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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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US Black and Latino communities often have low vaccination rates – but blaming vaccine hesitancy misses the mark

BY: , and - July 16, 2021

By early July 2021, nearly two-thirds of all U.S. residents 12 years and older had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine; 55% were fully vaccinated. But uptake varies drastically by region – and it is lower on average among non-white people. Many blame the relatively lower vaccination rates in communities of color […]

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What’s Arizona got to do with D.C. statehood? A lot, actually.

BY: - July 12, 2021

All eyes were on the U.S. Senate as it considered the For the People Act (S.1) to protect voting rights, reduce the influence of money in politics, and raise the standards for ethics in government.

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The through-line from the Big Lie to the lies about critical race theory

BY: - July 9, 2021

The mounting attack by Republican lawmakers across the country against multicultural education is the lie behind the “Big Lie” that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election.

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How the rapidly spreading ‘delta variant’ might change your behavior

BY: - July 7, 2021

As the delta variant takes hold, the unvaccinated are in for a rude awakening. It’s not just ignorance — they’re begging for a Darwin Award. Unfortunately, thanks to all these unvaccinated knuckleheads, vaccinated Americans are now being put more at risk, too.

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Retired Green Beret: Congress must stop the GOP’s ‘simply un-American’ voting restrictions

BY: - July 6, 2021

They thank us for our service, but their behavior can not be anything more than an effort to take and keep power, at any cost. 

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The future looks bright to my solar business, thanks to Joe Biden

BY: - July 2, 2021

As the sun beats down on Phoenix in what’s shaping up to be one of the hottest summers on record, the future has never looked brighter for my solar construction company. 

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GOP lawmakers said ‘NO’ to Arizona students and teachers

BY: - June 30, 2021

Ducey and Arizona’s Republican legislators made their priorities crystal clear this year. They said NO to fully funding education and NO to millions of working families, but gave a resounding YES to wealthy special interests and campaign donors.

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Corporations must pay their fair share if we want a 21st Century infrastructure

BY: - June 24, 2021

Here in Arizona, we are focused on the future. Innovation is at the heart of everything we do — and President Joe Biden’s American Jobs and Families Plans will bring our state into the 21st Century by investing billions into our crumbling roads and bridges, pumping money into small businesses, gaining crucial funding for care […]

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For today’s GOP, our democracy is no longer worth defending

BY: - June 23, 2021

Today, the courage and willingness to protect the idea that everyone who’s qualified to vote deserves a chance to vote has all but vanished in the GOP.

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Biden Juneteenth holiday

What, to the Republican, is the nineteenth of June?

BY: - June 18, 2021

Why are Republicans who’ve been opposed to students being taught that America isn’t innocent and that its wealth and power can’t be separated from its history of oppression simultaneously OK with Juneteenth being made a holiday?

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Ducey ditches ‘things that matter’ to Arizonans so the rich can be richer

BY: - June 16, 2021

In the not-so-distant past (two years ago), Gov. Doug Ducey praised a budget that paid down the state’s debt, claiming “it’s the responsible thing to do.”