Behind the legislation that engulfed Arizona in a firestorm over the treatment of gays is an influential Evangelical-Christian lobby that is deep in the trenches of America’s culture wars.Read More »
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In a move that is certain to send Democrats into a mad scramble, U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, 70, today announced that he is retiring from at the end of the current term, when he completes his 23rd year in Congress.Read More »
In the three years since the ouster of conservative icon Russell Pearce from the state Senate, the conversation on illegal immigration has shifted. More Republicans now embrace the idea of extending citizenship to undocumented immigrants who were brought to America as children, and some public colleges even offer in-state tuition rates to those children.Read More »
The pro-immigration rights group that spearheaded the successful recall and ouster of conservative icon Russell Pearce almost three years ago is going after one of his allies in the Legislature – with a toilet.Read More »
Republican legislators who are facing a backlash from the conservative right for approving the expansion of Medicaid tapped into a vast network of supporters to easily outraise colleagues and opponents last year.Read More »
Republican legislators facing a backlash from the conservative right for approving the expansion of Medicaid tapped into a vast network of supporters to easily outraise colleagues and opponents last year.Read More »
Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor, a Phoenix Democrat, is dropping her bid to become the next secretary of state.Read More »
Like a toddler with a water hose, the monsoon brings the rain in bursts, unevenly spraying but never quite quenching Arizona’s dry earth.
Often, the season’s thunderstorms unleash an apocalyptic scene — a wall of dust, with its tinge of yellow and red against the setting sun, rushing to swallow the Valley whole and enveloping its homes with its unwelcome sandy mist. Free from crippling polar vortexes or earthquakes, the sandstorms are nature’s reminder to Arizona of its sweeping powers.
The state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a point last month, to 7.6 percent, the lowest it's been since November of 2008.Read More »
A former state Republican Party chairman is challenging Senate Majority Leader John McComish of Phoenix in this year’s primary.Read More »