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Latino City in Arizona Grew, But Census Says it Shrank

SOMERTON, Ariz. (AP) — It's a Thursday evening in Somerton, Arizona, and parents and students packed inside a middle school... Read More

SOMERTON, Ariz. (AP) — It's a Thursday evening in Somerton, Arizona, and parents and students packed inside a middle school gym are roaring for the school's wrestling team at decibels that test the eardrum. The young wrestlers are seventh and... Read More

AP-NORC poll: COVID Anxiety Up, Vaccine Requirements Favored

DENVER (AP) — Anxiety in the United States over COVID-19 is at its highest level since winter, a new poll... Read More

DENVER (AP) — Anxiety in the United States over COVID-19 is at its highest level since winter, a new poll shows, as the delta variant rages, more states and school districts adopt mask and vaccination requirements and the nation's hospitals... Read More

2021-08-17 17:43:39
by Dan McCue
Western States Face First Federal Water Cuts

Federal regulators on Monday declared the first-ever water shortage at Lake Mead, a reservoir that feeds into the Colorado River... Read More

Federal regulators on Monday declared the first-ever water shortage at Lake Mead, a reservoir that feeds into the Colorado River and serves approximately 40 million people in the West. The declaration, issued as part of an outlook for the river... Read More

2021-07-21 19:04:40
by Brock Blasdell
Arizona Outpaces Nation In Post-COVID Private Sector Job Recovery

According to a recently released economic report by the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity, the state of Arizona has outpaced... Read More

According to a recently released economic report by the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity, the state of Arizona has outpaced the nation in private sector economic recovery post-COVID. In June alone, Arizona added 26,000 private sector jobs to its economy... Read More

2021-07-01 15:11:17
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voting Restrictions

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday to uphold two provisions of Arizona’s election law that critics argued unfairly impinged... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday to uphold two provisions of Arizona’s election law that critics argued unfairly impinged on the rights of Black, Hispanic and Native Americans voters. By a 6-3 margin, the justices held that a 2016... Read More

Groups Call for Reintroduction of Jaguars in US Southwest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmental groups and scientists with two universities want U.S. wildlife managers to consider reintroducing jaguars to... Read More

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmental groups and scientists with two universities want U.S. wildlife managers to consider reintroducing jaguars to the American Southwest. In a recently published paper, they say habitat destruction, highways and existing segments of the border wall... Read More

US Justice Department Worried About Arizona Senate Recount

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice expressed concern Wednesday about ballot security and potential voter intimidation arising from... Read More

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice expressed concern Wednesday about ballot security and potential voter intimidation arising from the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate's unprecedented private recount of the 2020 presidential election results in Maricopa County. In a letter to... Read More

2021-03-08 14:09:42
by TWN Staff
Arizona Schools Must Offer In-Person Instruction

PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order last week requiring public schools to offer in-person, teacher-led instruction... Read More

PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order last week requiring public schools to offer in-person, teacher-led instruction by Monday, March 15. According to the Republican governor, 12 of Arizona’s 15 counties are in phases where all schools... Read More

2021-03-02 21:25:32
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Appears Likely to Uphold Arizona Voting Restrictions

WASHINGTON – All six conservative justices on the Supreme Court appeared inclined Tuesday to support voting restrictions imposed in Arizona... Read More

WASHINGTON – All six conservative justices on the Supreme Court appeared inclined Tuesday to support voting restrictions imposed in Arizona that critics say discriminate against racial minorities.  The case, Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee (Consolidated), is one of the most... Read More

2020-11-03 03:42:06
by TWN Staff
AZ-02: Brandon Martin (R)

About Martin:  While growing up Martin worked the local farms in his community. Later he installed floors and subfloors.  Later... Read More

About Martin:  While growing up Martin worked the local farms in his community. Later he installed floors and subfloors.  Later in life, Martin served the youth in his community. He coached youth football and has acted as a substitute teacher. ... Read More

