Arizona lawyers turned away from immigration detention centers

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is turning away Arizona lawyers from immigration detention centers if they don’t comply with a new agency requirement to bring their own nitrile gloves, surgical mask or N95 respirators, and eye protection, according to the Arizona chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Ducey’s ‘essential business’ COVID-19 order cuts out city, county gov’t

As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase rapidly in Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order declaring which businesses are “essential.”

Disgraced ex-lawmaker David Stringer running for Yavapai County Attorney

Disgraced former lawmaker David Stringer, who resigned last year after 1983 charges for paying an intellectually disabled boy for sex in Baltimore in 1983 came to light, is mounting a campaign to oust longtime Republican Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk.

Phoenix: Constitution doesn’t bar airport fees on Uber, Lyft

Nothing in the Arizona Constitution bars the City of Phoenix from charging for-profit companies fees to conduct business at Sky Harbor International Airport, attorneys for the city said in a letter this week to the attorney general.

GOP unmoved as Dems lay out impeachment case against Trump

Lawyers for U.S. House Democrats laid out their best case for impeaching President Donald Trump on Monday, warning that his behavior continues to pose an “imminent threat” to national security.

Committee recommends reduced sentencing requirements, but GOP wary of details

A committee tasked with crafting criminal sentencing reform proposals for the upcoming legislative session has finished its work, but the heavy lifting lies ahead, as even some of the committee’s Republican members aren’t yet sold on its key recommendation.

Kennedy: Haul in Pinnacle West board to answer for Brandt’s large consulting contract

Corporation Commissioner Sandra Kennedy wants Pinnacle West’s board of directors to explain why it gave a seven-figure consulting contract to recently retired CEO Don Brandt.

Lawmakers, Arizonans celebrate Indigenous People’s Day

Lawmakers and Arizona residents celebrated Indigenous People’s Day Monday as more states and cities have been officially ditching Columbus Day in favor of the celebration of native people. 

GOP outrage at sex education could derail child sex abuse prevention efforts

The mounting furor in conservative circles over comprehensive sex education could place Republican leaders at the Capitol cross-wise with recommendations made by Gov. Doug Ducey’s task force to protect children from sex abuse.

Arizona’s politicians are not addressing our climate crisis. We need to make them.

A few weeks ago, I turned 18 years old. I’m young. I’m enthusiastic. I’m excited for the future I should have ahead of me. There’s just one thing: Arizona’s politicians have taken my future and stomped it into the ground with their indifference to the climate crisis.
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