Alma Hernandez

Arizona students will learn about the Holocaust, other genocides, under new law

BY: - July 14, 2021

Arizona schools will be required to teach students about the Holocaust and other genocides twice in a six-year span under a new law. 

Controversial definition of anti-Semitism set for full Senate vote

BY: - May 26, 2021

A bill requiring a controversial definition of anti-Semitism when teaching about the Holocaust in Arizona schools passed Tuesday as lawmakers consider a flurry of budget bills. 

As survivors pass on, Holocaust education could be headed to Arizona classrooms

BY: - March 8, 2021

Arizona students haven’t been properly taught about the Holocaust in recent years, according to a recent poll conducted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Bill requires SROs take training on de-escalation, mental health

BY: - February 12, 2020

Amid controversies about the role that school resource officers play in Arizona schools, a bill that would require they be trained on mental health and de-escalation tactics has cleared a legislative committee. 

COMMENTARY

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

BY: - February 10, 2020

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.

Bill to ease private border wall construction advances

BY: - January 23, 2020

A bill that would allow private border wall construction in Arizona cleared its first legislative hurdle.