Politics

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.

Arizona ranks 46th for childhood well-being, Kids Count report says

Arizona scrapes along the bottom of the nation in children’s well-being, ranking 46th in 2019 Kids Count data released Monday. Lack of affordable housing emerged as a pressure point.

Ducey chides utility regulators for ‘mission creep’

Speaking to reporters on Monday in Paradise Valley, Ducey said Arizona should protect its most vulnerable residents, and said that may include new protections, regulations or legislation to prevent such incidents in the future.

Couple is suing infamous Tempe landlord for RICO

Infamous Tempe landlord Timothy Wright has found himself the subject of a racketeering and fraud lawsuit brought by two wealthy Paradise Valley residents who had been his tenants.

Julián Castro stresses police reform, says Trump failed on immigration Democratic candidate for president was speaking in Tempe at...

Democratic candidate for president Julián Castro called President Donald Trump “a failure” when it comes to immigration during a town hall event hosted and broadcast by Fox News.“In our name, little children have been...

Sinema splits with Democrats more often than all but 1 other senator

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has broken with her party on more votes than nearly every other U.S. senator so far this year.The Arizona freshman Democrat, who won a historic election last fall...

Arizona’s harsh sentencing laws separate families this Father’s Day

At my husband's sentencing, the judge even agreed the sentence was excessive. But because of Arizona’s harsh sentencing structure, there was nothing he could do. The prosecutor held all the power.

Mesa Mayor: Citizenship question on census ‘a real threat to my city’

Mesa Mayor John Giles spoke against the controversial citizenship question being considered for the 2020 Census during a press call Wednesday organized by the Leadership Conference Education Fund, a civil rights and research group.“It...