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Pressure on a Broken System: Arizona’s Unemployment Has Long Needed Improvements

A report released before the pandemic urged Arizona to up unemployment to $490 per week to protect the state against a recession.

FILE - In this June 8, 2020, file photo, is a monument to the region's Confederate troops at a public plaza adjacent to the state Capitol in Phoenix. Two Confederate monuments on Arizona state property, including one at the Capitol, have been removed. A spokeswoman for the Arizona Department of Administration confirmed Thursday, July 23, 2020, that the memorials were taken down overnight and returned to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Arizona Sends Confederate Monuments Back to Daughters of Confederacy

Two Confederal monuments donated to the state decades ago have been removed from public spaces and returned to the organization that donated them.

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ACLU Leader: We Need Counselors, Not Cops

Arizona's student-to-counselor ratio is the worst in the nation, with only one counselor for every 905 students.

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This School District Finally Decided to Not Have SROs on Campus

The Phoenix Union High School District announced it will not renew its contract with the police to provide school resource officers in its buildings.

Photo by Matt York, Associated Press.
This North Phoenix Street Is Finally Losing Its Derogatory Name

The city of Phoenix has begun the process to change the name of a road that uses a demeaning term for indigenous Native American women.

Black Organizing Project Youth Leader Imani Snodgrass advocating for equal rights during their car caravan in early June. Community members visited the homes of Oakland school board members to urge them to support removing police from schools. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Sin Photography/Black Organizing Project)
This Group Has Been Fighting to Remove Cops From Schools for Over a Decade

The Phoenix Union High School District is considering joining with districts nationwide in ending its contract to have police officers on campus.

Guy Phillips standing in front of boarded-up businesses
Pretty Much Everyone Is Now Calling for This Councilman’s Resignation Over ‘Despicable’ George Floyd Comments

Scottsdale City Councilman Guy Phillips was also rebuked in March for sharing misinformation about COVID-19.