Native dancers want Arizona gallery owner held on hate crime
Native American dancers who were the target of a Scottsdale gallery owner's racist rant as they were being filmed for Super Bowl week are pushing for hate crime charges.
Parking bill splits disability community
A spat over parking spaces is putting some users of electric wheelchairs at odds with other members of the disability community.
Senate votes to give business more time to fix potential disability violation
Over Democrats’ objections, state senators voted Tuesday to give businesses more time to fix violations of disability laws before ending up in court.
House delays vote on service animal law
The House delayed voting on a measure that would give business owners more discretion under state law to ask people with misbehaving service animals to leave.
ADOT data show sharp increase in number of disability plates, placards
The number of Arizonans using disability license plates and placards has grown by almost 70 percent in the past 12 years – more than double the rate of growth for passenger and commercial vehicle registrations.
Disabled community stops bill to ban service animals in restaurants
The disabled community turned out en masse to oppose a bill that would allow restaurant owners to ban service animals from their restaurants, and the bill went down during a committee hearing.
Millions remain unspent in school choice program
Parents with empowerment scholarship accounts have amassed roughly $2.5 million of unspent public money over three years, causing public school officials to question the program’s accountability.
Empowerment Scholarship Account program generates controversy
Max Ashton is a senior at Brophy College Preparatory with a 4.0 grade point average. He is also blind.
Expanded voucher system approved by Arizona Senate
The Arizona Senate has reversed course and approved an expansion of a school voucher program that allows students to use public funds to attend a private school.
Expanded voucher system rejected by Arizona Senate
The Arizona Senate has rejected an expansion of a school voucher program that allows students to use public funds to attend a private school because it lacked accountability standards.
State removes offensive words from statutes
Words like "mental retardation" and "crippled" will no longer appear in Arizona state law. Gov. Jan Brewer held a ceremonial bill signing Thursday celebrating the passage of legislation that removes offensive words from state statutes.
Partial freeze for Medicaid taking effect
A partial eligibility freeze for Arizona's Medicaid program takes effect Friday.