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5 states struggle with surging numbers of foster children

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The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, but just five states account for nearly two-thirds of the recent increase. Reasons range from creation of a new child-abuse hotline to widespread outrage over the deaths of children who'd been repeatedly abused. Addictions among parents are another major factor.

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Ducey’s confidence in DES director ‘shaken’ (access required)

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Gov. Doug Ducey said he’s disappointed in what he’s hearing out of the Department of Economic Security and said his confidence in Director Tim Jeffries has been “shaken,” a marked change in tone regarding the embattled agency head and the controversies that have dogged him in recent weeks.

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