Arizona’s university presidents have agreed on a magic number that represents per student funding parity among the three institutions.Read More »
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Child Protective Services doesn’t have to follow the law when temporarily taking a child from his or her parents until there’s been a hearing to determine whether the child has been abused or neglected, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.Read More »
For the second time in four years the Arizona Department of Corrections will be going to court to defend the way it carries out executions.Read More »
University presidents are set to unveil their plans for meeting Legislative mandates aimed at ending decades of funding disparities among the three state universities and lifting Arizona from the bottom of financial aid providers in the nation.Read More »
Mesa police are giving special treatment to the investigation on the assault of recall candidate Jerry Lewis.
The department is going to check a padlock apparently thrown at Lewis on Saturday for fingerprints and DNA evidence, a step that normally wouldn’t be done in most other simple assault cases.
A group of doctors who treated an infant victim in a murder case lost in a bid July 21 to obtain $350-an-hour fees from the state for their time to testify at trial.Read More »
Deciding whether to pose in the black robe for a campaign ad is not just a matter of style and public relations for a judge — it also presents an ethical question.
Making the wrong choice on such a seemingly simple question can put a judge in hot water. They play by a strict set of rules that are aimed at maintaining their impartiality and upholding the appearance that they are impartial.
The clash over the way Arizona teaches English to kids who don’t speak the language is being waged on two fronts.
The more familiar one is in U.S. District Court in Tucson, where for the past 19 years the state has been defending Flores v. Arizona, a case that has driven funding and policy for teaching kids to speak English and has been to the U.S. Supreme Court and back.
Time has run out for school districts that aren’t compliant with the state’s English Language Learner program.
In the three years since the program, which requires four hours a day of English immersion for students who aren’t proficient in the language, was established, not one school district has been sanctioned financially for non-compliance, even though a sanction is required by law, according to a report by the Office of the Auditor General.
One man is serving a life sentence for fatally shooting 21-year-old Heather Quan on Dec. 23, 2006.
Prosecutors have had a more difficult time bringing the shooter’s father and alleged accomplice, Larry Lloyd Carver, 59, to trial for Quan’s death.