Law & Government

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.

Ducey signs bill changing oversight of migrant shelters after Southwest Key controversies

Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill to change how Arizona oversees federally contracted facilities like Southwest Key that run migrant youth shelters.The House of Representatives sent Senate Bill 1247 to Ducey’s desk last...

Republicans reeling after AZGOP chair Ward supports sales tax increase

Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward, a conservative firebrand who for years has championed the party’s grassroots base, is throwing the weight of the Arizona Republican Party behind an effort to increase the state sales tax to better fund education.

DPS answers questions for KTAR, but not Arizona Mirror

Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper Kameron Lee told KTAR on Tuesday that all of the agency’s pistols with major flaws had been fixed by Fabrique Nationale Herstal, the company that manufactured the...

Instead of reforming charters, Ducey wants to reward bad actors

Instead of holding bad actors accountable, the governor is proposing large bonuses that will help some of the very schools who took advantage of lax regulations and filled their executives’ pockets with millions in taxpayer-funded largesse.
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