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Trump administration’s push for U.S. uranium production opposed near Grand Canyon

Tue, Dec 31, 2019

AZ Legislature

TUSAYAN – In a clearing on Forest Road 305, about 15 miles south of Grand Canyon National Park, an enormous steel headframe towers beside a retention pond. Beneath the headframe, a mine shaft drops 1,400 feet into the earth.

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Bill seeks full disclosure from medical professionals

Mon, Dec 30, 2019

AZ Legislature

PHOENIX — A two-term state lawmaker wants to force health care providers to disclose — up front — whether they won’t provide certain medical services or products based on their religious beliefs.The proposal by Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley, D-Tucson, would not force doctors, pharmacists, hospitals to serve patients whose needs

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature

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Arizona Recognizes Rural Health Day

Sat, Nov 23, 2019

Healthcare

Phoenix – Governor Doug Ducey declared November 21, 2019 Rural Health Day in Arizona to recognize the economic contributions of Arizona’s rural communities and affirm the state’s commitment to ensuring access to high-quality health care for all of the state’s residents.

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Governor's Task Force Recommends Changes To Arizona Sexabuse Laws Arizona Daily Star

Sat, Nov 23, 2019

AZ Legislature

PHOENIX — A special committee wants Arizona to revamp sex-abuse laws to make it easier to prosecute some people who violate their position of trust with young victims. But the Justice for Victims of Child Sex Abuse Tax Force stopped short of recommending that those who were victims of child sex

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Food insecurity is at a decade low in Arizona, report says

Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Economy

PHOENIX – Food insecurity – not having regular access to affordable, nutritious food – is a national problem, but it has dropped in Arizona over the past few years and now is at the lowest level in a decade, according to a federal report. Nearly 15% of Arizona households were considered

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Pinal task force trying to balance county water needs

Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Environment

CHANDLER — The Pinal Active Management Area has enough water for the county to grow, but steps need to be taken to make sure there is enough water in the long-term future, the three founding members of the Pinal Groundwater Task Force told a packed room of more than 100

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Water, Environment

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McSally Fails Arizona On Prescription Drugs, As Pharma Backers Spend Big To Keep Prices High

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Election 2020

PHOENIX — It’s no wonder that Martha McSally has done nothing to take on predatory prescription drug companies that have helped to fund her campaigns: Big pharma is mobilizing en masse to keep drug prices high and protect their corporate profit margins, according to a report from the Center for Responsive Politics.

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Proposal would shift campaign funding to public financing

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Election 2020

PHOENIX -- A new initiative being launched Wednesday seeks to limit the access of candidates to private cash and encourage them to instead run for office with public financing.

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Tags: Arizona, Elections, 2020 Initiatives, Campaign Finance Reform

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RELEASE: Party Chair Reaffirms Arizona Democratic Party Values

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Arizona Democratic Party

PHOENIX – On Saturday, Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini participated in a panel hosted by AZ Clean Elections to discuss the values of the Arizona Democratic Party.

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A Lesson on Arizona’s Education Future

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

Education

Education is vital to our state’s future success. That is why Arizona Democrats are committed to advancing education across our state.

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