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Arizona’s overall poverty rate slipped to 18.6 percent in 2013, but that was still well over the national rate of 15.8 percent for the year, according to a new Census Bureau report.

Arizona’s overall poverty dropped down to 18.6 percent in 2013, but is still well above the national rate. The state mirrored the national trend of minorities accounting for the majority of those in poverty. Read more»

The U.S. Department of Justice will ask a federal court to require Texas to seek permission before the state can change its election laws, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a speech to the National Urban League on Thursday. Read more»

We kicked off the show with a newsmaker interview with Jonathan Peck of the Tucson Urban League. Following that, Bill visited with Rev. Robin Hoover, Founder of Humane Borders. Read more»