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Jury awards ex-Senate Dem staffer $1M in discrimination lawsuit

An African American woman who claimed she was fired from a staff job with the Arizona Senate’s Democratic caucus won a $1 million judgment in federal court on Friday.

Migrants held in ICE’s only transgender unit plead for help, investigation in letter

Twenty-nine transgender women and non-binary migrants held at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility are calling for an investigation into poor medical services and mistreatment at the Cibola County Correctional Center in...

Independence Day marred in Arizona by incarceration crisis

With an imprisonment rate that’s the fifth-highest in the nation, we separate more fathers from their children than most other states proportionately. Nearly one in ten Arizona children has a parent who is either currently or formerly incarcerated.

Phoenix examining new system to track police conduct, mulls citizen oversight panel

Phoenix will take steps to collect and analyze data on police performance, the City Council decided Tuesday. It also is considering a survey to measure community attitudes toward police and a civilian oversight board as it works to bolster public accountability.

Ducey, now an attention-seeking culture warrior, goes full Trump by torching Nike deal

Ducey, who rode to the governor’s office as a champion of economic-growth-at-all-costs and had never seen a corporate tax break he didn’t like, suddenly is throwing in with the own-the-libs crowd who set their shoes ablaze and smashed their Keurig coffee machines to make a political point.

K-12 teachers learn ways to bring Native American history, traditions to the classroom

“It’s all about empowerment,” Craig said. “It’s all about owning your story and it’s all about finding a way to tell it in the best way you can.”

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.
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