Law & Government

Somber Ducey warns COVID-19 crisis will worsen before it improves

With most Arizonans now living under mandatory face mask requirements while in public for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Gov. Doug Ducey warned that things are going to get worse before they get better. And even when they start getting better, they’re going to be bad for a while.

In the age of COVID-19, an open letter to Gov. Ducey

Arizonans are dying of COVID-19. I know that can’t be news to you. But it needs repeating, especially given the chaotic mess of a response you’ve led to this once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.

Videos show moments before Phoenix PD dispersed peaceful anti-Trump protest

New videos show the tense moments between police in riot gear and protesters gathered on a crowded sidewalk that led the Phoenix Police Department to fire pepper balls and flash-bang devices on peaceful demonstrators to clear the road in preparation for a President Donald Trump motorcade leaving a campaign event in north Phoenix on Tuesday.

Ducey, Hoffman pledge $270M to help schools reopen amid COVID-19

Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced a $270 million plan to help K-12 schools open safely in the fall as they grapple with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Top Trump security advisor vows new actions against China in Phoenix speech

President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, Robert O’Brien, came to Phoenix to kick off a series of administration speeches criticizing China’s government and Communist Party, pledging tough new steps aimed at combating what he called the country’s growing threat to the United States and the world at large.

Democrats block ‘weak’ GOP police reform bill, Arizona senators split

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats blocked a GOP police reform bill Wednesday because they said it fails to adequately respond to police brutality against people of color. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sought to clear...

Student leaders: Tempe Union HS District should invest in counselors, not cops

While Tempe Union High School District has made strides in supporting student social and emotional wellness, we are still losing far too many of our friends to mental health crises.

Phoenix mandates masks in public, but won’t enforce use at Trump rally

On Tuesday, barely 72 hours since the Phoenix City Council implemented a mandatory mask-wearing order, President Donald Trump is scheduled to address an estimated 3,000 people at a “Students for Trump” campaign rally at the Dream City Church in north Phoenix.

Sinema opposes movement to ‘defund the police’

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema opposes proposals to defund police departments, according to her office.

Prosecutors drop cases against 4 AZ migrants who could face deportation proceedings

The four Arizona residents who were arrested by the Phoenix Police Department after a May demonstration and later taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement won’t face any civil or criminal state...
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