Last year, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill allowing homeowners' associations to regulate Level II and III sex offenders living in their community. A Goodyear HOA voted this month to ban those sex offenders from living there.
Family court judges will now be required to ask whether a child is Native American as part of all foster care and adoption proceedings. That’s one of several new regulations family courts will have to follow under the Indian Child Welfare Act.
A cut in lifetime eligibility for a program called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, basically cash assistance, has created a shortfall at the agency that oversees social service programs.
International accounting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers recently projected a $32 billion market for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle use in the agriculture industry. In Yuma County, farmers have already begun utilizing UAV or “drone” technology in the fields.
When it comes to child poverty rates, Arizona numbers run counter to national trends. The latest state statistics show a higher percentage of children in rural communities live in poverty than their urban counterparts.