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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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Phoenix Lawyer Known for Defending Election Integrity, Invest in Ed, Nominated to 9th Circuit

Roopali Desai is Biden’s first nomination to the Phoenix chambers, and would be the first South Asian Judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie, center, joins, from left, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, at a news conference to announce a bipartisan update to the Violence Against Women Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Explained: Congress, Biden Reauthorize the Violence Against Woman Act

President Joe Biden signed into law the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act on March 16 as part of the omnibus spending bill. 

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Ukrainian Official Details Horrors of Russian Invasion, Asks Arizona Lawmakers for Help

The consul general of Ukraine requested aid in the form of heavy artillery, tanks, and armored vehicles, as well as long-range missiles needed to destroy Russian ships obliteratin

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13 Bills That Could Affect Transgender Youth Winding Through Arizona Legislature

Advocates in Arizona are pushing back against a new wave of bills targeting transgender youth this session.

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ASU Police Chief Testifies Against Republican Proposal to Allow Concealed Weapons on Campus

The proposed law would allow anybody with a conceal carry permit to have a gun on Arizona’s college campuses.

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Law Blocking Mask Requirements in K-12 Schools Unconstitutional, Arizona Supreme Court Rules

A series of Arizona laws, including one that would have blocked mask requirements in K-12 schools, were upheld as unconstitutional.