July 23, 2020

National

Critics: Trump order to discount undocumented migrants in Census will fail

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will exclude undocumented immigrants in the 2020 Census when it comes to allocating seats in Congress, a move critics called unconstitutional and unenforceable. Opponents immediately vowed to sue over Trump’s memorandum, which comes a little more than a year after the Supreme Court rejected the administration’s attempt to include

McSally Veteran Treatment Court Bill Heads to President’s Desk

U.S. Senator Martha McSally’s (R-AZ) bipartisan legislation to aid veterans in crisis by expanding veteran treatment courts passed the House of Representatives by unanimous consent this week and now heads to President Trump to be signed into law. “I am pleased our legislation received unanimous support in both the Senate and the House,” McSally said.

Politics

Court rejects long-simmering challenge to Proposition 123 school funding

A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected a long-simmering challenge to Proposition 123, the voter-approved 2016 measure that is set to redirect an estimated $3.5 billion to Arizona public schools over a decade. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling in the case, which has been pending

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President Trump announces actions to restore safety and peace in U.S. cities

On June 29, 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro was shot and killed in his bed after a gunman opened fire on an apartment complex in Kansas City, Missouri. Yesterday,  President Trump announced the expansion of Operation Legend, an interagency law enforcement effort led by the Department of Justice and named after LeGend. Its purpose is to quell

Politics

Hobbs confident safeguards are in place for smooth, secure Aug. 4 primary

A lot goes into running a successful election in a normal year, but in the era of COVID-19 that also includes 3,200 gallons of hand sanitizer. That’s one of several items on a shopping list that includes gloves, masks and face shields, as state elections officials work to make sure they have safeguards in place

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