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The End of White Politics: How Dems Can Better Engage People Of Color
In her new book "The End of White Politics: How to Heal the Liberal Divide," Zerlina Maxwell — who worked for former President Barack Obama — writes about what needs to change in politics, especially among Democrats, to truly engage more people of color with respect.
11 hours ago
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
Bodies Donated To AZ Company Used In Violent Experiments
A shuttered body parts company and its owner are the focus of a civil trial in Maricopa County Superior Court. Family members are suing Biological Resource Center and its owner Stephen Gore. They accuse the company of telling them their loved one’s bodies would be used for medical purposes when a federal investigation found that wasn’t the case.
Oct. 31, 2019
WATCH: U.S. House Votes On Next Steps In Impeachment Inquiry
Democrats rammed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump through a sharply divided House Thursday, the chamber's first formal vote in a fight that could stretch into the 2020 election year.
Oct. 31, 2019
U.S. House Passes Ban On New Mining Near Grand Canyon
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would permanently ban new mining near the Grand Canyon. The ban would affect over a million acres. The bill has no Senate sponsor.
Oct. 30, 2019
Researcher: Money Alone Wont Fix AZ Special Education Gap
Arizona has an education funding problem, but it might not be exactly what just came to your mind.
Oct. 30, 2019
Ballot Measure Proposes Sweeping Election Law Changes
A sweeping ballot measure unveiled Wednesday would legalize automatic and same-day voter registration in Arizona, while also restricting the dollar amounts individuals and political committees can contribute to candidates.
Oct. 30, 2019
Report Shows Families Are Still Being Separated At Border
The Trump administration was ordered by a federal judge in 2018 to stop separating most migrant children from their parents on the border. The public outcry was fierce, and the administration said it’s not enforcing the policy anymore. But, a new report from journalists Jude Joffe-Block and Valeria Fernandez shows families are still being separated.
Oct. 29, 2019
Mail-In Ballots For Maricopa County Almost Due
If you’re one of nearly 1.85 million Maricopa County voters who got a ballot in the mail earlier this month, now's the time to mail it back.
Oct. 29, 2019
English-Language Learners A Top Priority For Kathy Hoffman
As the 2020 legislative session approaches, debates around education are heating up. Republicans are already at odds with Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman over her management of state school voucher program, and Hoffman is planning a fight against requirements for what she calls bilingual or multilingual students.
Oct. 29, 2019
Book Argues Banks, Investors Crushed The American Dream
About a decade ago, Arizona was one of the worst hit areas when the housing crisis hit. Now, investigative reporter Aaron Glantz uncovers how an elite group took advantage of the losses of millions of Americans during the housing crisis — often using taxpayer money — in his new book called "Homewreckers."
Oct. 29, 2019