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Immigration

Trump agreements seek to tie Biden’s hands on immigration

During the Trump administration’s final weeks, the Department of Homeland Security quietly signed agreements with at least four states that threaten to temporarily derail President Joe Biden’s efforts to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies. The agreements say Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana and Texas are entitled to a 180-day consultation period before executive branch policy changes take

Gas Prices

Arizona Weekly Gas Price Update for January 5, 2021

Arizona gas prices have risen 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.25/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,269 stations. Gas prices in Arizona are 1.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 52.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the

COVID-19

1 in 5 prisoners in the US has had COVID-19, 1,700 have died

One in every five state and federal prisoners in the United States has tested positive for the coronavirus, a rate more than four times as high as the general population. In some states, more than half of prisoners have been infected, according to data collected by The Associated Press and The Marshall Project. As the

Education

When is it safe to open schools? States have varying answers

As schools across the U.S. decide whether to reopen this fall, many are left wondering how to know if it’s safe. Public health experts say virus rates in the community should be low, but there’s little agreement on a specific threshold or even a measurement. The federal government has largely left it to state and

Legal Beat

Last of 15 Defendants Convicted and Sentenced for Prescott-Area Heroin Sales

“Operation Blackwater,” a two-year federal and state investigation focusing on eliminating the heroin trade in the Prescott and Prescott Valley area has wrapped up with the conviction and sentencing of 15 area drug runners. The last of the 15, Jaime Rene Calderon, 28, of Prescott, Arizona, was sentenced by United States District Judge Steven P.

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