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Labor Dep't waters down injury reporting rule targeted by business

A requirement that employers disclose more information about worker injuries to safety officials and the public has been scaled back by the Trump administration.... Read more»

LGBT non-discrimination bills have some bipartisan support in Az Legislature

Sponsors of a bipartisan push to protect the LGBTQ community from discrimination have better prospects than in previous years but still face powerful opposition.... Read more»

‘STOLEN’: Just one message for newly approved digital license plates

Arizona will join California as the only states to allow digital license plates on bumpers to flash vanity messages or alert that the vehicle has been stolen.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Hoover: More creative thinking needed in reforming immigration system

"Civil society must begin a national discourse on immigration reform and carry through with it. Leaving the conversations to politicians and law enforcement is not getting the job done." — Rev. Robin Hoover... Read more»

Shutdown cost economy $11 billion but effects shouldn't last, economists say

Once the government starts up and employees are paid back wages, the economy should recover from the 35-day shutdown.... Read more»

With smack-talking invective, lawyer groups appeal to public as one big jury pool

Athletes are legendary trash talkers. But the business groups that howl about bogus lawsuits and plaintiff lawyers who claim to fight for ordinary folks victimized by corporations aren’t exactly slouches either. Here's Exhibit A:... Read more»

Asian-Americans working to make their voices heard in Arizona

The Asian-American population is growing faster than the Latino community and they, too, are struggling to break through.... Read more»

Ducey proposes 2020 budget: Rainy-day fund, drought & teacher pay

Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday proposed a fiscal year 2020 budget that would double the rainy day fund to $1 billion, put aside $165 million to hike teacher salaries and battle drought.... Read more»

Lawmakers, advocates say gov't shutdown hits hardest in tribal areas

The government shutdown is in its 29th day, and America's tribal reservations are among the places hardest hit. ... Read more»1

Arizona added almost 94,000 jobs in 2018 - shutdown effects still unknown

Arizona added an estimated 93,900 non-farm jobs last year, with every major metro getting a share, although 82 percent went to metro Phoenix and 10 percent to metro Tucson. And it's too early to tell how the federal shutdown will affect the state.... Read more»

Arizona's Biggs, Gosar among handful to vote against back pay for furloughed feds

President Donald Trump repeated a promise Monday that furloughed federal workers will get back pay when the government shutdown ends, but a bill to do just that was opposed by two Republican lawmakers from Arizona.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Arizona thirsty: Tucson should answer Ducey's call for bipartisan drought planning ... or else

Ducey's call for shared sacrifice usually spells doom for Tucson, so local leaders better cowboy up and answer his call for bipartisan cooperation to deal with Arizona's drought. We got water to spare and the wolves in Phoenix know it. ... Read more»1

‘Let’s get to work’: Ducey touts accomplishments, lists water & education as top priorities

Education funding and the looming threat of water shortages were among the key issues Gov. Doug Ducey emphasized in his State of the State address Monday afternoon.... Read more»

Shutdown strains already-stressed Native American health system

Native American tribes rely heavily on federal assistance for basic services such as health care, so the government shutdown is hitting them harder than others.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Forget faux crisis of immigration; westward migration caused dangerous problems we're ignoring

Abandoned mines are a deadly hazard and transformed forests full of kindling are deadly legacies of white migration. But neither hables Español so fixing those problems doesn't get folks elected. ... Read more»

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