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Phoenix mandates masks in public, but won’t enforce use at Trump rally

On Tuesday, barely 72 hours since the Phoenix City Council implemented a mandatory mask-wearing order, President Donald Trump is scheduled to address an estimated 3,000 people at a “Students for Trump” campaign rally at the Dream City Church in north Phoenix.

Sinema opposes movement to ‘defund the police’

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema opposes proposals to defund police departments, according to her office.

Arizona’s first Capitol monument was to Confederate troops. Why?

The Arizona Department of Administration is looking into what kind of process may be needed to remove a monument to Confederate soldiers at the state Capitol, but state law leaves the decision up to the agency’s director, and, by inference, his boss, Gov. Doug Ducey.

The Supreme Court says ‘Dreamers’ can stay, for now. It’s time we let them stay for good.

I know Dreamers. I count many of them as friends. I’ve worked with them. I’ve marched with them. I’ve celebrated their triumphs and shared in their heartaches.

DACA ruling a victory, but push for permanent status continues

The Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday to block the Trump administration from ending a program that shields thousands of immigrants who arrived in the country as children from deportation offered relief to Arizona recipients and advocates, but no permanent answers. 

Which Arizona cities are requiring masks in public places?

Cities and counties across Arizona are moving quickly to act on their newfound powers after Gov. Doug Ducey announced he would allow local governments to mandate that people wear face masks in public to combat the spread of COVID-19.

We cannot fix racial inequities without radically reshaping our budgets

One of the surprising byproducts of the protests over George Floyd’s murder is a movement to analyze government budgets.

Supreme Court rejects Trump administration challenge to DACA

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday salvaged an Obama-era program that has allowed hundreds of thousands of young, unauthorized immigrants known as “Dreamers” to remain in the country without immediate fear of...

Calls to ‘defund the police’ in Phoenix rejected by city council

A little over a week ago, following pressure from advocates, the Phoenix City Council approved a measure to fully fund a civilian review board to oversee claims of misconduct against the Phoenix Police Department—the first of its kind to exist in the city of Phoenix. 

In punting a mask mandate to mayors, Ducey avoids Trump’s ire

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and the terrifying realization of what the last few weeks mean for Arizonans, Gov. Doug Ducey continues to do what has become a hallmark of his time in office: lead from behind.
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