Biden in final debate vows an immigration overhaul in his first 100 days as...

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday night distanced himself from the Obama administration’s handling of undocumented people that led to the highest rate of deportations of any presidency and said he would act swiftly on immigration as president.
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Trump slams pandemic aid as a ‘big bailout’ for blue cities and states

WASHINGTON — Asked during Thursday’s final presidential debate about why another round of economic relief hasn’t been approved to aid unemployed Americans and struggling local governments, President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, pointed fingers at opposite ends of the U.S. Capitol.
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Bowers picks Tucson developer as first redistricting commissioner

House Speaker Rusty Bowers has selected the first member of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, choosing David Mehl, a southern Arizona developer, as the first of two Republican commissioners.

‘They want to ruin us’: Activists say police, prosecutors use targeted arrests to chill...

On the afternoon of Oct. 3, Lee Percy Christian III, a young Black activist who’s spent months protesting the deaths of Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement, was again speaking to a crowd of hundreds in downtown Phoenix. 
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States struggle to draft COVID-19 vaccine plans while in the dark on details, funding

Across the hundreds of pages of plans that officials in Arizona and elsewhere sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on distributing and tracking the yet-to-be-approved COVID-19 vaccines, there are more questions so far than answers on how exactly vaccine programs will be carried out.

Just when you thought U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar couldn’t sink any lower…

I shouldn’t be surprised by anything that comes out of Rep. Paul Gosar’s mouth or from his twitter feed. But I really was shocked to see this.

Trump stops in Prescott, Tucson draw GOP crowds, Democratic jeers

President Donald Trump was welcomed by boisterous MAGA-hatted crowds in Prescott and Tucson on Monday, the last stops on a Western swing as the campaign entered its final two weeks.
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Flower shop owner replaces history teacher as redistricting panel finalist

The owner of a luxury floral boutique in Scottsdale will be the fifth finalist for independent chair of Arizona’s next redistricting commission after a previous finalist withdrew from contention.

If Roe v. Wade is repealed, we need prosecutors who won’t interfere in women’s...

Abortion is not a crime. But if Roe v. Wade is overturned, outdated laws that are still on the books in Arizona could go back into effect to make abortion illegal. 

Add COVID-19 to list of things driving Arizona teachers from jobs

Arizona schools have long struggled with teacher shortages but the problem was made worse this year by COVID-19, which has led to more teachers quitting or taking leave, school officials said.

History of rejected Arizona ballots creates further election uncertainty

PHOENIX – Less than a month away from the November election, Arizona’s voter registration deadline has changed twice in two weeks, putting into question whether the latest update will reach voters in time, and...

Census count coming to early end

The U.S. Census Bureau is ending its field and online data collection for its once-in-a-decade headcount on Thursday, two weeks before the Oct. 31 deadline, sparking worries that Arizonans may be undercounted.  On Tuesday, the...

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