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One Week Later: Martha McSally Has Still Done Nothing To Stop Raid Of “Critical” Arizona Funding

Tue, Sep 10, 2019

Election 2020

Arizona Democratic Party Press Release PHOENIX — As the August recess has come to an end, unelected U.S. Sen. Martha McSally has been back in Washington for a full day, but still taken no public action to stand up for Arizona and  stop the Trump Administration from taking $30 million  in military construction funds away from

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Gop Leader Of Sentencing Reform Panel Wants Audit Of Corrections Dept.

Mon, Sep 9, 2019

AZ Legislature

The Republican chairman of a legislative sentencing reform committee recommended that the state create a non-legislative task force to delve into criminal justice reform issues, order an independent audit of the Arizona Department of Corrections and dedicate a future meeting to examining racial and ethnic disparities in incarceration.

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Arizona's Rural Hospitals Facing Severe Doctor Shortage Kyma

Mon, Sep 9, 2019

Healthcare

Associated Press -  Workers have taken over the lobby of Benson Hospital. The room is getting fresh coats of paint and the carpet is getting tossed in favor of synthetic wood planks.Renovation is a scenario that’s rare to see in hospitals in rural Arizona. But Benson Hospital avoided being one of

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'they Have Firearms Galore' Lawmaker's Comments About Communities Of Color Draw Gasps

Fri, Sep 6, 2019

Security

An Arizona lawmaker told a forum on gun control last week that black and Hispanic communities are "better armed than the police officers who are supposed to be controlling them. " State Rep. Jay Lawrence, a Scottsdale Republican, walked back the comments when reached Thursday by The Arizona Republic.

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McSally’s Record Of Selling Out Working Families

Tue, Sep 3, 2019

Election 2020

PRESS RELEASE PHOENIX — As hardworking Arizonans observed Labor Day this weekend, they sadly could not rest assured that unelected U.S. Sen. Martha McSally is looking out for them in Washington, D.C. In fact, the opposite is true. McSally has again and again voted to undercut workers’ freedoms, protections, and rights, even

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Pinal municipal managers give updates on progress, challenges

Fri, Aug 30, 2019

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — Pinal County city and town managers gathered at the monthly Pinal Partnership breakfast to discuss the positives, and the challenges, their respective communities are dealing with.

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State politicians speak out against Eloy ICE facility

Thu, Aug 15, 2019

Immigration

ELOY — Close to 15 demonstrators gathered outside Eloy Detention Center on Thursday morning for a press conference to criticize conditions and treatment of detainees being held in the facility and others like it. Speakers at the press conference included two Democrats seeking legislative seats, Eloy’s Sharon Girard, Felipe Perez, and

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Arizona News Governor Ducey Renews Call For Redflag Law In Arizona Mark Phillips 713 abc15 Arizona

Sat, Aug 10, 2019

Security

PHOENIX — In 2018, and again this year, Governor Doug Ducey is working to pass a red-flag law. It was part of his school safety plan. The NRA supported it, but Republicans in the state legislature did not.

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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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