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A sign points to a local polling station for the Arizona Democratic presidential preference election Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Phoenix.

Voter registration deadline is end of day July 6

Eligible Maricopa County voters have until the end of Monday, July 6 to register to vote in the August Primary Election. Voters can go to Register.Maricopa.Vote to find information on eligibility …
A sign points to a local polling station for the Arizona Democratic presidential preference election Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Phoenix.

Maricopa County officials approve August primary election plans

Maricopa County is expanding voting access for the August Primary Election, while focusing on the health and safety of voters and poll workers, according to plans approved by county officials …

School governing board candidates have until July 6 to file paperwork

Candidates who filed statements of interest to seek open seats on the Litchfield Elementary School District and Agua Fria Union High School District governing boards have until Monday, July 6 to file …

Q&A: Arizona Supreme Court E-Qual ruling a threat to Arizona democracy?

The Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday, May 13 denied a request for accepting a special action and relief from the in-person state law signature requirement to place statewide initiative questions on the …

Arizona Supreme Court denies relief from physical signature-gathering requirements

An online signature-gathering program for those seeking office in Arizona is OK, but for statewide initiatives, the same system cannot be used to gather qualified elector signatures to meet …
ARIZONA POLITICS

Goodyear legislator tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Joanne Osborne, who represents Legislative District 13 in the Arizona House of Representatives, has announced she has tested positive for COVID-19. LD-13 includes LD13 covers Yuma, …

Phoenix metropolitan medical marijuana dispensaries brace for 2020 ballot initiative result

If there’s going to be an initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, it may as well have 420,000 signatures to get it on the ballot.
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POLITICAL OPINION

Brewer: West Coast anarchy could happen in Arizona if we don’t stand against it

The insanity we’re seeing in the Pacific Northwest would have free reign to spread to the rest of the country under a prospective Biden administration.
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Independent Newsmedia launches collaborative commenting platform at yourvalley.net

The idea of maintaining civil discourse when debating public issues of the day is more than lip-service at Independent Newsmedia. At Yourvalley.net, which is powered by the work of local …

Rhoden: A letter to my kids regarding #BlackLivesMatter

I last wrote a public letter to you six years ago in BKNation. During that time, in 2014, we had just moved to the Phoenix area and I was a recently minted PhD. The world at that time seemed in …
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