ironman race

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Saturday competed in an Ironman race in New Zealand, where she set a personal record in the grueling race – clocking in under 13 hours. In doing so, she missed a string of high-profile votes back at the U.S. Capitol.

State Bar: Top MariCo prosecutor leaked secret information, lied, sexually harassed underlings

The State Bar of Arizona has filed a formal complaint against star Maricopa County prosecutor Juan Martinez, alleging that he leaked confidential information during the murder trial of Jodi Arias, lied to Bar investigators and frequently sexually harassed women employees in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

Medical professionals concerned about bill to expand short term health plans

The legislature is on the cusp of approving legislation expanding short-term health insurance plans, much to the chagrin of medical groups, who say the plans exempt many medical issues and could leave Arizonans facing staggering medical bills.

Supreme Court ruling could prompt lawsuits over fines and fees in Arizona

A recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion that the constitutional protection from excessive fines and fees applies to local governments could inspire new legal challenges in Arizona, an attorney from the conservative Institute for Justice said.

Arizona tribes push less government, more sovereignty to conservatives

CPAC had never heard a conservative argument from one group of speakers who showed up Thursday to the annual gathering: Native Americans who called for less government oversight on reservations and greater tribal sovereignty.

Refugees gather at Capitol as House approves resolution supporting refugee resettlement in Arizona

Refugee and immigrant families visited the state Capitol on Thursday to support a resolution proclaiming that “members of the Legislature welcome and declare their support for resettling all types of refugees in Arizona.”

Arizona should be ashamed that heavily minority districts are being shorted $129M

Arizona actually notched the highest ranking in a new national study of school districts. Unfortunately, it is cause for embarrassment instead of celebration