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border, app, San Diego, Mexico, CBPOne, Title 42, migrants
May 15, 2023

Border crossings off from last week’s highs as US pins hopes for order on mobile app

Pandemic-era limits on asylum known as Title 42 have been rarely discussed among many of tens of thousands of migrants massed on Mexico's border with the United States. Their eyes were — and are — fixed instead on a new U.S. government mobile app that grants 1,000 people daily an appointment to cross the border and seek asylum while living in the U.S.

diversity, equity, inclusion, Arizona,
Apr 18, 2023

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.

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Mar 24, 2023

Republicans aim to ban ranked choice voting

Legislative Republicans are working to outlaw ranked choice voting despite the fact the practice isn’t used in Arizona.

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Mar 1, 2023

DOE grants $375M loan for lithium battery recycling plant

The effort to satisfy a vast demand for lithium for electric vehicle batteries moved one step forward with a $375 million loan from the Department of Energy to Li-Cycle, a battery recycling company, to build a lithium-ion battery recovery plant near Rochester, N.Y., after plans for another such facility in Arizona were announced recently.

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Feb 8, 2023

Chaplik pushes bill to require businesses to accept cash

Republican Rep. Joseph Chaplik of Scottsdale wants to be sure that Arizonans don't get turned away from businesses in the state because they want to use "legal tender'' or cash to pay.

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Feb 7, 2023

Arizona residents, shooting hero, Nichols’ family members to join Biden

Two Arizona residents, along with rock star Bono, the 26-year-old who disarmed a gunman in last month's Monterey Park, Calif. shooting, and the family of Tyre Nichols will be among the featured guests sitting alongside first lady Jill Biden at tonight’s State of the Union address.

Super Bowl, sports betting, Mayes, FanDuel, Arizona, New Jersey
Feb 7, 2023

Super Bowl betting projected to reach $16 billion this year

A record 50.4 million American adults plan to bet on this year's Super Bowl, which will be held in Glendale on Sunday, wagering a total of $16 billion, while Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes urges football fans to use only legal sports betting websites and apps.

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Jan 13, 2023

Arizona led nation for rise in homeless youth last year, HUD report says

Arizona saw the largest increase in the number of homeless youths in the nation last year, at a time when other large states were seeing those numbers decline, according to a recent federal report.

Biden, Trump, U.S. Capitol, riots, insurrection, Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, Edward Vallejo, Phoenix, Florida, Biden, Trump, Troy Edwards, Texas, Florida, Washington,
Dec 12, 2022

Prosecutor: Oath Keepers saw Jan. 6 as ‘first battle’ in war

Four Oath Keepers charged with plotting to stop the transfer of presidential power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden accepted an "invitation to sedition" issued by the far-right extremist group's founder, a federal prosecutor said Monday at the start of a second trial for group leaders and members.

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Pentagon, military spending, Arizona, Tucson, Greater Phoenix Area Chamber of Commerce, Mesa, Defense Department, Covid, University of Arizona, Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, aerospace, defense
Dec 12, 2022

Arizona slipped from top 10 in Pentagon spending, but defense economy still strong

Pentagon spending in Arizona fell sharply in fiscal 2021, part of an overall decline in expenditures nationally that bumped the state from seventh place among states to 13th, according to Defense Department data released this fall.

border, U.S. Customs, Venezuela, Mexico
Oct 24, 2022

US Border Patrol sending migrants to offices with no notice

When Wilfredo Molina arrived in the U.S. from his native Venezuela, he told border agents he wanted to go to Miami but didn't have an address. They directed him to what he thought was a shelter in midtown Manhattan but turned out to be a gray office building. Molina was among 13 migrants who recently arrived in the U.S. who agreed to share documents with The Associated Press that they received whe[...]

Pence, Biden, Trump, election, Masters, election, insurrection, campaigns,
Oct 17, 2022

GOP hopefuls turn to Pence to broaden appeal before election

In Donald Trump's assessment, Mike Pence "committed political suicide" on Jan. 6, 2021. The man who was booed last year at a conservative conference is now an in-demand draw for Republican candidates, including some who spent their primaries obsessively courting Trump's endorsement, in part by parroting his false election claims.