Work for uranium mine near Grand Canyon hits pause
A uranium mining company that was sinking a shaft for a mine south of Grand Canyon National Park has put the work on hold, citing market conditions and the expense of litigation. Energy Fuels Resources Inc. said the operation will be on standby until December 2014 or until a ruling is issued in a federal […]
Judge’s ruling could create PAC ‘free-for-all’
Every law regulating ballot measure campaigns, political action committees and possibly even candidates’ campaign committees in Arizona may soon be wiped from the books, at least until the Legislature can write new ones.
Order of monitor for sheriff’s department draws criticism
After a federal judge ordered that a monitor guard against racial profiling by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Denise Velez showed up with a handful of demonstrators Thursday to fill out a tongue-in-cheek application to “babysit” Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
ADOT extends Dreamers driver’s license ban to other immigrants
The Arizona Department of Transportation formally banned driver’s licenses for all illegal immigrants who received deferred action from the federal government, potentially heading off a federal court ruling against a similar policy for children who were brought to the country illegally.
Abortion arguments: Planned Parenthood funding case heads to federal appeals court as pro-life group launches new assault
Arizona will be at the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals on June 12 as a long shot to convince a three-judge panel to reinstate a state law prohibiting Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood.
Judge rules casino may be built within metro Phoenix
A 2002 gaming compact between the state and Indian tribes does not prohibit the construction of casinos in the Phoenix metro area, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
Pro-life group won’t push for more anti-abortion bills this year
After years of waging a dogged and largely successful campaign to pass a slew of stricter anti-abortion laws, the Center for Arizona Policy, the state’s most influential pro-life group, is shifting gears to defend those laws at the Capitol and in court.
Capitol Quotes: January 25, 2012
This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances.