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 »
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The city prosecutor in Phoenix says a decision on whether to charge anyone in a case involving state Sen. Scott Bundgaard could be weeks away.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 »
Which veteran lawmaker is tone-deaf? Which one would pass out campaign yo-yos if she could? One even says she eats dessert first if it is available “just in case something happens” that would prevent her from enjoying it later. The 50th Legislature, which started in January, features 31 women lawmakers, which is an increase of three over the 49th Legislature’s total of 28. While this group grapples with the most daunting budget situation ever in Arizona, we wanted to find out how much hope they have in the legislative process and what they think their co-workers might say about them. We gave each woman lawmaker the chance to answer a four-question survey, with the caveat that each answer could only be two sentences.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.
The Arizona Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Project has been connecting victims and their families with legal aid since 1997. The program serves approximately 12,000 victims annually.Read More »
Arizona has always had its fair share of larger-than-life politicians. For years, the state has also been on the cutting edge of progressive politics, in selecting powerful women to hold its highest offices, in a traditionally male-dominated arena.Read More »