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New bill seeks to lower Arizona voting age from 18 to 16

HCR 2046 seeks to lower the Arizona voting age from 18 to 16, and the bill is gaining traction because many believe this bill can help improve voter turnout among a demographic that has often struggled to make an impact at the polls.

Abuse of Arizona’s elderly increases as aging population grows

Vulnerable and elderly adults have been the victims of abuse, neglect and fraud in nearly 14,000 cases in Arizona, with the number of cases reported in 2015 increasing 19 percent over the year before, according to a Cronkite News analysis.

Lawmakers welcome VA case guilty plea, say more needs to be done

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers welcomed Tuesday's announcement that the former director of the Phoenix VA hospital pleaded guilty to failing to disclose gifts from a lobbyist, but said it was too little and too late for veterans waiting for justice.

Lack of interpreter gets man new sentencing in drug conviction

WASHINGTON - A divided federal appeals court Tuesday ordered a new sentencing hearing in a drug case in which the presiding judge dismissed a Spanish-language interpreter after the defendant said he wanted to proceed in English.