Transgender girls go to court over Arizona school sports ban
The parents of two transgender girls in Arizona filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a year-old state law banning trans girls from participating in school sports.
Arizona pauses lottery sales after update crashes system
Arizona Lottery officials have halted all ticket sales and prize redemptions after an update to install two new games caused the system to crash.
Republican lawmaker takes aim at public schools
Rep. Kelly Townsend wants school district employees and board members investigated at the whim of any legislator who questions the legality of their policies.
Novelist quits teaching at Arizona college over loyalty oath
A crime novelist and poet quit his job teaching creative writing at Phoenix College because of a longstanding state requirement for public employees to sign a loyalty oath.
Superior Court judge rules in favor of ‘dreamers’
Saying that federal law and not the state determines who is here legally, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that “dreamers” are entitled to the same lower tuition rates as other Arizona residents.
Flagstaff group pushing to allow cities to adopt ‘living wage’ laws
A Flagstaff group is going to court as a first step that could allow all Arizona cities to adopt their own “living wage” laws.
TUSD gets reprieve from penalties for cultural courses
The Tucson Unified School District is safe for the time being from any penalties associated with alleged violations of a state law forbidding racially-charged classes.
Douglas’ first task: Administering state’s new Common Core test
The first task for Diane Douglas, who calls her election to superintendent of public instruction a mandate to end Common Core, will be overseeing the state’s new test for measuring public school students under the learning standards.
Free Enterprise Club targets Smith in new TV ad
The Arizona Free Enterprise Club had spent roughly $1.5 million to influence voters in several statewide and legislative Republican primary races, but had stayed out of the hotly contested governor’s race – until now.
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.
Arizona, other states retaliate against ‘revenge porn’
Sparked by a new law approved by the California legislature this fall, Arizona is one of several states where lawmakers are proposing bills to criminalize “revenge porn.”
Arizona updating regulations on abortion clinics
Arizona health officials are drafting new rules on regulation of abortion clinics as required under a wide-ranging 2012 state law.