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As election nears, interest in schools fades for federal candidates

#RedForEd not in their heads: When Arizona teachers walked out of their classrooms to demand more school funding, it forced education into the headlines. Three months later, the issue appears to be a distant memory to many federal candidates.... Read more»0

ACLU drops suit against Gosar for blocking social media accounts

The Arizona chapter of American Civil Liberties Union on Friday withdrew a lawsuit it had filed against Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, after he blocked two constituents from his social media accounts. Both sides claimed victory in the fight.... Read more»0

Court: Widow waited too long to sue VA for delays in husband’s care

A Navy widow whose husband died from kidney disease cannot sue the Veterans Affairs medical center that delayed his treatment, only to send a letter two weeks after his death urging him to seek immediate care.... Read more»0

Court upholds orders ending Arpaio-era racial profiling

A federal appeals court has flatly rejected Maricopa County’s appeal of orders imposed by a lower court on the county sheriff’s office for its practice of racial profiling under former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.... Read more»0

Victims’ families take plea for stringent border laws to White House

Critics of the policy of separating families at the border called it the equivalent of “psychological torture,” and even President Trump said he did not like it as he ordered the policy reversed this week. But the “Angel Families” who went to the White House on Friday said separation is a small price to pay for border security. ... Read more»0

Reagan, Fontes settle suit over Az’s voter registration process

Arizona election officials agreed Monday to settle a lawsuit that claimed the state’s two-track voter registration process was unduly burdensome and “irrationally” disenfranchised thousands of voters.... Read more»0

Free-speech ruling in Trump Twitter case echoes Arizona debate

A lawsuit against an Rep. Paul Gosar aims to bar elected officials from blocking critics on social media, while claims of censorship in Pima County have not been pressed in court.... Read more»0

Court: Inmate can sue state for being forced to work religious holiday

A federal appeals court ruled last week that an Arizona inmate can sue prison officials who he said violated his Christian beliefs by forcing him to work on a religious holiday.... Read more»0