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Elizabeth Warren announces endorsements as AZ early voting begins

On the first day of early voting for Democrats in Arizona's presidential preference election, three women state senators announced they were endorsing Elizabeth Warren.

School IDs would have suicide prevention info under Dem proposal

Arizona high schoolers and university students could have suicide prevention resources added to their school-issued identification cards starting next year, under legislation passed Tuesday by the Senate Education Committee.

Bonding over baklava: Lawrence meets with refugee advocates

Refugee advocates met with Rep. Jay Lawrence last week to get the Republican lawmaker who said “I don’t want refugees settled here” to support two legislative proposals welcoming adults and children fleeing war and persecution around the world to Arizona.
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Invest in Education kicks off campaign to tax the wealthy for K-12 spending

The campaign to ask voters in November to raise income taxes on the wealthiest Arizonans to increase spending on Arizona public schools kicked off Monday, as more than 200 red-shirted supporters – many of them teachers – rallied at the state Capitol.

Bill would make governments liable for ‘gun-free zone’ shootings

State law bars people from carrying guns in most government buildings, but Republicans on a Senate panel Thursday backed a proposal that would allow people to sue the government for damages if a shooting occurs in a “gun-free zone.”

House Democrats: ‘Offensive and wrong’ to assume we won’t be unified

In a letter to Arizona Mirror, every Democrat in the Arizona House of Representatives pledged to vote for one of their own to lead the chamber if Democrats take control of the legislative chamber in this year’s elections.

‘Let them play’: LGBTQ community protests transgender sports ban bill

Representatives of the LGBTQ community gathered at the Capitol Wednesday to protest a bill that would ban female transgender students from competing in female sports.

Bill requires SROs take training on de-escalation, mental health

Amid controversies about the role that school resource officers play in Arizona schools, a bill that would require they be trained on mental health and de-escalation tactics has cleared a legislative committee.

Ransomware attacks on health care industry have exposed 11k AZ patients

Ransomware attacks have exposed the records of more than 11,000 patients in Arizona and cost health care providers up to $4.2 million, according to researchers.

Leaders say border wall blasting typical of feds’ neglect of tribes

Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris said the “controlled blasting” for a border wall that will ultimately cut through his reservation is just the latest example of the federal government ignoring its duty to consult with tribes.
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