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FactCheck: Trump-Schumer-Pelosi Oval Office spat

The Oval Office dustup between President Donald Trump versus Democratic Leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi requires some factual parsing.... Read more»

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FactCheck: Ocasio-Cortez’s misguided budget tweet

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that $21 trillion worth of “Pentagon accounting errors” could finance two-thirds of Medicare for All. It can’t.... Read more»

Ducey to ask for $30 million for drought contingency plan

Negotiations on a drought plan for Arizona took a step forward Thursday when the head of the state water department said Gov. Doug Ducey will ask for $30 million in his upcoming budget proposal to help make the Drought Contingency Plan a reality.... Read more»

Voters reject Prop. 305 school voucher measure

Proposition 305, which would have vastly expanded a program that allows parents and guardians to use tax dollars to pay for private school tuition, was rejected by voters. The measure was failing by a 2-1 margin Tuesday night.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Why Arizona's $1.1B mass incarceration crisis should matter more to Garcia, Ducey

How are candidates Doug Ducey and David Garcia proposing to satisfy more than 80 percent of voters who support criminal justice reform? Arizonans want formerly incarcerated people to have easier access to jobs and housing. They want lawmakers to address unjust racial disparities within the system, hold police accountable in cases of misconduct, decriminalize addiction, and send fewer people to prison.... Read more»

Az national parks need $531 million to fix roads, buildings

Arizona’s national parks are feeling their age and need a $531 million makeover on hundreds of roads and buildings that serve millions of annual visitors, park officials said. ... Read more»

Supreme Court’s 'InvestInEd' ruling breaks no new ground, stokes political feuds

Eight weeks after it ordered the #InvestInEd school-funding tax initiative pulled from this fall’s ballot, the Arizona Supreme Court explained its 5-2 ruling Friday in a 23-page opinion that critics blasted as “a very political decision.”... Read more»

Arizona saw biggest post-recession tuition increases in nation

Arizona universities have posted the largest tuition increases in the nation since the start of the recession, with the $5,355 increase per student more than twice the national average.... Read more»

Factcheck: Trump's numbers, October 2018 update

Statistical measures of how things have changed since the president took office.... Read more»

Health insurance premiums to drop about 10 percent in Arizona next year

Arizona is one of 17 states expected to see premiums in the Affordable Care Act marketplace drop in 2019, after years of steadily increasing costs.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Lea Marquez Peterson's business experiences don't add up to her campaign promises

Guest opinion: Lea Marquez Peterson wants you to believe that her experience as a champion of small business makes her the best choice in Arizona's CD2. But her own small business went bankrupt.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Garcia lets Ducey skate in forgettable debate

Sticking to talking points only goes so far without putting forth some substance, and challenger David Garcia effectively pulled his punches against Gov. Doug Ducey. The incumbent Republican's worried enough to endlessly repeat the URL of an attack website, but the Democrat continually let him slide.... Read more»2

Ducey, Garcia clash over education, border security in first debate

Incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey and Democratic rival David Garcia clashed Monday night over education and border security during a live, televised debate.... Read more»

Supervisors vote to refuse Operation Stonegarden border funds

Pima County Supervisors voted 3-1 to terminate Operation Stonegarden, rejecting a $1.4 million federal grant for border-enforcement patrols by the Sheriff's Department. Supervisor Ramón Valadez provided the swing vote.... Read more»1

Pima Supervisors wait to reconsider Stonegarden border funds

The continued acceptance of nearly $1.4 million in federal grant money under a program known as Operation Stonegarden remains in limbo after Pima County supervisors voted to delay their decision until September, allowing a citizen commission to review data from police agencies. ... Read more»

Ducey touts Az border-crime effort at made-for-campaign event

Gov. Doug Ducey, in an event staged for campaign cameras, said Wednesday that Arizona will spend $2.9 million in fiscal 2019 on the multiagency "Arizona Border Strike Force" effort to stop drug trafficking and human smuggling at the border.... Read more»

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