Politics

Predatory lenders want to keep Arizonans poor because it’s good for business

A proposed constitutional amendment being pushed by the payday lending industry has an insidious provision that would keep borrowers from getting out from under its thumb by making sure they can’t be pulled out of poverty by rising wages.

‘This is our home. This is where we belong.’ Arizona dreamers hear decisive Supreme Court arguments on DACA

A safety thread. That’s how Carlos Yanez describes the temporary immigration program that grants him relief from deportation and a two-year work permit. 

Is DACA doomed? Supreme Court signals it sides with Trump

The U.S. Supreme Court appears unlikely to salvage an Obama-era program that has allowed hundreds of thousands of young immigrants with no legal status known as “dreamers” to remain in the country without immediate fear of deportation.

IV therapy to your door operating in unregulated grey area

Intravenous therapy companies are springing up across the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas, offering treatments for common ailments, all while operating in a regulatory gray area.

Support veterans by protecting them from predatory lenders

Veterans, military service members, and their families suffer serious harm when predatory lenders target them with unscrupulously high interest rates.

Conservative donors come to Schweikert’s aid as ethics probe continues

WASHINGTON — Conservative donors are swooping in to support embattled Arizona Republican Rep. David Schweikert, whose campaign account was in the red at the end of the last reporting period.  The Club for Growth, a...

Former lawmaker Miranda seeks return to legislature

A former lawmaker with a well-known name in Democratic politics is looking to make a comeback and is challenging two incumbents as she seeks a return to the legislature.  Catherine Miranda filed to run for...

Judge lifts confidentiality order on Arizona redistricting documents from GOP operative

A judge in North Carolina lifted a confidentiality order on a trove of digital files from a deceased Republican strategist that includes thousands of documents pertaining to the last round of redistricting in Arizona. So...

Kavanagh, Lawrence still plan to add penalties to sanctuary cities

Two Republicans lawmakers said they’ll continue with legislative plans to add penalties on sanctuary cities, even after an overwhelming majority of Tucson voters said ‘no’ to a ballot initiative to limit city cops from...

More members of extremist “patriot” groups serving as PCs

Jennifer Harrison, the right-wing extremist leader of AZ Patriots was appointed to a precinct committeeman position earlier this year, but she isn’t the only member of her group who holds this partisan position within...
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