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Dem dilemma on ‘red flag’ laws: Compromise to back Ducey’s plan or fight for tougher laws

Democratic lawmakers in Arizona may soon have a tough decision to make on gun legislation: continue fighting for cherished but almost certainly unattainable goals, or buy into the notion that politics truly is the art of the possible and support a compromise.

Campaign to legalize recreational pot in Arizona launches for 2020 ballot

The campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use in Arizona officially kicked off, with a number of changes aimed at alleviating the concerns that helped sink a similar effort in 2016.

Syringe program for addicts operates in legal gray area as debate continues

While the debate around laws that would allow clean-needle-exchange programs to operate legally in Arizona continues, one organization continues working in a legal gray area to help stop the spread of disease.

There have been 5 ‘mass shootings’ in Arizona so far in 2019, researchers say

Just this year, there have been five mass shooting events in the state, according to data compiled by researchers at the non-profit Gun Violence Archive.

Response to weekend mass shootings from Arizona’s congressional delegation

Here are the social media responses to the shootings from Arizona’s congressional delegation, along with how much money they have received from gun-rights and gun-control groups during their congressional campaigns.

Brnovich goes to U.S. Supreme Court seeking opioid family’s cash

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to make the owners of a massive pharmaceutical company accused of fueling America’s opioid addiction epidemic give back at least $4 billion they withdrew from the company, arguing that they’re “looting” the company to shield money that could be part of legal settlements.

Phoenix’s first ‘welcome center’ for migrant families now open

On Saturday, an elementary school in south-central Phoenix opened its doors to children for the first time since it closed in 2007. But instead of kids with backpacks and fresh back-to-school haircuts, it was a group of migrant children, mothers and fathers from Mexico and Honduras who stepped off a U.S. Department of Homeland Security bus and through the doors of the former Ann Ott School.

Arizona 3rd worst in US for per-person health care spending

Arizona ranks nearly worst in the nation when it comes to per person spending on public health, according to data compiled by researchers at the University of Minnesota.

Advocates decry Trump administration plan to rein in food stamp access

Arizona is one of the 43 states that could be affected by a Trump administration proposal to tighten restrictions on access to food stamps for people receiving other financial assistance, a move that critics say will harm Arizona's working poor.

Ducey signals push to revamp cosmetology licensing requirements

Recent remarks by Gov. Doug Ducey suggest that cosmetology will be the next step in his push to reduce occupational licensing requirements in Arizona.During a question-and-answer session at an Arizona Chamber of Commerce luncheon...
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