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Trump swipes at foes, touts record, vows to hold Arizona in November

President Donald Trump hit familiar notes ranging from the economy to Arizona-focused issues such as immigration and sanctuary cities in a Wednesday night rally at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

‘Sanctuary cities’ amendment would force police to do immigration enforcement, experts say

Republican proposals to amend the state constitution to ban sanctuary jurisdictions would in essence force local law enforcement agencies to take direction from federal immigration officials to identify and detain people, according to local immigration experts.

Elizabeth Warren announces endorsements as AZ early voting begins

On the first day of early voting for Democrats in Arizona's presidential preference election, three women state senators announced they were endorsing Elizabeth Warren.

¡Americano! tells a dreamer’s story with an uncertain end

Tony Valdovinos is a “Dreamer” who sees the world as it is, not as he thinks it should be. It’s a personal philosophy that’s served him well.

MCSO’s ‘expert opinion’ report on marijuana extraction is flawed, experts say

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has created a report for prosecutors and police to use as an expert opinion that defines the ratio of marijuana flower to extracts in the wake of an Arizona Supreme Court ruling, according to new documents obtained by Arizona Mirror.

Bonding over baklava: Lawrence meets with refugee advocates

Refugee advocates met with Rep. Jay Lawrence last week to get the Republican lawmaker who said “I don’t want refugees settled here” to support two legislative proposals welcoming adults and children fleeing war and persecution around the world to Arizona.

Arizona a top Dem priority for president, Senate, legislature

In their effort to defeat President Donald Trump, win a U.S. Senate seat and flip control of the state legislature, Arizona Democrats are launching what they say will be their largest-ever effort to organize voter outreach.

Amid fears of voter protection, Democrat’s marijuana legalization bill considered

Some Republican lawmakers are sounding the alarm to their colleagues that recreational marijuana legalization efforts are likely to pass at the ballot in November and that the legislature would be wise to consider legalizing the drug to avoid triggering voter-protection measures.

Monday Musings: Chill out and focus on turnout in 2020, Democrats

As Arizona’s Democratic presidential preference election early ballots are mailed to voters this week and other state primaries continue to roll out, Democratic activists are frenetic.

Democrats blast plan to shift $3.8 billion from Pentagon to border wall

The Trump administration plans to tap the Pentagon for another $3.8 billion in military funds to pay for border wall construction this year, a move critics blasted as “theft,” a raid and a money grab.
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