Arizona

Legal Beat

Arizona senators split as divided Senate puts Barrett on Supreme Court

Arizona conservative groups hailed the confirmation of “capable, brilliant” Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, after a rushed vote Monday that split the Senate along party lines. Barrett’s confirmation comes less than six weeks after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and cements a conservative majority on the high court for years

Politics

2020’s States with the Most & Least Powerful Voters – WalletHub Study

In order to determine the states with the most and least influential voters, WalletHub calculated the Voter Power Scores for both presidential and Senate elections in each state. For presidential elections, WalletHub used the “win probabilities” calculated by fivethirtyeight.com and graded each state election on a 100-point scale, with 100 points being awarded to the

Gas Prices

Arizona Weekly Gas Price Update – Week of Oct. 26, 2020

Arizona gas prices have risen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.27/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,269 stations. Gas prices in Arizona are  unchanged versus a month ago and stand 61.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Arizona

State

September jobless rate rose, as more workers got back in labor force

Arizona’s unemployment rate bounced back up to 6.7% in September, but economists say there may actually be some positives behind what look like negative numbers at first glance. At least one of the reasons for the increased jobless rate is that more than 150,000 people returned to the labor force, which suggests that they are

Politics

Trump stops in Prescott, Tucson draw GOP crowds, Democratic jeers

President Donald Trump was welcomed by boisterous MAGA-hatted crowds in Prescott and Tucson on Monday, the last stops on a Western swing as the campaign entered its final two weeks. But not everyone was putting out the welcome mat. Democrats in the state criticized what they called the president’s “super spreader” events during the COVID-19

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