2020-11-03 03:34:03
by TWN Staff
AZ-02: Ann Kirkpatrick (D)

About Kirkpatrick:  Ann Kirkpatrick was born and raised in rural Arizona and moved to Tucson to attend the University of... Read More

About Kirkpatrick:  Ann Kirkpatrick was born and raised in rural Arizona and moved to Tucson to attend the University of Arizona. She worked as a prosecutor, starting her career in the Pima County Attorney’s office, before going on to serve... Read More

2020-11-03 03:26:54
by TWN Staff
AZ-01: Tom O’Halleran (D)

About O’Halleran:  Growing up, Tom O’Halleran was eager to serve and protect his community as a police officer. In 1966,... Read More

About O’Halleran:  Growing up, Tom O’Halleran was eager to serve and protect his community as a police officer. In 1966, at 20 years old, he joined the Chicago Police Department, where he was an officer and then a sergeant in... Read More

2020-10-30 19:47:02
by TWN Staff
AZ-06: David Schweikert (R)

About Schweikert: David Schweikert is serving his fifth term in the United States Congress.  He holds a seat on the... Read More

About Schweikert: David Schweikert is serving his fifth term in the United States Congress.  He holds a seat on the Ways and Means Committee, having previously served on the Financial Services Committee.  He also sits on the bicameral Joint Economic... Read More

2020-10-30 01:12:21
by TWN Staff
AZ-01: Tiffany Shedd (R)

About Shedd:  Tiffany Shedd grew up in Pinal County, Ariz.  A small business owner, farmer and natural resource attorney, she... Read More

About Shedd:  Tiffany Shedd grew up in Pinal County, Ariz.  A small business owner, farmer and natural resource attorney, she is also a former bi-lingual kindergarten teacher, who worked her way through college and law school at the University of... Read More

Cannabis, No Longer So Divisive, Draws More Conservative Support

As Americans head to the polls more divided than ever on social and economic issues, there's one thing they're actually... Read More

As Americans head to the polls more divided than ever on social and economic issues, there's one thing they're actually coming together on: cannabis. Much has been made of whether a victory for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, or a potential liberal... Read More

2020-10-28 13:55:38
by TWN Staff
AZ Senate: Mark Kelly (D)

About Kelly: Mark Kelly is a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona. Kelly, the son of two police... Read More

About Kelly: Mark Kelly is a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona. Kelly, the son of two police officers, grew up attending public schools from elementary school until enrolling in the United States Merchant Marine Academy and U.S.... Read More

2020-10-28 13:53:15
by TWN Staff
AZ Senate: Martha McSally (R)

About McSally: Incumbent Martha McSally earned an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in 1988 before receiving her... Read More

About McSally: Incumbent Martha McSally earned an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in 1988 before receiving her master’s from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1990. McSally was graduate number 21 of 103 in... Read More

2020-10-02 15:24:19
by Dan McCue
Arizona: The Battleground State With The Sharpest Divides

You can call it the battleground state with the sharpest divisions. Like the jagged edges that course through the Grand... Read More

You can call it the battleground state with the sharpest divisions. Like the jagged edges that course through the Grand Canyon, Arizona's political landscape is marked by sharp distinctions, shadows and hazardous crevices. As the Oct. 7 start of early... Read More

2020-09-29 16:02:51
by Dan McCue
Federal Judge Rejects Request by Navajos for Extra Time to Count Their Ballots

A federal judge in Arizona has rejected a request from members of the Navajo Nation that elections officials be given... Read More

A federal judge in Arizona has rejected a request from members of the Navajo Nation that elections officials be given 10 extra days to count their mail-in ballots. The six Navajo plaintiffs had asked for the extension because service is... Read More

2020-09-04 21:33:01
by Tom Ramstack
Rapper Kanye West Kicked Off Virginia Ballot by Court Order

RICHMOND -- Rap star Kanye West was booted off Virginia’s ballot this week by a judge who accused him of... Read More

