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Republican state legislators keep sending bills to Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs and she keeps vetoing them, including one she struck down Monday that critics say would have helped to codify fetal personhood. Read more»

Rey, 18, holds a sign declaring that drag performances are art, during a protest of recent anti-drag bills in the state legislature in Phoenix on Jan. 22, 2023.

Two anti-drag bills passed the state Senate with GOP support despite promises from Gov. Katie Hobbs of a future veto and ongoing threats of violence toward the drag community in Arizona. Read more»

Fentanyl has overtaken heroin for the first time as the most-trafficked drug across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Fentanyl dealers linked to an overdose death could face the death penalty under a Arizona Republican proposal that critics say will also sweep up drug addicts and send them to death row. Read more»

A person rests on the sidewalk on West Madison Street near the Phoenix Human Services Campus on March 1, 2023.

Under Arizona SB 1413, people living outside shelters would have their homes dismantled - the bill requires cities and towns to tear down homeless encampments and charge the person or people living there with trespassing if they’re on private property. Read more»

A fetus is potentially viable after 24 weeks of development, and less than 1% of abortions in the United States are performed after that.

Republicans want health care workers to provide life-saving care for all babies born alive, taking aim at abortion, but critics say a bill passed by the Arizona Senate could mandate the torture of premature babies who have no chance of survival. Read more»

Tents are lined up in rows in 12-by-12 squares painted on the cracking asphalt ground roughly between Eighth and Ninth avenues from Madison to Jefferson streets in Phoenix on July 1, 2020.

Arizona lawmakers were told that a proposal to force cities to remove all homeless encampments and charge everyone living in them with trespassing was likely unconstitutional, but they nonetheless gave the measure a thumbs up. Read more»

A voter drops a ballot at the Maricopa County ballot drop box outside the county juvenile court, where several intimidation incidents were reported.

Tempers flared at a Arizona Senate election committee meeting after Democrats accused Republicans of pushing election conspiracy theories that are reducing the public’s faith in election integrity. Read more»

Voters in the 2022 Arizona midterm election approved Proposition 131, which creates a lieutenant governor position in the state.

A group of election reform bills that Republicans say would make elections more secure and speed up results would actually make voting more difficult and time consuming, and are solutions to nonexistent problems, critics said Monday. Read more»

A bag of legitimate and counterfeit fentanyl-laced pills. During a two-month period in 2021, the Drug Enforcement Agency in Phoenix seized over 3 million fentanyl pills and 45 kilograms of fentanyl powder, and made 40 arrests. 

A bill that would establish manufacturing fentanyl around a minor younger than 12 as a dangerous crime, and, according to some, would decrease the amount in a person’s possession that could land them a charge for intent to sell, passed its first hurdle to become Arizona law. Read more»

Democrats think the more diverse and more progressive slate of legislative candidates can prove their mettle in November when they square off against Republicans in the state’s new districts.

The influx - and success - of women of color running for office have many in the Arizona progressive movement excited, and a number are using Clean Elections to publicly fund their campaigns against incumbents who received backing from corporate interests. Read more»