Governor Jan Brewer said yesterday that she signed an executive order to get rid of Child Protective Services "as we know it."Today, Brewer's office released a document that attempts to explain why CPS 2.0 and the Division of Child Safety and Family Services are improvements over the previous CPS sy ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer says she has signed an executive order that "abolishes [Child Protective Services] as we know it."Brewer made the announcement this afternoon, in her final state of the state speech.
Amal Khalaf, the woman who survived after being crushed by a Jeep Cherokee driven by accused murderer Faleh Almaleki, took the witness stand late this morning in downtown Phoenix. Murder defendant Faleh Almaleki Speaking through an Arabic translator, Ms. Khalaf testified dramatica ... More >>
Seems the anonymous "Chewie" over at Sonoran Alliance blog doesn't know his DES from his DOR.As we reported yesterday, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Economic Security told us that, despite what Chewie had reported, her cafeteria was Bible-thumper accessible. (She didn't use that exact ph ... More >>
Contrary to a Tuesday report in the Sonoran Alliance blog, a spokesman with the state Department of Economic Security tells New Times that the agency has never prohibited Bible study in its cafeteria. The conservative blog site called on the Alliance Defense Fund and Governor Jan Brewer to look ... More >>
Corporations and governments can legally ignore photo tickets in the Valley, while the rest of us are expected to pay up -- or else
The system that serves tiny children with disabilities is nowhere near fixed, after years of trying on the governor's watch
Inbreeding among polygamists along the Arizona-Utah border is producing a caste of severely retarded and deformed children
Arizona's finally followed Utah's lead and launched serious action to stop abuses by polygamists
Arizona's child welfare system is perpetually in disarray. Now, Governor Janet Napolitano wants to save the children. But can anyone sort out this political and financial mess?
Arizona faces a "Waco-level" threat from Mormon fundamentalists.
Modern-art patron envisions 500-acre desert sculpture garden -- in McDowell Mountain Regional Park
A gruesome death has cost Arizona's multimillion-dollar teen rehabilitation industry a bundle. But it's not because the state is determined to stop the abuse.
State letter to dead woman cancels her food-stamp benefits, suggests she reapply
Retired Army colonel sets up office to resolve citizen complaints about state government
Feds query state about abysmal voter registration among welfare applicants
Governor Symington says his massive tax cuts have brought prosperity to Arizona. Actually, they are bringing on a fiscal train wreck that could damage the state for decades.
Governor Symington has spoken of helping needy kids and improving the welfare system. His welfare agency, the Department of Economic Security, is famous for astonishing incompetence and children who die.
WITH PROPOSITION 300--THE PRIVATE-PROPERTY-RIGHTS MEASURE--ARIZONA ONCE AGAIN BECOMES A BATTLEGROUND FOR A NATIONAL RIGHT-WING CRUSADE
TAJUANA DAVIDSON'S NEW PARENTS HAD A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE TOWARD CHILDREN. FIVE MONTHS AFTER THE STATE PLACED HER WITH THEM, SHE WAS DEAD.
THE BASKETBALL STAR HAD ESCAPED HIS GHETTO PAST. BUT HE COULDN'T ESCAPE HIS INNER TORMENT.
TWO VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICTS HIRED A CHILD MOLESTER WHO CALLED MOLESTER WHO CALLED HIMSELF "THE GOD OF A'S AND F'S." IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN.
HUNDREDS OF VALLEY MOTHERS PUT THEIR TRUST IN A COLLECTION AGENCY THAT TURNED OUT TO BE A SCAM. THEY AND THEIR CHILDREN ARE THE LOSERS
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