Politics

Ducey disapproves of Trump’s new green card policy, raids that don’t prioritize ‘bad guys’

Gov. Doug Ducey took issue with President Donald Trump’s new policy of limiting green cards for poorer immigrants.

Ducey says report on faulty prison locks coming soon

Two former Arizona Supreme Court chief justices have finished their investigation into faulty cell door locks at the Lewis prison, and that report will soon be made public, according to Gov. Doug Ducey.

Dem dilemma on ‘red flag’ laws: Compromise to back Ducey’s plan or fight for tougher laws

Democratic lawmakers in Arizona may soon have a tough decision to make on gun legislation: continue fighting for cherished but almost certainly unattainable goals, or buy into the notion that politics truly is the art of the possible and support a compromise.

Mohave County planning commissioner won’t be removed over racist Facebook posts

A Republican on Mohave County’s Planning and Zoning Commission will continue to serve on the government board, despite calls for her removal after posting racist comments on Facebook last month.

Campaign to legalize recreational pot in Arizona launches for 2020 ballot

The campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use in Arizona officially kicked off, with a number of changes aimed at alleviating the concerns that helped sink a similar effort in 2016.

Why South Phoenix businesses want Prop. 105 to pass and stop the light rail

Business owners in South Phoenix are urging city voters who visit their neighborhood to support Proposition 105, which they view as a last resort to stop a light rail extension project from transforming their community.

Sanders leads AZ Dem fundraising, but state yields little campaign cash

Arizonans contributed a total of nearly $650,000 to Democratic presidential candidates through June 30, when the second reporting period of the year ended, according to Federal Election Commission Data.

ICE Air data reveals who is flying in and out of Mesa

Approximately 90 percent percent of the passengers were men. Less than half-a-percent were children.

‘Tell him not to come here’

The grotesque irony of the shooting in El Paso is that Trump has been claiming since the launch of his presidential campaign that the only way to keep America safe from the people he often characterizes as murderous and marauding immigrant hordes is to build a “great, great wall.”

Syringe program for addicts operates in legal gray area as debate continues

While the debate around laws that would allow clean-needle-exchange programs to operate legally in Arizona continues, one organization continues working in a legal gray area to help stop the spread of disease.
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