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Joe Arpaio

Long-Time Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Faces Tough Re-election Bid

Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio has long battled controversy over his tough stance on illegal immigration but may now face his toughest test as he seeks a seventh term as sheriff of the state’s most populous county.

August 26, 2016
People wait to vote in the U.S. presidential primary election outside a polling site in Glendale, Arizona March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec

Arizona’s Primary Day Headaches Aren’t Finished Yet

While the national media has turned its attention to the upcoming primary in Wisconsin, voters in Arizona are fighting against the state’s weak response to complaints of long lines and a shortage of polling locations during its recent primary, last Tuesday.

March 30, 2016
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Democratic Senate Candidate Ties Trump Around John McCain

We now officially have an ad from a Democratic Senate candidate, who is latching onto the rise of Donald Trump in order to slam Republicans in a crucial down-ballot race.

February 29, 2016
U.S. Senator John McCain speaking at the Arizona Republican Party 2014 election victory party at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, Arizona. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

McCain Complains: Trump Has ‘Fired Up The Crazies’

Of course, ‘fired up the crazies’ might seem like an odd complaint — coming from the man one who selected Sarah Palin to be his running mate, introducing her to a wide national audience.

July 16, 2015
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On Immigration, Trump Takes A Page From Pete Wilson’s 1994 Playbook

Some people are calling Trump’s comments “fringe rhetoric.” But others are worried that the Republicans will take on anti-immigration and anti-Latino sentiment.

July 14, 2015
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Trump Takes On Undocumented Immigrants, Saves Some Barbs For Bush In Phoenix

Donald Trump has ridden a recent wave of publicity to the top tier of a group of at least 14 Republicans vying for the White House.

July 12, 2015
Salinas Valley California, green space fracking sky

Just How Green Are State Governments?

States have employed a host of energy-saving programs, green-purchase requirements, building efficiency standards and financial incentive arrangements to meet those goals. So how are they doing in meeting targets they have set for themselves?

July 1, 2015
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Supreme Court Upholds Power Of Independent Commissions To Draw Districts

The 5-4 decision bolsters an increasingly popular political reform adopted by voters in California and other states to transfer authority to draw districts from state legislators to a nonpartisan citizen panel.

June 29, 2015
Maine has had less than 3 percent growth since 2010. LL Bean is the flagship retailer of the state. Photo: StormFall via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/vjDLK

Which States Have The Most Job Growth Since The Recession?

Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.

May 27, 2015
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Arizona Woman Sentenced For Assaulting Husband (Because She Was Mad Obama Won)

When he didn’t vote for Romney, she ran him down with an SUV.

May 26, 2015
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With New EPA Water Rule, Obama Again Takes Executive Action On Environment

The administration’s latest move is another example of President Barack Obama taking executive action on environmental and climate issues regardless of whether he has the support of Congress.

May 26, 2015
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Knives Are The New Guns In Lawmakers’ Second Amendment Expansion

Second Amendment advocates are pushing for a “right to slice” as repeals on knife and blade laws gains an edge across the nation.

May 7, 2015
Police

Video Shows Arizona Police Intentionally Ran Over Suspect

The violent encounter was only the latest in a series of incidents that critics say demonstrates a pattern of police brutality and racism across the United States.

April 15, 2015
John MCCain

Moving Parts Complicate Democratic Challenge To McCain

There are a few candidates Democrats believe would be strong contenders, but convincing them to run in Arizona may be difficult unless the dominoes fall a certain way.

April 9, 2015
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Warm Welcome, Real Help Await Deported Migrants At El Comedor

Expelled from the U.S., migrants receive assistance and hope at El Comedor.

February 23, 2015
Jan Brewer

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Dealt Legal Blow Over Medicaid Expansion Plan

This Arizona Supreme Court ruling is terrible news for the state’s uninsured population.

December 31, 2014
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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Sues To Halt Obama’s Action On Immigrants

Arpaio and his birther lawyer are challenging President Obama’s immigration action.

December 22, 2014
Jan Brewer

Arizona ‘Dreamers’ To Line Up For Driver’s Licenses; Brewer Vows Fight

The latest legal battle over immigration is taking shape in the Grand Canyon State.

December 22, 2014
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Supreme Court Turns Down Arizona Appeal To Limit Abortion Drugs

The Supreme Court just delivered a win for women’s health.

December 15, 2014
Jan Brewer

Arizona Joins Other States In Federal Immigration Lawsuit

Another state is suing the federal government over immigration.

December 5, 2014
In Arizona, swings in Medicaid access show program's impact

In Arizona, Swings In Medicaid Access Show Program’s Impact

Medicaid expansion made a big difference in Arizona — but the state’s Republicans may roll it back anyway.

December 2, 2014
Greg Abbott

Texas, Oklahoma Threaten Suits To Block Obama Immigration Plan

Republicans are preparing to sue the president (again.)

November 21, 2014
Copper mine in Mexico AFP Photo by Hector Guerrero

U.S. Tests For Toxic Spill From Mexico Mine

An acid leak from a mine in Mexico may have polluted the San Pedro River in Arizona.

September 24, 2014
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Wine Country: Arizona and Virginia

Discover great wines right here in the U.S.

September 19, 2014
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Arizona Republican Resigns After Proposing Sterilization Of Poor Women

Former Arizona state senator Russell Pearce resigned from his position as the Arizona Republican Party’s vice chairman on Sunday, after suggesting that Arizona sterilize all women on Medicaid. “You put me in charge of Medicaid,” Pearce said on his radio show last week, “the first thing I’d do is get [female recipients] Norplant, birth-control implants, […]

September 15, 2014