Super Bowl betting projected to reach $16 billion this year
A record 50.4 million American adults plan to bet on this year's Super Bowl, which will be held in Glendale on Sunday, wagering a total of $16 billion, while Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes urges football fans to use only legal sports betting websites and apps.
After a year, omicron still driving Covid surges and worries
A year after omicron began its assault on humanity, the ever-morphing Covid mutant drove virus case counts higher in many places just as Americans gathered for Thanksgiving. It was a prelude to a wave that experts expect to soon wash over the U.S.
Politics aside, treasurer’s race gets political
Candidates for what has historically been the least political state office are accusing each other of being too political. Incumbent Treasurer Kimberley Yee faced Democratic nominee Sen. Martín Quezada of Glendale, in a recent Arizona PBS debate.
U.S. has long history of unfairly separating children from parents
The U.S. has a long history of separating children from their parents without regard for parents’ rights or the children’s welfare.
Arizona spent $218K looking into complaints against Stringer
The Arizona House Ethics Committee spent just over $218,000 investigating former Rep. David Stringer, including $16,000 paid to a private investigation firm that tracked down a 1983 police report showing the former lawmaker was accused of paying boys for sex, according to records released Wednesday.
Stringer attorney: ‘hands are tied’ on disclosing documents
The attorney for embattled state Rep. David Stringer said Thursday the Ethics Committee can have a document it is demanding – if it goes to court.
State Bar closes Stringer investigation without misconduct finding
The Arizona State Bar has dismissed its investigation into Rep. David Stringer.
Supreme Court questions legality of warrantless DNA collection
As they grilled the lawyers arguing before them on the issue of whether police can collect DNA samples from unconvicted arrestees without a warrant, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court acknowledged just how high the stakes are.
From child abuse to the Golden Rule: Bill would rid state of license plates linked to private groups
Roughly 1,800 Arizonans order a Child Abuse Prevention plate every month. That translates into almost $375,000 per year that goes to programs that prevent child abuse.
Kavanagh: Keeping lottery winners’ names private would protect them
A state lawmaker wants to keep the names of lottery winners private, saying the change would protect them from criminals and scam artists.
Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, said his inspiration for HB 2082 is Matthew Good, a Fountain Hills resident who split a $587.5 million Powerball jackpot in November.
Notable laws nationally add restrictions to life in 2013
In California, a new law makes it a crime for a dog to pursue a bear or bobcat at any time.
In Illinois, it’s now illegal to sell, trade or distribute shark fins.
The National Conference of State Legislatures has compiled a list of laws around the country that went into effect Jan. 1. Here are others, as described by the NCSL.
Farewell, special plates? Panel advances bill that would scrap most
A House panel endorsed a bill Thursday that would put the brakes on many of the special license plates that allow Arizonans to display support for various causes.