What’s in the $900B emergency relief bill — and what’s out

WASHINGTON — Congress is set to pass a massive bipartisan emergency relief bill that’s intended to aid Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's what it includes.

How to watch a political debate — it’s not about winners and losers

Critics of presidential debates argue that they are not necessary because they don’t change many votes. Since 84 million people watched the first 2016 presidential debate and according to polls 90% had decided for whom they were going to vote, they must watch for reasons other than to be persuaded.

‘You just have to act’: Thousands outraged by police brutality rally in DC

WASHINGTON – On the 57th anniversary of the original March on Washington and in the throes of a pandemic, thousands of demonstrators on Friday joined Democratic lawmakers on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to demand Congress act on police brutality and voter suppression.

‘I have not lost my voice’: Gabby Giffords at DNC convention calls for end to gun violence

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords opened the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, recounting her recovery from a gunshot wound to the head and her embrace of activism on gun violence policy.

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.
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