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Pandemic, culture wars revive ‘school choice’ policy push (access required)

ESAs, Hobbs, school funding, K-12 education, vouchers, pandemic

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 better spent bolstering chronically underfunded public schools.

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Sinema’s immigration plan doesn’t work for Arizonans

Biden, drug cartels, Texas, El Paso, border, firearms, Mexican cartels, Mexico, court filing, gun dealers

Kyrsten Sinema -- Arizona's Democrat-turned-independent U.S. senator -- and U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina recently negotiated an immigration package that, in theory, could solve the worst border crisis in American history. Unfortunately, in practice, the package would do little to staunch the record influx of illegal immigrants. If anything, it could make the problem even worse. 

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Stop hurting the healers

healthcare workers, violence, hospitals, Dallas, Texas, Congress

We must honor the empathy of healthcare workers, the years they have spent in training, and the attention to detail they demonstrate. While these humans toil toward healthy outcomes for their patients, they are punched, kicked, grabbed, verbally assaulted, and routinely subjected to other violent behavior.

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