By Anthony J. Wallace

PHOENIX — Enthusiasm across Arizona was higher this election than in the 2016 presidential contest, and final results show the contrast was even more stark in Indian Country, where voters said they were especially motivated because of the COVID-19 pandemic and issues of race.

A census…


By Kelsey Misbrener

In November, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) introduced the Solar Jobs Preservation Act with Rep. Dave Schweikert (R-AZ) to protect jobs in the solar industry by strengthening the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Since the ITC was created in 2006, it has helped create hundreds of thousands…


BY NOLAN RAPPAPORT, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR

President-elect Joe Biden intends to nominate Alejandro Mayorkas, a Cuban American immigrant, to be the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If Mayorkas is confirmed, he will be the first Latino to lead that department.

This should please the immigration advocacy groups that…


by: Ellen O’Brien | Staff Writer

“Transformative” and “monumental” — that’s how Tim Eckstein, a Jewish criminal defense attorney and member of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, describes the passage of Proposition 207, which legalized adult possession of marijuana in Arizona.

“The fundamental recognition that this is a public…


By: Veronica Acosta

TUCSON, Ariz. — Officials with the Pima County Health Departmentsay 2020 holds the record for the most overdose deaths, since tracking began.

In 2019, there were 337 overdose deaths in Pima County, according to an alert issued on November 4 of this year.

The report went on…


According to Southwest Gas, the agreement provides that the distribution company pays the city an amount equivalent to 2% of the gross turnover it generates in Maricopa. As we have already said, southwest gas use the city`s supply rights for up to 25 years. The company has been supplying gas…


by: Asma Khalid / NPR

Joe Biden won the presidency by stitching together a broad coalition of voters — Black and white, from young progressives to former Republicans, and across cities and suburbs — united by a singular mission to defeat President Trump.

But once Biden takes office, and without…


By: Lisa García Bedolla

Pundits are expressing surprise that so many Latinos voted for Donald Trump.

But pollsters who specialize in the Latino vote knew for months before the election that Latino support for Biden was soft, with many Latinos — especially in Florida — undecided. …


TEMPE — The Centerpoint for Hope-Mobilize AZ free mobile health clinic will visit Springerville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. The clinic will take place in the vacant lot at 225 E. Main St. Everyone is welcome and no appointment is necessary to attend.

The mobile clinic…


BY JOE SWEENEY — JMSWEENEY@UCDAVIS.EDU

Historically, the environment has taken a back seat to many other issues in national politics, but 2020 has not been an ordinary year

The election. It’s what everyone’s been talking about for the past month. People have been talking about President Donald Trump, President-elect Joe…

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