Slew of election bills sent to Arizona House floor
Tucson Sentinel
by Joe Duhownik
6h ago
Democrats' dissent wasn’t enough to stop the Arizona House Municipal Oversight and Elections Committee from passing four Republican-sponsored bills aimed to instill faith in the election process back into voters, whom Republicans say have less trust following recent elections ..read more
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Arizona gets failing grades in annual Lung Association tobacco report card
Tucson Sentinel
by Jeremy Yurow
6h ago
Arizona lags behind in policies that prevent and reduce tobacco use and the state received failing grades in three of five categories and did not improve on any of its grades from last year, according to the American Lung Association’s annual “State of Tobacco Control” report ..read more
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New DHS policy protects undocumented whistleblowers
Tucson Sentinel
by The Center for Public Integrity
6h ago
Undocumented immigrants enduring abuses such as wage theft, safety infractions and gender discrimination can now obtain deportation relief when they report workplace violations to a government agency, and gain temporary legal status when cooperating with investigators ..read more
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Secret Service report on mass attacks urges public to say something when they see something
Tucson Sentinel
by Amanda Pampuro
6h ago
A report published by the National Threat Assessment Center found the people closest to individuals who carried out mass murders often sense something is wrong and said "the value of bystander reporting cannot be overstated” when preventing such tragedies ..read more
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GOP proposal would make a fentanyl overdose 1st degree murder in Arizona
Tucson Sentinel
by Jerod MacDonald-Evoy
6h ago
Fentanyl dealers linked to an overdose death could face the death penalty under an Arizona Republican proposal that critics say will also sweep up drug addicts and send them to death row ..read more
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Kari Lake wants an appellate court to consider new evidence, something they don’t do
Tucson Sentinel
by Caitlin Sievers
6h ago
The Arizona Supreme Court struck down Kari Lake’s second request for the high court to take up her election appeal currently being heard by the Arizona Court of Appeals - where she is arguing the original trial judge set too high a bar and hopes to introduce new evidence ..read more
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Teachers would get $60K minimum salary under bill in Congress making grants to states
Tucson Sentinel
by Adam Goldstein
6h ago
A panel of policymakers and educators gathered at the U.S. Capitol to promote the American Teacher Act, which would authorize the federal government to create four-year grants for states to enact and enforce minimum school teacher salary requirements of $60,000 or more ..read more
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‘Severity of crime’ must be considered in Border Patrol pursuits
Tucson Sentinel
by Cindy Ramirez
6h ago
Come May, border law enforcement agents will be prohibited from engaging in vehicle pursuit solely on the grounds of a vehicle failing to stop at a checkpoint or yielding to an agent attempting to pull it over, in an attempt to reduce incidents that have led to dozens of deaths ..read more
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Homelessness among veterans has been cut in half since 2010, VA says
Tucson Sentinel
by Allison P. Erickson
2d ago
Homelessness disproportionately affects veterans, but the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that a variety of efforts to help veterans find housing has resulted in the rate dropping 11% in the past three years nationwide and more than 50% since 2010 ..read more
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Hobbs sets up Arizona independent prison oversight commission
Tucson Sentinel
by Piper Hansen
2d ago
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed her sixth executive order Wednesday, establishing an independent prison oversight commission to improve the transparency and accountability of Arizona’s corrections system ..read more
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