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Naturalization backlog doubles to almost 15K in AZ, immigrant rights groups sue

Immigrants’ rights groups sued the government Sept. 17 over a backlog in processing citizenship applications that has left more than 753,000 people waiting to access lawful citizenship and voting rights. The lawsuit stems from failure...

Sales tax measure could scuttle education funding plans

Education advocates are concerned that a ballot measure aiming to preemptively outlaw future sales taxes on services would block future tax reforms aimed at generating more money for K-12 schools. Proposition 126 would amend...

Massachusetts gives former Arizona GOP chairman lifetime securities ban

Former Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham has been permanently banned from the securities trading industry in Massachusetts, and must pay a $15,000 fine after after losing $400,000 that a 67-year-old artist invested in...

Landlords and tenants battle it out in Tempe over affordable housing Wright under the microscope

Edwin Lambert is an accomplished man. He spent six months in the Antarctic, he ran a nuclear power plant and worked as a probation officer. But one of his biggest accomplishments has been his adopted...

Could SCOTUS dark money ruling affect Arizona campaign finance law?

Last week, the Supreme Court made a decision which has sent ripples through the world of “dark money” campaign finance at the national level, but don’t expect it to result in more disclosures of...

‘Two lives: one before Maria, and one after.’ Puerto Ricans in Arizona mark anniversary of tragedy

Two Phoenix events marked the first year anniversary of the catastrophic hurricane that destroyed Puerto Rico. Those who lived through Hurricane Maria and those who witnessed it from afar gathered Sept. 20 to tend...

Coconino, Yavapai may be next counties to adopt merit selection for judges

Two Arizona counties might soon do away with electing judges and instead use the merit selection system already in place in the state’s three most populous counties. The Arizona Supreme Court is predicting that Yavapai...
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