Law & Government

Lawyers, victims release new information on accused priests, ask for statewide investigation

This story deals with sexual abuse and assault of minors. If you or someone you know has been a victim of this crime call 800-656-HOPE for 24/7 help and support.Lawyers and victims gathered in...

U.S. Senate passes border aid bill, heads to battle against House

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved its own $4.6 billion humanitarian aid package for the southern U.S. border, setting up a clash with U.S. House lawmakers who passed a dramatically different version...

U.S. House approves $4.5B border aid package

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $4.5 billion package late Tuesday to spend on humanitarian aid at the U.S.-Mexico border, though Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump have already voiced their...

Report shows migrant families do show up to immigration court

Immigration court data from Sept. 2018 to May 2019 shows most migrant families attend their immigration hearings, according to an analysis by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.The data refutes testimony from CBP Acting...

What are the most and least affordable Arizona counties?

Affordable housing has become a major issue in Arizona politics and newly released data by the National Low Income Housing Coalition has shed a light on where the issue is the most prevalent in...

Inmates freed under new early release law

More than one hundred inmates have already been released from Arizona state prisons due to a new law allowing people convicted of drug offenses to end their sentences early.And more than 7,000 people who...

Which will our leaders value more: a woman’s life or a utility’s large profits?

Stephanie Pullman didn’t need to die. But so long as we value profits over human safety, people like Stephanie will continue to pay the ultimate price.

New generation of dreamers gears up for fights, hopes for wins

For more than a decade, immigrants lacking a legal status who arrived in the country as children have pushed for a pathway to citizenship. Known as “dreamers,” these youth have been arrested in demonstrations, stopped deportations of family members and strangers, sued the state of Arizona, won the right to obtain driver’s licenses and lost in-state tuition.

Lawmakers OK plan to replace broken prison locks

A legislative panel approved the Arizona Department of Corrections’ request to use nearly $18 million to replace faulty locks that have allowed inmates at state prisons to get out of their cells.

Coconino County is worst in state for affordable housing

Data released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition shows that 41 percent of residents in Coconino County are renters who need to work a minimum of 63 hours a week to afford a...