Politics

Breast cancer survivor: Trump does not care about my pre-existing condition

Of all of the lies, misleading statements, and exaggerations in President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, this statement hit home for me -- because I am a survivor of breast cancer: “I’ve also made an ironclad pledge to American families: We will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions.”

Ruling on discriminatory AZ election laws on hold, likely until after 2020 election

An appellate court ruling last month that found Arizona laws barring the collection and delivery of early ballots and the state’s discarding of ballots cast in the wrong precinct are discriminatory likely won’t affect the 2020 election after that court halted its ruling to give the U.S. Supreme Court time to take up the matter.

Leaders say border wall blasting typical of feds’ neglect of tribes

Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris said the “controlled blasting” for a border wall that will ultimately cut through his reservation is just the latest example of the federal government ignoring its duty to consult with tribes.

Arizona Legislature: Let municipalities protect their citizens

Arizona officials are often quick to tell the federal government to stay out of state business. However, when it comes to local government, Arizona legislators are often quick to interfere in municipal business. This hypocrisy needs to stop.

Monday Musings: Will Dems win in 2020 only to see GOP control in 2021?

Zzzzzz….Is this the sound of State Capitol legislators, lobbyists, staffers or journalists grabbing a few minutes of sleep?Unfortunately, no. The Zs, as they are known in political circles, are a group of Democratic House incumbents being recruited hard by big business interests.

First Amendment concerns raised over bill to criminalize social media harassment

Civil libertarians say a push by a top Republican lawmaker to rein in online harassment is so broad that it would curb online political speech, and could even criminalize tweets by President Donald Trump.

McSally needs to do what Trump won’t: take bold action on climate change

Despite speaking for 78 minutes, President Donald Trump failed to utter one essential phrase in his annual State of the Union address this week: “climate change.”

Sanctuary city bills are ‘today’s SB1070,’ immigrant rights groups warn

Immigrant advocacy groups on Thursday called on Gov. Doug Ducey and lawmakers to stand down on efforts to strengthen the collaboration between law enforcement and immigration officials.

Elections officials, advocacy groups spar on early ballot signature bill

Arizona voters who forget to sign their early ballot envelopes might have their votes nullified, under new legislation approved Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Trump: Biggs is ‘tough,’ Arizona ‘loves’ Lesko

President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Thursday, the day after the U.S. Senate voted to acquit him on articles of impeachment.
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