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No talks between company, union, as Asarco strike enters its third day

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Pinal County

WASHINGTON – Union officials said there were no talks Wednesday between them and Asarco, as a strike against the copper mining, smelting and refining company by about 1,775 workers in Arizona and Texas entered its third day. The United Steelworkers, which represents about 1,500 workers at four Asarco locations in Arizona,

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GOP lawmaker, environmental groups opposed to I-11

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Pinal County

PHOENIX — A proposed new freeway from Nogales to Wickenburg through Pinal County has united a Republican legislator and environmental interests in opposition, albeit for different reasons.

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Supreme Court will not hear Maricopa County appeal of Arpaio ruling

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

US Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday let stand lower court rulings that said Maricopa County is responsible for controversial policing practices of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department under former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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Tags: Arizona, Maricopa County, Criminal Justice

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Mark Kelly gets warm welcome from Pinal Democrats

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Pinal County

CASA GRANDE — U.S. Senate hopeful Mark Kelly got a standing ovation before and after his speech at the Pinal County Democratic Party’s annual gala Saturday evening at The Property Conference Center in Casa Grande.

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Supervisors have mixed reactions to proposed Pinal freeway corridor

Fri, Oct 4, 2019

Pinal County

FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors discussed what members liked and didn’t like about the Arizona Department of Transportation’s “preferred corridor” for a future north-south freeway at a work session Wednesday.

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Arizona Democratic Party Statement on Impeachment

Wed, Sep 25, 2019

Election 2020

For Immediate Release September 25, 2019 Contact: Matt Grodsky, Arizona Democratic Party mgrodsky@azdem.org / 602.432.6889 Arizona Democratic Party on U.S. House Impeachment Inquiry  In response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing the House will proceed with an official impeachment inquiry, Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini released the following statement: “The Arizona Democratic Party has full confidence

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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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