PHOENIX – The Arizona health community distributed 305 million pain reliever pills last year – enough to provide 24-hour medication for every adult in the state for two weeks straight, according to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission.
WASHINGTON - Of five states with recreational marijuana on the ballot this fall, Arizona was the only state where the initiative failed, after supporters ran into a well-funded opposition campaign backed by political heavyweights.
WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump's most recent immigration pledge is to deport undocumented immigrants with criminal records, which he estimates at 2 million to 3 million immigrants - or roughly the same number deported by outgoing President Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON - Arizona and Nevada have never had much in common with Vermont - until last month.
Those three are now the only states that have not been touched by President Barack Obama's record-setting pace of prison sentence commutations, with 1,023 nonviolent federal criminals having their sentences reduced so far.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge Tuesday halted an Obama administration rule on overtime pay that could have made as many as 90,000 workers in Arizona eligible for time-and-a-half pay had it been allowed to take effect next week.
WASHINGTON - Arizona is one of 15 states that expressly allow corporal punishment in schools, but state educators said most schools already heed the spirit of U.S. Education Secretary John King's call for an end to the practice.