The new director of Arizona’s Child Protective Services said the troubled agency can perform better. Charles Flanagan met for the first time on Monday with a special legislative committee looking into problems at the child welfare department.
Protesters again gathered at the State Capitol on Monday evening in response to SB 1062, a bill that would protect businesses that refuse service to gays and others based on sincerely held religious beliefs. Since Saturday, gay rights advocates have been out distributing hundreds of free signs that let businesses declare they are open -- to everyone.
Gov. Jan Brewer will be making a decision this week on whether to sign SB 1062, the bill lawmakers approved last week that would allow businesses to refuse service to gays and others, based on sincerely held religious beliefs.
Forty-five years ago a young Phoenix Marine gave his life in the Vietnam War, saving a fellow Marine. On Sunday, former classmates and veterans remembered Private First Class Oscar P. Austin for his bravery and his life.
The recent unseasonably warm weather is bringing more winter visitors to Arizona, and that means longer wait times to tee off at golf courses. Golf tourism in the state is showing signs of recovery in the aftermath of the recession.