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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.
Support For Higher Education Decreases
After years of cuts to funding for Arizona’s public universities, some lawmakers want the state to chip in an extra $102 million for the upcoming school year. That number would triple over the next couple years if Senate Bill 1518 becomes law.
Feb. 12, 2019
Reactions To Mark Kellys Senate Run
Mark Kelly — husband of Gabrielle Giffords — said he will be taking the Senate plunge, running for office for the first time.
Feb. 12, 2019
Mark Kelly Announces Run For Senate Seat
Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly is running for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat in 2020. Kelly is the first Democrat to formally announce plans to run for John McCain’s former seat against current Republican Sen. Martha McSally.
Feb. 12, 2019
Bill Would Remove Voucher Oversight From Democrats
GOP voucher supporters want to strip away one of the key duties of the new State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Feb. 12, 2019
Will Kelli Ward Back Candidates With Similar Views On Immigration?
In her last primary race for U.S. Senate, Dr. Kelli Ward and other Republicans wrestled to prove they most resembled President Donald Trump’s hawkish stance on illegal immigration and border security. The selection of Ward as chairwoman of Arizona’s GOP raises the question of whether she’ll back candidates that share her own views over moderates.
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Feb. 12, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Protests In Venezuela
An international summit on Wednesday will look at the regional influence Iran now has in the Middle East.
Feb. 11, 2019
Bill Proposes Training Teachers, Faculty On Suicide Prevention
This week, Arizona lawmakers are considering a bi-partisan measure requiring all public school personnel undergo suicide prevention training to spot the signs and intervene.
Feb. 11, 2019
Arizona Lawmakers Continue Debating State Income Tax Issues
Taxes and elections continue to be big topics of discussion and debate at the state capitol, but lawmakers are also reacting to new developments in the case of Hacienda HealthCare.
Feb. 11, 2019
Arizona Bill Would Delay Tax Filing Deadline
With a stalemate at the Arizona Capitol over changes in income tax laws the head of the Senate Finance Committee wants to give Arizonans more time to file their returns.
Feb. 11, 2019
Phoenix Voter Registration Deadline Approaching
The deadline to register to vote in the city of Phoenix’s upcoming election is fast approaching. Potential voters have until midnight Monday to register to vote in the upcoming special election.
Feb. 10, 2019
Groups Concerned About Changes To Clean Water Act
There appears to be concern among a number of groups that the Trump administration might be looking to change a section of the Clean Water Act that gives states say over certain projects.
Feb. 8, 2019
Bill Could Remove Voters From Early Voting List
Failure to participate in at least one of the primary or general elections in two consecutive election cycles would lead to an Arizona voter being purged from that list. And that generated some passionate testimony before a Senate committee this week.
Feb. 8, 2019
The Takeaway: Are Americans Ready For Medicare For All?
As the 2020 campaign season kicks off many of the declared and likely Democratic candidates seem to be throwing their support behind "Medicare for all." But what does "Medicare for all" actually mean? And is it achievable?
Feb. 8, 2019
What Is Happening With The Colorado River Drought Plans?
States that rely on the Colorado River for their water supplies are currently unable to finish a series of agreements that would keep its biggest reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, from dropping to levels not seen since they were filled decades ago.
Feb. 7, 2019
Arizona Legislature Takes Second Look At The Nunchuck Ban
A law banning nunchucks in Arizona is now going through the process of being lifted.
Feb. 7, 2019
Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order Enhancing Protections For People With Disabilities
After a 29-year-old woman with severe disabilities was raped and impregnated, allegedly by her nurse, Governor Doug Ducey yesterday issued an executive order that calls for more protections for people with disabilities …
Feb. 7, 2019
Bill To Allow State To Pay For Part Of KidsCare Approved By Committee
A state Senate committee has approved a bill that would allow Arizona’s health care program for low-income children to continue, even if the feds stop paying for all of it. Senate Bill 1134 removes a trigger in the KidsCare program, which freezes it if federal support drops below 100%.
Feb. 7, 2019
The Fate Of Arizona Mail-In Ballots Still In Debate
The state Senate has given it’s preliminary OK to a bill that would make changes to the state’s early voting system, but it’s future still remains unclear. Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita, a Scottsdale Republican, sponsored SB 1046, which says voters that get their ballots in the mail can only return it in the mail.
Feb. 7, 2019
The Takeaway: Trump
At his State of the Union speech, President Trump lashed out against what he called, "ridiculous, partisan investigations," surrounding his administration.
Feb. 7, 2019
Arizona Measure To End Drop Off Of Mail-In Ballot On Election Day Moves Forward
Republican senators voted to block those who get early ballots from simply dropping them off. Senate Bill 1046 would not deny the right to vote to those who don't drop their ballots into mail in time to arrive by Election Day.
Feb. 7, 2019

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