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Senate confirms Chris Magnus as CBP Commissioner
The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday afternoon to confirm Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus as U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner.
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Chandler Districts Board Votes Not To Require Masks
The Chandler Unified School District’s governing board voted Thursday to not change it’s COVID-19 mitigation plan. This means the East Valley district will not follow the at least two dozen districts requiring masks.
Aug. 20, 2021
Ducey Pushes Back On Bidens Criticism Of School Mask Mandate Bans
Gov. Doug Ducey is pushing back against President Joe Biden’s threats to come after governors trying to block mask policies at K-12 public schools with his own criticism of the Biden administration.
Aug. 19, 2021
Arizona Supreme Court Won’t Block New Education Tax; But It May Still Be Doomed
The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the income tax surcharge on the wealthy can remain, at least for the time being. But it may be legally impossible to actually get any of those dollars into the classroom which was the intent of the sponsors of Proposition 208.
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Aug. 19, 2021
Biden Announces Plans To Go After Bans On Mask Policies
The Biden administration is planning to go after states such as Arizona that are trying to block mask mandates at K-12 public schools, President Joe Biden announced in a Wednesday press conference.
Ducey Dangles Federal Funding To Discourage Schools From Masks
Aug. 18, 2021
Maricopa County Demands Senate Pay For Replaced Voting Equipment
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors took the first step toward forcing the Arizona Senate to pay for the county’s new voting machines.
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Aug. 18, 2021
GOP Lawmakers, Free Enterprise Club Launch Voter ID Ballot Initiative
Some Republican lawmakers and the Free Enterprise Club say they want voters to impose new ID restrictions when casting a ballot. Supporters of the initiative say they plan to collect signatures to refer the measure to next year’s ballot.
Aug. 18, 2021
How The Census Results Affect Redistricting
Census results are meaningful in multiple ways, including determining how much federal funding particular areas will receive. From a more specifically political standpoint, the census acts as a starting line for the redistricting race.
Aug. 18, 2021
Ducey Dangles Federal Funding To Discourage Arizona Schools From Mandating Masks
In an effort to discourage Arizona public school leaders from requiring students and staff wear masks, Gov. Doug Ducey is offering grants to boost per pupil funding in public and charter schools, as well as provide grants to parents who want to send their kids to different schools.
List: Arizona School Districts Requiring Masks For 2021-2022
Aug. 17, 2021
Federal Lawsuit Challenges 2 New AZ GOP Voting Laws
A federal lawsuit challenging two new state election laws claims the policies are unnecessary and designed to make it harder for Arizonans to vote.
Aug. 17, 2021
Ducey Adviser Ciscomani Running For AZ 2nd Congressional District
A Republican member of Gov. Doug Ducey’s administration has announced he is running for Congress.
Aug. 17, 2021
Ducey Moves To Block Vaccine Mandates For City Workers
Gov. Doug Ducey is moving to block cities and counties from telling their workers they have to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Aug. 16, 2021
More School Districts Requiring Masks Following Court Ruling
School districts in the Valley and in Tucson are announcing they will require masks in its schools starting Tuesday. The move is in reaction to a ruling on the lawsuit against the Phoenix Union High School District’s mask requirement.
List: Arizona School Districts Requiring Masks For 2021-2022
Aug. 16, 2021
Judge: Phoenix District Can Keep Mask Rule, At Least For Now
That the Phoenix Union High School District mask mandate can be enforced, at least for now. A judge ruled Monday that a state law banning districts from requiring students and staff to wear masks hasn’t yet taken effect.
Aug. 16, 2021
UA: Mask Requirement Not In Violation Of State Law
Last week, the state’s three public universities announced they will require everyone to wear face coverings in certain settings regardless of vaccination status. These policies are centered on campus safety and consistent with state law, said University of Arizona President Robert Robbins.
Aug. 16, 2021
WATCH: Bidens Remarks On Afghanistan
President Joe Biden is set to deliver remarks on Afghanistan after a tumultuous weekend that saw the U.S.-backed government fall to the Taliban. Biden's remarks also come as chaos has enveloped Kabul and its airport as thousands of people attempt to flee the country.
Aug. 16, 2021
Boas: Cut Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams Some Slack
The U.S. Department of Justice announced it was going to look into the practices of the Phoenix Police Department. And last week, an independent investigation indicated troublesome issues within the department that need to be addressed. Some responded by calling for Chief Jeri Williams to resign, while others didn’t go quite that far.
Aug. 16, 2021
Police Chief Still Has Support Despite Investigation
Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams is finding herself under fire after investigations showed the department fabricating false charges on protesters last fall. And now the U.S. Department of Justice says it will be doing a deep probe into the Phoenix Police Department.
Aug. 16, 2021
Poetry, Music Renew Attention On Homelessness In Metro Phoenix
Poetry and music are two art forms which frequently address social justice issues. Arizona State University senior Austin Davis, who is the founder of AZ Hugs For Houseless, has combined both in a recent EP.
Aug. 16, 2021
How Census Demographic Shifts Could Change Politics
The results of the 2020 U.S. census were released last week. The results showed a growing number of people identifying as mixed-race in Maricopa County.
Aug. 15, 2021
Navajo, Cherokee Nations Discussing Intertribal Treaty
The Cherokee Nation traveled to the Navajo Nation to continue talks on a proposed treaty between the two nations. The treaty would allow the nations to enter inter-governmental relations to support one another on a number of issues.
Aug. 16, 2021