Navarrete, child sex crimes, jury, Senate
Oct 12, 2023

Navarrete sexual crimes against children trial starts, jury selected

The highly anticipated trial of former Sen. Otoniel “Tony” Navarrete went forward on Thursday morning with jury selection, and still no plea deal.  

family leave, Hobbs, Department of Administration, baby, pilot project, state employees
Sep 7, 2023

State employees with new family members can get up to 12 paid weeks off

More than 34,000 state employees are now eligible to get up to 12 weeks off with pay when they have a new family member. And that immediately covers those whose newborns, adoptions and foster placements occurred as far back as the first of the year.

Kids Count Data Book, child care, Arizona
Jun 15, 2023

Report: Arizona children’s well-being improves slightly but state still ranks among worst

An annual report that measures the well-being of children showed slight improvement for Arizona kids, but the Grand Canyon state remained among the lowest-ranked states.

Feb 26, 2021

Here’s why women need our bill

Let’s not allow lives to be lost and women to struggle alone when help exists. Let’s save lives and prevent decades of suffering and regret. No woman should have to feel that abortion is her only option. The time to pass this bill is now.

foster youth, deaths, shootings, North Star Independent Living Services, Kentucky
Nov 23, 2016

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.

Apr 6, 2015

Appeals court rules step-sibling not family in victim’s rights case

The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled April 2 that the surviving step sibling of a murdered 10-year girl doesn’t qualify as a victim under the Arizona Constitution and will have to submit to pre-trial questioning by defense attorneys.

Jul 21, 2014

Cardon’s siblings claim he squandered the family’s money on lavish lifestyle, politics

Six of secretary of state candidate Wil Cardon’s seven siblings sued him over his control of family trust funds and his use of their money, including more than $6 million he spent on his failed U.S. Senate campaign in 2012.

May 20, 2014

Prescott panel to review benefit claim by firefighter’s family

PRESCOTT ai??i?? A hearing is scheduled this week in Prescott on the retirement-benefit claim by the family of a fallen Granite Mountain Hotshot.PRESCOTT ai??i?? A hearing is scheduled this week in Prescott on the retirement-benefit claim by the family of a fallen Granite Mountain Hotshot.

Nov 11, 2013

Arizonans in ‘Old Guard’ say honoring the fallen is the greatest service

Former Phoenix residents Tyler O’Connor and Enrique Garcia took different paths to the Army.

O’Connor knew at age 7 that he wanted to be a soldier and spent four years in Army ROTC at Arizona State University to earn a commission in the infantry. Garcia decided much later to enlist, about a year after high school. O’Connor wound up serving in Afghanistan, Garcia was deployed twice to [...]

Nov 6, 2013

Study: 313,000 in AZ can get insurance subsidies

A new study says nearly 60 percent of Arizonans who can buy health insurance through the federal marketplace will qualify for a tax subsidy.

Nov 5, 2013

Arizona Democrats tout Obamacare benefits, despite problems with rollout

Despite the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Arizona Democrats touted the law’s “many, many positive aspects” and showcased one woman Monday who successfully got health insurance through healthcare.gov.

Oct 31, 2013

Cuts to food stamp benefits hit more than 1 million Arizonans Friday

More than 1.1 million Arizonans who depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – better known as food stamps – will see their benefits reduced Friday in a long-planned national cut.