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Arizona abortion clinics are sending women to other states
When an Arizona judge ruled last week that prosecutors can resume enforcing a near-total ban on abortion that dates to the Civil War, it fell to the staff at Camelback Family Planning to break the news to the women scheduled for appointments in the coming weeks.
Election command center will combat misinformation
Maricopa County is creating an election command center dedicated to protecting the integrity of elections. The team will protect nearly 2.5 million of voters from misinformation.
Sen. Sinema defends bipartisanship at McConnell Center
Most Americans prefer politicians who work across the aisle, Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said Monday in a forceful defense of her brand of bipartisanship, which has infuriated the left and is likely to draw her a primary challenge.
Sometimes political polls get it wrong. Theyre still vital for democracy
In an election year like this one, polls are ubiquitous. But are they just a snapshot in time providing context, or do the numbers actually mean something?
July 28, 2022
New DACA applications are at a standstill, and so are the lives of applicants like Victor Vazquez
Victor Vazquez is one of the thousands of 'Dreamers' whose application for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program sits waiting with Homeland Security as the policy's fate is uncertain.
July 28, 2022
Author details how Border Patrol is the most dangerous police force
The U.S. Border Patrol falls under the auspices of Customs and Border Protection, which lists as its mission statement "protect the American people, safeguard our borders and enhance the nation’s economic prosperity." But there are increasing concerns that the Border Patrol has reached too far into the nation’s interior.
July 28, 2022
U.S. attorney for AZ names point person to handle complaints on primary election
Arizona’s primary election is less than a week away, and the top federal prosecutor here has chosen a point person to handle complaints of possible voter discrimination, intimidation and fraud.
July 27, 2022
Reinventing AZs primary system could give more independent voters a voice
Chuck Coughlin is working with the organization Save Democracy AZ to change how our primary system works — possibly by changing to a top-two or ranked-choice process.
July 27, 2022
Taxpayers to pay lawyers who argued against Prop. 208
Arizona taxpayers will pay for the attorneys hired by state lawmakers who killed the 2020 voter-approved measure Prop. 208. That initiative would have raised money for schools by implementing a tax on wealthy residents.
July 27, 2022
The future of DACA is in limbo. And with it, the future of Dreamers like Karina Ruiz
Karina Ruiz is one of the "Dreamers" awaiting the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. And the policy has dictated much of her life.
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July 27, 2022
After audits and false claims of fraud, Maricopa County elections remain the same
It’s now nearly two years since former President Donald Trump’s 2020 loss in Arizona. And despite all the audits and bluster, this year’s election isn’t all that different.
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July 28, 2022
Its too late to mail your early ballot. Heres what to do
Voters who still have early ballots can drop them off at any of the county’s vote centers between now and Election Day, or vote in person.
July 26, 2022
An immense job awaits the Maricopa County attorney winner
There weren't supposed to be candidates running for Maricopa County attorney this year. But a special election has been called, and whoever wins in November only gets a brief window to work on rebuilding one of the largest prosecuting offices in the country.
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July 27, 2022
Kingman Mayor Miles steps down, citing health concerns
Kingman Mayor Jen Miles is stepping down from her office prior to the end of her term in December.
July 26, 2022
Pima County attorney sides with Planned Parenthood in case against Brnovich
Though there is an injunction in Pima County that blocks a pre-statehood law that bans almost all abortions from taking effect, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is attempting to make the law enforceable across the state.
July 26, 2022
Navajo Nation is considering legalizing same-sex marriage. What this could mean for the community
As Congress takes steps to codify federal protections for same-sex marriage, the Navajo Nation may be moving toward legalizing it for the first time.
July 26, 2022
More people are disowning the American flag as the far right embraces it
The American flag has always varied in its popularity. But professor Leslie Hahner says this time there's something we haven’t seen before: The left is relinquishing the flag as the right has adopted it.
July 26, 2022
Poll: Majority of AZ voters disapprove of overturning Roe
The poll from the Arizona research group looked to gauge state voters opinions on the decision and abortion access ahead of the primary election coming next week.
July 25, 2022
What Trump, Pence rallies could mean in the race for governor
Former President Donald Trump and his former Vice President Mike Pence were both in Arizona last week supporting rival Republican candidates for governor.
Arizona Voter Guide
July 25, 2022
The end of this 20-year tax would be a major blow to metro Phoenix transportation projects
The Maricopa Association of Governments, known as MAG, is meeting Wednesday to address a potential funding deficit for transportation projects. That’s because earlier this month, Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed a bill that would have given Maricopa County voters the chance to extend a half-penny transportation tax that expires in 2025.
July 25, 2022
Arizona chapter joins State Freedom Caucus Network
A group of conservative, pro-Trump lawmakers from Washington, D.C., now has a local branch. Members of the Arizona House of Representatives have launched a new chapter of the State Freedom Caucus Network.
July 22, 2022
AZ members of Congress seek delay on new HVAC rule
Most Arizona congressmen say a federal rule on new heating, air-conditioning and ventilation units will delay completion of homes starting to be built now.
July 25, 2022
NewsCap: Arizona is a battle for the future of the GOP
This week finished up with former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence stopping in Arizona to rally for dueling gubernatorial picks.
July 22, 2022