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Dr. David Notrica, who specializes in trauma, said banning children from pickup truck beds would save lives.

While attempts to bar minors from riding unrestrained in pickup truck beds have failed for years at the Legislature, state leaders have three new reasons to act: Three teenagers killed in recent months after being thrown for pickups, a lawmaker said. Read more»

Rep. Matt Heinz, D-Tucson

A bipartisan pair of state representatives hope to do what others have tried and failed to do for nearly 20 years: expand a ban on unrestrained minors in the backs of trucks. Read more»

The state Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would allow local governments, private companies and American Indian tribes to temporarily take over operations and management of state parks. Read more»