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Housing

With evictions resuming, tenants scramble for assistance

The eviction system, which saw a dramatic drop in cases before a federal moratorium expired over the weekend, rumbled back into action Monday, with activists girding for the first of what could be millions of tenants to be tossed onto the streets as the delta variant of the coronavirus surges. Landlords tired of waiting for

Education

Done in 180 seconds: NAU grad students showcase research in 7th annual 3MRP finals

Fungal sex, protecting the mental health of mothers with newborns in the NICU and the perceived effects of a teacher’s accent on their students’ comprehension were among the innovative research projects Northern Arizona University graduate students presented at the 7th annual 3MRP finals last week. 3MRP, or 3 Minute Research Presentation, offers graduate students the opportunity

Legal Beat

Prosecutors struggle with consistent story in Jan. 6 cases

There’s little doubt the Oath Keepers were planning for something on Jan. 6. The question at the heart of the criminal case against its members and associates in the attack on the U.S. Capitol is: What, exactly, did they intend to do? Authorities suggested for weeks in court hearings and papers that members of the

Legal Beat

Trump’s impact on courts likely to last long beyond his term

On this, even President Donald Trump’s most fevered critics agree: He has left a deep imprint on the federal courts that will outlast his one term in office for decades to come. He used the promise of conservative judicial appointments to win over Republican skeptics as a candidate. Then as president, he relied on outside

Legal Beat

Top contenders for Ginsburg’s seat on Supreme Court

President Donald Trump has said he would nominate a woman to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at the age of 87 and was a champion of gender equality. A look at the top contenders: ___ AMY CONEY BARRETT Barrett, 48, is widely considered to be the front-runner. She was previously considered as

Opinion

Opinion: After Ginsburg’s Death, Will Democrats Pack the Court?

The big question looming over Mitch McConnell’s promise to hold a vote on Donald Trump’s nominee to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is whether the Democrats, should they win both the White House and Senate, will then add (and fill) more seats to the Supreme Court. Although Joe Biden declined to join most

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