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UPDATED: Senate plans to end 2020 legislative session Friday, House will not

Senate President Karen Fann announced that her chamber will end the 2020 legislative session on Friday, though it’s unclear if the House of Representatives will follow suit.

McSally to Ariz. cities: The cavalry isn’t coming to help you

Martha McSally has the solution for Arizona cities that have seen a gaping hole blown in their budgets because of the coronavirus pandemic: Sit tight and hope that the federal government loosens the strings on a too-small pot of money that you can’t access.

Ducey’s eviction moratorium isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

For once, Arizona is not at the bottom of a ranking of the states. In fact, we are dead center of how states are dealing with rent, evictions, and court procedures during the pandemic

Ariz. lawmakers urge Congress: ‘Help rural America’ in next aid effort

Arizona lawmakers are calling on Congress to prioritize rural Americans in the next round of coronavirus legislation.

Confused about how to save money on your APS bill? You’re not alone.

“It’s basically a coin toss. Heads, APS wins. Tails, ratepayers lose.”

Now more than ever, Arizona needs leadership on clean air

Phoenix jumped from 32nd place to 7th place in the list of U.S. cities with the highest levels of particulate pollution and is one of eight cities that reached the worst level of particulate pollution ever recorded. 

Leaked chats show neo-Nazis, extremists tried to sway 2018 Arizona elections

Self proclaimed Neo-Nazis and other extremists worked together to try and sway the outcome of Arizona’s 2018 midterm election by a variety of means including promoting candidates they liked or ones they felt were doomed to fail, according to leaked chat logs. 

Ducey OKs re-opening for salons, barbers, dine-in restaurants

As resistance to the extension of his stay-at-home order escalated among Republican lawmakers, protesters and others, Gov. Doug Ducey announced that restaurants, salons and barbers will be allowed to reopen in the next week, provided they implement physical distancing measures intended to curb the spread of COVID-19.

McSally raising cash with GOP candidate known for racism, misogyny

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally is part of a joint fundraising committee with a handful of other Republican senators and candidates, one of whom is a former conservative talk radio host with a long and well-documented history of racist and misogynistic comments.

Better funded schools would show real appreciation for Arizona teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week is going to be different this year, as schools are closed and daily life is hugely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. But it is exactly because of times like this that we should show our public schools and our teachers how much they mean to all of us.
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