Social Justice

Court won’t block ballot-collection law opponents say hurts minorities

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court handed Arizona Democrats a setback Friday, refusing to block a new state law that makes it a felony for anyone but a family member or caregiver to collect another person's mail-in ballot.


Democrats sue Trump, GOP, to stop what they call voter intimidation

WASHINGTON - The Arizona Democratic Party has filed suit against presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign, the Arizona Republican Party and others for what it calls a coordinated effort to "depress voter turnout," particularly among minority voters.


Advocates worry rape kit backlog will discourage victims, enable offenders

WASHINGTON - A state task force said Arizona has thousands more untested rape kits than originally thought, a problem that advocates fear could undermine efforts to get victims to come forward while giving serial offenders a "free pass."

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio charged with criminal contempt

PHOENIX - U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton signed the order to officially charge Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio with criminal contempt-of-court on Tuesday.


AZ officials build mock teen bedroom to expose hidden signs of drug addiction

PHOENIX – It seems like a normal room: There’s a can of hairspray by the mirror, a red trash can by the desk, an extension cord plugged into the wall and a teddy bear wearing a tie-dye shirt on the bed.


AZ Gov. Ducey limits initial opioid prescription to 7 days

PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday signed an executive order that will prohibit millions of Arizonans from filling initial prescriptions for more than seven days’ worth of opioids.


Giffords, Kelly bring ‘Vocal Majority’ gun-control tour to Washington

WASHINGTON - In the five years since then-Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was critically injured in a Tucson shooting that killed six and wounded 13, Congress has been unable to pass gun reforms, her husband said Thursday.

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