On Election Night last week, as I was gathered with colleagues watching the returns come in, I was thinking about what would have people talking the next day. The GOP takeover of the U.S. House would be the big headline nationally, but here in Arizona, folks might be buzzing over the Republicans winning a supermajority in the state Legislature.Read More »
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Many candidates who spent big and lost big this election cycle were bound by one thread — they’re Democrats.
Indeed, Democrats in several races outraised and outspent their opponents by tens of thousands of dollars while others benefited as much by independent spending aimed at helping their campaigns.
The fate of three close statewide propositions may not be known until next week as Maricopa County elections officials need more time to process early and provisional ballots.Read More »
A lawyer for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is asking a federal judge to forbid the public release of videos of depositions by nine sheriff's officials in a lawsuit that accuses deputies of racially profiling Hispanics in immigration patrols.Read More »
Trial dates have been set for two of the three inmates who escaped from the Kingman state prison and their alleged accomplice.Read More »
Mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae has opened a mortgage help center to help struggling homeowners with loans owned by the company.Read More »
Rep. Steve Montenegro, a Litchfield Park Republican, was named as the next Speaker Pro Tempore on Nov. 10.Read More »
Authorities have dismantled a major cell of a human smuggling ring that may be responsible for the transportation of thousands of illegal immigrants from the U.S.-Mexico border to Phoenix and other parts of the country, investigators said Wednesday.Read More »
Two groups of Arizona community colleges are organizing to bid for $35 million grants the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering to help more students complete their studies.Read More »
Over and over, the people of Arizona have demonstrated that they want medical marijuana. Unfortunately, privately-funded FDA approved cannabis research is hampered by a government monopoly over the marijuana supply, held by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Additional FDA approved research with marijuana must take place.Read More »