Federal Government

National

The D.C. Statehood Bill is Unconstitutional

The White House recently issued a statement endorsing a bill that would grant statehood to Washington, D.C.  It said, “For far too long, the more than 700,000 people of Washington DC have been deprived of full representation in the US Congress. This taxation without representation and denial of self-governance is an affront to the democratic

Immigration

Statement From Governor Ducey On Release Of Undocumented Individuals

“If the federal government isn’t going to do its job, then Arizona will take matters into our own hands.” Governor Doug Ducey released the following statement after Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the United States Border Patrol declined to take custody of 20 undocumented individuals identified by the Arizona Department of Public Safety: “The Biden/Harris

National

How 18 million Americans could move into rural areas – without leaving home

Lawrence, Kan., is one of the communities that would go from being considered urban to rural. Ian Ballinger via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA Devon Brenner, Mississippi State University and Jesse Longhurst, Southern Oregon University About 46 million Americans – 14% of the nation’s inhabitants – are currently classified as living in rural areas. That number

Education

School testing can be delayed but not canceled, feds say

The Education Department said Monday that it will not allow states to forgo federally required standardized testing in schools this year but will give them flexibility to delay testing or hold it online during the pandemic. Aiming for a middle ground in a polarized debate, the Biden administration said states must continue with annual testing

COVID-19

Governor Ducey Issues Advisory To Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Governor Doug Ducey  issued an advisory to accelerate the statewide distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and move doses of vaccine to where they can be rapidly administered to the Arizonans. “The COVID-19 vaccination is our best shot at returning to life as it should be. Over the last two weeks, the COVID-19 vaccination site at

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