Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix, hopes to convince colleagues to approve legalizing marijuana for recreational use by adults.Read More »
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Federal appellate judges this morning questioned the legal justification of Arizona lawmakers in restricting -- if not banning outright -- the ability of women to terminate a pregnancy using medication instead of surgery.Read More »
Optometrists want the ability to prescribe steroids, hydrocodone pain killers and other potentially dangerous drugs, but lawmakers say a bill allowing them to do so is circumventing the legislative process and would put the public at risk.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer put her signature today on a bill that allows for the unannounced inspections of abortion clinics, guaranteeing a lawsuit to challenge the law.Read More »
U.S. District Court Judge David Bury issued an order late this afternoon rejecting a bid to block implementation while the legality of the 2012 law is litigated.Read More »
The Arizona State Hospital is finally meeting federal standards and will not lose its certification -- and millions in federal dollars.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on whether the Legislature intended to keep the roads free from unimpaired people who have metabolites of illegal drugs in their system.Read More »
Despite all the coverage of “medical” marijuana in Arizona, the news media’s own role in promoting this law has gone unreported. Yet it’s an important story.Read More »
Bill Myer paces, watching the crowd grow outside his Glendale storefront’s floor-to-ceiling windows. His son Ben is in the back, behind bulletproof walls and windows, preparing for a long-awaited opening.
Outside, people are joking about Sheriff Joe Arpaio coming to arrest them when sirens are momentarily heard in the distance. Many had wondered whether police would show up on this brisk December morning.