March 2019

David Stringer
Rep. David Stringer has resigned. It was a surprise twist yesterday; a culmination of ongoing events since early last year, beginning with Stringer’s racial comments caught on tape by students at ASU. Those triggered an ethics complaint from Rep. Reginald Bolding.
March 28, 2019
Arizona Capitol building
Arizona Senate Bill 1310 would allow those convicted of drug or paraphernalia possession who don’t have a conviction for a previous violent felony to earn release credits and serve more of their sentence in the community.
March 27, 2019
parent with children
The fact is, the United States is one of only eight countries in the world that doesn’t have paid family leave available to parents, according to Amy Raub. She researches maternity leave policies across the world, in countries rich and poor, and can compare and contrast the differences, some of which might surprise you.
March 27, 2019
Republican and Democrat Symbols
The list of candidates is already very long and includes Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. But which of them can actually appeal to independents and at least some Republicans? Is our current polarization so intense that it seems nearly impossible?
March 27, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court building
For a second consecutive term, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up the issue of partisan gerrymandering, hearing arguments from North Carolina and Maryland.
March 27, 2019
Hotel Vernetta
In the series, Women of the West, we explore stories of Arizona women who helped shape their communities and our state’s history.
March 27, 2019
A woman concerned her pot use funds violent Mexican cartels works in her garden in Arizona. She asked not to be identified. Photo by Nick Blumberg
Alice Waters is a chef, restaurateur, author and food activist. She’s also been involved in the "slow food" movement for many years. She’s in Arizona on Wednesday giving a talk at Arizona State University called “Teaching Slow Food Values in a Fast Food Culture.”
March 27, 2019
Heather Carter
State Sen. Heather Carter plans to replace the language in an unrelated bill with the language from the tuition bill in a Senate committee Thursday. The process is called a "strike-everything" amendment and is not uncommon at the Capitol.
March 27, 2019
Arizona voter registration form
The House Elections Committee voted yesterday to make changes to rules around the Permanent Early Voting List. If it passes, the bill would prohibit county officials from sending early ballots to voters who did not use them in the past two election cycles.
March 27, 2019
youth walking down tunnel
Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva is among a bipartisan group of representatives and senators sponsoring a bill called the Native American Suicide Prevention Act, but it's not the first time the bill has been introduced in Congress.
March 27, 2019