Now we’re going to check in with the Editorial Board of The Arizona Republic. It’s a regular segment where we talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Joe Arpaio is an idol to many in the conservative world, including those who call themselves constitutional sheriffs. Ashley Powers dives into the world of constitutional sheriffs in a new piece in The New Yorker, and finds Arpaio’s conviction and following pardon only bolstered those followers.
This could count as an important day when it comes to economic development in the city of Phoenix, which has released a Request for Proposals for a location on the northwest corner of Central and Van Buren.
Republicans in the House of Representatives gathered just enough conservative votes to narrowly pass the $867 billion Farm Bill. While it might not be obvious from its name, the Farm Bill is controversial this time around because of its impact on food stamps, not agriculture.
The controversy of separating migrant children from their parents at the country’s southern border elicited reaction from across the political spectrum. But, it’s not the first time in U.S. history that parents and their kids have been split apart.
Increasingly, some golf courses are pushing to stop using drinking water to keep their greens vibrant. Instead, they are using effluent or recycled water. That’s especially true in parts of northern Arizona.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly blamed Democratic lawmakers for the lack of a solution to family separations at the border. Speaking on ABC’s This Week Sunday, Senator Jeff Flake said Trump’s comments aren’t helping.
The Helping Hand for Relief and Development office in Chandler was full of volunteers on Saturday where people were packing large containers with resources needed to support refugees living in camps around the world.
Educators scattered across the Valley Saturday, carrying petitions to get the Invest in Education Act funding measure on the ballot in November. When they reconvened at the Capitol, they had collected over 5,500 signatures.