Central American Migrant Caravans Continue Attempts To Reach U.S.
Migrant caravans have been regularly traveling from Central America with the hopes of reaching the United States. The last one tried to reach American soil this week, but Guatemala and Mexico have kept tight operations on their borders to stop them — with the blessing of the U.S.
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Arizona GOP May Censure Ducey, Flake, McCain
The Arizona Republican Party is holding its biennial convention on Saturday morning, where they’ll elect new party leaders and also consider censuring some of their own.
Jan. 22, 2021
Republicans Advance Bills To Trigger More Recounts, Audit More Votes
In the wake of protests over the election results in Arizona, Republicans on a Senate panel approved two changes in election laws Thursday designed to audit more votes and require automatic recounts in more situations.
Jan. 22, 2021
Psychologist Chosen To Chair Arizona Redistricting Panel
A psychologist was chosen Thursday as the independent chair of the commission that will redraw Arizona's political district lines this year. The unanimous choice of Erika Neuberg of Chandler by the two Democrats and two Republicans already sworn in as members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission dodged a potential political firestorm.
Jan. 22, 2021
Mexico’s Electoral Institute Orders President To Limit Conferences
Mexico will hold elections this year, and the law orders all public officials to be neutral and impartial to guarantee a just competition. But this has brought recent tensions between the president and the National Electoral institute, with campaign season poised to start in April.
Jan. 22, 2021
Informant Says Cartel And Army Incinerated 43 Students In Mexico
Almost seven years ago, 43 students in Mexico disappeared, and the case became a driving force for many seeking reforms in Mexico’s justice and law enforcement systems. A new lead in the investigation might bring changes to the official version of the story.
Jan. 22, 2021
Mexico Congratulates Biden For Border Wall, DACA Executive Orders
Two executive orders from President Joe Biden have already generated reactions from the Mexican government. One is to stop construction of the border wall. The other maintains the DACA program, which protects some undocumented immigrants who arrived as children from deportation.
Jan. 22, 2021
Senator: Immigration Proposal Needs Herculean Effort To Pass
President Biden wasted no time after taking office and sent a sweeping immigration reform proposal to Congress. The bill’s lead sponsor told business leaders, faith groups and activists that transforming it into law will take a gargantuan effort.
Jan. 21, 2021
Nearly 4,000 Maricopa, Pima County Republicans Switched Parties Following Insurrection
Within one week after the U.S. Capitol insurrection, more than 3,900 Maricopa and Pima County Republican voters switched parties. From Jan. 6 to Jan. 12, Maricopa County saw more than 3,300 voters switch out of the Republican designation on their voter registrations. Pima County had 642 do the same thing.
Jan. 22, 2021
Arizonan Politicians React To Bidens Inauguration
Jan. 20 was a historic day in America as Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, and Kamala Harris became the first woman and the first person of color to become vice president. It’s a moment that’s resonated here and around the world.
Jan. 21, 2021
New Law Aims To Better Track, ID Migrants Who Die In The Desert
Every year, hundreds of people die in the desert attempting to cross into the United States illegally. And if their remains are found in Arizona, they likely end up at the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office in Tucson.
Jan. 21, 2021
Biden Administration Signals Return To Liberal Internationalism
The term “liberal internationalism” was coined a couple of decades ago after the Cold War as observers tried to find a category or phrase to describe a new structure that included alliances between the U.S., Europe and other nations. The Biden administration seems to point to a return toward this approach.
Jan. 21, 2021
ASU Professor: Bidens Address Bolsters Civil Religion
In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden’s urged a collective coming together to solve problems to preserve the American experiment of democracy. John Carlson of ASU’s Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict believes that focus was part of a shared faith in American ideals.
Jan. 21, 2021
Arizona Senate Continues Push For Election Audit
Arizona Senate President Karen Fann on Jan. 20 announced a deal between her chamber and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, which would have the board turn over all the election-related material the Senate demanded in a subpoena.
Jan. 21, 2021
New Arizona Bill Would Require Early Ballots Be Notarized
A newly introduced bill could cause some Arizonans to have a harder time casting early ballots in future elections.
Jan. 21, 2021
Phoenix: Police Protests Cost $5.3 Million in Overtime, Damages
What appeared to be a routine agenda item turned into a lengthy debate and some name calling during Wednesday’s Phoenix City Council meeting. Agenda item 30 seemed like a simple request — staff asked permission to apply for a state grant to help cover riot related expenses.
Jan. 21, 2021
The U.S. And Joe Biden, Mexico And AMLO: What’s Next?
During the first two years of his tenure, the Mexican president had to work with the Trump administration. Now his last four will be working with President Joe Biden. What can we expect?
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Jan. 21, 2021
Former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi Pardoned By President Trump
President Donald Trump issued over 140 clemencies in the final hours of his White House term. Among them were ex-strategist Steve Bannon, rapper Lil Wayne and former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi.
Jan. 20, 2021
WATCH: Bidens Inauguration Day
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the president and vice president of the United States. Biden is giving his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. NPR reporters are annotating his speech live with fact checks and analysis. Watch the ceremony, inaugural address and other celebratory events throughout the day.
Jan. 20, 2021
As Biden Takes Office, The U.S. And Mexico Respond To The Latest Migrant Caravan
These are the final hours of a presidency defined largely by a desire to punish people who migrate to the United States without permission. The process to turn away from this approach is expected to start shortly after Joe Biden is sworn in. He takes over the country’s immigration system as another caravan heads north from Central America.
Jan. 20, 2021
Whats Happening At The Arizona State Capitol Before Inauguration
The FBI specifically warned of potentially violent protests in all 50 states ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. But in the days leading up, there has been very little action at the Arizona Capitol.
Jan. 19, 2021