RICHMOND -- Rap star Kanye West was booted off Virginia’s ballot this week by a judge who accused him of using deceptive tactics to qualify as a candidate for president. Last week, Virginia’s Board of Elections determined West qualified to... Read More

2020-01-24 16:31:47
by Dan McCue
Once More Into the Fray: Battles Brewing in Arizona, Georgia and North Carolina

WASHINGTON - The story is a familiar one if you've been reading or talking about battleground and swing states this... Read More

WASHINGTON - The story is a familiar one if you've been reading or talking about battleground and swing states this election cycle. Thanks to a combination of Donald Trump’s razor-thin wins and Hillary Clinton's narrow losses in 2016, and the... Read More

2019-09-03 15:48:43
by Dan McCue
Ginsburg Slams Partisan Gerrymandering Before Record Book Fest Audience

WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday told a record crowd that had turned out to... Read More

WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday told a record crowd that had turned out to see her at the National Book Festival that "something needs to be done about partisan gerrymandering." Ginsburg was responding to... Read More

2019-07-17 17:54:33
by Dan McCue
Foreign Purchases of U.S. Homes Drop Sharply As Chinese Bolt From Market

WASHINGTON - International investment in residential real estate in the United States plunged 36% in the past year as Chinese... Read More

WASHINGTON - International investment in residential real estate in the United States plunged 36% in the past year as Chinese buyers fled the market, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. The sobering analysis comes via the Realtors' annual survey... Read More

2018-11-05 23:34:09
by AZ-02: Ann Kirkpatrick (D)
AZ-02: Ann Kirkpatrick (D)

Ann Kirkpatrick was born and raised in rural Arizona, moved to Tucson to get her college education, and has performed ... Read More

Ann Kirkpatrick was born and raised in rural Arizona, moved to Tucson to get her college education, and has performed a lifetime of service for Arizona families. She has also worked as a prosecutor, starting her career in the Pima ... Read More

2018-11-03 01:53:45
by TWN Staff
ARIZONA'S 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Why this race matters: One of the largest districts in the country, this rural northeastern Arizona district has a large ... Read More

Why this race matters: One of the largest districts in the country, this rural northeastern Arizona district has a large Native American population and agriculture roots. Although the district voted for Trump in the 2016 election, Democrat Tom O’Halleran, the ... Read More

2018-11-03 00:18:50
by TWN Staff
ARIZONA SENATE (open)

Why this race matters: With control over the Senate at stake, this is a must win for Democrats. Kyrsten Sinema, ... Read More

Why this race matters: With control over the Senate at stake, this is a must win for Democrats. Kyrsten Sinema, the Blue Dog Representative from Tucson, is running against Martha McSally, the retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, in what ... Read More

2018-10-19 17:58:59
by TWN Staff
On the Trail: Countdown to the Midterms

AZ (Senate): Candidates for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Martha McSally (R), debated ... Read More

AZ (Senate): Candidates for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Martha McSally (R), debated at an event hosted by Arizona PBS and the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. Watch the debate... Read More

AZ SENATE: Kyrsten Sinema (D)

Kyrsten knows firsthand the challenges everyday families face in Arizona. Born in Tucson, Kyrsten faced tough times as a kid, ... Read More

Kyrsten knows firsthand the challenges everyday families face in Arizona. Born in Tucson, Kyrsten faced tough times as a kid, but she learned the power of hard work and the importance of helping others. Read More

2018-09-08 15:00:17
by AZ-09: Greg Stanton (D)
AZ-09: Greg Stanton (D)

Mayor Greg Stanton delivers results for Arizona families, with a focus on creating good jobs and building a strong local ... Read More

Mayor Greg Stanton delivers results for Arizona families, with a focus on creating good jobs and building a strong local economy that works for everyone. Under his leadership, Phoenix has created thousands of quality jobs and recently saw the highest ... Read More

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