CPS official wants to close gaps endangering kids
The head of the new investigations unit of Arizona’s Child Protective Services wants to fill in cracks that he says can be deadly for children and haunting for those trying — but failing — to protect them.
Checkpoint affecting Tubac, Rio Rico home values
An independent study supports the long-held belief by some business owners and real estate agents that a border checkpoint in southern Arizona has hurt property values in Tubac and Rio Rico.
Judge asked to reconsider ruling in Arpaio case
Maricopa County is asking a judge to reconsider her decision not to dismiss the county from a lawsuit alleging that Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office carried out a pattern of discrimination against Latinos in its immigration patrols.
New Arizona law encourages more joint parenting
An Arizona law that goes into effect Tuesday encourages divorced parents to do more joint parenting.
End gun-free zones, allow teachers to conceal carry
End gun-free zones. Allow teachers to conceal carry. And you, the media, please stop being biased toward gun control.
Myths of gun control always miss the target
The recent slaughter at the grade school in Connecticut is an unimaginable tragedy that could never have been predicted. What can be predicted with pinpoint accuracy will be the national call to disarm honest, law-abiding citizens as a strategy to somehow prevent this from happening again.
Democrats’ absence slows Pinal County shift to merit selection
Pinal County’s conversion to a new way of choosing judges is off to a rough start as Democrats show no interest in applying for the bench and volunteers are lacking for a nomination committee.
As economy improves, counties push to restore lost state funding
County governments have been heavily hit by state budget cuts in recent years, causing leaders to strip vital services down to the bare bones, lay off skilled employees and slice large chunks of money from nearly every line in their budgets.
Horne to renew effort to abolish Colorado City police force
Attorney General Tom Horne will try to disband Colorado City’s police force with legislation again next year, but not without some renewed opposition from lawmakers whose district includes the polygamist town.
Online Impersonation bill could silence satirical critics
In recent years, several state lawmakers have had fake, unflattering social media accounts spring up in their names.
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