I spotted Jay Heiler from across a crowded Pei Wei on a hot summer night in 2013. It had been years since I'd seen him last, but Heiler hadn't changed a bit, a head or two taller than the other patrons, a boyish wave in his carefully combed blond hair. I didn't catch his eye, but I knew he'd come o ... More >>
It's not exactly common for a congressional candidate to openly embrace his lack of religious belief, but Democrat James Woods has done just that.Sometimes Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema is called the only atheist in Congress, and although she was sworn in on the Constitution instead of the ... More >>
The Arizona Legislature has passed a bill that would replace the words "disabled" and "handicapped" in state law.Democratic Representative Stefanie Mach, who was seriously injured in a car accident nearly two decades ago, says in a statement that the current language is "offensive." House Bill 2667, ... More >>
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a petition to re-hear arguments that medical marijuana is protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act. In a split decision in May, a three-judge panel of the usually liberal court shot down the idea that the ADA allows sick or disabled peopl ... More >>
United Road Towing, a company with a multimillion dollar monopoly towing cars for the Phoenix Police Department, has a questionable track record of dealing with its employees -- and its subsidiaries have been under federal scrutiny. A federal judge in Chicago has ordered the company in June to pay ... More >>
Earlier this month, the director of the state's public health care system upheld a decison denying services to Rocky Cruz, a severely developmentally disabled child. Her parents say they're pursuing legal options through the Arizona Center for Disability Law. Rocky, the 5-year-old daughter of Mann ... More >>
Gravely ill and severely disabled?Real sorry about that, but you should still be thrown in jail for using marijuana, says a ruling by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
If your public relations firm happens to represent an organization that advocates for people with disabilities, it's probably in your best interest to not make fun of people with disabilities. Just ask Valley PR honcho Jason Rose, who took to Twitter over the weekend to compare a "knucklehea ... More >>
Image: Channel 3 (KTVK-TV) News videoJohn Woods, a former minor-league umpire who suffered a brain injury in 2004, was wrongfully fired from his job as a server at Metrocenter's Outback Steakhouse, says an EEOC complaint.John Woods, a former umpire recovering from a brain injury, was fired from a ... More >>
Berry Williams will spend at least 25 years behind bars for a crash that killed Abel Abebe, a 27-year-old Ethiopian immigrant who attended Arizona State University. A beer-theft suspect whose attempted escape from police last year resulted in a crash that killed a pharmacy student will spend ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer held a ceremonial signing in her office on Thursday for a new law that strikes the "R-word" from state statutes.When it takes affect on September 30, the law will replace "mentally retarded," "retardation" and "crippled" in state code with gentler phrases like "children wi ... More >>
www.pyzam.comArizona State University has made a deal with the Justice Department to stop using popular electronic readers like the Kindle until they are made functional for the blind. ASU is one of three universities participating in a pilot program that gave Kindles to stu ... More >>
wwwmyfreewallpaper.comA judge in Missouri has agreed with a ruling handed down by an Arizona judge back in February: There is no such thing as a "helper monkey" -- at least in the eyes of the law. A woman in Missouri sued several defendants, including Wal-Mart, for not allowing her to brin ... More >>
www.pmccaregivers.comA group of severely disabled Arizonans have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System for denying payment for adult-incontinence briefs prescribed by a doctor.The lawsuit claims that AHCCCS denied payment for the briefs, which ... More >>
Public schools send some disabled kids to private schools -- but parents can't do the same thing with state money, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled today. The state's high court struck down two voucher programs that intended to give a combined $5 million in taxpayer funds t ... More >>
The system that serves tiny children with disabilities is nowhere near fixed, after years of trying on the governor's watch
"Artists Without Bounds"
It's named after Kemper Marley, the apparent inspiration for the murder of newsman Don Bolles. It's full of inaccuracies, racism, Chamber of Commerce blather and third-rate gimmickry.
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.
Gammage relents, makes lowest-priced tickets available to wheelchair-bound patron
YEAR AFTER YEAR, DEBBIE MCQUEEN MAKES NEWS BY FORCING THE GOVERNMENT TO DEAL WITH A CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY SYNDROME THAT SHE CLAIMS AFFLICTS HER CHILDREN. THERE IS REASON TO WONDER HOW SICK THOSE KIDS ACTUALLY ARE.
IT TOOK COURAGE FOR THE DEAF GIRL TO ALLEGE RAPE. SHE WAS REWARDED WITH AN UNPREPARED PROSECUTOR WHO BUNGLED THE CASE.