This June 20, 2014 file photo shows the Southwest Key-Nueva Esperanza, in Brownsville, Texas, a facility that shelters unaccompanied immigrant children. When school leaders in San Benito, Texas, learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in town, they felt obliged to help. The superintendent reached out and agreed to send 19 bilingual teachers and hundreds of computers to make the learning environment as similar as possible to one of his schools. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Aug 23, 2018

State inspections show infractions at migrant shelters

Recent state inspections of Southwest Key shelters that house migrant children show that some employees did not have adequate background checks on file.

Dec 15, 2017

State agricultural department gets in on fight against opioid abuse

The Arizona Department of Agriculture’s livestock officers will start carrying naloxone, a drug that reverses the effect of opioid overdoses.

Jun 13, 2017

Ducey orders health care providers to report opioid overdoses and deaths

Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order on Tuesday allowing the director of the Arizona Department of Health Service to collect the names of those who overdose on opioids.

Jun 5, 2017

Governor declares health emergency to tackle opioid-abuse outbreak

Gov. Doug Ducey declared a statewide health emergency Monday in light of a report from the Arizona Department of Health Services that stated opioid overdoses now kill an average of two Arizonans a day.

Feb 22, 2016

Grand Canyon officials face discipline after report on abuse

The top two officials at Grand Canyon National Park are among those facing disciplinary action following a federal report that found they violated policies on reporting and investigating allegations of sexual harassment in the parkai??i??s river district.

Feb 9, 2016

Panel advances bill to ease child safety caseloads

A House panel advanced a bill that would exempt the Department of Child Safety from investigating certain non-criminal reports of abuse or neglect.

Feb 8, 2016

Child Safety agency pushes for new way of measuring case backlog

The Department of Child Safety has been judged since its creation by the number of cases it has left behind, but now agency leaders are asking to be monitored by a new metric.

Sep 18, 2015

Per diem payments to industrial commissioners raise eyebrows

There are 251 work days in a calendar year, and some members of the Industrial Commission of Arizona are claiming per diem payments for every one of them and more.

Jul 30, 2015

DCS chief offers new plan to cut backlog of cases

The head of the state's child welfare agency said Thursday he will slash the backlog of inactive cases by cutting down the number investigated on the front end.

May 29, 2015

Lawmaker wants testing for parents of drug-exposed babies

An Arizona lawmaker on Thursday called for changes in state law to allow ongoing testing of parents whose babies are born exposed to drugs after a child who was returned to her parents died of apparent abuse.

Nov 12, 2014

Former, current Grand Canyon workers allege abuses

Federal investigators are looking into allegations of discrimination, retaliation and a sexually hostile work environment in the Grand Canyon's river corridor.

Mar 10, 2014

House passes livestock cruelty bill without “ag-gag” provision

The removal of a controversial provision didn’t go far enough to bring critics of a livestock cruelty bill on board, but the House of Representatives still narrowly passed the legislation.