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The work of the Seven Generations Signature Initiative will begin in the spring at NAU.

Northern Arizona University has committed funding to implement several new initiatives across campus to help Indigenous students, promote traditional knowledge and establish partnerships with tribal entities. Read more»

The number of signatures needed to put a measure on the ballot in Arizona would roughly double if a GOP plan to amend the state constitution is successful.

Republican lawmakers are seeking to place a measure on the 2024 ballot that critics say could further hamstring Arizonans’ efforts to pass their own laws by increasing the number of signatures required to put changes to state law and the constitution on the ballot. Read more»

14 states, including Arizona, were penalized on their report cards this year for giving regulatory preference to adult-use cannabis operations.

A report from a patient advocacy group found the future of medical cannabis in the states is hazy unless costs are decreased, product safety standards are improved, and civil rights are strengthened for patients and prescribers. Read more»

From left, hospitality leaders Eliza McCoy, Rose Walz, Mark VanBeest and Jay Caiafa speak during a panel on hospitality safety at the It’s a Penalty conference in Phoenix Jan. 25, 2023. McCoy is vice president of prevention and awareness programs for the American Hotel & Lodging Association Foundation; Walz is director of human resources at Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort; VanBeest is vice president of external affairs & brand services, G6 Hospitality; and Caiafa is chief operating officer, Americas, IHG Hotels & Resorts.

Up to 150,000 people are expected in Arizona for Super Bowl LVII, and It’s a Penalty brought together well-known names in sports, hospitality and tourism to shine a light on abuse, human trafficking and exploitation ahead of the big game. Read more»

Many municipal chicken laws allow residents to keep four to eight hens, often prohibiting roosters due to noise concerns.

Prompted in part by the high price of supermarket eggs, city councils from Arizona to Florida to Oklahoma have approved ordinances allowing people to welcome hens into their yards - but aspiring chicken owners who are motivated solely by egg prices are in for a reality check. Read more»

As we enter Black History Month, we have an opportunity to spotlight Black history which is American history, and reaffirm our commitment to Black joy, Black futures, and ensure a thriving Black community here in Tucson. Read more»

A Tucson man was sentenced to probation for lying to federal officials about buying a part for an AR-15 later used to ambush and kill Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez and two others at a North Side apartment complex last August. Read more»

The special committee will review Hobbs’ appointments and then make recommendations to the Senate on what action to take. This is a novel approach: Throughout Arizona’s history, executive nominees have been reviewed by the Senate’s regular standing committees.

Republicans moved to create a new committee Thursday that aims to “evaluate executive nominations,” setting the stage for a major political battle between Gov. Katie Hobbs and Senate Republicans. Read more»

A sign outside Burton Barr Public Library in Phoenix on Nov. 8, 2022.

Arizona Republicans have taken another step in their attempt to completely overhaul elections in the Grand Canyon State, with a proposed bill that would force hand counts in the state’s elections, a practice that elections experts say would be logistically impossible. Read more»

U.S. Rep. David Schweikert at an October 2020 'Make America Great Again' campaign rally for Donald Trump in Scottsdale. Photo by

U.S. Rep. David Schweikert was a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus in 2015 - but Schweikert has quit the group, ostensibly because he was sick of being confused with the members of a similarly named far-right group of Arizona state legislators. Read more»

Signs announcing the Super Bowl can be seen all through downtown Phoenix, but the city had limited signs near game-associated entertainment areas – so-called 'clean zones.' A court ruled Thursday that the law was an unconstitutional infringement on free speech rights. (Photo by

A Phoenix ordinance that let the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee accept or reject signs around the “NFL Experience” zone downtown is an unconstitutional infringement of free speech rights, a Maricopa Superior Court judge ruled Thursday. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Juan Ciscomani delivers his first remarks in the House of Representatives, honoring the late Rep. Jim Kolbe on Jan. 24.

U.S. Rep. Juan Ciscomani should cruise into 2024. However, the showdown over deficits and debt ceilings illustrates the Republican "reality problem" that will dog his future until he decides to do something about it. Read more»

A man holds up a sign questioning if religious uniforms fall under the same definition as the clothing drag performers wear in Phoenix during a protest of anti-drag bills on Jan. 22, 2023. The definitions included in the bills, which seek to target drag performers who often use clothing perceived as belonging to the opposite sex, have been criticized as being too broad.

Concerns that a proposal seeking to restrict drag shows could lead to the criminalization of transgender Arizonans were ignored by Republican lawmakers on Thursday, who defended their approval of the bill by equating drag with pedophilia and calling it “evil” that must be stamped out. Read more»

Pima County Attorney Laura Conover spoke against the proposed bill, saying that there are already laws on the books that prosecutors can use for these types of deaths, and her office has successfully prosecuted several dealers for manslaughter.

A proposed Arizona law that would allow drug dealers to be charged with homicide if their product killed someone was shot down by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, with one lawmaker saying it would cause more problems that it would solve. Read more»

A roadside memorial near the corner of Broadway Blvd and Old Spanish Trail.

A $1.5 million grant from a new roadway safety program will fund a Pima County plan to reduce traffic deaths by planning quick, data-driven responses with the city of Tucson and other jurisdictions in the metro region. Read more»

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