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Hikers walk on the Phoenix Mountain Preserve trail up to Piestewa Peak in Phoenix on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. A movement is afoot to change a controversial street name near the Phoenix mountain that formerly had a title which offended Native Americans and others. The mountain was changed from "Sq*** Peak" to "Piestewa Peak" more than a decade ago. Mayor Greg Stanton has called for a renaming of Sq*** Peak Drive and asked city staff last fall to start the name change process, The Arizona Republic reported. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Interior Department Closer to Removing Derogatory Term From Federal Lands

Arizona has 67 locations with the "s-word" in their name. The locations are in every county but Pima and sit on federal, state, private, and tribal lands.

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Supreme Court Rules Against Biden’s Deportation Policies. Here’s Why That’s Dangerous.

"We're seeing that the Supreme Court is still more aligned with items that President Trump wanted to execute."

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Ducey Signs Bill That Limits Filming Police. Here’s What to Know About Your Rights.

In Arizona, federal appeals courts have recognized a First Amendment right to record police officers performing their official duties in public.

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Arizona Lawmakers Approve State Budget. Here’s What’s In It.

The $18 billion budget includes funding for a border wall, public safety, highway construction, and increased investment in Arizona's public schools.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JULY 24: Arizona Chairwoman Kelli Ward speaks during the Rally To Protect Our Elections conference on July 24, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Phoenix-based political organization Turning Point Action hosted former President Donald Trump alongside GOP Arizona candidates who have begun candidacy for government elected roles. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
Arizona Republican Party Sends Fundraising Email Attacking Educators Days After Uvalde School Killings

The email asked readers to “defend our kids” against a new resource put out by the Arizona Department of Education that offers support for LGBTQ+ students.

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The US Welcomes Ukrainian Refugees—But What About Black and Brown Migrants?

Immigration advocates have reported seeing border patrol admit Ukrainian refugees into the US without question while turning away migrants from Central America and the Caribbean.

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US Begins Phasing Out COVID-Driven Asylum Restrictions

The Biden administration said Friday it has begun phasing out the use of a pandemic-related rule that allows migrants to be expelled without an opportunity.