Efforts to curb human trafficking and punish those who take part in it are increasing. One element from the city of Phoenix is an ad campaign called “Not Worth It,” which focuses on the buyers in the human-trafficking equation.
If you’ve ever driven near ASU’s Tempe campus, you’ve probably seen the cars that belong to the school’s police department. Right now they’re white with ASU maroon and gold markings, but the agency is transitioning to a more traditional look.
One result of neighborhood development is the tearing down of old buildings to make room for new ones. But frequently, that means that people are displaced and, in some cases, can no longer afford to live there.
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.