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Senate Democrats to file ethics complaint after GOP blocks Arizona abortion law repeal
Democrats in the Arizona Senate plan to file an ethics complaint against Republican leaders who blocked their attempt to repeal the state’s near-total abortion ban.
Last week, the Arizona State Supreme Court ordered the enforcement of a law from 1864 banning nearly all abortions. That's led both presidential campaigns to focus on the battleground state.
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As budget talks start to get moving at the Arizona Capitol, some lawmakers were keeping an eye on new numbers that would paint an updated picture of the state’s financial situation.
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Despite last week’s ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court that the state’s 1864 near-total ban on abortions supersedes a more recent 15-week ban, there are still lots of questions about what comes next, legally — and when.
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Conventional wisdom says the Arizona Supreme Court’s abortion ruling will hurt Republicans in the November election. But Arizona Republic columnist Phil Boas thinks all of this might actually be useful for the GOP.
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A pair of elections on opposite sides of the world will have the international community watching this week. For a look at some of the key global stories in the coming days, The Show checked in with the BBC’s Rich Preston in London.
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Speaking Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Arizona Senator Mark Kelly addressed Iran’s series of missile and drone attacks against Israel.
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Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs says local prosecutors are still barred from bringing charges for abortion-related crimes even though the state Supreme Court reinstated a near-total abortion ban.
A lawsuit filed by the relatives of two Native American men claims the state of Arizona is at fault for their deaths.
Gov. Katie Hobbs announced the launch of the Arizona is Home program using $10 million from the state’s Housing Trust Fund and $3 million in federal COVID-19 relief. Hobbs said that is enough to help up to 500 families.
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed 30 bills into law this week, and vetoed five others. State schools chief Tom Horne released a statement Friday criticizing her veto of a bill to restrict mobile devices at school.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded nearly $55 million dollars in additional border-related funds to two Arizona counties and two organizations.
Liz Archuleta replaces Lyndel Manson, whose term has expired; while Northern Arizona University student Jadyn Fisher replaces outgoing student regent Katelyn Rees.
Prickly newsletter: A 160-year-old history lesson
The near-total abortion ban upheld by the Arizona Supreme Court this week has dominated headlines across the state and country. But not as much attention has been paid to what exactly "near-total" means. Get more insight from the latest edition of Prickly, KJZZ's political newsletter.
Vice President Kamala Harris visited Tucson on Friday to campaign for reproductive rights, following the state Supreme Court ruling allowing a near-total abortion ban to be enforced.
In December, Gila County supervisors voted to regulate short-term rentals like Airbnb. But Sen. Wendy Rogers (R-Flagstaff) asked the attorney general to investigate whether the county’s new ordinance is legal.
Arizona is facing a budget deficit, but it’s not as bad as the state’s financial advisers initially thought. In January, legislative budget analysts reported that Arizona would face a $1.7 billion shortfall over the next two years. But analysts on the state’s Financial Advisory Committee have revised those projections.
Indigenous leaders including Tohono O’odham Chairman Verlon Jose said they left the hearing, chaired by U.S Rep. Paul Gosar, afraid it was just another “check-a-box-off” exercise.
Tucson City Council not ready to call for Gaza ceasefire
Councilmembers held a study session discussion on a potential ceasefire resolution earlier this week.
This week's decision by the Arizona Supreme Court upholding a territorial-era near total ban on abortion has led to questions about what the legal landscape will look like in the short term.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors took action Wednesday to formally define proper decorum for people attending its public meetings. The move comes weeks after the board tightened security based on advice from law enforcement