Politics

Women testify about squalid conditions in Border Patrol detention centers

Two women who were in Border Patrol custody in the Tucson Sector nearly four years apart described similar circumstances of freezing cells in squalid conditions, as a trial over the treatment of migrants in Southern Arizona continued for a second day.

Arizona is projected to gain a seat in Congress. Here’s why that’s a huge deal

Arizona is projected to gain a U.S. House seat in the coming years, new data show – a change that would increase the state’s influence in national politics and could lead to more money for federally funded projects and services like roads and health care facilities.

10 years after SB1070, ‘We Are Still Here’ showcases art of those impacted

The exhibit, titled “We Are Still Here,” marks the 10-year anniversary of the controversial state immigration enforcement law Senate Bill 1070.

Ducey’s bold plan for Arizona? A return to 2008 spending…eventually

We should realize the governor isn’t setting forth a bold, new vision for Arizona’s future, but rather placing us on a path to move back in time, specifically one more in line with the budget priorities of 2008, when a Democratic governor led the state.

Senate panel hears anti-sex ed testimony, even after bill declared dead

A series of parents and grandparents told the Senate Education Committee that they believe Arizona’s sex education laws allow for immorality and pornography in schools, urging the committee members to support a bill proposing sweeping reforms that had been declared dead only hours earlier and wasn’t on the agenda.

Ducey eliminates defunct boards and commissions, but the work continues for many

Gov. Doug Ducey got a large round of applause from fellow Republicans during his State of the State speech when he announced that he had signed an executive order that rescinded nearly two dozen orders from previous governors and scrapped 18 boards and commissions they dealt with.

Allen kills controversial sex ed bill, but vows to bring provisions back

In a fiery speech on the Arizona Senate lawn, Sen. Sylvia Allen said she would will kill her controversial sex education bill  – but vowed to bring the matter back in another piece of legislation.

Ducey’s plan to combat anti-vaxxers is more PSAs

Arizona is on the precipice of a public health crisis because more and more parents refuse to get their children vaccinated because of misinformation spread by people who say vaccines are dangerous, despite evidence to the contrary.

Sex education reform bill abruptly pulled from committee hearing

A bill that would disallow Arizona students from discussing sex education until the seventh grade was pulled from the Senate Education Commitee by the bill’s sponsor, who heads the committee.

AZ Republican lawmaker disagrees with Ducey on refugee resettlement – sort of

A Republican lawmaker is pulling back on statements he made opposing the resettlement of refugees in Arizona that were published in a conservative blog and criticized Gov. Doug Ducey’s proclamation that Arizona would welcome refugees.
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