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Lawsuit claims Kyl appointment violates Seventeenth Amendment

BY: - November 29, 2018

A group of Arizonans is challenging Gov. Doug Ducey’s authority to appoint U.S. Sen. John McCain’s replacement in the Senate until 2020 under a novel legal theory that it violates the Seventeenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, flying in the face of the way the majority of states fill vacancies. The Arizonans, represented by a […]

Hobbs rebukes Howard Dean over unfounded election ‘cheating’ allegation

BY: - November 29, 2018

Incoming Secretary of State Katie Hobbs took former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean to task on Twitter after he made a baseless suggestion that GOP “cheating” kept Maricopa County a Republican stronghold until a Democrat became county recorder in 2016.

Luxury condos to replace Tempe Mobile Home Park

BY: - November 29, 2018

The owners of a former mobile home park in Tempe had been mum about what their plans for the property were, but Tuesday night the first hurdle towards building on the former trailer park property was successfully passed.

Arizona Democrats hopeful 2018 laid foundation for future success

BY: - November 28, 2018

Was the 2018 election the beginning of the long-term shift that Democrats have been waiting for? Or will Arizona revert to its Republican mean once the “blue wave” of energized Democratic voters recedes after Trump leaves office?

Social media responds to the death of former Congressman Ed Pastor

BY: - November 28, 2018

Ed Pastor, Arizona’s first Latino congressman, died of a heart attack last night at the age of 75. Pastor, a Democrat who represented central Phoenix and the southwest Valley for 23 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, was known for working diligently behind the scenes to secure funding for Arizona projects, oftentimes at the […]

Conservative economist urges Arizona to pass on windfall from tax conformity

BY: - November 28, 2018

An economist from a conservative policy organization that produces model legislation for states is urging Arizona to pass the savings from last year’s federal tax cut legislation on to taxpayers, echoing calls from some Republican state lawmakers who want a lame-duck special session next month.

MCSO: Employee at closed Southwest Key shelter dragged girl by the leg

BY: - November 27, 2018

An allegation of child abuse at a West Valley Southwest Key facility involved an employee who dragged a girl by her leg to her to bed, according to a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office incident report obtained by the Arizona Mirror. The federal government suspended operations at that shelter the day after MCSO responded to the […]

Maricopa County saved nearly 7,000 ballots through curing policy

BY: - November 27, 2018

Nearly 7,000 voters would have had their early ballots rejected over problems with their signatures if Maricopa County hadn’t initiated a new policy of attempting to “cure” those ballots after Election Day.

When asylum-seekers are turned away at border, migrants are more vulnerable

BY: - November 27, 2018

A report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General in late September pointed to a likely unintended consequence of turning back asylum-seekers at ports of entry, which is happening now in Tijuana.

Understanding immigration terms

BY: - November 26, 2018

In this Arizona Mirror video, learn the differences and distinctions between terms like migrant, immigrant, asylum and refugee.

What is it like when the police use an LRAD ‘sound cannon’ to disperse a crowd?

BY: - November 26, 2018

Journalist Andrew Neef was there the first time a Long Range Acoustic Device, commonly referred to as an LRAD, was ever used on US soil. “It felt like my head was going to pop,” Neef recalled.

White Gold: Sales tactics changing the dental industry

BY: - November 26, 2018

Real estate agents, salespeople and department store clerks are all known to often work on commission, but another industry has been quietly changing into a commision-based enterprise, and most consumers would have no way of knowing: the local dentist.