Arizona's Department of Economic Security is to be repaid $2.1 million by people caught gaming the food stamps and unemployment insurance programs.The agency's investigative units, with help from law enforcement, found 87 people in the last year who abused the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Progr ... More >>
Seráh Blain is fighting homelessness with homelessness.Blain, the executive director of a local political-advocacy group, the Secular Coalition for Arizona, has been voluntarily living on the streets of Phoenix for more than a week now.
A Child Protective Services employee was arrested in a plot to hinder the prosecution of her boyfriend, a Mexican Mafia gangster, who was convicted of second-degree murder last month.The employee, 62-year-old Elida Perez, "has a long history of association with criminal street gangs," according to c ... More >>
If you're political sleaze-maestro Constantin Querard, the Arizona Legislature is practically your own, personal Downton Abbey. Querard's team of taxpayer-funded butlers, bootblacks and maids is extensive, at least 20, by his own claim, in the both the upper and lower chambers. And on February 21 ... More >>
Abdullatif Aldosary, a convicted felon who lives in Coolidge, is accused of being the person who detonated an "explosive device" outside the Social Security Administration building in Casa Grande Friday morning, November 30th.Although a federal complaint doesn't accuse Aldosary of activity related t ... More >>
County Attorney Bill Montgomery and other child welfare experts have been pegged with the task of figuring out how to fix Child Protective Services. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced today the members of a task force she's organized to review the state's child-safety policies following a rece ... More >>
Brewer's "special session" was a major dudThe state Legislature recessed indefinitely today from its special session without making a minor change in state law that would allow some 45,000 jobless Arizonans to continue receiving unemployment checks.Around 15,000 out-of-work Sand Landers will receive ... More >>
azleg.govState Senator Steve Smith: He wants emergency room staff to ask for your papersFreshman Republinut state Senator Steve Smith, the guy who knocked off Democrat Rebecca Rios in District 23 last year, longs to make a name for himself on the backs of impoverished and ill undocumented immigrants ... More >>
www.theoracularopinion.comThe number of food stamp recipients in Arizona has increased drastically in the past year, to the point that now more than one million people are eating government funded meals.That means about one in every six Arizonans is on food stamps.KTAR spoke with Steve Meissner f ... More >>
The Arizona Department of Economic Security is warning clients in DES' Early Intervention Program of possible identity theft. After two backup hard drives were stolen from a Phoenix storage facility last October, the department sent out 65,000 letters to warn people of identity theft. Ten thousand o ... More >>
Private lawyers in Maricopa County child-dependency cases are soaking us for unbelievable bucks
Okay, Janet, you won. Now what?
Would-be legislator Dan Coleman wants to talk issues. But his past is just so much more interesting
For decades the state has let a feudal colony of fundamentalist Mormons force underage girls into illegal polygamous marriages
Refugees from war-torn lands find sanctuary under the Golden Arches
Year after year, Murphy school district officials watched their students die in a hail of violence. They decided to take matters into their own hands.
Foster kids say the state ignored its own policies, exposing them to sexual predators
U.S. Serbs take to the streets to protest the bombing
Phoenix Community Alliance's new plan for the Capitol Mall sends the homeless scrambling while the city looks the other way
State agencies are reeling in the after-Fife, the ballyhooed state-budget surplus is all but spent, and the government bureaucracy is bigger than ever. Now it's up to Jane Dee Hull to make it all make sense.
State worker claims boss scammed her with phony savings plan
THE STATE'S MEDICAL SYSTEM FOR THE POOR DOESN'T KNOW WHETHER ITS CLIENTS ARE DEAD OR ALIVE. AND THAT'S HARDLY THE WORST OF THE PROBLEMS AT THE ARIZONA HEALTH CARE COST CONTAINMENT SYSTEM.
CLAIMING A RARE DISORDER MADE JAN BROOKS AN UNFIT MOTHER, THE STATE TOOK HER DAUGHTER AWAY. THE DIAGNOSIS WOULDN'T STAND.