Arizona


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Where the Defund the Police Movement Stands in Arizona

Phoenix officials approved a city budget in June that left police funds intact but allocated $3 million for a civilian review system.

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Here Are the Groups Trying to Help Still Out-Of-Work Arizonans

Arizona nonprofits and mutual aid groups have stepped up to fill the gaps in aid left by state and federal lawmakers.

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Maricopa County Attorney Declines to Charge Dion Johnson’s Killer

Johnson was killed by a state trooper who found him sleeping in his vehicle, which was parked at the top of an on-ramp on Loop 101.

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Arizona Jobless Rate Plummets as People Stop Looking for Work

Economists warned the new number may reflect a drop in the overall workforce as much as increase in employment.

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Arizona’s Unemployment Is Running Out. That Has Major Implications for the State’s Economy.

Inadequate unemployment payments don’t just hurt individuals needing the money—they also hinder the state’s economic recovery.

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McSally, GOP Abandon COVID Relief Efforts and Switch Focus to Supreme Court Replacement

If Democrat Mark Kelly wins this fall, McSally may not even get the chance to vote on a Supreme Court nominee.

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You Can Now Take Free Chicano Studies Courses Online

Arizona once tried to ban ethnic studies in K-12 public schools, but the law was ruled discriminatory and unconstitutional.