The Obama administration said Thursday it will allow many illegal immigrants facing deportation the chance to stay in this country and apply for a work permit, while focusing on removing from the U.S. convicted criminals and those who might be a national security or public safety threat.Read More »
Time has run out for school districts that aren’t compliant with the state’s English Language Learner program.
In the three years since the program, which requires four hours a day of English immersion for students who aren’t proficient in the language, was established, not one school district has been sanctioned financially for non-compliance, even though a sanction is required by law, according to a report by the Office of the Auditor General.
ASU law professor Paul Bender believes the Arizona Supreme Court wrote an unnecessarily lengthy ruling and dissent to explain its decision for allowing him to remain as a nominee for the Independent Redistricting Commission in January.Read More »
Arizona solidified its reputation as a state that is particularly tough on drunk drivers in 2007, when legislators required first-time offenders to equip their vehicle with an ignition interlock device for one year.Read More »
This week's most outstanding utterances, gibes and quips.Read More »
The government's updated security plan for the U.S.-Mexico border keeps its focus on trying to stop drug and gun smuggling but contains an added emphasis on preventing and treating drug use in communities along the border.Read More »
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and other Obama administration officials will use an Arizona border city as a backdrop to unveil their latest plan to confront drug smuggling.Read More »
WASHINGTON _ A group of Arizona students went door-to-door asking friends and businesses for funds to help them take a message to Congress: They want to continue their education here in the country they have always known as home.Read More »
While all sides agree that Arizona’s air quality woes require a long-term fix, the latest effort to adopt a less stringent standard for curbing car emissions shows that the state program to combat air pollution is defined less by consistency and more by the winds of Arizona’s ever-changing political landscape.Read More »
In his first real test in his new role, House Speaker Andy Tobin found himself battling Gov. Jan Brewer.
Six weeks after being chosen by his caucus, Tobin and Brewer squared off over an extension of unemployment insurance: Brewer wanted to extend the benefits by 20 weeks and make some limited reforms, while Tobin publicly challenged her to expand the special session to include corporate tax cuts and incentives aimed at stimulating job creation.