Hobbs, county attorneys, abortion, Planned Parenthood,
Aug 8, 2023

Organizations launch bid to try to put abortion rights in Constitution

A coalition of organizations is launching a bid to put the right to abortion in the Arizona Constitution.

Kids Count Data Book, child care, Arizona
Jun 15, 2023

Report: Arizona children’s well-being improves slightly but state still ranks among worst

An annual report that measures the well-being of children showed slight improvement for Arizona kids, but the Grand Canyon state remained among the lowest-ranked states.

cottage food industry, Hobbs, tamales, Senate, House, legislation, commercial kitchens, home-based businesses
Jun 14, 2023

Health records vindicate Arizona tamale vendors

Home cooking scares Arizona health officials, but real-world evidence should put them at ease. A new investigation finds no confirmed illnesses related to homemade meals or snacks sold in the seven states with the broadest laws.

Senate, House, Hobbs, Ducey, disaster declaration, Covid pandemic
Mar 27, 2023

Constitutional change would impact how state manages disaster declarations

A proposed constitutional amendment that is one vote away from being sent to the 2024 ballot for voter approval will have far-reaching impacts on how the state oversees disaster declarations and potentially impact millions of dollars in federal funding.

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Jan 11, 2023

Leaders of US, Canada, Mexico show unity despite friction

President Joe Biden, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to downplay their frustrations with one another on migration and trade as they met for the near-annual North American Leaders Summit.

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Jan 10, 2023

Buu Nygren sworn in as next Navajo Nation president

Buu Nygren was sworn in Tuesday as the next president of the vast Navajo Nation, a job that will test his ability to make good on promises to deliver water, electricity and broadband to tens of thousands of residents who don't have it.

Feb 28, 2022

Legislature considers forcing employers to pay employees who refuse vaccinations

Arizonans fired from their jobs for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID could end up with the company having to continue to pay them for a year.  The state House gave preliminary approval Monday to legislation that makes such payments automatic, though it permits either a lump sum or installments. The only way for a […]

Feb 6, 2022

Arizona needs more doctors 

Arizona is facing a critical physician shortage. In 2020, nearly 40% of residents lived in communities with healthcare shortages and our state ranks 44th out of 50 in the number of primary care physicians per capita. And this problem will only get worse—in 2030, Arizona is projected to have 2,000 fewer doctors than we need. […]

Jan 31, 2022

Court asked to run health care system in prisons

Arizona corrections officials don’t have the capacity to improve staffing problems that have put prisoners with medical and mental health issues at risk of harm, according to lawyers for incarcerated people who are asking a judge to take over health care operations in state prisons.  In briefs filed late last week, attorneys made what amounted […]

Jan 24, 2022

End insulin rationing and prioritize Build Back Better

Money is tight for my family of six. Between paychecks, I have to choose between paying for groceries and filling my insulin prescription. Most weeks, there is nothing left in our monthly budget for my medication, and I have to go without my life saving medication. Eventually, the prolonged high-blood-sugar levels will take a toll […]

Feb 26, 2021

Here’s why women need our bill

Let’s not allow lives to be lost and women to struggle alone when help exists. Let’s save lives and prevent decades of suffering and regret. No woman should have to feel that abortion is her only option. The time to pass this bill is now.

Feb 12, 2021

Democrats irked at barefaced Republicans, don’t file complaints

A month into the legislative session, nobody has yet filed a formal complaint about lawmakers who deliberately disregard the Covid safety guidelines set up by the House and Senate to ensure the safety of lawmakers, staff and visitors.