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Budget negotiations heat up as AZ faces $1.3B deficit
Budget talks are heating up at the state Capitol as the Republican-controlled Legislature and Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs negotiate how the state should address a projected $1.3 billion budget deficit.
Sen. Mark Kelly visited a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Tempe on Wednesday. He said even though Arizona’s near-total abortion ban has been repealed, he still wants to see reproductive rights expanded further.
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A Valley nonprofit that provides space for supervised visits between parents and children in the Arizona Department of Child Safety’s care says the state is cutting funding for its security guard, but the department says the service is not necessary.
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The 2024 Arizona Voters' Agenda found that Arizona voters are looking for compromise and feel that candidates are not focused on what's important to them.
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In Arizona political news, listeners hear plenty about contentious topics like abortion and border security, but there are hundreds of other bills that deserve attention: especially the ones proposed before their time.
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Navajo Nation denies sexual harassment claims
Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren has refuted accusations made by his Vice President Richelle Montoya that he had sexually harassed and bullied her.
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A monthlong trial will get underway Tuesday, in which Arizona schools will try to convince a judge that the state is not adequately funding them. Specifically, the schools will argue Arizona has failed to establish minimum adequate facility standards.
Two Republicans joined Democrats in the Arizona Senate last week to vote down a proposal to lower the minimum wage for tipped workers.
Gov. Katie Hobbs joined service members, veterans and their families Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
A new report says students graduating from U.S. medical schools this year were less likely to apply for residency positions in states with abortion bans and other significant abortion restrictions.
Senate committee approves northern Arizona flood and drought resilience projects
A key U.S. Senate committee has unanimously approved a broad set of initiatives to help shore up flood and drought resistance in northern Arizona as part of a larger water bill.
California’s governor on Thursday signed an emergency law to allow Arizona doctors to come to the state to perform abortions for their patients. But Arizona abortion providers are unlikely to participate.
Reports illustrate National Guard activities near border
Internal government reports have shed light on the activities of National Guard troops deployed to Arizona border communities by Gov. Katie Hobbs in December.
Navajo president: Failing to pass tribal water rights settlement would be another form of genocide
The president of the Navajo Nation has signed the resolution approving the historic Northeastern Arizona Indian Water Rights Settlement Agreement. In doing so, he joined officials from the Hopi and San Juan Paiute tribes.
The Chandler City Council has approved ordinances to ban brass knuckles, and to hold homeowners responsible when teens throw parties featuring illegal activities. The move comes the same week that officials in neighboring Gilbert signed off on similar measures.
A day after Arizona state Republicans advanced a measure to put border security enforcement into local hands, a federal border bill failed to advance for the second time.
California's law says Arizona doctors who are licensed in that state can come to California to perform abortions. The law will expire on Nov. 30.
Navajo council approves $5 billion water rights settlement
The Navajo Nation Council has signed off on a proposed water rights settlement that carries a price tag larger than any such agreement enacted by Congress would ensure water for two other tribes in Arizona.
News that Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes will pursue executions of prisoners on death row early next year came in a letter to Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell. Mitchell has been critical of Mayes and Gov. Katie Hobbs for pausing them.
Mario Montoya, research analyst and coalition consultant with Aliento, spoke with The Show about what eligibility for health care under the Affordable Care Act means to uninsured DACA recipients.
The suit alleges that Live Nation has created a monopoly on live event ticket prices across the United States. The civil antitrust suit was filed in the Southern District of New York.