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5 states struggle with surging numbers of foster children


The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, but just five states account for nearly two-thirds of the recent increase. Reasons range from creation of a new child-abuse hotline to widespread outrage over the deaths of children who'd been repeatedly abused. Addictions among parents are another major factor.

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Ducey’s confidence in DES director ‘shaken’ (access required)

Tim Jeffries

Gov. Doug Ducey said he’s disappointed in what he’s hearing out of the Department of Economic Security and said his confidence in Director Tim Jeffries has been “shaken,” a marked change in tone regarding the embattled agency head and the controversies that have dogged him in recent weeks.

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