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A Place at the Table: Latinas in Arizona Strive for Representation in Politics

Latinos are a growing force in the nation’s political landscape, even as they lag in election to public office in Arizona. Esme Franco Ruiz is passionate about her work in politics—even though she despises politics. “I don’t like politics because it tends to be very, very shady,” she said. “I don’t appreciate how it’s a...

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Masks Off: Bill Would Allow Arizona Businesses To Ignore City, County Mandates

The bill’s author said it would take “law enforcement out of the private businesses” and restore “freedom and liberties for individuals to make their own decisions.” A House committee has passed a Republican-sponsored bill that would allow Arizona business owners to decide whether to enforce mask mandates for employees and customers, a move supporters say...