Diversity

Pride flags hung from Capitol building for 1st time, then quickly removed

Flags representing LGBTQ communities that were hung from Arizona’s historic Capitol building for the first time ever Friday morning to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots were removed just hours after they were put up.

Democrats cheer Supreme Court’s 2020 Census ruling

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court delayed the inclusion of the controversial citizenship question on the Census, calling the justification the Trump administration offered for adding the question “contrived.” The ruling was welcomed by Democrats in Arizona.

Arizona ranks 46th for childhood well-being, Kids Count report says

Arizona scrapes along the bottom of the nation in children’s well-being, ranking 46th in 2019 Kids Count data released Monday. Lack of affordable housing emerged as a pressure point.

New Phoenix council members ‘unapologetic’ about who they are

When Betty Guardado and Carlos Garcia, Phoenix’s newest councilmembers, raised their right hands to take the oath of office on June 6, her left hand rested on a Bible and his on a landmark Chicano history book.

Clean Elections helps women seek and win elected office, and we should support that

Debbie Lesko and Kyrsten Sinema have little in common politically – except they both started their political careers running for the legislature with Clean Elections funds.

Guardado, Garcia to lean on street experience, bring new voices to Phoenix City Council

Phoenix voters in the south, central and west sides of the city picked two outsiders to represent them on city council this week: union leader Betty Guardado for District 5, and immigrant rights activist Carlos Garcia for District 8.

Amid budget squabbles, six people became American citizens at the AZ House

While lawmakers were preparing for the marathon process of passing the state budget, six immigrants were welcomed as new U.S. citizens on the floor of the Arizona House of Representatives on Thursday morning.

U.S. House passes LGBTQ rights bill, despite GOP opposition

Among the Arizona delegation, all five Democrats voted for the bill and all four Republicans voted against it.

New law changes how English Language learners are taught. But what comes next?

A cacophony of voices speaking in Spanish, interspersed with laughter, fills a classroom at Rhodes Junior High School. Some students speak halting English, but on occasion they attempt to translate for students who don’t speak any.

Ducey signs bill to study murders of Native women

Gov. Doug Ducey has signed into law a bill that will create a study committee to examine cases of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls.