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Court: Arizona hospitals not excluded from elder abuse claims

The justices rejected arguments that the law was always intended to cover things like nursing homes.

June 30, 2014 10:46 amLoading…
Campaigns pick a fight with Arizona sign law

Campaigns pick a fight with Arizona sign law

A total of four campaigns — all Republican — have run into trouble with local municipalities.

June 17, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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South Tucson leaders miffed by ACLU's demands on SB 1070

The South Tucson City Council agreed to an overhaul of the Police Department’s immigration policy in the months since the American Civil Liberties Union filed a claim over how the agency has implemented SB 1070, but it hesitated on Monday night to accept the ACLU’s proposed changes wholesale.

May 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
South Tucson pauses before SB 1070 settlement

South Tucson pauses before SB 1070 settlement

The South Tucson City Council has agreed to an overhaul of the police department’s immigration policy in the months since the American Civil Liberties Union filed a claim over how the agency has implemented SB 1070.

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New voucher plan pricier for AZ taxpayers; lawsuit likely in works

New voucher plan pricier for AZ taxpayers; lawsuit likely in works

PHOENIX — Arizona’s schools chief has decided to have state taxpayers pay more to help some children attend private and parochial schools than they would to keep them in public schools.

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Arizona bill meets some, but not all, OSHA requirements

PHOENIX — State lawmakers voted Thursday to buckle under to federal rules to protect workers from falls — but only if they’re forced to do so.

April 10, 2014 2:53 pmLoading…

Federal judge in Tucson is asked to block abortion-drug restrictions

A state law regulating the use of drugs prescribed in medical abortions would put unfair obstacles in the paths of women seeking abortions, opponents of the law argued in federal court in Tucson on Wednesday.

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Bill allowing Tesla to sell cars directly to Arizonans advances

Bill allowing Tesla to sell cars directly to Arizonans advances

PHOENIX — Calling the approach and the product innovative, a Senate panel voted Wednesday to let Tesla Motors finally start selling their electric vehicles directly to Arizona consumers.

March 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Independents in Arizona now outnumber both Democrats and Republicans

Independents in Arizona now outnumber both Democrats and Republicans

PHOENIX — Independents now outnumber both Republicans and Democrats in Arizona as voters continue to abandon the two major parties.

March 17, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…

Schools say they will drop $1.2B settlement claim if lawmakers honor 2000 law; Legislature balks

PHOENIX — Arizona public schools have offered to give up their claim to more than $1.2 billion in lost aid if the state will simply agree to adjust the current formula to recognize the fact that lawmakers broke state law.

March 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Planning contract legal, TUSD finds

Planning contract legal, TUSD finds

TUSD did not violate state law or district policy when it awarded a $92,500 contract to a Texas firm with ties to Superintendent H.T. Sanchez, an in-house review determined.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Arizona House OKs
softened lifetime
limits on Medicaid

Arizona House OKs softened lifetime limits on Medicaid

PHOENIX — The state House voted Thursday to put a five-year lifetime cap on government-funded health care — but not for everyone.

March 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Outcry over Arizona's SB 1062 overshadows bill's limited power

Outcry over Arizona's SB 1062 overshadows bill's limited power

PHOENIX — The hype and rhetoric on both sides of SB 1062, now awaiting action by Gov. Jan Brewer, may disguise the fact that the measure does far less than some have suggested.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gov. Brewer can stop insidious bill

Legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against customers is an affront to religious freedom, American values and civil rights — not to mention economic development and common sense. Gov. Jan Brewer must veto this brazen attempt to enshrine one version of religious belief int…

February 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Response to religion-gays bill by Rocco's in Tucson goes viral

Response to religion-gays bill by Rocco's in Tucson goes viral

In response to the current effort to let business owners in the state refuse service to gays based on "sincerely held" religious beliefs, Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria, 2707 E. Broadway, posted a photo on its Facebook page saying it reserved the right to do so against Arizona lawmakers.

February 21, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…

Upchurch, other federal officials answer questions on the Rosemont Mine

Last Monday, Coronado National Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch answered questions at a news conference about the Rosemont Mine.

December 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Director: Regular DES reports showed cases not investigated

PHOENIX — The embattled director of the Department of Economic Security said Tuesday that his agency has been telling the governor, lawmakers and everyone else for years that some complaints of child abuse were not being investigated.

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Victoria Steele: CPS crisis cannot wait; Governor should call special session

Victoria Steele: CPS crisis cannot wait; Governor should call special session

Happy Thanksgiving! It is a common greeting this time of year, but it will be hard to enjoy the holiday knowing that it won’t be happy — not for the thousands of Arizona children living in fear of abuse or neglect.

November 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Jonathan Rothschild: Propositions are part of state mandates

I’m urging Tucsonans to vote yes on Propositions 401 and 402 in this year’s city election. Here’s why.

October 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Judge rules counties can't change zoning laws to prohibit pot dispensaries

PHOENIX — Counties cannot do an end-run around the Medical Marijuana Act by changing their zoning laws to make it impossible to open a dispensary, a judge ruled Monday.

October 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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