Outrage that Arizona state workers set aside more than 6,000 reports of suspected child abuse or neglect over the past four years is not mitigated by understanding how woefully inadequate our state child-welfare system has been for years.
For many Tucsonans, the scenarios are all too familiar: Dad's
forgetfulness has the kids convinced that an assisted-living
facility may be on the horizon; after a few fender benders,
siblings tell Mom it's time to hand over the car keys.