Law & Government

AZ, Phoenix gov’ts largely sit on sidelines as communities grapple with migrant influx

It marked the most significant involvement by local governments in Arizona since U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement began releasing families to charity organizations in October.

Vaping bill opponents say industry is pushing ‘smoke and mirrors’

At a press conference at the Capitol on Monday, Sen. Heather Carter, R-Cave Creek, denounced the vaping-industry-backed bill as “smoke and mirrors” intended to give the impression of a crackdown on youth vaping while leaving massive loopholes that the industry will be able to exploit.

AG can’t prosecute UA students who protested Border Patrol agents

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has no plans to follow through on the calls from two GOP legislators that it prosecute three University of Arizona students who disrupted an event last month while protesting U.S. Border Patrol agents who were guest speakers.

High stakes for AZ as Supreme Court grapples with census question

For Arizona, the 2020 Census will determine whether the state gets a 10th congressional seat.

Vaping industry, health groups spar over dueling bills

As public health advocates try to curb an epidemic of vaping among teenagers, the vaping industry and its critics are pushing rival pieces of legislation that would change the way e-cigarettes and similar products are regulated.

Mirror takes top honors in education, health reporting

Arizona Mirror journalists were honored with four awards in the prestigious Arizona Press Club annual journalism contest, including two first place awards.“This recognition is a testament to the great journalism the Mirror is producing,...

Yuma school considering ending policy requiring state ID for enrollment, Dept. of Ed says

Update: An earlier version of this story reported information from the Arizona Department of Education stating the Yuma Union High School District ended its unlawful enrollment policy. ADE retracted the information, and clarified YUHSD...

Arizona needs to clean up its air – and its politics

We want a cleaner, healthier future for our state. And we deserve greater accountability and greater transparency at the Arizona Corporation Commission.

AZ Supreme Court says family courts can determine care, but only in special situations

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that family courts have the authority to determine the type of care a child can receive in a case that centered on a divorced couple who disagreed on how to care for their child with gender dysmorphia.

AZ teachers face worst ‘pay penalty’ in the nation

The weekly pay of teachers in Arizona is barely two-thirds what other college-educated workers in the Grand Canyon State are paid, the worst rate in the United States.
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