Ashley Maria

Trump admin’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ program now in Tucson sector: report

BY: - November 22, 2019

Border officials will implement the highly-criticized ‘Remain in Mexico’ program in the Tucson area of the Arizona border by shuttling asylum-seekers to the Texas border and releasing them in Ciudad Juarez, according to a Washington Post report. 

Fillmore bills target teacher pay, climate crisis ‘indoctrination,’ pledge of allegiance

BY: - November 21, 2019

House Education Committee Vice-Chairman John Fillmore, R-Apache Junction, has already submitted a litany of education related bills, including one that would prohibit schools from talking about dating violence and one that would repeal Arizona’s English-only law, an idea he pushed last legislative session. 

Republican lawmaker again proposes to repeal Arizona’s English-only law

BY: - November 20, 2019

Rep. John Fillmore is again proposing to repeal a 19-year-old voter-approved law that forbids students who are learning English from getting instruction in any other language. 

NTSB: Arizona’s lack of rules for self-driving cars partly to blame in fatal Uber crash

BY: - November 19, 2019

In a blistering final report on the 2018 fatal Uber self-driving accident, the National Traffic Safety Board divided the blame between Uber, the safety driver in the vehicle and the state of Arizona for lacking regulations and policies governing autonomous vehicles on public roadways.


Arizona Town Hall panelists discuss criminal justice reform and families

BY: - November 18, 2019

A panel discussion led by the non-profit Arizona Town Hall focused on the harm incarcerated parents have on the health of their families and how criminal justice reforms can play a role in helping alleviate some of those issues in the state.  


First 2020 legislation aimed at allowing regulation of Airbnb

BY: - November 15, 2019

A bill proposed by state lawmakers Friday would repeal a law put in place in 2016 that prohibits cities and towns from regulating short-term rental properties popularized by companies like Airbnb and VBRO. 

The BLM is paying people $1,000 to adopt wild burros and horses from a state prison

BY: - November 14, 2019

The Bureau of Land Management will pay up to $1,000 to people who picked up a wild burro or horse from its adoption program open house at Florence Prison earlier this month. 

Gosar hides Twitter message: ‘Epstein didn’t kill himself’

BY: - November 13, 2019

A Repbulican congressman from Arizona sent out a series of nearly two dozen tweets today that included a coded message declaring that deceased financier and sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein didn’t commit suicide, as officials in New York have concluded.

Navajo Nation to NTEC: You’re on your own for mine cleanups

BY: - November 13, 2019

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez on Wednesday terminated an agreement with Navajo Transitional Energy Company that would have held NTEC harmless for costly mine cleanup plans. 

Navajo Nation appeals case against the feds over Colorado River water rights

BY: - November 12, 2019

The Navajo Nation is appealing a trial court ruling last month dismissing its case against the U.S. Department of Interior over its rights to Colorado River water. 

Pinnacle West paying ex-CEO Brandt big bucks for consulting

BY: - November 8, 2019

Don Brandt is retiring as chief executive officer for Arizona Public Service and its parent company Pinnacle West, but that doesn’t mean he’s out of the fold. Pinnacle West is keeping Brandt, who will retire as CEO on Nov. 15, on board as a contract consultant. According to a quarterly filing the company submitted to […]

Former lawmaker Miranda seeks return to legislature

BY: - November 7, 2019

A former lawmaker with a well-known name in Democratic politics is looking to make a comeback and is challenging two incumbents as she seeks a return to the legislature.  Catherine Miranda filed to run for the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 27, which primarily covers south Phoenix and Laveen. Miranda was first elected […]