Death of 8-year-old girl in Border Patrol custody highlights challenges providing medical care
The recent deaths of an 8-year-old Panamanian girl and 17-year-old boy from Honduras who were under U.S. government supervision have again raised questions about how prepared authorities are to handle medical emergencies suffered by migrants arriving in the U.S., especially as agencies struggle with massive overcrowding at facilities along the southern border.
Attorney for Lake claims he has ‘bombshell’ evidence tabulators were contaminated
An attorney for failed gubernatorial hopeful Kari Lake told a judge Friday he has new "bombshell'' evidence that on-site ballot tabulators either were intentionally tinkered with or infected with malware, requiring the results of the election be thrown out.
Newly hired Cochise County elections director draws criticism for social media posts
The Cochise County Board of Supervisors’ vote to hire Bob Bartelsmeyer, former La Paz County elections director, to take over the election operations, drew criticism as some cited his social media posts dabbling in election denial sentiments.
Driver in fatal Uber autonomous crash set for June trial
An Arizona Uber driver involved in the first death connected to a fully autonomous vehicle will be tried in June on a negligent homicide charge.
Arizona housing affordability reform is about to have its moment
Sometimes a political logjam that hasn’t budged for years suddenly bursts open. Change that seemed impossible suddenly seems inevitable. On the issue of housing costs, that time is upon us.
Arizona Legislature shows public safety is bipartisan
Last week legislators in Arizona demonstrated that bipartisan leadership on criminal justice can produce strong, outcomes-oriented policies that make everyone safer.
GOP states targeting diversity, equity efforts in higher ed
Republican lawmakers in at least a dozen states have proposed more than 30 bills this year targeting diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in higher education, an Associated Press analysis found using the bill-tracking software Plural.
Arizona can still be the leader in school choice
Now is the time for Arizona, my home state, to continue its role as the leader in the movement to provide increased educational opportunities for its students.
Cities, businesses, activists launch tree-planting measures, legislature slow to act
Arizona cities, environmental advocates and businesses are teaming up to combat extreme heat by launching a variety of tree-planting initiatives, while the state Legislature has been slow to act on this issue.
Educators say ‘critical race theory’ is dog whistle
Educators are frustrated over the debate about “critical race theory” in conversations around public education in Arizona.
Trump’s VP? Lake, others in GOP jockeying for consideration
While the first Republican presidential primaries are nearly a year away, a shadow contest of another sort is underway with several Republicans, including one in Arizona, openly jockeying to position themselves as potential running mates to Donald Trump, the early front-runner for the nomination.
Judge orders halt to fast releases at US border with Mexico
A federal judge Wednesday ordered the Biden administration to end the expedited releases of migrants who enter the United States illegally from Mexico, potentially straining already stretched holding facilities.