Providing public information about police misconduct records can be a messy process but bulletins in Arizona and other states aim to keep residents informed of these issues.Read More »
With schools striving to get back to full swing, districts across Arizona continue to struggle with a severe shortage of teachers and administrators – and it’s the students who suffer most.Read More »
Election officials preparing for the rapidly approaching midterm elections have one more headache: trying to combat misinformation that sows distrust about voting and results while fueling vitriol aimed at rank-and-file election workers.Read More »
I've noticed a curious trend this summer in Phoenix. Moving trucks, dozens of them. Plenty of folks love to move here, but it is unusual to see this many when temperatures are regularly topping 110 degrees. I've also noticed far more cars than I typically do with California, Oregon and Washington license plates.Read More »
It's beginning to look like Arizona's going to have a bit more congressional clout after 2022.Read More »
A group representing marijuana business owners in the West is urging Congress to include language in a government spending bill that would protect pot operations.Read More »
The U.S. government will invest nearly $50 million in water conservation and reuse projects in 12 drought-stricken Western states, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Wednesday.Read More »
Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords will begin a nine-state tour in Maine, where she will advocate for tougher gun laws that she says will help protect women and families.Read More »
Despite all the coverage of “medical” marijuana in Arizona, the news media’s own role in promoting this law has gone unreported. Yet it’s an important story.Read More »
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.