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Navajo Nation implements a COVID-19 curfew

The Navajo Nation is under a mandatory curfew due to the rapidly increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across its territory, which encompasses a large portion of Arizona, as well as parts of Utah and New Mexico. 

Ariz. Latinos closely split between Biden, Sanders

Unlike the Nevada, Texas and California primaries where Sen. Bernie Sanders carried the Latino vote in large margins over former Vice President Joe Biden, Latino voters in Arizona are split almost evenly among the two likely Democratic nominees for president, according to a new poll by Univision Noticias and Arizona State University. 

49k new immigrants eligible to vote in 2020 elections in AZ since 2016

By the end of 2020, Arizona will have gained more than 49,000 new eligible voters who are immigrants since the 2016 presidential election, according to an analysis from the New Partnership for New Americans. 

Coronavirus shows the need for ‘radical’ polices the rest of the world already has

These policies are not extreme. They’ve been implemented in almost every other high-income country across the globe without economic calamity.

Activists ask Phoenix to declare climate emergency, do more sooner

Meet Claire Nelson, one of several activists who gathered Monday in front of City Hall to call on city officials to declare a climate emergency.

House Republicans back ban on transgender girls, women athletes

As the hours-long debate on whether transgender girls and women should be allowed to play the sports they love at Arizona schools and universities unfolded, JP Martin watched from the House gallery. 

Tempe police chief on the defensive at first ever community issues meeting

A year after the controversial police shooting of 14-year-old Antonio Arce and just weeks after prosecutors declined to charge the officer involved, Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir was on the defensive during a first-ever community meeting in the City of Tempe. 

Ducey on sanctuary cities: We’ve done ‘all we’re going to do’

Gov. Doug Ducey signaled Monday he doesn’t support a bill that defines sanctuary cities in state law, requires compliance with immigration detainers and would allow crime victims to sue local governments that don’t comply with state immigration enforcement laws. 

Finding justice requires leadership at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office

As a mother of a child lost to senseless gun violence, Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel’s recent decision not to charge a Tempe police officer in the death of a teenager hits hard.

School enrollment bill gutted to remove proof of custody

A bill that could have made it harder for children to enroll in school was gutted in the House of Representatives and sent to the Senate Feb. 25. 
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