Attorney General Eric Holder called on a group of states Tuesday to restore voting rights to ex-felons, part of a push to fix what he sees as flaws in the criminal justice system that have a disparate impact on racial minorities.Read More »
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Republican Rep. John Kavanagh of Fountain Hills was one of two legislators (along with Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson) to receive the honor of Humane Lawmaker of the Year from the Humane Society this week at its annual rally to encourage lawmakers to enact more animal-friendly legislation.Read More »
The anti-Wall Street movement is expected to spread to Phoenix Saturday with a planned protest beginning in the downtown area.Read More »
Two spotlights will illuminate the Phoenix sky on Sunday night in remembrance of those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the East Coast.Read More »
A remembrance ceremony on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks will be held Sunday evening outside the State Capitol in Phoenix.Read More »
Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission interviewed four mapping consultant applicants Friday, but after nearly nine hours of interviews, public comments and closed-door discussion, the group adjourned without making a decision.Read More »
With a temporary sales tax increase set to expire in 2013, education advocates are looking to ask voters for another way to fund schools.
But though several organizations are considering ballot measures for the 2012 election, no one is quite sure what those proposals will look like or what taxes would be raised.
Matthew Salenger etched 54 phrases in a circular piece of steel, building Arizona's Sept. 11 memorial one story at a time. He wanted everyone's story to be told. Salenger thought that all of those thoughts could coexist peacefully on a public memorial. He was wrong.Read More »
Phoenix is losing $3 million in federal grant money designed to help urban areas respond to and prevent terrorist attacks.Read More »
The 2010 Census Puzzle With so much money and power on the line, big cities dispute wildly varying counts
Some of the U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 Census data poses a puzzle. The Bureau found far fewer people in many major cities than its own estimates had found a year earlier. Now the Census Bureau and cities are debating which numbers are closer to the truth. No one knows for sure — and no one may ever know for sure.Read More »