LDS, Mormon, clergy, abuse
Nov 8, 2023

Judge tosses out bid by family sexual abuse survivors to sue church for failing to report to police

A Cochise County Superior Court judge has thrown out a bid by two survivors of family sexual abuse to sue the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and two of its bishops for failing to report to police what they may have known of the incidents.

LDS, Paul Adams, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, lawsuit
Nov 1, 2023

Travers pushing for exception to state laws that allow clergy to hide abuse confessed

A first-term Democratic lawmaker wants to enact an exception to state laws that allow clergy to refuse to disclose what was told to them in confession or similar confidential communication.

peace, Golden Rule, terrorists, dictators, Israel
Oct 20, 2023

Imagine a world without hate

The world would be better off if everyone went back to practicing the Golden Rules of tolerance, respect, kindness, empathy and understanding.

campaign signs, Hamadeh, Barto, Syms, Gress, election, signs, Mesa Sign Shop, Signwalkers, Tony Cani, Slingshot Campaigns
Jan 20, 2023

Kaiser pitches ban on political signs at street corners, medians, other public rights of way

Sen. Steve Kaiser has introduced legislation that could make him a hero of Arizona motorists -- assuming it gets approved and survives a likely court challenge. The Phoenix Republican wants to ban political signs from street corners, medians and other public rights of way.

Mar 9, 2021

Dems claim bill gives churches immunity from lawsuits

It's promoted as a measure to ensure that no future governor shuts down religious services during an emergency, but some legislators worry that the actual wording of the legislation would potentially immunize churches from lawsuits over child abuse.

Jul 25, 2016

From New York to New Mexico, hard work and creativity pay off

Volunteers across the United States work to revamp historic churches, restore the environment and fight fires.

Nov 17, 2015

Court asked to rule on the definition of a church – and whether it really matters, anyway

A fight between a couple wanting to build a chapel and Pima County is forcing a federal appeals court to consider who gets to decide what exactly is a church.

Mar 26, 2015

Nostalgia, but no apologies: Senator explains church law comment

Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, on Wednesday explained – but would not apologize – for a comment made Tuesday during a committee hearing saying Arizona should pass a law that people should have to go to church.

Horne to renew effort to abolish Colorado City police force
Dec 26, 2012

Horne to renew effort to abolish Colorado City police force

Attorney General Tom Horne will try to disband Colorado City’s police force with legislation again next year, but not without some renewed opposition from lawmakers whose district includes the polygamist town.

Jul 13, 2011

Yuma church can sue city for damages in zoning denial, appeals court rules

A federal appeals court Tuesday said a Southern Baptist church can sue the city of Yuma for damages after city zoning decisions prevented the congregation from worshiping at a building it bought in the city’s Old Town section.

Jan 11, 2011

Legislature swiftly passes, Brewer signs bill to restrict funeral protests

To members of a notorious Kansas-based church who are planning to picket the funerals of victims of the shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona sent this message today: We don't want you here.

May 12, 2010

Gov. Brewer signs bill on rights for siting churches

Gov. Jan Brewer has signed into law a bill that restricts local governments' ability to impose land-use restrictions where churches are located.