Law & Government

MariCo supes unanimously appointed extremist who called Latino lawmakers ‘illegals’ to GOP post

Nearly 15 months after she made local and international headlines for her role in a protest at the Capitol in which pro-Trump activists called Latino and Native American legislators and staff “illegals” and told them to “get out of my country,” the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Jennifer Harrison to a partisan position.

U.S. House Dems advance sweeping effort to lower higher education costs

A U.S. House committee passed legislation on Oct. 31 that supporters hailed as a “down payment” on a long-sought liberal goal: free college education for all.

Migrant shelter shut down by feds for child abuse incidents reopens in Youngtown

A migrant youth shelter in the West Valley that was shut down last year by the federal government following reports of child abuse has reopened, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Poll: AZ voters support inquiry, but not impeachment

Arizona voters support the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, but a majority say they so far oppose impeaching him for leveraging U.S. foreign aid to Ukraine to persuade that country to investigate his chief Democratic rival, according to a poll released yesterday.

Remembering the ‘unjustly dead’ on Los Días de los Muertos

Los Días de los Muertos is a prime occasion to remember the unjustly dead – people who, through no fault of their own, have had their lives senselessly cut short.

U.S. House green-lights Trump impeachment inquiry

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to formalize its impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. 

Phoenix vice-mayor backs Phoenix police union on officer firings

Phoenix Vice-Mayor Jim Waring has stated that he disagrees with Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams firing of two police officers, according to an email posted by the Phoenix police union. 

AZ senators split on vote to overturn Trump health insurance policy

U.S. Senate Democrats failed on Wednesday to overturn a Trump administration policy that allows states to ignore certain requirements of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act. 

U.S. House votes to ban uranium mining near Grand Canyon

The U.S. House approved legislation Wednesday to permanently ban uranium and other hardrock mining near the Grand Canyon. 

Progressive initiative seeks transformative election, voter registration changes

A wide-ranging ballot measure being pushed by progressive activists would represent one of the biggest overhauls of election laws in Arizona history with the aim of making it easier for people to vote and limiting the influence of corporations, lobbyists and the wealthy on campaigns and government. 
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