Legal

$3.5 million allocated for high school substance abuse prevention

PHOENIX - The Governor's Office for Youth, Faith and Family will release about $3.5 million in new funding for substance abuse prevention programs for high school youth - a key demographic to target when tackling Arizona's opioid epidemic.

Court: Ministers cannot avoid income taxes with vow of poverty

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said Thursday that the owners of an Arizona ministry cannot avoid paying income taxes by claiming they had taken vows of poverty and were merely being supported by donations to their church.

Former DREAMer, Phoenix resident raises concerns at Sessions hearing

WASHINGTON - Former DREAMer and Phoenix resident Oscar Vazquez got his citizenship, served in the Army and is "living the American dream" - a dream he worries could be scuttled for others under a Justice Department led by attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions.

Backpage.com executives plead Fifth in hearing on sex trafficking

WASHINGTON - Executives of the online classifieds site Backpage.com refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate committee investigating claims that the site facilitated child sex trafficking through its adult ads section.

Gov. Ducey pushes to require drug-addiction training for doctors

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey sent a letter to the Arizona Medical Board and the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners pushing to require all Arizona physicians to complete continuing education in drug addiction, he said during his State of the State speech Monday.