Transgender Biden nominee draws tirade from Rand Paul at confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s former top health official at her Senate confirmation hearing Thursday faced a tirade from a Republican senator about gender-affirmation surgery for minors, as well as criticism about the state’s response to the pandemic.

Police officers with untreated mental illness are the real danger

Johnny Law is deathly afraid of mental illness. And that fear creates a threat to the public: Police officers with untreated mental health issues remaining on duty.

Game-changing one-dose COVID vaccine could be in states’ hands shortly

WASHINGTON — States struggling to provide enough COVID-19 vaccines are likely just a few days away from a pivotal development in the vaccination race: the availability of a shot that requires only one dose. The...

House passes bill to require convictions before seizing assets

Property rights and criminal justice reform advocates are a step closer to achieving their elusive goal of requiring law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to get a conviction before permanently seizing property allegedly connected to a crime.

GOP senators from the West grill Haaland for a second day

In a bitter and at times high-decibel round of questioning at her confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Interior nominee Rep. Deb Haaland again fielded questions from Senate Republicans from oil and gas-producing states about the Biden administration's energy policies.

The pandemic has hurt Arizona’s families. Will Republicans finally make them a priority?

One would assume our legislators would be laser focused on pandemic-related issues. But sadly, they’re not. Instead, lawmakers seem intent on finding solutions to problems that do not exist.

Audits find no problems with Maricopa County election machines

Forensic audits that Maricopa County commissioned to investigate the ballot tabulation machines used in the 2020 elections came back with a clean bill of health, finding no evidence of hacking, malware, vote switching or internet connectivity.

As 500,000 Americans have died, Arizona COVID cases decline

Cases in Arizona are continuing their downward trend after a major spike in cases during the winter that plunged the state into the worst of the pandemic.

I know firsthand the deadly effects of environmental racism

I charge the city of Phoenix with negligent homicide for willfully ignoring the impact of environmental racism on Black and Brown people and for perpetrating miscarriages in South Phoenix. 

Finchem broke the law by not disclosing payment from Trump, complaint alleges

A liberal watchdog group is asking the Secretary of State to investigate whether Mark Finchem violated Arizona law by not disclosing a payment from Trump to help overturn Arizona’s election results. 

Three reforms to improve Arizona’s health are being ignored by the GOP majority

One year into the coronavirus pandemic, Arizona has suffered greatly, but the chance for vaccination gives us some hope. The sheer scale of the sickness – over 800,000 cases in our state, resulting in over 56,000 people hospitalized, and more than 15,000 dead – has revealed some shortcomings in our public health system, in and many cases it has made those shortcomings worse.

What to know about Arizona’s COVID-19 vaccines (so far)

More than 1 million Arizonans have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but unlike other immunizations, there are different vaccines that are being offered, leaving many to wonder: What differences are there between the available vaccines and does it matter which one I get? 

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