The University of Arizona is officially opposing President Donald Trump’s executive order severely limiting immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Officials estimate about 174 of their students, researchers or faculty are from one of the impacted areas.
President Trump’s executive order halting immigration from seven countries led to confusion and criticism that the last-minute directive would hinder military efforts, particularly at a training program here in Arizona where Iraq learns how to fight ISIS.
Phoenix International Raceway on Monday announced details of planned upgrades to the Avondale racetrack. The track will include a new grandstand in a different area, Wi-Fi access in existing seats and more shaded areas.
Right now, Arizona’s Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national original or disability. But it does not include protections for the LGBT community. A new bill is attempting to change that.
After a whirlwind of change in Washington, D.C., and a series of executive orders related to immigration, many of Arizona’s undocumented residents are uneasy about their status. Helen Aguirre Ferré is President Donald Trump’s special assistant of media affairs and one of the few Hispanics in the new administration.
Election headlines in Arizona last year were not all about who won and who lost the races. Now, a state representative has introduced a host of bills aimed at fixing some of those problems: Ken Clark, a Democrat representing Phoenix.
On Mondays, we like to step out on the ledge a bit and take a look ahead to what’s to come at the state Capitol. Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services talks about what’s on his radar for this coming week.