Numbers released Tuesday as part of the annual Kids Count Data Book rank Arizona 46th in the country in a series of categories measuring conditions for kids — that’s the same spot Arizona was in last year.
Thousands of rape kits remain untested in Arizona. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said his office is applying for millions of dollars in grants allowing authorities to test kits that have never been looked at.
Twelve people were sentenced in Tucson Monday for protesting Operation Streamline, a federal immigration court program that fast tracks deportation proceedings. The program was started in 2005 as a strategy to deter repeat illegal border crossers.