A Navajo woman from Tuba City has become the first American Indian to head the Coconino County Board of Supervisors.Read More »
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During the last redistricting cycle, Flagstaff narrowly avoided being split into two legislative districts. But in order to keep the city whole, it was coupled with the expansive, Native American-dominated Legislative District 2, a district so heavily Democratic that not one Republican ran for the Legislature there in 2010, an otherwise GOP-wave year.
Now leaders in Flagstaff say they want to be part of a more competitive district, which can only be accomplished by severing ties with their Native American neighbors to the north and east.
If a state lawmaker has his way, women seeking abortions in Arizona would be required to sign documents saying they’re not terminating a pregnancy because of the fetus’ race or sex.Read More »
The Arizona Legislative Latino Caucus today made it clear they believe maintaining districts that are practically guaranteed to send Hispanic lawmakers to the Legislature is more important than creating competitive districts.Read More »
The reasons that Mexican immigrants remain largely unbanked vary: a lack of legal identification, a history of mistrusting banks in their home country and the perceived complexities of banking in another language.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill into law earlier this year to ban an Hispanic studies program in one school district while simultaneously crafting an exemption for culture-based classes for other minority populations.Read More »
As the July 29 enforcement date for Arizona's strict new immigration law nears, Native American tribes are charging that the law was written without considering their unique circumstance and that it will violate their sovereignty and their members' civil rights.Read More »
Campbell Jr. grew up in the giant footsteps of his father, following the senior Campbell into both business and politics.Read More »