Government

Arizona comes up short again on highway-safety report for lack of laws

WASHINGTON - A new report says Arizona continues to be one of the worst states in the nation for its highway safety laws, falling "dangerously behind in adoption of ... optimal laws," but state officials disputed the report that they said overlooks many of the state's traffic-safety efforts.

Arizona high court hears appeal of Phoenix law protecting LGBT rights

PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday over the non-discrimination ordinance Phoenix approved in 2013 to protect the rights of gay Americans. The Christian owners of a calligraphy studio argue the law violates their rights to free speech and religion.

Asian-Americans working to make their voices heard in Arizona

PHOENIX - The Asian population in the U.S. has grown faster than any major ethnic or racial group in the past 15 years but in Arizona, where they account for just 3.5 percent of the population, it can be easy to be overlooked. But a group of advocates is out to change that.

Arizonans travel to D.C. for ‘powerful and electrifying’ Women’s March

WASHINGTON - The crowd was smaller and the emotions may have been less raw, but for thousands who turned out Saturday for the Women's March in Washington the event was still "powerful and electrifying," as one Arizona resident put it. It was echoed by "sister" marches around the country.

March for Life draws upbeat pro-life crowd on chilly Washington day

WASHINGTON - Arizonans joined tens of thousands in Washington at the 46th March for Life, an annual gathering to protest the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that recognized a woman's right to an abortion, but marchers this year were optimistic that the tide may be turning their way.

A trip to India set Cindy McCain on a mission against human trafficking

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey and Cindy McCain, co-chair of the Arizona Human Trafficking Council, discussed their work to slow human trafficking and work with traumatized victims. The council has trained 31,000 people – first responders, counselors, nurses, and juvenile probation officers – so spot signs of human trafficking

Arizona mom joins activists protesting Wheeler nomination to head EPA

WASHINGTON - Phoenix environmental activist Columba Sainz joined other moms Wednesday in Washington, where members of the Moms Clean Air Force turned out to oppose Andrew Wheeler's nomination as the next head of the Environmental Protection Agency.