Law & Government

Invasive grass a wildfire threat to Sonoran Desert

Wildfires throughout Arizona’s desert ecosystems are caused in part by invasive species of grass, and experts say the problem is only getting worse as the grass spreads. 

Farnsworth bill would make DCS provide monthly report on missing kids

The Republican senator who has suggested without evidence that the Arizona Department of Child Safety is linked to a global child-sex-trafficking cabal wants the agency to create new reports on children under its care who go missing.

The weight of history, and Congress, will judge Trump harshly

Welcome to the first made-for-reality-TV presidential impeachment.

AZ groups cite ‘extreme danger,’ call for ICE to release all detained transgender migrants

Two Arizona groups are asking the federal government to release all transgender migrants held in immigration detention centers, alleging they face “extreme danger” while in detention.

Delayed ESA money prompts ‘baseless’ legal claim, education officials say

Libertarian legal advocacy groups say they’ve filed a formal intent to sue the Arizona Department of Education because it has failed to make timely payments to dozens of parents whose children use the state’s school voucher program.

The BLM is paying people $1,000 to adopt wild burros and horses from a state prison

The Bureau of Land Management will pay up to $1,000 to people who picked up a wild burro or horse from its adoption program open house at Florence Prison earlier this month. 

Self-driving delivery company quietly expands testing to include downtown Phoenix

Self-driving car company Nuro, which aims to create a fleet of small unmanned cars that deliver food and goods, has quietly expanded its testing operations in the metro Phoenix area, Arizona Mirror has learned. 

Supes set date for Petersen to appeal suspension, order investigation

After spending three hours in executive session with lawyers, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to give Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen a date to appeal his suspension and requested the county...

Congress renews push for Equal Rights Amendment in wake of Virginia’s blue wave

The U.S. House advanced a resolution on Wednesday that aims to ease the ratification of a Constitutional amendment that would ensure equality for U.S. citizens under the law, regardless of their sex. 

Navajo Nation to NTEC: You’re on your own for mine cleanups

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez on Wednesday terminated an agreement with Navajo Transitional Energy Company that would have held NTEC harmless for costly mine cleanup plans. 
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