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Insisting they will be protecting women's lives, the state House voted Tuesday to allow state health officials to make unannounced inspections at abortion clinics without first getting any sort of warrant.
When I was studying to be a rabbi, I spent several years doing volunteer service work in India, Thailand, El Salvador, Ghana, and many other countries. During that time, I heard many wrenching stories from women who had been the victims of violence. They told me they felt powerless, vulnerable, and scared.
A House panel voted Monday to make some people wait longer to start collecting jobless benefits.
You’re probably familiar with the old Yogi Berra quote, “The future ain’t what it used to be.” Well, if Yogi saw the new RoboCop film he’d probably revise that statement as “the future” in this film is pretty much the same as it was envisioned in 1987 – just not as much fun to watch.
Can Flanagan help fix state’s Division of Child Safety and Family?
“To all the victims of human trafficking out there: We have not forgotten you. To the criminal traffickers, say: Your days are numbered.”
Two years ago, following the murders of two kids who’d been “on the radar” of local police and Child Protective Services, Gov. Jan Brewer ordered the establishment of the Arizona Child Safety Task Force to examine the state’s current policies and practices when it comes to protecting children.
Does anyone even care that 6,000 cases of reported neglect and abuse went un-investigated by Child Protective Services Special Welfare Assessment Team at the Arizona Department of Economic Security?
PHOENIX — A special task force is recommending tougher penalties on “johns” who patronize underage prostitutes. But several state lawmakers are not sure they can sell it to colleagues.
As African-American males in Arizona, we are stunned, though not altogether surprised, at the bold assumptions, presumptions, and downright racist stereotypes Linda Turley-Hansen offers in “Not racism, and not guns; it’s moral absence that’s doing the killing” (East Valley Tribune, Sept. 1; also available at evtnow.com/5ua).
Both men and women took off their tops Sunday in Tempe for "Go Topless Day," a protest against gender inequality.
A lawfully impaneled jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin. The State of Florida failed to prove Zimmerman committed any crime. The government used the full force of its powers to investigate and prosecute Zimmerman and didn’t prove its case to the jury. That’s the way the system works in the United States.
Jodi Arias was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday in the gruesome killing of her one-time boyfriend in Arizona after a four-month trial that captured headlines with lurid tales of sex, lies, religion and a salacious relationship that ended in a blood bath.
When one thinks of the Holocaust film genre, dramas such as “Schindler’s List” and “The Pianist” instantly come to mind for their harrowing portrayals of victims and survivors who suffered at the hands of Nazis. But what about the German survivors – more specifically, the children of Nazi war criminals forced to come to terms with the atrocities of their parents? This is a question posed by the exceptional new German-language film, “Lore,” Cate Shortland’s follow-up to her acclaimed 2004 feature “Somersault.”
Saying that guns are public assets worth money, state senators voted Tuesday to close what they say are the last loopholes in the law allowing cities to destroy weapons that come into their possession.
WASHINGTON — This may be the year Congress decides what to do about the millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. And this may be the week when a bipartisan group of senators makes public details of the overhaul plan it has been negotiating for months.
A San Tan Valley man has been sentenced to five consecutive life sentences for molesting and sexually abusing a young girl, according to authorities.
A retired Mesa police sergeant has pleaded not guilty to charges of child molestation and sexual exploitation of a minor.
Gov. Jan Brewer is making a bid this week to salvage part of what's left of the law she signed in 2010 aimed at illegal immigration.
State lawmakers are poised to make it more difficult for some people to collect unemployment benefits.
Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona said Friday that some of the more than 2,000 illegal immigrants recently released by the Homeland Security Department because of budget cuts may have been convicted of serious crimes, citing "local sources."
The Board of Regents is free to stop collecting fees for the Arizona Students Association even if the move was political, the attorney for the board contends.
The Arizona Supreme Court says a person who pleads guilty under a plea agreement has only very limited rights to challenge a restitution order that follows.
“Our conservative state Legislature is moving forward on over 500 proposed laws this session. Nice to see so called ‘small government’ Republicans show that they are incapable of sticking to their supposed values.”