Brandon Coleman is the VA employee who blew the whistle in 2015 that suicidal veterans were leaving the ER without being checked. His decision to talk led to retaliation. In April, Trump signed an order creating a new VA office: the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, and Coleman is the new face of the department.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake hasn’t been shy about criticizing President Trump. On a new book, Flake takes aim at Trump’s style and his often-abusive language, as well as his substance, including his anti-free trade stance and attacks on immigrants and refugees. We spoke with Flake about those issues and his book.
Some organisms really thrive in the heat. In the geysers of Yellowstone National Park, you find all kinds of thermophiles — bacteria, viruses, funguses — living in water hot enough to blister your skin.
A federal judge chastised the director of the Arizona Department of Corrections on Tuesday for challenging his authority. Director Ryan is the defendant in an ongoing settlement over access to prison health care.
The debate over so-called sanctuary cities has ramped up with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice determined to crack down on undocumented immigration. Another city that has been under the DOJ spotlight is Albuquerque, New Mexico. Matthew Reichbach, editor of the New Mexico Political Report, joins me with more.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Kiley acknowledged the state constitution protects Burns’ right to subpoena a corporation, especially when elected officials and publicly traded corporations are involved.
Federal regulators want a federal judge to force credit card processing companies to repay their share of a multimillion telemarketing scam, targeting mostly seniors. That’s according to a federal complaint filed.
Remittances in Mexico have hit a record high, and the American economy and politics had a key role in the increase. During the first half of the year, Mexican migrants sent back home almost $14 billion. That’s the largest amount ever registered in that same period. Almost 95 percent of remittances come from the U.S.
One of the issues that current Phoenix City Council members have had to deal with is what to do with downtown Phoenix’s Sheraton Hotel. In a recent piece, longtime Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts expressed concern about the agreement — primarily what she saw as the city’s positive spin on a money-loser.
In 2013, Iraq War veteran Megan Welter was working as a cheerleader for the Arizona Cardinals when she and her boyfriend got into a fight. She was charged with assault after video showed her attacking him.That led to a series of negative stories about her online. But, last year, Welter tried to change that. Through a somewhat complicated legal process, she and her lawyers sued to get the bad press taken down.
Five years ago, in Pinal County’s juvenile detention center in Florence, 926 young people were detained. Last year, that number was just 331. That dramatic drop is the result of a new approach the county is taking to how young people there are screened and detained.
We did our regular check-in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. Our focus was on head injuries in the National Football League in recent seasons. We talked about it with Phil Boas, Director of The Republic’s Editorial Department.
Last Friday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced that he is not recommending changes to Arizona’s Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, which is located west of the Grand Canyon. However, 22 sites, most located in the West, are still under review.