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Maricopa woman shares story in call for an end to mandatory arbitration

WASHINGTON - Many people sign them without thinking - the terms and condititons for a job or purchase that require disputes to be settled by arbitration, not in court. But some in Congress want to do away with such clauses, which they say benefit big organizations over consumers and workers.


Ducey’s budget would add $56 million to day care subsidies for low-income families

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget would increase the day care subsidy by $100 per child and add another 5,000 children to the program.


As trade deal looms, North American farm officials pledge cooperation

WASHINGTON - The top agriculture officials from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. reiterated the importance of North American trade and cooperation Thursday in their first joint meeting since the release of a replacement deal for NAFTA that is now struggling toward passage.


UA professor sues state over denial of health-care coverage to transgender employees

TUCSON – Transgender state employees in Arizona are excluded from insurance coverage of transition surgery and related medical treatments, according to a lawsuit filed by University of Arizona professor Russell Toomey. The ACLU-backed suit says the policy violates his civil and constitutional rights.


Find a lawyer: Arizona Bar’s online site matches clients, attorneys

PHOENIX – People can post their legal needs on the State Bar of Arizona’s Find-a-Lawyer online service to seek the right attorney for their needs. The pilot program is part of national trend to simplify the process of hiring an attorney to settle disputes.


Employees hustle ‘nonstop’ to meet blossoming demand for Valentine’s Day roses

PHOENIX – Workers at a Phoenix flower wholesale distributor say demand for Valentine’s Day roses has spiked in recent years.