Politics and Government

Fake news a growing threat in 2020

Sep 24, 2020 A UA researcher is updating a study that detailed deceptive tactics in the 2016 election cycle.

News roundup: AZ unemployment on the rise, Ducey says state will celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day

Sep 23, 2020 Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, September 23

AZ unemployment claims continue to grow

Sep 23, 2020 The number of people receiving unemployment benefits in Arizona grew by 30,000.

Scottsdale mayor lifts mask mandate

Sep 23, 2020 Two Arizona health care providers oppose the move.

Governor says Indigenous Peoples' Day to be celebrated in 2020

Sep 23, 2020 Gov. Doug Ducey signed a proclamation recognizing the 'historic injustices suffered by Indigenous people.'

Council weighs abolishing fares on buses, streetcars

Sep 22, 2020 Fares were suspended in March.

Registering to vote online without traditional addresses, plus codes

Sep 22, 2020 The change increases online registration access for rural and tribal voters.

Arizona in final push for census

Sep 17, 2020 Census officials will stop counting in less than two weeks.

Supervisor questions county ban on employee contributions

Sep 15, 2020 Ally Miller says rule is unfair to county workers

As polls show him trailing in Arizona, Trump stops in Phoenix to woo Latino voters

Sep 15, 2020 Events aimed at winning over Hispanic voters illustrate expectations that the demographic could make or break the November election.

Reflection on legal protections for those with disabilities during the pandemic

Sep 11, 2020 Plus, advocates confront beliefs about people with disabilities, citing changes in work norms.

Federal unemployment supplement dries up in Arizona

Sep 10, 2020 The payments tapping FEMA funds only lasted six weeks.

Pima County residents can now text 911 for help

Sep 10, 2020 Messages to 911 sent via text will be handled with the same priority as phone calls.

Arizona weekly unemployment jumps again

Sep 9, 2020 The numbers in the state keep rising while they fall nationally.

Judge halts plan to end Census early, as Arizona, tribal responses lag

Sep 8, 2020 The order said plaintiffs in the case had raised "serious questions" about the bureau's plan to stop counting.

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