The Arizona Court of Appeals says married same-sex partners are entitled to the same parental rights as heterosexual couples. The case involves a lesbian couple who was legally married in 2008 but recently filed for divorce.
The issue of outside influence remains front and center in the race for Arizona’s Corporation Commission. On Tuesday, the five candidates, who are vying for three open seats on the commission, met for a debate on Arizona PBS hosted by the Arizona Clean Elections Commission.
Justice Department lawyers announced Tuesday they will prosecute Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for intentionally violating a federal judge’s orders in a racial profiling case. The sheriff will face a criminal contempt of court charge.
It has been a week since Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti. Since then, aid groups have been trickling into the country to offer assistance. But, Arizona based Food for the Hungry has been serving the country for 15 years.