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Book Explores How Women Have Changed U.S. Politics
Several Democratic women remain in the race to get the party’s presidential nomination and the opportunity to directly challenge President Trump’s campaign for a second term in the White House.
Sept. 10, 2019
Arizona Mayors Lobby For Gun Background Checks
Four Arizona mayors are advocating for action on the Bipartisan Background Check Act of 2019 that would require universal background checks on gun purchasers. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has so far resisted calls for him to bring the bill to the floor, arguing President Trump wouldn’t sign it anyway.
Sept. 10, 2019
ASU Helps Journalist Access Scott Warren Trial Documents
The trial of humanitarian aid worker Scott Warren captured headlines around the country. But despite the government’s claim that Warren had illegally helped border crossers evade immigration authorities in Arizona’s borderlands, his trial ended in a hung jury in June.
Sept. 10, 2019
Phoenix Independents Want To Join Democratic Preference Election
The state Democratic Party will be holding a preference election in March, and independent voters want in. If Arizona independents want to participate in the Democratic presidential preference election in March, they'd have to first change their party. And that has people across the political spectrum demanding change.
Sept. 10, 2019
Arizona Republican Party Opts Out Of Presidential Primary
The Arizona Republican Party decided to opt out of the presidential preference primary in March, so registered Republicans will not be able to cast a vote for any of President Trump’s primary challengers. This isn’t the first time a state party has chosen not to hold a presidential preference election, but why has the GOP decided against one this time?
Sept. 10, 2019
Word Podcast, S2 E1: Pushing Back
Word is a podcast about the literary arts in the state and the region. In this mammoth Season 2 opener, we push back against the depiction of young people from low income families as depicted in Nick Richey's film, "Low Low" which is being screened in Scottsdale on Sept. 12. The filmmaker will participate in a Q&A following the movie.
Sept. 10, 2019
Group Launches Health Option For East Valley Businesses
A new health insurance pool for the East Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance is trying to bring down coverage costs for small businesses there.
Sept. 10, 2019
Policies Deepen Divide At Mexico-Guatemala Border
Tensions between the U.S. and Mexico regarding migration have hit hard on the borders, not only between both nations but also between Mexico and Guatemala. President Trump’s threat on taxing Mexican goods unless migration stopped is having an effect on Mexico’s border with Guatemala. Here, not only migration is changing but also trade.
Sept. 10, 2019
ADOT Seeks Public Comment On North-South Corridor
The Arizona Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on a newly released environmental impact study for a proposed 55-mile stretch of freeway. The so called North-South Corridor would stretch from U.S. 60 in Apache Junction to I-10 in Eloy.
Sept. 9, 2019
Mexican Authorities Meet With Rio Sonora Mining Spill Victims
Five years ago, Mexico’s largest mining company spilled nearly 11 million gallons of toxic waste into two Sonoran rivers affecting thousands living downstream from the mine. Mexican authorities recently met with one of the affected communities as part of promised efforts to give residents a voice in mining issues.
Sept. 9, 2019
Arizona Supreme Court: Online Travel Companies Must Pay City Taxes
Online travel companies like Orbitz, Travelocity and Priceline have to pay city sales taxes on the portion of the reservation dollars that they keep, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Sept. 9, 2019
Meet The Women Leading Education Reform In AZ
Save Our Schools Arizona defied naysayers in their fight against the expansion of school vouchers. Red for Ed followed to win salary bumps for teachers. And a political newcomer beat the odds to claim the highest seat in the state's education system.
Sept. 9, 2019
Public Health Care Concerns In Mexico As Government Cuts Expenses
Public health services in Mexico are being reduced as part of the government's strategy to chop expenses, bringing concerns on medicine shortenings, less medical personnel and job losses in public health facilities.
Sept. 9, 2019
Apprehensions At US-Mexico Border Plummet
Migration through the U.S.-Mexico border plummeted last month to little more than half what it was during the height of apprehensions this past spring.
Sept. 9, 2019
Urias: State Rep. Lawrence Has Shown Us His Colors
A state lawmaker who said black and Hispanic communities “are better armed than the police officers who are supposed to be controlling them" clarified those comments.
Sept. 9, 2019
Recreational Marijuana Backers Submit Ballot Language For Review
Backers of an initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona have run the ballot language by legislative council, essentially state lawmakers’ in-house legal team.
Sept. 9, 2019
After Montgomery, What Happens To Attorneys Office?
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery’s elevation to Justice Bill Montgomery carries a variety of potential consequences for his former office and the state.
Sept. 9, 2019
Italian Company Asks To Access Land Near Grand Canyon
An Italian real estate company wants to develop land outside the Grand Canyon's South Rim. The U.S. Forest Service has said in the past it would "substantially and adversely" affect the Grand Canyon and nearby tribal lands.
Sept. 9, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Brexit Looming
The clock continues to tick in the UK, as the Brexit deadline looms.
Sept. 9, 2019
Why People Are Migrating From Honduras
"Tracing The Migrant Journey" put reporters on the ground in four countries to document the challenges migrants face on their trek through Central America, Mexico and the U.S. The journey began in Honduras. Honduras is a country where, for the poorest and most vulnerable, it seems everyone has tried to migrate.
Sept. 9, 2019

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