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Five Things to Expect From the Arizona Legislature This Year

Republicans have rejected calls to raise the state's unemployment benefits above $240 per week while demanding COVID liability protection for businesses.

Twitter banned President Trump's account late Friday.
Twitter Permanently Suspends President Trump

Twitter's actions deprive the president of the megaphone by which he has incited violence and chaos for the last four years.

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Latino Lawmakers: ‘The Domestic Terrorism’ in Nation’s Capitol Is ‘Trump’s Fault Alone’

Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.) called the ambush by Trump supporters "a historically dangerous attack on our democracy incited by the violent rhetoric of a treacherous President."

Protesters gesture to U.S. Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, near the Ohio Clock. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Trump Supporters Attempt Coup at US Capitol After GOP Objects to Arizona’s Electoral Votes

There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in Arizona or the rest of the US.   Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday after multiple Republicans objected to Arizona’s 11 electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden.  Right-wing extremists pushed Capitol Police back on the grounds and breached the building around 12:30...

Julian Rosales poses for a portrait dressed as then-candidate Mark Kelly for Halloween on the last day of early voting at Fowler Elementary Early Voting Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Kelly went on to win his bid for US Senate, and was sworn in on Dec. 2, 2020.
Though Not the ‘Blue Wave’ They Hoped for, Arizona Democrats Made Gains in 2020

While they grabbed the top two races on the ballot, Democrats made smaller gains in state, local, and congressional races.

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Tribal Leaders Optimistic About Biden; Haaland Nomination a Good Start

Native leaders said they were encouraged by Biden’s past “track record with Indian Country.” The federal government may not have a stellar track record when it comes to keeping promises with Native Americans, but tribal leaders in Arizona said they think President-elect Joe Biden could be the exception. Their hopes were reinforced last week when...

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House Calls: Arizona Lawmakers Land in COVID-19 Quarantine More Often

Four of Arizona’s nine House members have quarantined since the start of the outbreak. Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, said it can be hard to be socially distant when a large part of your job requires being social. From interacting with constituents, to boarding planes between D.C. and Arizona, to voting on the House floor, Lesko...