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Jan 27, 2023

Pandemic, culture wars revive ‘school choice’ policy push

With memories fresh from pandemic-era school closures and curriculum battles — particularly over how matters of gender and race are taught — legions of parents are trekking to the marble floors of their state Capitols to fight to create education savings accounts, also known as ESAs. Such accounts exist in Arizona and West Virginia, though Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs argues the dollars would be b[...]

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Sep 29, 2022

Jan. 6 panel interviews Virginia Thomas after she contacted Arizona lawmakers regarding Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative activist Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, appeared on Thursday for a voluntary interview with the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, after she texted with lawmakers in Arizona after the 2020 presidential election.

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Sep 1, 2022

Advocates push media literacy training in schools

Local advocates are pushing for lawmakers to implement media literacy training in schools around Arizona, something states across the country are already doing. 

Dec 26, 2018

Arizona projected to gain seat in U.S. House

It's beginning to look like Arizona's going to have a bit more congressional clout after 2022.

In this June 20, 2014 photo, immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally stand in line for tickets at the bus station after they were released from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in McAllen, Texas. The immigrants entered the country through an area referred to as zone nine. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Jul 8, 2014

Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with border kids

Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border, straining immigration resources and causing a political firestorm in Washington.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) speaks during a forum on immigration on, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Aug 9, 2013

Goldwater Institute blasts senator’s stand-your-ground letter

The Arizona-based Goldwater Institute responded harshly Friday to the Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin's Aug. 6 letter inquiring into its position on stand-your-ground laws and connections to the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Notable laws nationally add restrictions to life in 2013
Jan 7, 2013

Notable laws nationally add restrictions to life in 2013

In California, a new law makes it a crime for a dog to pursue a bear or bobcat at any time.

In Illinois, it’s now illegal to sell, trade or distribute shark fins.

The National Conference of State Legislatures has compiled a list of laws around the country that went into effect Jan. 1. Here are others, as described by the NCSL.

Sep 13, 2012

AZ drops to No. 4 in national foreclosure ranking

The number of Arizona homes in some stage of the foreclosure process continued to slowly drop in August.

Feb 3, 2012

Stop insurance industry war on patients who rely on chiropractic care

Chiropractic patients in Arizona are being denied benefits and chiropractors are being forced out of business because a law designed to hold the insurance industry accountable is not being enforced.

May 26, 2011

Arizona eligible for a piece of education grant

Arizona is one of nine states eligible for a slice of $200 million in U.S. Department of Education grant money. If Arizona applies, it will be the state's third try at the federal grant competition.

Mar 20, 2011

States push harder for online sales tax collection

Tax-free shopping is under threat for many online shoppers as states facing widening budget gaps increasingly pressure Amazon.com Inc. and other Internet retailers to start collecting sales taxes from their residents.

Feb 11, 2011

UpClose with Jerry Colangelo: Sports mogul aiming to turn Arizona economy into a winner

To most Arizonans, Jerry Colangelo is the man who brought professional basketball and baseball to Arizona. But in the years since he parted ways with the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks, Colangelo has set his sights higher.