July 3, 2020


Governor Ducey’s Independence Day Statement

Governor Doug Ducey today released the following statement in honor of Independence Day: “Two hundred and forty-four years ago, our forefathers proclaimed a new nation, one founded on the unalienable rights of ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ and the radical notion that all ‘men are created equal.’ “Through many trials, our nation has


Bombs bursting online: Towns work to balance fireworks, COVID-19 safety

In many Arizona towns, this Fourth will be a first. The first time fireworks are replaced by sparklers. The first time fireworks displays become a drive-through or an online event. The first time that holiday events are observed with masks from a socially responsible distance. But Fourth of July event organizers like Judy Aldrich are


Cases spike in Sunbelt, other states back off on reopening

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. per day has roughly doubled over the past month, hitting 44,800 on Tuesday. California closed bars, theaters and indoor restaurant dining all over again across most of the state Wednesday, and Arizona’s outbreak grew more severe by nearly every measure as the surging coronavirus crisis


Activists, parents call for the removal of police from schools

School resource officers were intended to provide students a sense of safety, but George Floyd’s killing at the hands of police has amplified long-standing criticism that police presence in schools has criminalized students of color. Nearly 45% of American public schools have at least one part-time school resource officer, and many who are pushing for


Opinion – Independence Day

  In a few short days America will celebrate her declaration of independence from the tyrannical rule of King George III of England. Traditionally this is a time of great rejoicing in our nation’s liberty however this year it will be greatly subdued as a direct result of the tremendous governmental overreach in the last

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