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Merit-Based System Considered for Coconino County Judges – U.S. News & World Report

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Merit-Based System Considered for Coconino County JudgesU.S. News & World Report“There is a political element associated with it and I don’t think we’ll ever get away from that part of it,” Ryan. “But with the review committees and recommendations coming from them, it at least creates a foundation for the professional background.”. Source link

As Republicans worry about McCain’s health, political concerns diminish – U.S.

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Republican fears that Sen. John McCain’s battle with cancer could make it harder for the GOP to keep its Senate majority have receded, with a crucial election deadline just days away. Friends who have visited McCain as he struggles with one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer are encouraged by his recent state, though they recognize the 81-year-old’s condition could deteriorate rapidly. Republicans in Arizona and Washington are increasingly hopeful McCain will be in office through May 30, the unofficial date for averting a special election for his seat this year. The GOP, which holds a […]

GOP worry over McCain’s Senate seat fading daily

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Republican fears that Sen. John McCain’s battle with cancer could make it harder for the GOP to keep its Senate majority have receded, with a crucial election deadline just days away. Friends who have visited McCain as he struggles with one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer are encouraged by his recent state, though they recognize the 81-year-old’s condition could deteriorate rapidly. Republicans in Arizona and Washington are increasingly hopeful McCain will be in office through May 30, the unofficial date for averting a special election for his seat this year. The GOP, which holds a 51-49 majority, is […]

Lasting effect of grassroots movements at Capitol questioned – Arizona Capitol Times

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A crowd of red-clad teachers, students and Red for Ed supporters could be seen from the top of a parking garage near Chase Field as they gathered there on April 26 before marching to the Arizona Capitol. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times) It was the year of the protests at the Arizona Capitol, but lawmakers and a professor disagree on whether the political movements that took hold this year will have a lasting effect. Lawmakers conducted business for much of the session in front of fired-up audiences of students and teachers protesting for stricter gun laws and higher wages, respectively. […]

School funding increases were long overdue – Arizona Capitol Times

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  As with all legislative sessions, there are things left undone. Important decisions regarding the future of statewide assessments, teacher evaluations and English language learners were left behind in the rush to sine die. These nuts and bolts policy issues may not make good campaign fodder, but they are crucial to Arizona’s students. However, when it comes to school funding, what did happen was critically important, long overdue and, we’ll be honest, quite unexpected when the session began in January. Chuck Essigs Chris Kotterman During the final days of the 2018 legislative session, legislators, who faced a sea of red-shirted […]

Senate Primary Splits Arizona Conservatives Between 2 Icons – U.S. News & World Report

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U.S. News & World Report Senate Primary Splits Arizona Conservatives Between 2 IconsU.S. News & World ReportSenate Primary Splits Arizona Conservatives Between 2 Icons. Arizona conservatives are torn between two icons of their movement – former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former state senator Kelli Ward – in the GOP Senate primary. May 24, 2018, at 2:49 a.m.. and more » Source link

Arizona 360 – April 13, 2018

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00:39 – Teacher Protests 5:20 – Guard Deployment 10:44 – Central American Caravan 16:12 – Pima Community College Budget 22:01 – Money and Politics source

SPEAKING NEWS Arizona election database targeted in 2016 by criminals not Russia source

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Arizona election database targeted in 2016 by criminals, not Russia: source WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A hack on an Arizona election database during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign was carried out by suspected criminal actors and not the Russian government, a senior Trump administration official told Reuters on Sunday. The official was responding to a report on CBS News’ “60 Minutes” citing an internal government document that Russian hackers successfully infiltrated computer systems associated with at least four U.S. states, including Arizona, leading up to the 2016 election. Hackers working for the Kremlin breached systems in Illinois, a county database in […]

Ailing John McCain is respected, missed in the Senate

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CLOSE SEN. JOHN MCCAIN DIAGNOSED WITH BRAIN CANCER Barrow neurosurgeon talks about McCain’s cancer | 1:17 Dr. Joseph Zabramski, a neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, talks about Sen. John McCain’s cancer. Thomas Hawthorne/azcentral.com 1 of 7 CLOSE SEN. JOHN MCCAIN DIAGNOSED WITH BRAIN CANCER Doctor: McCain has ‘aggressive’ cancer | 1:28 A cancer expert says Sen. John McCain has an “aggressive” form of brain cancer that will be difficult to treat. Dr. David Reardon at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute says glioblastoma is the most common type of brain cancer in adults. (July 20) AP 2 of 7 CLOSE […]

Will Gov. Ducey and lawmakers offer Arizona teachers a bigger raise?

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CLOSE The Republic’s politics team talks about a bill proposed by Sen. Sean Bowie to ban conversion therapy for minors, Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed education budget and Rep. Martha McSally’s bid for U.S. Senate on Jan. 16, 2018. Johanna Huckeba/azcentral Gov. Doug Ducey will release a proposed budget to the Legislature in mid-January, vowing to again focus more revenue on education. State agencies also have a host of requests for funding.(Photo: Rob Schumacher/The Republic) Thousands of Arizona teachers and education advocates wore red on Wednesday in support of higher wages for public school instructors, but state political leaders say they […]