May 8, 2017

House gives hemp farming preliminary approval

Arizona is on the verge of authorizing its farmers to start growing hemp. But how quickly fields of the relative of the better-known marijuana plant will start springing up around the state remains unclear.

Jul 29, 2016

New State Bar section delves into religious freedom and the law

Two underlying forces are at work behind a new section of the State Bar of Arizona on the intersection of religious liberty and the law.

May 14, 2015

AG withdraws opinion on use of public dollars on elections

Following a barrage of criticism, an opinion by Attorney General Mark Brnovich that allowed officials to use public resources on election topics has been withdrawn.

Dec 10, 2013

Border fence: Once again, the $264,000 question goes unanswered

A legislative panel that is looking into border security skirted a nagging question at a meeting this morning – what to do with roughly $260,000 that was raised to build a fence on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Dec 10, 2013

Federal, state laws at odds on lobbyist political contributions

To curtail the inappropriate influence of money in politics, Arizona law prohibits lobbyists from contributing to lawmakers’ campaign committees while the Legislature is in session.

Nov 11, 2013

3 years later, still no groundbreaking on donation-funded state border fence

Nearly three years after lawmakers started soliciting public donations to build a portion of fence along Arizona’s border with Mexico, lawmakers still don’t have a plan to build a fence with the $264,028 they have received.

Federal judge puts Arizona abortion law on hold
Nov 5, 2013

Ruling on Arizona race, sex abortion ban appealed

Groups opposed to an Arizona law banning abortions based on the race or sex of the fetus are challenging a ruling that dismissed their suit.

Nov 4, 2013

Panel: Harsher penalties for straw buyers could curb gun traffic to Mexico

Stricter U.S. gun measures are needed to stem the flow of guns to Mexico, where the weapons are fueling violence and leaving people “under siege” with little hope of help from their government, activists said Thursday.

Oct 14, 2013

State secret

Arizona tries to conceal identity of firm that makes chemical for lethal injections

Masks are synonymous with executioners. So in keeping with that tradition, the Arizona Department of Corrections tried to follow other states and extend anonymity to the company that makes the chemical used in lethal injections.

Oct 10, 2013

Detention of men prompts immigration protest

Tucson's police chief says officers were following the law during a traffic stop of two immigrants that turned into a heated protest.

Oct 10, 2012

Judge backs Legislature in sweep of foreclosure funds

The Legislature’s decision to sweep $50 million intended to help the state with the consequences of the foreclosure crisis was legal, according to a Maricopa County judge.

Sep 17, 2012

Young Arizona immigrants fight for a piece of the American dream

Early in September, Reyna Montoya awoke to hear the heavy downpour outside her home in Mesa. She reacted the way most Arizonans would — with a giddy enthusiasm and a sense of wonder at seeing a million tears fall from the sky to wash away the desert heat. “We never get to see the rain here,” she said. Montoya, 21, was recounting the story to make a point: Arizona is her home and she’s n[...]