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COVID-19 on pace to become third-leading cause of death in state

Six months after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Arizona, the disease is well on its way to becoming the third-leading cause of death in the state this year, following cancer and heart disease, according to state data.... Read more»0

Critics: Trump order to discount undocumented migrants in Census will fail

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will exclude undocumented immigrants in the 2020 Census when it comes to allocating seats in Congress, a move critics called unconstitutional and unenforceable.... Read more»0

USCIS not taking new DACA applications, despite court order

The federal government is currently not accepting new applications for protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, despite a federal court’s order Friday that it resume doing so.... Read more»0

House panel told deaths of children in CBP custody could have been prevented

Medical experts told members of Congress Wednesday that the deaths of two children in Customs and Border Protection custody could have been prevented, but called the deaths “symptoms of a more extensive system that requires much improvement.”... Read more»0

Trump in Yuma to mark 216 miles of border wall, still a work in progress

President Donald Trump is set to visit Yuma Tuesday to celebrate the completion of 216 miles of border wall, well shy of the 450 miles he has pledged to have built by the end of this year.... Read more»0

DACA recipients, experts react to Supreme Court ruling

Advocates and DACA recipients across the country celebrated the ruling, which called the administration’s decision to end the program arbitrary and capricious.... Read more»0

Trump admin unveils sweeping plan to tighten rules on asylum seekers

The Trump administration has unveiled its furthest-reaching plan yet to change asylum law in the U.S., redefining the meaning of “persecution” and raising the bar for refugees seeking protection under the Convention Against Torture, among other changes.... Read more»0

Buckeye bumped from top spot; Valley cities still post big population gains

The Census numbers showed Buckeye, bumped from the top spot for population growth rate in 2019, is still the second-fastest growing city in the nation for the decade. Phoenix maintained its perch as the city with the largest number of new residents in 2019, keeping it in fifth place for overall population behind New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston.... Read more»0

Plan to equip all DPS officers with body cameras has some public advocates skeptical

Gov. Doug Ducey’s fiscal 2021 budget proposes spending about $5 million to provide body cameras to all sworn personnel in the Arizona Department of Public Safety, but some critics of police use of deadly force worry the cameras will be used to protect officers more than the public. ... Read more»0

Maricopa becomes largest county to approve 2nd Amendment 'sanctuary' measure

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, in a tense public meeting Wednesday morning, voted 4-1 to declare Maricopa as a “Second Amendment Preservation County.”... Read more»0

Trump swipes at foes, touts record, vows to hold Arizona in November

President Donald Trump hit familiar notes ranging from the economy to Arizona-focused issues such as immigration and sanctuary cities in a Wednesday night rally at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.... Read more»0

Bloomberg: ‘The road to the White House runs through Arizona’

Michael Bloomberg told supporters that Arizona could pave his path to the White House, with the state as a major battleground of the 2020 presidential election.... Read more»0

2020 Census: Middle Easterners and North Africans don’t fit the box

The 2020 census was supposed to include a new race category for people from the Middle East and North Africa. The idea was proposed during the Obama administration, after many years of pressure from members of a growing community asking to be counted as they think they should. But the Trump administration scrapped the plan early last year.... Read more»0