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Democrats use Iowa event to attack Trump — not each other

Fri, Aug 9, 2019

Election 2020

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The packed field of Democratic presidential candidates descended Friday night on a small, northern Iowa town, delighting a raucous crowd of voters by largely attacking President Donald Trump rather than each other.

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Papers filed to put marijuana legalization on Arizona ballot

Fri, Aug 9, 2019

Election 2020

PHOENIX — Backers of legal recreational marijuana took the first steps Friday to putting the issue on the 2020 ballot. The initiative crafted by supporters and financed by the current sellers of medical marijuana, the folks who would be guaranteed the first licenses, would allow anyone age 21 and up to

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Pinal County Supervisor Smith Announces that He Will Not Run for Re-election

Thu, Aug 8, 2019

Election 2020

Pinal County Supervisor Anthony Smith announces that he will not run for re-election representing District #4. Smith said, “In 2008 when I was elected into my first public office, I had no idea I would have the pleasure of serving the people for twelve years. As I examine where I

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Congressman Who Was Sued For Blocking Constituents On Social Media Now Also Wants To Undermine Secti

Thu, Aug 1, 2019

Election 2020

OpinionIt's open season on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and everyone's got ideas. Not good ones, mind you. But ideas. The latest comes from Rep. Paul Gosar whose claim to fame is that six of his own siblings took out an ad to his constituents, telling them not

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Voter Access Matters In 2020 And These Lawmakers Know It The Pew Charitable Trusts

Thu, Aug 1, 2019

Election 2020

As 2020 approaches, it’s becoming clearer that the race for the presidency is going to come down to a few key states. In some of those states, Republican-led legislatures restricted voting access in ways that experts say would disproportionately affect Democratic voters. In more states, however, Democratic-led legislatures opened access in

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Arizona Activists Push For Sen Allen To Be Removed As Education Chair Ktarcom

Wed, Jul 31, 2019

AZ Legislature

PHOENIX — Arizona activists and political leaders are pushing for the removal of a state senator as the chair of the Education Committee after she made controversial comments earlier this month.

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Martha McSally’s GOP Allies Push “Unilateral Tax Cut for the Rich”

Wed, Jul 31, 2019

Arizona Democratic Party

Arizona Democratic partyPRESS RELEASE“The top 1% of households by income would receive 86% of the benefit from the change” PHOENIX — In the latest proof that Washington is working great for Republican mega-donors and corporate special interests but leaving hard-working Arizonans behind, U.S. Sen. McSally‘s GOP allies are pushing “a

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WATCH: Arizonans, DNC Chair Speak Out Against Sen. McSally, GOP Lawsuit

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

Arizona Democratic Party

PHOENIX — Arizona health care advocates yesterday joined DNC Chair Tom Perez to respond to oral arguments in the Republican lawsuit  to dismantle federal coverage protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. Perez and the health care advocates called out by name U.S. Sen. Martha McSally for standing by the GOP lawsuit that

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County works chief Andersen to be next Pinal manager

Wed, Jul 10, 2019

Pinal County

FLORENCE — Louis M. Andersen was chosen by a majority of Pinal County supervisors Wednesday to be the next Pinal County manager, the county announced in a tweet. Andersen, the county’s public works director for the past six years, will become manager after the retirement of current Manager Greg Stanley in

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La Palma prison may house up to 3,240 ICE detainees

Wed, Jul 10, 2019

Pinal County

ELOY — Officially, all California prisoners incarcerated at the CoreCivic La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy have been returned to California, except a few facing local charges, who were sent to Florence. This opens La Palma Center for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees.

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