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The House gave preliminary approval Thursday to removing virtually all references in state laws to people who are “handicapped” or “disabled.”
The state House voted Thursday to put a five-year lifetime cap on government-funded health – but not for everyone.
The state House voted to have taxpayers from across the state help Glendale cover its public safety costs for next year's Super Bowl.
Congressional Republicans are like a pathetic victim of bullying. When faced with a challenge, they draw up into a ball and beg not to be kicked.
Planned Parenthood and a Tucson gynecologist are asking a federal judge to block new rules that will sharply restrict ability to perform abortions using drugs instead of surgery.
Three out of four Arizonans support the right of gays to at least form civil unions, if not to wed outright.
Few shifts in American customs and politics will ever equal the one launched a brief eight years ago by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community. Considering the alternative lifestyle population makes up less than 4 percent of our nation (Williams Institute), their success is even more remarkable.
The share of education tax dollars that actually wind up in Arizona classrooms slid again last year to the lowest level in the 13 years the state has monitored it.
NEW YORK — For a compulsive online quiz-taker like Chrissy Noh, the temptation was too great to resist: "Which sandwich are you?"
For years Cathi Herrod and her Center for Arizona Policy have flexed their political muscles and pushed through legislation that represented what she calls “fundamental principles,” often those espoused in the Bible.
Gov. Jan Brewer returned to Arizona on Tuesday and faced a pressing decision about a bill on her desk that has prompted a national debate over religious and gay rights.
In this photo provided by Matt Stites via John Egan, John Egan poses with his laptop in Austin, Texas on Friday, February 21, 2014. Egan, 50, said he takes online quizzes partly because he’s curious about himself and because he wonders how his answers will stack up against his friends’ answers on Facebook. A recent veritable explosion of silly online personality quizzes, most of them created by the young social media mavens at Buzzfeed.com, has everybody talking about which state they really ought to be living in and which Harry Potter character they really are. (AP Photo/Matt Stites)
The decision by Republican lawmakers approve a decision on a measure billed as promoting religious freedom is forcing Gov. Jan Brewer to choose between her desire to promote the state's economy and her own strong religious beliefs.
It was with great interest that we read the coalition of Gilbert leaders’ open letter to Town residents and businesses last week. We were encouraged that our community leaders had finally spoken out on the raging storm that threatens our Gilbert Public Schools.
WASHINGTON — Should shoppers turn off their smartphones when they hit the mall? Or does having them on lead to better sales or shorter lines at the cash register?
Gov. Jan Brewer is going to get the last word on whether Arizona business owners can cite their religion as a reason to turn away gays – and maybe others.
State senators voted Wednesday to let businesses refuse to serve gays based on owners’ “sincerely held” religious beliefs.
Arizona voters may be ready to follow the lead of Colorado and Washington residents and make marijuana use by anyone legal.
A House panel voted Monday to make some people wait longer to start collecting jobless benefits.
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Saying they're looking out for women's health, a House panel voted along party lines Thursday to allow unannounced inspections of abortion clinics despite a 1995 court ruling saying they're unconstitutional.
Alice has struggled with mental illness most of her life. In addition, she has fibromyalgia and nerve damage. After working for 18 years, she had to take medical leave and file for disability.
A House panel agreed Monday to allow hundreds of thousands of children to attend private and parochial schools at public expense, a vote one legislator said is part of a radical agenda to destroy public schools.
Divorced parents who want to move may soon find new legal hurdles in their path.