A federal judge today dismissed the lawsuit filed by Gov. Jan Brewer that stalled key portions of a state-run medical marijuana program, which was narrowly approved by Arizona voters in 2010.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court will decide on Feb. 15 whether to hear a case challenging $1.6 billion in cuts to the state Medicaid system.Read More »
The Homeland Security Department will use 50 immigration agents to screen jail inmates in Arizona's most populous county after it revoked the sheriff's authority to access its systems, the agency said Monday in a letter to U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl.Read More »
On Christmas Day in 1871, Emma Batchelor Lee, her soon-to-be infamous husband, and six young children arrived at a desolate location next to the Colorado River in between Grand and Glen canyons that would become their new home. She originally called the site ‘Lonely Dell,’ but the area would become better known as Lee’s Ferry.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer said she sees no need for Arizona to make the kinds of revisions that Alabama is considering to its SB1070-style law.Read More »
With U.S. Supreme Court taking on SB1070, illegal border crossers are back in campaign spotlightThe U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear the lawsuit against SB1070 couldn’t have been timed better to put illegal immigration front and center for the 2012 campaign season. Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is seeking a big funding boost for the Arizona Office of Tourism so it can step up efforts to market the state.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has always been fond of saying he’s accountable only to the voters.
But the U.S. Department of Justice took the first steps Dec. 15 toward making Arpaio answer to the federal government after unveiling the results of a civil rights probe that one investigator described as “the most egregious racial profiling in the United States.”
Arizona has a higher number of homeless veterans than most other states, in part because of the draw of its mild winters. More than 2,200 veterans are homeless in Arizona on any given night, making up one of every five people on the street, according to estimates from the state Department of Veterans Services.
Alarmed by the scale of the problem and the lack of resources available, state and private organizations are joining a national effort to make help available to those on the street.
Federal authorities plan to announce their findings Thursday in a civil rights investigation of an Arizona sheriff's office accused of using discriminatory tactics in its signature immigration patrols.Read More »