Despite the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Arizona Democrats touted the law’s “many, many positive aspects” and showcased one woman Monday who successfully got health insurance through healthcare.gov.Read More »
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WASHINGTON – Shipbuilding may not seem like a vital issue for arid, landlocked Arizona, but Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, joined the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus – along with 23 other caucuses and working groups.Read More »
A judge in Tucson on Wednesday acquitted a former state lawmaker of misdemeanor domestic violence charges just months after he resigned because a House panel recommended his expulsion for ethics lapses.Read More »
Sen. Scott Bundgaard, the Peoria Republican who is facing misdemeanor charges over a physical scuffle with his then-girlfriend in February, has entered a “not guilty” plea.Read More »
Four months after police detained him in a late-night altercation with his girlfriend on the side of the freeway, Phoenix city prosecutors filed misdemeanor domestic violence charges against Sen. Scott Bundgaard.Read More »
Last-ditch efforts by social conservatives helped to successfully revive legislation that would extend the waiting period to file a divorce in some cases.Read More »
The state's longest-serving sitting court judge has been reappointed to the bench in Glendale.Read More »
Domestic violence affects women of every country, culture and income level, and victims are often reluctant to seek help for a variety of reasons.
When a woman is in the U.S. illegally, however, she will be even more reluctant to come forward, law enforcement officials and victims’ advocates say. Undocumented immigrants as a group fear dealing with police, and some abusers use that fear as a lever, threatening to turn in their victims and separate them from children through deportation.