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Sanders drops out, but Arizona supporters say they are still in the fight

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his 2020 Democratic presidential bid Wednesday, but his Arizona supporters said they will still push his message of Medicare for all, eliminating student debt and raising the minimum wage.

Are Arizonans too dumb to be trusted with direct democracy?

Arizonans pride themselves on being an independent bunch. We prefer our politicians as mavericks instead of sheep. We relish our ability to craft our own laws and outright reject those made by legislators.

Congressional Dems want more federal cash to combat hunger during pandemic

Democratic lawmakers want to prioritize food insecurity in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation.

Court lets Yuma police, fire departments know all COVID-19 cases in county

A Yuma County judge last week ordered that county’s director of public health to provide the Yuma Police and Fire departments the names and addresses of all people in the county who have tested positive for COVID-19 and those with pending test results. 

Ducey orders increased reporting on COVID-19 hospitalizations

Hospitals and health care workers will be required to ramp up reporting on the number of people in Arizona hospitalized for COVID-19, including data on intensive care unit admissions and patients using ventilators, under an executive order that Gov. Doug Ducey issued on Tuesday.

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing site coming to Arizona this week

Arizona will be one of seven states where Walgreens will open 15 drive-thru COVID-19 testing centers later this week. 

Legislative session on hold indefinitely, GOP leader says

The top Republican in the Arizona House of Representatives has told elected officials and staff in his chamber that they won't be returning to work on April 13 as planned because of the COVID-19 crisis.

We can’t weather the COVID-19 crisis without legislative leadership

COVID-19 is continuing to tear through Arizona, and it’s clear that it will be many months before anything approaching normalcy returns. 

‘Much worse than a cruise ship’: Prisoners’ lives at risk from COVID-19

More than 2 million people are incarcerated in the United States. That’s more people than there are living in major U.S. cities like Phoenix and Philadelphia. 

Ducey extends COVID-19 eviction protection to businesses, nonprofits

Businesses and nonprofits that are having trouble paying rent while they cope with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis won’t have to worry about getting evicted for the next couple months.
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