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Opinion

Opinion: Local Control and Parental Involvement Make For Good Schools

At some level, Attorney General Merrick Garland can be excused for being ignorant about two of the most important influences in determining successful schools. However, teachers in all schools should feel embarrassed for the National School Boards Association members or any local school board member who does not know that local control and parental involvement

Legal Beat

‘The stakes are enormous’: Bannon case tests Congress’ power

The U.S. House is expected to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress. It’s up to the Justice Department, and the courts, to determine what happens next. As lawmakers ready a Thursday vote to send a contempt referral to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, there’s considerable uncertainty about whether the Justice Department will prosecute

Opinion

Opinion: Media Get Hate Crimes Wrong — Again

[Disclaimer: The views expressed in opinion pieces on the PrescotteNews website are solely those of the authors. These opinions do not necessarily represent those of the staff of Prescott eNews or its publisher.] An article in yesterday’s Washington Post warns that hate crimes are one the rise: The number of hate crimes in the United States rose in 2020

Politics

Cuomo resigns: What we know, what we don’t and what’s next

After months of holding on to power amid sexual harassment allegations, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo abruptly resigned Tuesday. We take you through what happened and what’s next: REMIND ME — WHAT WAS CUOMO ACCUSED OF? Cuomo was under investigation for several things, but the prevailing issue leading to his resignation concerned sexual harassment allegations.

Law Enforcement

Phoenix Police Department Informed of a Major D.O.J. Investigation Into Police Conduct

U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division broke into live news programming today; MSNBC and CNN took the live signal. They announced that the Justice Department has opened a pattern or practice investigation into the City of Phoenix and the Phoenix Police

Elections

US Justice Department worried about Arizona Senate recount

The U.S. Department of Justice expressed concern Wednesday about ballot security and potential voter intimidation arising from the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate’s unprecedented private recount of the 2020 presidential election results in Maricopa County. In a letter to GOP Senate President Karen Fann, the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division said the Senate’s farming

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