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With a parent in prison, Arizona children face poverty and instability

Matthew Rohrbach has no children of his own, just his wife and a 170-pound Great Dane named Loki. Instead, he has he has been involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona and is matched with 15-year-old Mick — whose father is in prison.

Former inmates still pay for crimes, after they pay debt to society

WASHINGTON - After serving seven years behind bars for securities fraud, Sue Ellen Allen walked out of Perryville Women's prison in Glendale on March 19, 2009. But even as she walked away, prison followed her. Even as she tried to start a new life, she always had to "check the box" that said she had been convicted of a crime.

Supreme Court justices quiz both sides in Arizona redistricting case

WASHINGTON - A lawyer for a group of Arizona voters told the Supreme Court Tuesday that the state's redistricting commission violated the one-person, one-vote principle by packing some legislative districts with Republicans to give Democrats an edge elsewhere.

City Council updates public on Sky Harbor flight path changes

The Phoenix City Council's Aviation and Redevelopment Subcommittee met to discuss the latest on the Sky Harbor flight path. There was hope that legislation would be passed in Washington before Thanksgiving to give some local communities relief, but it was pushed back.