Voting is a right I’ve fought to protect. Our senators need to do the same, right now.
My fellow Arizonans: I am a hospitality worker, a union member and a voting rights advocate; a Black woman and a mother; a proud Arizonan. I am also a veteran — I served 18 years in the Air Force — and a fighter for my country.
Our generation must end the gun violence epidemic
We are 20- and 21-year old college students at Arizona State University. Today, on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, we reflect on our time growing up in the midst of the gun-violence epidemic, an epidemic in which an average of 100 lives will be lost each day
Kyrsten Sinema faces scrutiny following Biden remarks, skipped vote
WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday said that comments made earlier this week by President Joe Biden about “two members of the Senate who vote more with my Republican friends” were not a criticism of moderate Democratic Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin.
The conservative constitutional argument against D.C. statehood is a red herring
On April 22, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Washington, D.C. Admission Act. If signed into law, this bill would admit the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth as our 51st state and finally extend congressional representation to its more than 700,000 residents.
Katie Hobbs launches campaign for governor
Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, long the presumed frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in 2022, has begun her campaign for governor.
Mark Finchem was much closer to the Jan. 6 insurrection than he claimed
Newly discovered footage taken during the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot shows Arizona GOP legislator Mark Finchem was much closer to the day’s violence than he has previously claimed.
Ducey vetoes 22 bills, says nothing will be signed until budget is approved
Gov. Doug Ducey is ratcheting up the pressure on GOP lawmakers to reach an agreement on the budget, vowing not to sign any other legislation that reaches his desk until he gets a budget, and backing up his threat by vetoing 22 bills.
Former Arizona National Guard head McGuire files paperwork for U.S. Senate run
Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael “Mick” McGuire, the former head of the Arizona National Guard who was a ubiquitous presence at the governor’s weekly briefings about the COVID-19 pandemic last year, has filed paperwork to run for the U.S. Senate next year.
Protesting masks and racism education, the ‘patriots’ take on Arizona’s school boards
It all seemed to have started in the small Southern Arizona town of Vail, where a school board meeting in late April was overrun by an angry and yelling crowd furious that students were required to wear facemasks in schools — one seemingly led by people not from the small town of 10,000.
U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly can stop the GOP from disenfranchising voters. Will they?
Recent actions by many Republicans in the Arizona Legislature have shown that they are willing to do anything to ensure that certain votes will not count.
GOP lawmakers take aim at Hobbs in ‘power grab’ after Bar complaint against AG
The legislature is weighing in on the ongoing feud that led Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to file a Bar complaint against Attorney General Mark Brnovich, using the proposed state budget plan to ensure that Brnovich’s office has sole authority to make decisions about the legal defense of Arizona election laws.
The closing act of George Floyd’s story hasn’t been written yet
I’d like to believe that the Black Lives Matter marches against police brutality that erupted a year ago in the U.S. and around the world in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer were the first act of that show.