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A new, modern and cleaner look for the Arizona Mirror

BY: - July 19, 2021

Say “hello” to the new Arizona Mirror website. The new look, which debuts today, is the result of almost a year of planning and designing aimed at modernizing the look and making it easier for you — our valued reader — to find and use the news you need. The renovations give the Mirror a […]

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A Texas judge blocked DACA protections, ramping up pressure for congressional action

BY: - July 16, 2021

A Texas judge on Friday blocked the federal government from granting temporary work permits and deferral from deportation to first-time applicants to the Deferred Action from Childhood Arrivals program. 

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Biden meets with mayors and governors on infrastructure package

BY: - July 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden met with a group of governors and mayors on Wednesday, including Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, as he seeks to build support for a massive federal infrastructure package awaiting action from Congress.

Fann says audit team, Maricopa County have different ballot totals

BY: - July 13, 2021

The number of ballots counted by the Arizona Senate’s self-styled audit didn’t match Maricopa County’s official total from the 2020 general election, which prompted the election review team to acquire machines for a new tally, Senate President Karen Fann said in a radio interview on Tuesday. 

Gallego leads bipartisan push to expand veterans’ free access to national parks

BY: - July 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego is joining an Iowa Republican to push for legislation that would give veterans and Gold Star families free lifetime access to national parks and public federal lands. Iowa Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks testified Tuesday before the House Natural Resources Committee hearing in support of the measure. 

Blake Masters enters U.S. Senate race with ally Peter Thiel’s backing

BY: - July 12, 2021

Tech executive Blake Masters has joined the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate in 2022, launching a campaign that’s expected to get a big financial boost from his boss, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and former Trump advisor Peter Thiel.

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Arizona Mirror takes home 11 journalism awards from Arizona Press Club

BY: - July 9, 2021

The Arizona Mirror took home 11 awards in the prestigious annual Arizona Press Club journalism contest, including first place awards for coverage of public safety and immigration news.

New law prohibiting mask mandates in schools ‘reckless, dangerous and short-sighted’

BY: - July 8, 2021

Public health experts said Arizona’s new prohibition on face masks mandates in schools is a political move not supported by science that endangers children, teens and school staff.

White House says executive order coming on labeling beef as a ‘Product of USA’

BY: - July 6, 2021

The White House will unveil an executive order in the coming days that directs the U.S. Department of Agriculture to clarify that meat can only receive a “Product of USA” label if that livestock is raised in the U.S.

Feds slow to process new DACA applications, creating 55k case backlog

BY: - July 6, 2021

The federal government has been slow to approve thousands of applications it received this year for people who had been blocked from protections granted by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for more than two years.

CDC study finds racial disparities as schools reopened for in-person learning

BY: - July 1, 2021

WASHINGTON — After last year’s abrupt shutdown of schools due to the coronavirus pandemic, increasing numbers of students returned to in-person learning.

Poll: Arizonans don’t want to re-elect Biden, but will support him over Trump

BY: - June 29, 2021

Arizonans don’t want to re-elect President Joe Biden to another term in 2024, but will again give the state’s 11 electoral votes to him if he’s running against Donald Trump, according to a poll released Tuesday. And U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has better job approval ratings from Republican voters than from her fellow Democrats, who […]