A federal appellate court has agreed to decide whether Arizona’s 33,000 prisoners can be in a lawsuit alleging that prison healthcare and confinement conditions amount to cruel and unusual punishment.Read More »
Monthly Archives: July 2013
Sunday’s Ted Nugent concert at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix was expected to be a bonanza for the URAPC referendum organizers. In an email to supporters on Friday, URAPC organizer Christine Bauserman called the concert “a free-for-all” and said the group was hoping to have 100 people blanketing the parking lot “collecting signatures from every single concert goer.”Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer says firefighters and first responders put their lives on the line every day in "service and sacrifice." Her remarks came Tuesday as the governor held a ceremonial bill-signing to create a memorial for firefighters and emergency medical technicians.Read More »
FLAGSTAFF — Four national forests in Arizona are lifting fire restrictions due to a reduced risk of major wildfires.Read More »
The board that oversees Arizona's state university system is expressing concern about student safety in the wake of dangerous and criminal activities that include alcohol-related injuries, sexual assaults and at least one fatality.Read More »
CASA GRANDE — Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles is balking at using the county government's general email system, saying he's not confident it's secure.Read More »
Supporters of Arizona’s solar industry blasted Arizona Public Service’s proposals to change the state’s solar energy incentives as an effort to kill the solar industry.Read More »
The Legislature violated the state Constitution by combining a comprehensive homeowners association bill with a minor elections bill in the last hours of the 2013 session, a public-interest law firm alleges in a lawsuit filed July 16.
The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, suing on behalf of two HOA activists, is asking Maricopa County Superior Court to declare SB1454 unconstitutional because it violates the Constitution’s same-subject rule.
Horne on Friday published an AG’s opinion concerning a pair of questions posed by Townsend regarding the pending LD16 Senate vacancy. Townsend’s questions both centered on the issue of residency: Does the replacement have to live in the same county as the vacating senator, and can residency be met by changing one’s address to a room above a commercial property the person owns?Read More »
Immigrant rights advocates urged a federal appeals court on Monday to halt Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's order denying driver's licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy, arguing that Arizona's policy is unconstitutional because it's trumped by federal law.Read More »