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5 top employees fired from AZ's child welfare agency Video included

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Director Charles Flanagan said these workers were responsible for the internal process that led to more than 6,500 abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations.

One-on-One with the man taking over CPS

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Gov. Jan Brewer used her State of the State address Monday to announce she was abolishing Child Protection Services and creating a new, stand-alone cabinet agency to oversee child welfare.

New CPS agency not independent yet

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The new agency the governor created to protect Arizona's most vulnerable children is still under the umbrella of the state's Department of Economic Security.

Poll: AZ voters support CPS reform

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A new poll out reports a majority of Arizona voters are in support of Gov. Jan Brewer's CPS reform and narrowly opposes legalizing medical marijuana.

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CARE Team releases report on uninvestigated CPS cases

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An independent team named by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to review the state's child welfare agency is set to deliver its report to the governor.

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CPS Crisis: Latest report shows all cases now assigned

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The head of a newly-appointed team tasked with investigating 6,600 of ignored child abuse and neglect cases says they've now assigned all of those cases to investigators.

Will SB-1062 fiasco prompt legislators to focus on budget, CPS?

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Both state senators and representatives were busy debating and moving 66 bills Thursday about issues ranging from flood control districts to scrap metal sellers to surprise inspections at abortion clinics.

Arizona Senate passes bill requiring CPS review

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The Arizona Senate has passed a bill requiring an outside review of the state's child welfare agency.

Legislature OKs millions in extra CPS cash

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The Arizona Legislature has quickly approved a special $6.8 million appropriation that will let the state's child welfare agency to hire 192 new workers right away.

Arizona Senate panel OKs millions in extra CPS cash

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The Arizona Legislature has taken the first step needed to give Gov. Jan Brewer more than $6.8 million to allow the state's child welfare agency to hire 192 new workers right away.

385 kids removed from Arizona homes in ignored cases Video included

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Nearly 400 children have been removed from Arizona homes identified through thousands of child abuse and neglect reports that the state's child welfare agency failed to investigate in recent years.

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