Law & Government

AZ Dems ‘not afraid’ to pursue impeachment

Some Arizona Democrats see it as a real possibility that President Donald Trump will face impeachment proceedings in the U.S. House.

Poll: Arizonans want dual-language instruction, support repeal of English-only standards

About 67 percent of respondents agree with the dual-language immersion approach to teaching English to students who don’t already speak it, while 24 percent said they would keep the current Structured English Immersion standard.

Ducey signs bill to stop kratom sales to minors

Kratom is still undergoing evaluations by federal agencies, such as the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Food and Drug Administration, and has been making some medical professionals nervous.

Senate approves committee to study murders of Native American women

A bill aimed at shining a light on cases of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls, often referred to as MMIWG cases, won unanimous approval in the Arizona Senate Thursday.

Robocalls hit 3 million a day in Arizona, but help may be on the way

On a typical day in Arizona this year, more than 3 million robocalls were made to phone numbers in the state, an increase of more than 1.4 million a day from just a year earlier.

Ethics Committee dismisses complaint against Kern

The House Ethics Committee dismissed a complaint against Rep. Anthony Kern, concluding that his stint as a volunteer deputy with the Tombstone Marshal’s Office didn’t violate a provision of the Arizona Constitution barring legislators from employment with other government entities because he was unpaid.

Ducey taps former chief justices to spearhead corrections probe

In the wake of shocking revelations that some cell door locks at Arizona’s Lewis prison don’t work, Gov. Doug Ducey has named two retired Arizona Supreme Court chief justices to head up an investigation into the Arizona Department of Corrections.

Billboard slams Sinema as ‘corrupt’ on net neutrality

The billboard was paid for by Fight for the Future, a dark money group that focuses on issues related to the internet and internet freedom.

Dems fire first salvo in 2021 redistricting fight

The makeup of the commission, especially the lack of partisan balance, may come back to haunt Democrats in 2021 when it selects nominees for the next Independent Redistricting Commission.

Arizona part of national strategy for vape industry

The vaping industry’s push to trade higher age restrictions for looser regulations elsewhere in Arizona law is part of a larger nationwide trend.