A place at the table: Latinas in Arizona strive for representation in politics
PHOENIX - 2020 was the first year a Latina was elected to statewide office in Arizona; in fact, two Latinas were: Anna Tovar and Lea Márquez Peterson.
Ducey orders Arizona businesses to reopen, calls for end of local mask mandates
Gov. Doug Ducey’s latest executive order prohibits local mask mandates and allows for gatherings of more than 50 people. Bars also will be allowed to operate normally, without serving food.
Three Arizona tribal leaders on diverse slate of 11 electoral voters
WASHINGTON - The slate of 11 Democratic electors who will cast Arizona's Electoral College votes Monday for President-elect Joe Biden includes, for the first time, leaders of three tribes: the Gila River Indian Community, Navajo Nation and Tohono O'odham Nation.
Pandemic, Trump and racism drive voter turnout in some tribal communities
Native American voters say they were driven to vote by COVID-19, racism and President Trump’s disregard for sacred tribal land.
State posts new COVID-19 case record, as possible holiday surge looms
WASHINGTON - Arizona reported a record 10,322 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, more than twice the previous high, as cases surged ahead of a holiday season that one health expert said could be a "real scary time."
Mayors again call for statewide mask mandate as COVID-19 cases surge
WASHINGTON - Democratic mayors from around the state urged Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday to impose a statewide mask mandate, as COVID-19 cases surged past 4,000 for a second straight day and state hospitals neared capacity in their intensive care units.
Judge denies early Pascua Yaqui voting site, ending years-long feud
WASHINGTON - The Pascua Yaqui Tribe will not get the early voting location it has been asking for since 2018, after a federal judge flatly denied the request he said would overburden an elections office "already stretched to its breaking point."
Trump stops in Prescott, Tucson draw GOP crowds, Democratic jeers
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump was met by boisterous MAGA-hatted crowds in Prescott and Tucson on Monday, the final stops on a Western swing as the campaign entered its final weeks. But not everyone was putting out the welcome mat.
U.S. House, District 3: School choice, illegal immigration top issues for Daniel Wood
Daniel Wood, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 3, stresses the importance of reforming immigration laws. He also says that while the initial pandemic response was good, it’s now time to get more people back to work.
Arizona cities defend progress after slipping in clean energy ranking
WASHINGTON - Local officials pushed back against a new report that showed three Arizona cities slipping in a national ranking on clean-energy policies, saying the report does not appear to reflect their clean- and renewable-energy efforts.
Tribe renews voting site push, sets up showdown with Pima recorder
WASHINGTON - At least two Pima County supervisors will "press forward" to get an early voting site reinstated on the Pascua-Yaqui reservation, setting up a showdown with the county recorder who rejected the request again this week.
Latinos criticize lack of prominent roles at Democratic convention
WASHINGTON - Hispanic Democrats are upset with what they see as a failure to adequately feature Latinos in the just-ended Democratic National Convention, but Biden campaign officials claim it was the "most diverse national political convention in history."