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GOP uses redistricting to retain outsized statehouse power

This year’s redistricting of state legislatures is shaping up as extremely partisan across the country, and despite winning the presidency and the U.S. Senate in 2020, Democrats did not make much headway in reversing the GOP’s dominance of state legislatures.... Read more»

One way out: How the perilous quest for asylum becomes a migrant’s 'safest option'

People are forced to flee increasingly violent Central American countries like Honduras, where the United States’ endorsement of the 2009 coup of the democratically elected President led to extreme levels of insecurity and instability that continue to drive people out of the country.... Read more»

Recreational marijuana sales flying high a year after Arizona legalization

Arizona Department of Revenue reported more than $196 million was collected in taxes from 2021 marijuana sales – not including final December figures – with 22% of that total coming from recreational sales, a year after the use of recreational marijuana was legalized in the state.... Read more»

With end to Roe possible, thousands brave cold at upbeat March for Life

While religious and political leaders took the stage, school and church groups appeared to make up a large part of the crowd that packed the National Mall for several blocks Friday for the 49th annual March for Life. ... Read more»

With voting rights stalled, some senators mull update to Electoral Count Act

A bipartisan group of senators is exploring legislation to overhaul how Congress counts Electoral College votes, but backers of stalled voting rights legislation are lukewarm on the effort as a substitute. ... Read more»

From the editor

News Literacy Week: Stop the flood of misinformation — Care before you share

The Tucson Sentinel is supporting the third annual National News Literacy Week to help more people learn to determine the credibility of content they encounter and use the standards of fact-based journalism to know what to trust, share and act on.... Read more»

Arizona Democrats censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema over filibuster support

Arizona Democrats formally censured Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Saturday for her vote to preserve the filibuster and refusal to join her Democratic colleagues in carving out an exception to the 60-vote threshold to allow a voting rights bill to pass.... Read more»

Comic:

Claytoonz: Mitch please

Did Mitch McConnell really state that Black voters aren’t Americans? Yes, yes he did. It’s no mystery why McConnell would say something like this. There’s a simple and obvious answer. His statement was not a gaffe. It was a Freudian slip.... Read more»

Arizona sues White House in battle over use of COVID-19 funding

Republican Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona sued the Biden administration Friday after the feds demanded changes to the state’s programs that send relief money to school districts without mask mandates. ... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

Water harvesting & RTA top Tucson Council business; school districts in 'time out' with tardy meeting plans

The Tucson City Council will look at possible revisions to the Commercial Water Harvesting Ordinance, plus whether to take part in a renewed RTA and a "livable wage" also up for votes. Local school districts haven't yet turned in their meeting homework.... Read more»

Arizona Redistricting Commission gives final certification to new election maps

In one last split vote, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission certified the new legislative map - now, the new maps are on their way to the Secretary of State’s Office, the final step required to enshrine them as the districts the state will use through the 2030 election. ... Read more»1

Controversial Texas-type abortion law introduced in Arizona Legislature

With the introduction of House Bill 2483, Arizona is one of several states where Republican lawmakers are looking to enshrine anti-abortion laws identical to the one Texas passed in 2021 and that the U.S. Supreme Court allowed to go into effect. ... Read more»

New legal filing reveals startling details of possible fraud by Trump Organization

A new legal filing by New York’s attorney general this week accused former President Donald Trump’s company of misleading lenders about the financial health of its landmark downtown Manhattan skyscraper, 40 Wall Street, while seeking to renew the building’s mortgage.... Read more»

Pima County, YWCA get $500k MacArthur grant to fight racism in justice system

A $500,000 grant will support work by Pima County and the YWCA to reduce the number of people in jail, and end racial inequities in the local justice system.... Read more»

Comic:

Claytoonz: One scoop, two scoops, three scoops, Vlad scoops

The White House may not admit it, but you know you kinda messed up when you have to clarify the president’s statements the day after. President Biden messed up. First, he shouldn’t have given a two-hour press conference. Anyone who speaks for two hours is gonna screw something up.... Read more»

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