Politics and Government

TUSD to continue to revise sex ed curriculum, deferring vote

Sep 10, 2019 The governing board voted Tuesday night to continue to refine the plan, targeting next school year for implementation.

AG notifies Benson City Council of open meetings violation

Sep 9, 2019 The office determined the city of Benson violated open meetings law in July.

Ducey appoints Montgomery to Arizona Supreme Court

Sep 5, 2019 The appointment of the controversial prosecutor and Ducey ally brought both fervent support and opposition.

Lawsuit against more fast-track deportations scheduled for hearing on Friday

Sep 5, 2019 A regulation announced in July would allow ICE to deport undocumented people without seeing a judge under certain circumstances.

Half of Arizona voters support legal marijuana

Sep 4, 2019 A polling firm says it's too early to say if the potential 2020 initiative would pass.

Report: US Native American health agency at crossroads

Aug 29, 2019 The Indian Health Service has been plagued with problems standing in the way of delivering health care.

25 killed in attack on bar in coastal Mexico

Aug 29, 2019 Mexico's president is calling for an investigation into possible ties to government officials.

US moves FEMA, Coast Guard money to fund border programs

Aug 28, 2019 $217 million would be moved to fund things like increasing the number of beds for detained immigrants.

Romero claims victory, Farley endorses her in Democratic mayoral primary

Aug 27, 2019 Lane Santa Cruz wins Ward 1 primary to replace Romero on the City Council.

Joe Arpaio running to try to get his job back

Aug 26, 2019 The 87-year-old Arpaio has been convicted and pardoned since he was voted out as Maricopa County sheriff three years ago.

How 1970s neoliberalism factors into today's mass migration from Central America

Aug 23, 2019 A discussion with UA cultural anthropologist Megan Carney.

A look at Arizona gun laws

Aug 22, 2019 Recent mass shootings raised gun control legislation questions again.

"Never again, para nadie."

Aug 21, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: New state law that may provide justice for greater numbers of Indigenous women and girls; A reaction to the Trump administration changing the Endangered Species Act; and a very short story from Aurelie Sheehan.

Trump moves to end limits on detention of migrant children

Aug 21, 2019 The new rules would allow the government to hold families in detention much longer than 20 days, which critics say would traumatize migrant children.

Mark Kelly leads Martha McSally in new poll

Aug 20, 2019 It is the first time either candidate's lead has been outside the margin of error in the race for U.S. Senate.

Chicago man gets probation for threatening then-Sen. Flake

Aug 20, 2019 The man left a voicemail for the former Arizona Senator during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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