Arizona

Arizona is projected to gain a seat in Congress. Here’s why that’s a huge deal

Arizona is projected to gain a U.S. House seat in the coming years, new data show – a change that would increase the state’s influence in national politics and could lead to more money for federally funded projects and services like roads and health care facilities.

AZ Republican lawmaker disagrees with Ducey on refugee resettlement – sort of

A Republican lawmaker is pulling back on statements he made opposing the resettlement of refugees in Arizona that were published in a conservative blog and criticized Gov. Doug Ducey’s proclamation that Arizona would welcome refugees.

Ducey touts investments in K-12, rural AZ in State of the State speech

Gov. Doug Ducey promised investments in schools, rural counties and tax cuts for veterans in his sixth State of the State speech Monday, but he shied away from criminal justice reform and sex ed changes  – two issues that will be hotly contested issues at the Capitol as the legislature kicks off its 2020 session.

Bolles car headed for storage, no new home found

A piece of Arizona history will once again go into storage and out of the public’s view.The 1976 Datsun 710 that Arizona Republic reporter Don Bolles was driving when he suffered fatal injuries from...

Decision on Petersen suspension may not happen until new year

Indicted Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen may have to wait until after the New Year to find out whether the Board of Supervisors will rescind his suspension.

West Valley Loop 202 extension to open by end of year

Gov. Doug Ducey, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell and a host of other elected officials and dignitaries gathered gathered to celebrate the completion of the final stretch of the Loop 202 freeway, which is slated to open sometime by the end of the year.

Following deadly flood, lawmakers seek Tonto Creek bridge funding

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to get the state to pay for a bridge over Tonto Creek in eastern Arizona, where three young children drowned last month after their car was submerged trying to cross the creek in a flood.

‘We can help ourselves:’ Native women come together to confront high rates of maternal mortality

As the sun begins to set on a blustery fall day, the rugged buttes of Navajoland glow red in the soft light and swift gusts spiral dust through the air.

Video shows dead birds, ‘extreme confinement’ at Hickman’s egg farm, activists say

A video shot by an animal rights group inside a Hickman’s Egg Ranch facility in the West Valley and shared with Arizona Mirror shows dead birds, others with open sores and overcrowded cages.

Supervisors delay decision on Petersen suspension after testy hearing

A hearing to determine whether the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors would rescind its suspension of indicted assessor Paul Petersen ended early after his lawyer said an adversarial attitude by an attorney for the county made it pointless to continue.
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