The state has been revamping its behavioral health services in Maricopa County but now is turning its attention to the rest of the state.Read More »
Magellan Health Services' attempt to settle its dispute over a lost $3 billion contract in the state budget fell short, but an ally in the Legislature may try again before the session is over.Read More »
A judge ruled that a law creating two new at-large seats on the Maricopa County Community College District governing board is constitutional and will allow elections for those seats to move forward.Read More »
If it weren’t for new people moving to Arizona, some counties actually would be losing population.Read More »
Phoenix and the surrounding communities that make up Maricopa County have one of the highest rates of uninsured people in the country, according to a study conducted for The Associated Press.Read More »
Recent outbreaks of diseases in schools and elsewhere illustrate Arizona’s challenges when it comes to getting residents vaccinated, according to Maricopa County’s top health official.Read More »
Like a toddler with a water hose, the monsoon brings the rain in bursts, unevenly spraying but never quite quenching Arizona’s dry earth.
Often, the season’s thunderstorms unleash an apocalyptic scene — a wall of dust, with its tinge of yellow and red against the setting sun, rushing to swallow the Valley whole and enveloping its homes with its unwelcome sandy mist. Free from crippling polar vortexes or earthquakes, the sandstorms are nature’s reminder to Arizona of its sweeping powers.
Ending 33 years of litigation, Gov. Jan Brewer announced today that the state has reached a historic settlement in a lawsuit that sought to force the state to provide treatment to the seriously mentally ill.Read More »
Maricopa County officials held a closed-door meeting Thursday to consider action in two lawsuits that accuse Sheriff Joe Arpaio of abusing his powers.Read More »
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will hold a series of community meetings on Dec. 21 in connection with a court case in which the agency was found to have systematically racially profiled Latinos during its patrols.Read More »