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Senate GOP unveils police reform bill that is panned by Democrats

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans unveiled a police reform bill Wednesday that takes a markedly different approach to police reform efforts backed by congressional Democrats.

Sinema: Ducey doesn’t ‘have the time or the interest’ to talk to her about COVID-19

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said she’s “not satisfied” with Gov. Doug Ducey’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis, and suggested that the governor and the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services have refused to speak with her about the situation.

Trump signs modest police reform order, defends police as ‘brave’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed a modest police reform order Tuesday in response to massive civil unrest over police brutality against people of color.

Trump administration unveils sweeping plan to limit asylum claims

The Trump administration has unveiled its furthest-reaching plan yet to change asylum law in the U.S., redefining the meaning of “persecution” and raising the bar for refugees seeking protection under the Convention Against Torture, among other changes.

U.S. Supreme Court ruling protects LGBTQ workers from job discrimination

WASHINGTON — In a landmark victory for LGBTQ rights, the U.S. Supreme Court held Monday that employers can’t legally fire people because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. 

GAO: Border officials spent migrant care funds on canines, ATVs, more

PHOENIX – Customs and Border Protection officials spent funds that were supposed to go to medical care and migrant processing facilities to pay for computer upgrades, canine units, ATVs and other items instead, a...

Arizona House Dems united behind policing reform bill

All five Democratic members of Arizona’s delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives have thrown their support behind legislation aimed at reforming law enforcement in the wake of a Minneapolis police officer’s killing of an unarmed Black man and the nationwide protests it triggered.

Congressional Dems lay out expansive police reform plans

Congressional Democrats outlined their vision for sweeping police reforms on Capitol Hill Monday, following weeks of nationwide protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Rep. Gosar calls voting by mail ‘dangerous.’ He’s voted by mail 8 times since 2012.

U.S. Rep Paul Gosar tweeted a video of President Donald Trump in April decrying mail-in voting. “I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in voting,” Trump said in the video. 

Arizona deserves better than McSally’s pandemic performance

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally serves in an Arizona Senate seat that is hallowed ground, a seat made iconic by two giants of the Senate – Barry Goldwater and John McCain – in the course of 60-plus years of service. 
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