Arizona's child-welfare system continues to be strained by increases in reports of abuse and neglect and in placements of children in foster care even as the state makes progress in areas such as reuniting children with families.Read More »
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The obesity rate for low-income Arizona preschoolers remained level from 2008 to 2011 after growing sharply in previous years, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.Read More »
More Arizona families face lengthy dependency hearings
Peoria police may not have had enough evidence to support charging Sen. Rick Murphy with molesting two boys in his care, but Child Protective Services believes the latest investigation of the Peoria Republican for sexual abuse allegations is reason enough to take away not just his foster children, but his four adoptive daughters.
Arizona officials now say parents seeking to care for foster children don't automatically have to have their own children vaccinated.Read More »
An Arizona law that goes into effect Tuesday encourages divorced parents to do more joint parenting.Read More »
An initiative measure for a sales tax increase has been certified to appear on Arizona's November ballot after checks of petitions found enough valid voter signatures.Read More »
While attempts to bar minors from riding unrestrained in pickup truck beds have failed for years at the Legislature, state leaders have three new reasons to act, a lawmaker said Thursday.Read More »
Undeterred by major setbacks last year, a freshman legislator is once again pushing immigration bills that could lead to another showdown over how best to confront the issue.
Sen. Steve Smith, a Maricopa Republican, is proposing laws that would require school districts to count the number of students who are in the country illegally and to require hospitals to report patients who cannot prove their lawful status.
State law requires county attorneys and police to cooperate with state Child Protective Service caseworkers, but police and prosecutors told the Governor’s Child Safety Task Force today that some child abuse and sex abuse investigations are falling short because of communication failures, antiquated technology and red tape.Read More »
A mere “cleanup” it is not.
That is critics’ response to the late introduction of an immigration bill authored by Senate President Russell Pearce.