Briefs

A warm meal, a hair tie and shoe laces

BY: - October 12, 2018

Ana Sofia, 5, arrived Tuesday night with her gray T-shirt dirty around her neck. Her frizzy blonde hair was tied in a ponytail with a long silver piece of plastic. She and her mother, Patricia, spent several days in government custody after traveling from Honduras.

Early voting for 2.5 million Arizonans is underway

BY: - October 10, 2018

If it seems like there’s even more campaign ads on television than in the past couple of weeks, that’s probably because early voting begins today.

Polling 101: What to look for in a poll

BY: - October 10, 2018

Elections are fast approaching, and with that will come an emphasis in the media on polls.

Ducey reporting some PAC contributions as coming from individuals

BY: - October 9, 2018

The Arizona Mirror has been publishing an ongoing series about money spent by Political action committees in races in Arizona. But individual donations can be just as important, if not more so in some cases, than PAC money. However, Gov. Doug Ducey’s Victory Fund has complicated some of The Mirror’s analysis on that front. Ducey’s […]

Government report provides insight into what went wrong during family separation crisis

BY: - October 5, 2018

A report published this week concluded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security “was not fully prepared to implement” the Trump Administration’s controversial Zero Tolerance Policy “or to deal with some of its after-effects.”   The report by the DHS Office of Inspector General special, titled, Initial Observations Regarding Family Separation Issues Under the Zero Tolerance […]

Newly formed anti-Proposition 126 campaign faces uphill climb

BY: - October 2, 2018

Foes of a ballot measure that aims to permanently prohibit sales taxes on services are banding together for a last-ditch effort against it, but it may be too little and too late to defeat the multi-million-dollar campaign for Proposition 126 that gone unopposed for months. The No on Proposition 126 Committee announced on Tuesday that […]

Anti-Kavanaugh protesters rally at Flake’s office

BY: - September 28, 2018

Dozens of protesters lined Camelback Road outside Sen. Jeff Flake’s office today to rally against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

One professor’s view of PAC money in politics

BY: - September 27, 2018

“People who run for office generally say there are two kinds of pacs: My PAC and bad PACs,” said Thomas Volgy, a professor of political science at University of Arizona.

Dissecting the differences between the Democrats

BY: - September 25, 2018

The latest poll of Arizona’s two most high-profile races by NBC News and the Marist Institute for Public Polling at Marist College follows the recent trend of polling in the contests for U.S. Senate and governor: Democrat Kyrsten Sinema holds a small lead over Republican Martha McSally for the former, while Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has a comfortable lead over Democrat David Garcia.

Two Latin American diasporas in Arizona

BY: - September 25, 2018

Did you catch Nelly Gonzalez saying this week how hard it is to send basic necessities to her family in Venezuela?

Massachusetts gives former Arizona GOP chairman lifetime securities ban

BY: - September 25, 2018

Former Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham has been permanently banned from the securities trading industry in Massachusetts, and must pay a $15,000 fine after after losing $400,000 that a 67-year-old artist invested in one of his projects. According to consent decrees that Securities Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth […]

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Could SCOTUS dark money ruling affect Arizona campaign finance law?

BY: - September 25, 2018

Last week, the Supreme Court made a decision which has sent ripples through the world of “dark money” campaign finance at the national level, but don’t expect it to result in more disclosures of anonymous spending at the local level. Conservative group Crossroads GPS was appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking them to reverse a decision […]