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Police recommend charges for 4 who followed Sinema into bathroom
The Arizona State University Police Department has asked county prosecutors to charge four people with misdemeanors after a protest against U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema earlier this month ended with an activist following her into a bathroom.
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iCivics Works To Counter Cynicism In Government Institutions
iCivics, which was started by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor here in Arizona, is expanding its reach and trying to counter some of the damage and cynicism today's political institutions are facing.
Sept. 22, 2021
County Supervisor Resigns After Audit Comments Leak
Republican Steve Chucri resigned Tuesday from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors after a recording emerged of him criticizing his GOP colleagues for opposing a review of the 2020 election.
What Supervisor Bill Gates Is Expecting From The Audit Report
Sept. 22, 2021
Southwest Gas Blames Plastic Pipes For 2021 Incidents
Southwest Gas Corporation said a recent explosion in Chandler and a leak in north Scottsdale both involved a type of plastic pipe that can deteriorate under certain conditions. Neither had drawn safety scrutiny because they were wrongly identified in the company’s mapping system.
Sept. 22, 2021
AZ AFL-CIO Sues To Prevent New Union Mandates
On Tuesday, a new law goes into effect imposing certain mandates on how labor unions in Arizona can operate. Arizona union organizers have filed suit to prevent the law from being implemented.
Sept. 22, 2021
Frank Pratt, Longtime AZ GOP Lawmaker, Dies At 79
Longtime Arizona Rep. Frank Pratt has died following a long illness. He was 79.
Sept. 21, 2021
Whats Behind The Different Responses To Refugees, Migrants
So far 18 Afghan refugees have arrived in Arizona. But at the same time, Haitian migrants are being deported from the southern border. ASU journalism professor Fernanda Santos wonders why there's such a different response for the two groups.
Sept. 21, 2021
The Ethical Issue Of Journalists Running For Political Offices
Journalists don’t often become politicians — or at least not successful ones. To learn what propels journalists toward politics, The Show spoke with Jon Allsop of Columbia Journalism Review, who recently wrote a column addressing whether journalists should run for office.
Sept. 21, 2021
Quezada: Redistrict Commission Should Use Inmates Home Addresses
Last week, Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission unveiled the first real step in determining what the state’s congressional and legislative districts will look like beginning in 2022. But one question that still remains is how to count incarcerated people.
Sept. 21, 2021
How Cyber Ninjas CEO Entered The Political Sphere
Later this week, we expect to finally get the results of the so-called audit that Senate Republicans have been conducting of the 2020 election in Maricopa County for months. Now, let’s take a look at the man behind the audit — Doug Logan, the CEO of Cyber Ninjas.
Sept. 21, 2021
What Supervisor Gates Is Expecting From Senate GOP Audit Report
Later this week, we expect to finally get the results of the so-called audit that Senate Republicans have been conducting of the 2020 election in Maricopa County for months.
Sept. 21, 2021
Lieberman Resigns From House To Focus On Campaign
Aaron Lieberman resigned from the Arizona House of Representatives on Monday to focus on running for governor.
Sept. 20, 2021
Boas: We Need To Talk About Dark Side Of Sports Betting
Legal sports betting officially opened in Arizona this month, and early returns suggest it’s going to be very popular. Ads for companies offering gaming opportunities via a smartphone or tablet are ubiquitous — so if you’re interested, it’s going to be simple to make a bet.
Sept. 20, 2021
DACA Recipients Path To Citizenship Dealt A Blow By Senate Parliamentarian
Democrats’ hopes to clear a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants has been dealt a serious blow. On Sept. 19, the Senate parliamentarian advised the Senate that a provision in the bill aimed at establishing citizenship for DACA recipients cannot be included in the federal spending bill.
Sept. 20, 2021
AZ AG: Biden Is Running Population Augmentation Programs
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich claims the Biden administration is altering federal immigration law as part of "population augmentation strategies.” The U.S. Department of Justice is calling that “a figment of the state's imagination.”
Sept. 20, 2021
Bureau Of Land Management Moving Back To D.C.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is moving the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management back to the nation’s capital after two years in Colorado.
Sept. 20, 2021
Maricopa County Attorney Returning To Work After Rehab
After announcing that she has been undergoing mental health treatment, Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel is returning to her office Monday. Adel entered treatment last month to deal with anxiety, an eating disorder and alcohol use.
Sept. 19, 2021
2 AZ Hotels Will Be Repurposed As Affordable Housing
This week, two Arizona hotels, one in Tempe and one in Flagstaff, were sold to create affordable and transitional housing for vulnerable communities. NewGen Advisory is the company facilitating those purchases, one by the city of Tempe and one by Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona.
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Sept. 19, 2021
Maricopa County Cuts Deal On Subpoenaed Routers
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors reached an agreement Friday evening with the Republican-controlled state Senate that will end a standoff over a Senate demand that they hand over computer routers for use in an unprecedented partisan election review.
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Sept. 18, 2021
Comment Sought On Initial AZ Redistricting Maps
The body responsible for redrawing Arizona’s nine congressional and 30 legislative districts has made initial maps using 2020 census data.
Sept. 17, 2021
Theres Free Legal Help For Metro Phoenix Renters Facing Eviction
Maricopa County said this week that it will draw on its fiscal recovery fund to pay nonprofit Community Legal Services for 12 attorneys and six paralegals to help renters in the Phoenix metro area.
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Sept. 17, 2021