Five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court took action to ban mandatory life without parole for juveniles in murder cases. That has led many states to reassess their own policies, with some considering dramatic changes. The Associated Press surveyed all 50 states to see how judges and prosecutors and members of legislatures are pushing to do.
Later Tuesday, demonstrators will be outside of Central Arizona Shelter Services, or CASS, to protest the Department of Veterans Affairs' decision not to renew a grant it had been giving to CASS. Joining us now to talk about this program and what the loss of funding means is Mark Holleran, CEO of CASS.
Some had believed health care reform — and attempts to either repeal or modify the Affordable Care Act — was finished, at least for a while. That turned out to be a wholly inaccurate assertion, because behind-the-scenes work has ramped up on multiple sides.
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been found guilty of criminal contempt of court by federal judge Susan Bolton; sentencing is scheduled for October. With us now to talk about the case and the ruling is reporter Jude Joffe-Block, a fellow with New America and the Center for the Future of Arizona.
Getting and keeping people of "great competence," as the President says, seems to be harder for the Trump Administration. At least ten Administration officials have resigned or been fired since President Trump took office.
Immigrants in Arizona paid about $1.7 billion in state and local taxes and had about $16 billion in spending power in 2014. Those are the latest numbers from a report released by the New American Economy.
You may soon need a reservation to visit one of the country’s most popular national parks. Officials at Zion National Park in Utah are considering a few plans to control crowds. There could be a final decision late next year.
Pew Research Center examined household incomes and expenditures between 2004 and 2014. It found the median income had declined 13 percent while spending on things like housing, food and clothing increased nearly 14 percent. But, some workers are cashing in.
Blink and you could miss Guadalupe, which is less than one square mile on the edge of Tempe. But it was once a flashpoint in the controversy surrounding former Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio and his immigration patrols — the patrols he failed to stop after a judge’s order. Arpaio has now been convicted of criminal contempt.
Like fall in New York, there’s a season that it seems all Arizonans look forward to: monsoon season. For a series exploring personal relationships to the monsoon, producer Paige Phelps first introduces us to Mike Olbinski, just your average wedding photographer-storm chaser.
When she was 28 years old and 7 years into her marriage, Anna Almendrala and her husband decided to have a baby. But a year and a half later, no baby. So, they turned to IVF, or in vitro fertilization. And they decided to document it in a new podcast for HuffPo called IVFML
Sen. John McCain today is beginning a treatment regimen of chemotherapy and radiation. Earlier this month, he announced he’d been diagnosed with a glioblastoma, which is an aggressive type of brain tumor. Physicians say it’s a difficult form of cancer to treat, but researchers are working on new ways to try.
And now, a check of the week ahead on the international front. Our correspondent is the BBC’s Pooneh Ghoddoosi. Russia has certainly been in the news a lot here recently, including word that Russia is expelling U.S. diplomats in retaliation for sanctions against that country approved by Congress for alleged meddling in last year’s election.