Recalled state Senate President Russell Pearce is one of those guys who can lie and then believe his lie, almost immediately after he's said it. Problem is, he's a really bad liar. In fact, his lies remind me of that quote from the Old Testament, "Be sure your sin will find you out." And like a bo ... More >>
There's no merit to the hysterical claim that unaccompanied children from Central America are posing a health risk upon their arrival to the U.S., according to Pima County's health director.Pima County Health Department Director Francisco Garcia has been investigating the claims made by politicians ... More >>
A longtime supporter of Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu says the sheriff tipped him off that 40 to 50 migrant kids would soon be placed in his community. Oracle resident Robert Skiba believes that the minors will be bused by federal authorities to the Sycamore Canyon Academy on Tuesday. He told m ... More >>
Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake have announced plans to introduce a bill in an attempt to deal with the influx of unaccompanied children from Central America arriving at the border.Generally, the bill would make it easier to turn around the children and send them home, but the legislation also i ... More >>
President Barack Obama, whose administration has already deported more than 2 million people since he took office, wants to send back these kids coming to the U.S. from Central America as soon as earthly possible. Today, the White House made public a letter to Congressional leaders seeing addition ... More >>
Arizona still has the third-highest rate of uninsured children in the nation.However, that rate is dropping, and a report released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides some insight into what type of kids are getting insured.
It's been said that the most important demographic group for the success of Obamacare is the "young invincibles" -- healthy young adults.And there's no state with a smaller proportion of young people buying health insurance through the Obamacare exchange than Arizona.
More than 2,800 Arizonans picked out a health insurance plan last month through the federal marketplace established by Obamacare.In October, the first month the marketplace became available, just 739 Arizonans picked a plan, although well-publicized troubles with the healthcare.gov website kept peop ... More >>
A grand total of 739 Arizonans signed up for health insurance through the federal health insurance exchange set up by Obamacare.Nationwide, 106,185 people have selected health care plans through the marketplace, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servic ... More >>
Senator Jeff Flake thinks the public should know how many people have enrolled in the health insurance marketplaces created by Obamacare.Flake released a letter he sent to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, asking for reports on enrollment in the federal and state-run exchanges.
Few public acts by Governor Jan Brewer have been so odious, so hateful and so obviously unfair as her executive order denying driver's licenses to those young men and women, brought here as children, who benefit from President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. See also: -Jan Brewer No ... More >>
Andre "Bad Moon" Rison is a former NFL wide receiver who made the Pro Bowl five times, and had his mansion burned down by the late TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in 1994.Rison also made child-support payments precisely zero times, which he was ordered to start paying in 1999.Since he managed to sk ... More >>
Phoenix's more religulous politicians and individuals gathered outside the Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Building in Phoenix today to complain about a real burning issue -- women not getting pregnant.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer this morning signed a bill that gives her the authority to request a waiver from the federal government that would temporarily remove nearly 300,000 of the state's neediest people from the Medicaid program.The governor's plan would remove about 280,000 low-inc ... More >>
Absolutely not Darrell Ankarlo...but this guy did have leprosy. Last week, while I was listening to KTAR's far-right lip-flapper defend his sorry ass in the whole Ankarlo book tour controversy -- you know, where KTAR took $11,500 in RICO funds from County Attorney Andrew Thomas' office to promote A ... More >>
The latest report on child fatalities is in and it's even worse than you thought
Locking up cold medicine makes the politicians feel good -- but it won't put a dent in Arizona's meth habit
The Havasupai trusted the white man to help with a diabetes epidemic. Instead, ASU tricked them into bleeding for academia.
Is secondhand cigarette residue responsible for blues legend David Trippy's inoperable cancer?
Dr. Michael Berens has been vilified by animal rights activists for drilling holes in beagle puppies. Is he on the path to curing brain cancer?
Drive to license undocumented immigrant motorists accelerates through Latino community
John McCain derived his wealth from his marriage to Cindy Hensley McCain, whose father started his road to riches as a bootlegger. As a politician, the senator has remained beholden to the liquor industry and the family business
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.
The war between a state agency and a self-appointed watchdog degenerates into accusations of racism, revenge and name-calling--and your tax dollars pay for it
An acclaimed Tucson drug-treatment program went suddenly, mysteriouly bankrupt. Administrators blame the board of directors. But others are questioning the administrators and their history at the notorious drug-treatment empire known as Synanon.
Controversy--often racially charged--has been a constant companion of school administrator Charles Townsel. Now his job is on the line again and people in South Phoenix are choosing up sides.
As network news shows begin investigating alleged AHCCCS abuses, the Arizona Republic finally takes notice
GOP boosters say Arizona's medical system for the poor should be a model for national health-care reform. But three federal investigations question whether Arizona's system is any less expensive than traditional Medicaid plans.
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