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Record Number Of Women Run For Congress In 2020
There are a record number of women running for Congress this year — again. More than 580 women are candidates for House seats. That follows the 2018 cycle, in which nearly 480 women filed for Congressional offices; that year was often described as a “year of the woman.” But this time around, the numbers are being bolstered, at least in part, by an increase in the number of Republican women running for the House.
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AZ Supreme Court Backs Down On Photo Ban At Courthouse
The Arizona Supreme Court has backed down from an order banning photography and videos outside the courthouse. Instead, Chief Justice Robert Brutinel replaced the order with another, specifically banning activity threatening a person, disrupting court operations, or compromising security in and around the court.
Nov. 7, 2019
Mexico Will Work With U.S. After Sonora Mormon Murders
After Monday’s attacks in Sonora, Mexico, where three women and six children from a binational Mormon community were murdered, the Mexican government has promised to reinforce gun trafficking operations, while collaborating with its American counterparts.
Nov. 6, 2019
How Effective Is The U.S. In Fighting Mexican Drug Cartels?
The United States has assisted Mexico on the war on drugs for years, providing training, intelligence and equipment. The question is what more can the U.S. do? How effective have we been in dealing with the cartels?
Nov. 6, 2019
Democrats Sweep Tucson City Council Elections
Three City Council seats were up for grabs on election night, and the Democrats took them all. The party has had complete control over Tucson for four years, and on Tuesday it won two more years.
Nov. 6, 2019
Tucson Voters Reject Sanctuary City Initiative
Tucson voters overwhelmingly rejected Proposition 205 on Tuesday. The initiative would have made Tucson Arizona’s first sanctuary city, adding protections for undocumented immigrants. Opponents said it went too far in restricting police officers, endangering public safety and the city's budget. Proponents said the measure would have sent the message that immigrants are safe and protected.
Regina Romero Will Be Tucson's First Latina Mayor | Dems Sweep City Council
Nov. 5, 2019
Final Election Results: Maricopa County Voters Weigh In On K-12 Bonds, Overrides
Voters in dozens of school districts in Maricopa County have decided whether those districts can borrow more and spend more on K-12 schools. Results are from the Maricopa County Recorder's Office as of 6:47 p.m. on Friday.
Nov. 5, 2019
Arizona Farmers Take Issue With New Farm Workers Bill
Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act also establishes minimum requirements for pay, transportation and housing, which has some in the agricultural industry worried.
Nov. 5, 2019
AZ School Diversity Director Sees Teachable Moment In Racist Incident
Erica Maxwell is the state’s first ever associate superintendent of equity, diversity and inclusion, a position created by Democratic Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman.
Nov. 5, 2019
Activists Celebrate Phoenix Police Decision To Fire Officers
Michael Britt London, the president of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, told KJZZ they would not go forward with their threat of a no-confidence vote in Chief Jeri Williams. This comes in reaction to the chief’s firings of two officers last week who were involved in high-profile cases.
Nov. 5, 2019
How A California Immigration Law Helped Turn The State Blue
Twenty-five years ago this week, nearly 60% of Californians voted to pass Proposition 187. The initiative forbid free health care, education and other state services to undocumented immigrants.
Nov. 5, 2019
Recorder: Dont Mail Ballots, Drop Them Off At These Centers
Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes addressed voters on Facebook Live on Tuesday morning. He said almost 2 million ballots were sent out to residents, but 75% of those had yet to be returned.
Nov. 5, 2019
Tucson Votes Today On Sanctuary City Status
On Tuesday, voters will decide whether to declare Tucson the state’s first “sanctuary city,” a term with no concrete legal definition that has nonetheless taken on a life of its own in law enforcement and national politics.
Nov. 4, 2019
Lawmaker: Livestream Cameras In Schools Would Improve Safety
Arizona state Rep. Kevin Payne wants to improve school safety by installing livestream cameras that first responders could access in emergency situations. Payne introduced a similar bill in February that would have appropriated $9.5 million to the Arizona Department of Public Safety to install the communication system in schools.
Nov. 4, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: A U.S. Official Visits South Korea
A U.S. State Department official is heading to South Korea on Tuesday. Who is he and what will he be talking about?
Nov. 4, 2019
School Bond, Override Elections A Bellwether For K-12 Advocates
The outcome of dozens of elections held by Maricopa County school districts may be a bellwether for education advocates that want voters to approve more K-12 funding in 2020.
Nov. 4, 2019
National Democrats Suing Arizona Over Biased Ballots
National Democrats are suing Arizona over the way it lists candidates on the ballot, which favors the governor's party.
Nov. 3, 2019
Police Union Declines No Confidence Vote Against Chief
The union representing Phoenix police officers is no longer calling for a vote of no confidence against Police Chief Jeri Williams. The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association had previously sought the vote after Williams fired two officers for their involvement in two high-profile incidents.
Nov. 1, 2019
Federal Judge Dismisses Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Defamation Suit
A federal judge has dismissed former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s defamation lawsuit against three media corporations. Arpaio had sued CNN, the Huffington Post and Rolling Stone magazine claiming they published inaccurate and defamatory information that caused him to lose the 2018 Senate race.
Nov. 1, 2019
Black Clergy Urges Phoenix To Stand With Police Chief
A group African American clergy members from the Valley delivered a letter to city leaders this week urging them to support Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams.
Oct. 31, 2019
What Green New Deal Means For Future Of Work
The Green New Deal is not just the sweeping package of legislation introduced by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That’s the first thing Craig Calhoun wants you to know about the plan.
Oct. 31, 2019

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