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Democrats, Trump declare victory on massive USMCA trade deal

U.S. House Democrats have worked out key differences with the Trump administration over a massive trade deal, allowing both sides to declare a legislative victory on the same day the House unveiled articles of impeachment against the president.

La Paz County zoning officials reject plan to build smelter in farming community

Facing a large and sometimes raucous crowd of area residents, the La Paz County Planning and Zoning Commission rejected a proposal Dec. 6 to build an aluminum recycling and smelting plant less than a mile from the farm community of Wenden, Arizona

GOP legislator targets Phoenix budget if it passes airport rideshare fee

If the City of Phoenix moves forward with a proposed fee on rideshare companies that pick people up from Sky Harbor International Airport, Republican state Rep. Nancy Barto will ask the Attorney General’s Office to strike it down.

Trump’s SNAP rule changes could end food stamps for 72K in Arizona

The Trump administration this week finalized a regulation that could knock almost 7,000 poor Arizonans off food stamp benefits – but that figure could grow to more than 72,000 if two other proposed regulations go into effect.

Grijalva suggests racial discrimination suit could be filed over BLM’s reorganization

An Arizona Democrat’s criticism of the Bureau of Land Management’s reorganization plan reached new heights Wednesday when U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva suggested the agency headquarter’s move to Colorado could lead to a racial discrimination suit.

Abuse of power, bribery, obstruction: Democrats’ impeachment plan takes shape

As the House Judiciary Committee held its first official impeachment hearing on Wednesday, Democrats signaled that they intend to accuse Trump of abuse of power, bribery, obstruction of Congress and obstruction of justice.

Let’s not elect another newbie for president

If Democrats nominate Buttigieg, I’d vote for him without hesitation. But Dems would be wise to consider the one area where Buttigieg is similar to Trump and would make that “sunny day” situation when Trump is out of office less luminous.

In Fox News op-ed, Biggs blames ‘deep state’ for Trump impeachment inquiry

GOP U.S. Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona and Scott Perry, of Pennsylvania, slammed Democrats “for relentlessly attacking President Trump since his election. They have been joined by the Washington establishment that includes much of the media, bureaucracy and the executive branch itself.”

Ducey ‘open-minded’ on sentencing reform

Gov. Doug Ducey says he’s receptive to the possibility of allowing prison inmates to earn earlier releases, a key recommendation made by a legislative committee on sentencing reform.

Making propaganda great again

The truth is Americans have always had to navigate, or swallow, a certain measure of government propaganda. Growing up, I thought we were better than that. Turns out sometimes we’re not.
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