Beat: PP AZ IS CR

Build Progressive Power in 2020 / Arizona / Issues / Civil Rights


medical workers in full COVID gear surround intubated patient
Arizona Surpasses 250,000 COVID-19 Cases. More Than 1,000 Are Hospitalized.

Gov. Doug Ducey has said he does not plan to reinstate any business closures or implement any statewide face-covering requirements.

a woman in Day of the Dead makeup holds a candle while posing in the dark
You Can Still Celebrate Día de los Muertos and Halloween This Year—Here’s How.

As much as we would like to put the pandemic in the past—especially during times of celebration—it is still very much our reality.

dark, empty classroom
Students Log Back on to Remote Learning as Some Arizona Schools Close for Outbreaks

There have been 32 COVID-19 outbreaks in Maricopa County Schools with at least 130 known associated cases since August.

President Donald Trump, left, pauses with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey during a campaign rally Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Ducey Wants Arizona Businesses to Remain Open as COVID Cases Rise Again

Arizona’s infection spread rate is higher than it was in early May, but Ducey has already shut down talks of another shutdown.

graphic of people waiting line for unemployment
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.

school resource officer looking students in cafeteria
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.