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Ex-felons face long odds, long wait to restore voting rights

In 2016 about 221,170 Arizonans were unable to vote due to felony convictions, according to The Sentencing Project, a criminal justice advocacy group. ... Read more»0

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New Senate likely to resume torrid pace of judicial confirmations

Democrats are gearing up for change in Washington after their surge in the midterm elections, but there’s at least one area where Republicans will still hold the upper hand – judicial nominations.... Read more»0

Arizona delegation brings new faces, less seniority to next Congress

Arizona will lose decades of seniority, as the 116th Congress convenes without McCain, Kyl, Flake or Franks. But that may not be a bad thing.... Read more»0

Stanton loses congressional office sweepstakes, Kirkpatrick wins by default

Members-elect or their staffers gathered in the Rayburn House Office Building to draw numbers from an “ancient box” that would determine just how far they work from Capitol building.... Read more»0

Mexican ambassador expresses confidence new trade deal will get done

The Mexican ambassador to the U.S. said Tuesday he is confident final details can be worked out a new trade deal between the two countries and Canada, despite President Donald Trump’s sometimes disruptive border rhetoric.... Read more»0

Report: Crimes against Native women vastly underreported in urban areas

While rates of violence on reservations have been found to be as high as 10 times the national average, no research had been done in the area of indigenous women in cities, even though “71 percent of American Indians and Alaska natives live in urban areas," the report said.... Read more»0

Sinema lands in Washington, a day after McSally concedes Senate race

Arizona Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema was already in Washington Tuesday, just one day after Republican Martha McSally conceded in the one of the narrowest, most closely watched races in the country.... Read more»0

Court – again – puts brakes on administration plan to overturn DACA

A federal appeals court Thursday rejected a Trump administration request to move forward with its plan to end the Obama-era DACA program, saying the deferred deportation plan should stay in effect while legal challenges are pursued.... Read more»0

Green nominee’s withdrawal injects new drama into tense Senate race

While Green’s support won’t hurt Sinema’s chances, the race is too close to say it will put her over the top, analysts said Friday.... Read more»0

Rocks vs. rifles: Trump backs off suggestion that soldiers fire on migrants

Trump on Friday backed off his statement that active-duty soldiers on the border should respond to rock-throwing migrants as if the soldiers had been attacked with a firearm.... Read more»0

Appeals court rejects latest challenge to Arizona’s 'ballot harvesting' law

Yet another legal challenge to Arizona’s “ballot harvesting” law was shot down in federal court Wednesday when a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to overturn the law known as HB 2023.... Read more»0

Judicial nominee defends tribal law record in low-key Senate hearing

Federal appeals court nominee Eric Miller tried to dispel concerns last week about his record on tribal law, telling a Senate committee that his previous work on behalf of clients did not foretell how he would rule as a judge.... Read more»0

O’Connor diagnosis brings flood of tributes from friends, colleagues

A flood of professional and personal tributes poured in Tuesday for former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor following her announcement that she was stepping away from public life after receiving a diagnosis of dementia.... Read more»0

Trump threat to use military to close the border met with skepticism

Before heading to Arizona for a political rally, President Donald Trump threatened to “seal the southern border” with troops if that’s what it takes to stop the latest caravan of Central American migrants heading to the U.S.... Read more»0

Appeals court lets stand death sentence for 1988 murder

Concealing evidence of child abuse from jurors is not enough to overturn death sentence of Michael Apelt, convicted of murdering his wife one day after life insurance policy took effect. ... Read more»0

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»0

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