Legal

Arizonans urge lawmakers and governor to reinstate KidsCare

KidsCare, Arizona’s Children’s Health Insurance Program, has been frozen since January 1, 2010. Monday, supporters gathered at the Capitol to rally together and urge lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey to lift the freeze.


Court ordered to review life-without-parole sentence for Navajo teen

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ordered a resentencing Monday for a Navajo man who was sentenced to life without parole for murder and conspiracy to murder in 2002, when he was just 16 years old.


As national news groups react, House won’t back down over press access

WASHINGTON - As state and national press advocates reacted Friday to what they called "invasive" background checks for media at the Arizona Legislature, House Republicans were refusing to back down on an issue they insist is being blown out of proportion.

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Detective’s actions earn a new hearing for Arizona death row inmate

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ordered a lower court to consider whether an Arizona death row inmate's trial for the 1990 sex assault and murder of an 8-year-old girl may have been tainted by the actions of a detective.


Activist coalition threatens Arizona boycott to protest immigrant legislation

A coalition of Latino activists and immigration groups are urging Gov. Doug Ducey to throw out anti-immigrant legislation, threatening to renew a statewide boycott if certain immigration measures become law.


Legislative reporters suspect targeting after Arizona House adds new background check

Arizona Statehouse reporters, in protest of a new “invasive” background check instituted by House Speaker David Gowan, covered Thursday’s session from the public gallery instead of the House floor.

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Maricopa County MASH Unit pairs veteran inmates with abused dogs

Every Wednesday, the veteran inmates housed in Maricopa County’s Towers Jail get a treat. They get down on their knees to stroke, cuddle and hug the dogs – from chihuahua to pitbull mixes – staying in the MASH Unit.


Court: Navajo due a hearing on demand that feds return remains, relics

WASHINGTON - A divided federal appeals court Wednesday reinstated a Navajo Nation lawsuit seeking to force the National Park Service to return more than 300 remains and relics that are "among the most sacred" of the tribe's property.


Advocates hail ruling affirming DREAMers’ right to driver’s licenses

WASHINGTON - Immigration advocates hailed a federal appeals court ruling that reaffirmed other courts' findings that Arizona cannot deny driver's licenses to illegal immigrants who qualify for deferred deportation.


Dog owners: Watch out for dehydration as temps heat up

GLENDALE-With temperatures increasing, members of the Glendale Fire Department helped spread awareness and tips on how to help avoid dehydration and heat exhaustion in your pets.


Reagan certifies primary results amid Department of Justice investigation

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan certified the results of the presidential preference election Monday, but controversy over the March 22 election is far from over.


Families claim they were falsely accused of child neglect or abuse

An activist group claims some families have been falsely accused of child abuse and neglect. State and hospital officials responded they have to balance protecting children with respecting family rights.