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Indigenous Groups Protest Border Wall Construction
Construction pushes forward on President Donald Trump's border wall in southern Arizona, despite a cascade of lawsuits over the environmental impacts and considerations, and after a brutal battle in Washington over how to fund it. But a small group of indigenous protesters, some from tribes not even recognized by the federal government, are not giving up.
6 hours ago
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
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