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J.C. Scott: Pima County attorney explains programs

An interview with Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall, plus Community Justice Supervisor Brandy Finley, Angela Haket, NFJ Board Member, Det. Kurt Kreutz, and Michelle Quiroz, CJB Board Member.... Read more»

Az falls to 47th place for child well-being

Arizona slipped from 46th to 47th place among states in 2011 for the well-being of its children on a variety of measures, including poverty, education, health, and family and community factors, according to a new report. KidsCount 2013, released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, ranked Arizona ahead of only Nevada, Mississippi and New Mexico for 2011.... Read more»

Mexico: Where a doctor sleeps with a loaded gun, bulletproof vest

Mexico’s gangsters make bank extorting local businesses, but they couldn’t shake down this doctor. He shot and killed the collectors. Now the gang’s gunning for him.... Read more»1

Think again

America is much less conservative than mainstream media believe

Think again: It’s a well-known “fact” within the mainstream media that the country is not as liberal as journalists like to think it is. As with the consistent insistence on the prevalence of liberal bias, however, that fact is also fundamentally false.... Read more»

Commentary

Potter: the peril of Obamacare's promise

Presidents often live to regret some of the words speechwriters put in their mouths. The first President Bush paid a steep price for his ill-advised “Read my lips. No new taxes!” promise in 1988. He lost his bid for a second term.... Read more»

Phoenix charities get middling scores on national ranking of nonprofits

Charities in the Phoenix area ranked 23rd among the nation’s 30 major metro areas for financial performance, accountability and transparency in 2013, according to a recent report.... Read more»

Brazilian president unveils series of reforms in attempt to end protests

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is attempting to put an end to days of nationwide protests against government corruption and poor public transportation, healthcare and education.... Read more»

Jeb Bush gets ‘F’ on school spending

Jeb Bush has repeatedly — and falsely — claimed that the United States spends “more per student than any country in the world.” Luxembourg, Norway and Switzerland all spend more than the U.S. on elementary and secondary education.... Read more»

Spanish bullfighting battles for survival

Bullfighting has been surviving in a bubble, much like the one that buoyed the real estate sector before the economic crisis. Can it survive going forward?... Read more»

Soros charitable foundation sometimes leans right

George Soros may be one of the nation’s top liberal political benefactors, but his company’s charitable program encourages employees to donate to any cause they would like — even if it potentially conflicts with his political ideology.... Read more»

Only 1/2 of eligible immigrants have applied for deferred action

A year after the Obama administration said it would defer deportation of immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, only about half of eligible Arizonans have applied for the program. Nationally, an estimated 59 percent of eligible immigrants have applied to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.... Read more»1

5 signs Brazil is not ready for the World Cup

All eyes are on Brazil as the continent’s largest nation prepares to host the World Cup next June and the Summer Olympics in 2016. On paper, these seem like perfect projects for Brazil.... Read more»

Factcheck: A puffed-up appeal to job fears

A TV ad opposing the Senate immigration bill uses inflated numbers in an oversimplified, one-sided appeal to fears about job security.... Read more»

Majority of Supreme Court members millionaires

At least five and perhaps as many as eight of the nine members of the U.S. Supreme Court are millionaires according to recently released financial disclosures, and only two hold any consumer debt.... Read more»

Analysis

6 ways faith communities have helped prevent gun violence since Newtown

Six months ago this week, 20 children and 6 adults were killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The tragedy devastated the community and our entire nation. It also brought national attention to the problem of gun violence—which plagues many communities on a daily basis—and galvanized millions of Americans to support common-sense regulations to help reduce this threat.... Read more»

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