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The embattled director of the Department of Economic Security said Tuesday that his agency has been telling the governor, lawmakers and everyone else for years that some complaints of child abuse were not being investigated.
Altered Tails Barnhart Clinic introduced itself to the East Valley with a grand opening event in Mesa on Dec. 16.
Saying Child Protective Services has been “hiding or not disclosing” information, Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday a special panel of current and former legislators and outsiders to take a closer look at the agency.
I can’t imagine being a Child Protective Services caseworker. But I can imagine why most of those men and women went into those jobs: an idealistic view that their work could make a difference in children’s lives, maybe save some kids from horrible fates, maybe find ways to change a dysfunctional family into a loving one.
“Reid and Obama just guaranteed another shut down by invoking the nuclear option. Only this one may be longer and nastier than any in history. Hold on to your hats, the man that claimed he would unite America has driven a stake in any hope of that goal.”
Roxy is a furry, purry bundle of love with one spot of gray fur on the top of her head. Nothing makes this sweet girl happier than being with her people. She loves being brushed, being petted, and having her gray spot scratched. She loves to snuggle in your arms or in your lap for long stretches of time. It would be interesting to see just how long she’d be content to stay put in your arms or lap.
Does anyone even care that 6,000 cases of reported neglect and abuse went un-investigated by Child Protective Services Special Welfare Assessment Team at the Arizona Department of Economic Security?
PHOENIX — A plan by the Department of Economic Security to deal with a backlog of 6,000 uninvestigated child abuse complaints is getting panned by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.
PHOENIX – The state's top police agency is ready to investigate how 6,000 reports of child abuse over four years fell through the cracks.
PHOENIX — Close to one out of every 12 complaints of child abuse since January were not investigated because Child Protective Services workers simply decided, based on the information from a phone call, that they were not important enough to follow through.
PHOENIX – Saying it's a matter of the state's rights, Attorney General Tom Horne wants the U.S. Supreme Court to let Arizona cut Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood simply because that organization also provides abortions with private dollars.
This is Whizbeedit, a domestic short-haired brown Tabby female kitten. She has lots of energy, but also likes to be held and be pet by her people. Whizbeedit expresses her appreciation with lots of purring.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Maybe ten times a week, someone calls Steve Lazicki looking to get rid of a parrot.
Advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (English translation: amnesty) like to point out that immigrants in the past have flocked to America and made important contributions to our nation. That’s true, but the America of 1913 was different from 2013 in ways that greatly affect the probability that immigrants will become contributing citizens.
HENNIKER, N.H. — When it comes to pairing beer with poultry, Joe Morette isn't too fussy. His turkeys will drink just about anything.
Sheesh, what did they expect?
If you travel with your dog and prefer small inns and B&Bs over chain hotels, it can be frustrating that so few allow pets. If you listen to some innkeepers' stories, though, you may wonder why any of them do.
Add some Sizzle to your life by adding this lovely girl (also known as “Angel”) to your home.
Capitalism or socialism in america. which shall it be? All the signs are there. Our nation is rapidly moving towards socialism. Americans on some form of welfare outnumber the number of workers. National healthcare is upon us and the middle class is being destroyed. The unemployment rate is reported to be 7.2 percent but the real number is in the range of 15 percent. We are becoming a nation of part time workers. Our national debt is a disaster waiting to happen. Perhaps this is what our President had in mind when he said “I want to fundamentally transform America”.
“No need to be sad Sen. McCain. People still remember your running for president and the elevator you had installed for your car. Also in the ready room of every US Military airbase I’m sure there is a poster of you in your flight suit with the inscription — ‘hey blank-blank these things are expensive, Don’t McCain your plane!’ ”
“Thanks to extreme Regressive’s like Rep. Matt Salmon the Republican party will soon become as extinct as the Whig party.”
“Interesting how the President, who said he WILL NOT negotiate, is belittling the GOP for not negotiating!”
“Gilbert may reject U.S. funding.”
PHOENIX – Facing pressure by community groups and criticism from legislative Democrats, Gov. Jan Brewer finally agreed late Monday to have a state agency shuffle around $650,000 in its budget to cover welfare payments for 3,200 needy families – but only through the end of the month.
Why is it that you can seldom enter/exit the Gilbert Library without being asked to either sign a petition or donate money to the animal shelter. It becomes very annoying to constantly be asked for money (donations), when both entering and exiting the library. In my opinion, it takes away much of the joy of visiting our great library.