Diversity

Sinema and McSally aren’t the first senators to serve together after being campaign rivals

They’re not the first senators who duked it out during a campaign before going on to work together.

Hobbs, Hoffman give Dems something to cheer about in inaugural speeches

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman planted their flags as Arizona’s first Democratic statewide elected officials in nearly a decade when they were sworn in on Monday.

Ducey says no spending sprees as he prepares for second term

Gov. Doug Ducey faces a far rosier budget situation than when we he first took the oath of office four years ago, but as he was sworn in for his second term, he made clear that he plans to hold the line on spending this year.

‘I felt like they crushed me there’: Salvadoran teen describes discrimination at Glendale Union

Estefany Sandoval left El Salvador for many reasons: her parents physically abused her, gangs were zeroing in on her community and she felt like she couldn’t be herself.

Dem leader: If Rep. Stringer brings ‘toxicity’ to the Legislature, expulsion calls will follow

Rep. Reginald Bolding, a Phoenix Democrat and one of two black lawmakers, said he expects Democrats in the Arizona House of Representatives will push to expel Rep. David Stringer if the embattled Prescott Republican...

Pastor’s quiet leadership style crossed party lines and cultural barriers

They are flying flags at half-mast in Arizona again for a felled political icon.Unlike the late Sen. John McCain, this long-time public servant was not known for a maverick pugnaciousness but for a low-key...

Sinema, Yee are firsts; but does Arizona’s legislature look like the state?

Arizona’s legislative body will have firsts as well: Jennifer Longdon, a Democrat from District 24, is the first legislator who uses a wheelchair full-time, and Walter Blackman, from District 6, is the state’s first ever black Republican legislator.