Incoming freshmen discuss key bill ideas
Arizona legislators can start to prefile bills for the 2023 session and some soon-to-be first-timers offered a range of significant policy ideas they plan to introduce.
Advocates worry rape kit backlog will discourage victims, enable offenders
A state task force said Arizona has thousands more untested rape kits than originally thought, a problem that advocates fear could undermine efforts to get victims to come forward while giving serial offenders a “free pass.”
Arizona law enforcement revising stance on rape kits
Law enforcement agencies across Arizona are sifting through evidence lockers looking for every last untested sexual assault kit under new efforts driven largely by Gov. Doug Ducey.