A U.S. district judge recently ruled in favor of foster children bringing a class action lawsuit against the Arizona's Department of Child Safety. The complaint said the state did not provide the children needed access to healthcare, had a shortage of family foster homes and was slow investigating complaints.
Alejandro Zambra, one of Chile’s most celebrated authors, has come to the Valley for a weeklong literary residency. Zambra was born during the rule of military dictator Augusto Pinochet, who held power from 1973 to 1990.
Telecommunications giant CenturyLink said Monday that federal antitrust regulators have approved its roughly $25 billion proposed merger with Level 3 Communication Inc., subject to divestitures of assets around Tucson, Albuquerque and Boise involving metro networks and dark fiber, in a consent decree that awaits court approval.
As the Southwest Editor for Backpacker Magazine, Annette McGivney is used to writing about beautiful hiking destinations and telling people how they can enjoy the natural world. But in 2007, she got an assignment that pushed her in a new direction.
Gov. Doug Ducey last week announced the Arizona Teachers’ Academy. It promises free tuition at the state’s public universities for every year teachers teach in Arizona, and is meant to try to close the teacher shortage the state has had for the past several years.
Figuring out Arizona’s water future is front of mind for many of the state’s leaders, and money is certainly spent on trying to ensure that future. But as The Arizona Capitol Times’ Rachel Leingang reported this week, the faucet has been turned on to pay quite a bit for lobbyists.
House Republicans have been preparing to vote on the SHARE Act, which is short for Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act. It includes provisions that would deregulate silencers or suppressors and allow armor-piercing bullets.
Rock legend Tom Petty died Monday at the age of 66. His music resonated with many people, offering a rare combination of sincerity, realism, and optimism. The Show’s producer Sarah Ventre remembers the iconic musician.
The U.S. office of Housing and Urban Development has seen its funding cut drastically, and a budget proposal has the Senate calling for reducing money to the program by $88 million. The House wants to drop $118 million from HUD. Whatever reduction ultimately comes about will affect communities across the nation.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but many people are not aware that domestic violence involves more than physical contact, and can include emotional, financial and verbal abuse or coercion.
A federal judge is starting 10 days of hearings today on a law banning the practice that critics call “ballot harvesting.” Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services joins me now to talk about the long and winding legal road this law has taken so far, and where it may go from here.
The everyday lives of Las Vegas residents were upended by Sunday night’s shooting, as fear and uncertainty hit the city. But many have now returned to their jobs and are in the process of going back to their daily routines.
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford on Tuesday, a key gerrymandering case that could have a huge impact on how political parties draw congressional districts. Emily Bazelon, a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, has the details.