Stories tagged: "government"


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5 Things to Know About Governor-Elect Katie Hobbs

Arizona's fifth female governor comes from a background in social work and public service—and the occasional triathlon.

FILE -  Voters deliver their ballots to a polling station on Nov. 3, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. Texas has become the latest state where Republicans have rolled back access to voting methods that soared in popularity during last year’s pandemic presidential election. The Texas bill, expected to be signed soon by Gov. Greg Abbott, follows similar legislation this year in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa and some other GOP-controlled states. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
10 Measures Are on Your 2022 Ballot. Here’s What They Do.

This November, Arizonans will be asked to vote to deliver funding to rural fire departments, give tax breaks to veterans with disabilities, and even defend the ballot measure process itself.

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Five Ways Democrats Have Helped Arizona Under Biden’s Leadership

From the American Rescue Plan to the Inflation Reduction Act, the Biden administration and Democratic leaders in Congress have passed an impressive array of bills.

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 1999, file photo, waiting to be sworn into the five top positions in Arizona government are, from left, Gov, Jane Dee Hull, Secretary of State-elect Betsey Bayless, state Attorney General-elect Janet Napolitano, Treasurer-elect Carol Springer, and Superintendent of Public Schools-elect Lisa Graham Keegan. Hull, the first woman elected governor of Arizona, has died at age 84. Gov. Doug Ducey announced her death on Twitter on Friday, April 17, 2020, saying Hull "dedicated 25 years to principled public service. (AP Photo/Ken Levine)
Who Were Arizona’s ‘Fab Five’ and What Made Them So Fab? 

In the late ’90s, five women simultaneously held the highest positions in Arizona state government—a feat that had never been accomplished before and hasn’t happened again since. 

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How Arizona Is Keeping Special Interests Out of Local Elections

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission provides public funding to candidates who pledge to not accept donations from PACs or special interest groups.

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There’s Still Time! Here’s Why It’s Important For All Latino Communities to Fill Out the 2020 Census

The deadline for this year’s 2020 Census was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so Americans now have until Oct. 31 to make themselves count.

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One of the Last Remaining Survivors of the U.S.S. Arizona Sinking in Pearl Harbor Dies

Donald Stratton, one of the last three remaining survivors of the U.S.S. Arizona warship sinking in Pearl Harbor, has died at the age of 97.