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Governor says Indigenous Peoples' Day to be celebrated in 2020

Gov. Doug Ducey signed a proclamation recognizing the 'historic injustices suffered by Indigenous people.'

Citizenship and Immigration Services averts mass staff furloughs

The agency says aggressive spending cutbacks have allowed it to stave off a plan furlough more than 13,000 employees.

'Show me your papers': A decade after SB 1070

The contentious state law went into effect 10 years ago, and its impact lives on in a generation of immigrants.

House passes defense spending bill banning new uranium mines around Grand Canyon

The Senate version of the bill does not include the ban on new uranium mines.

Tucson advocates say there's still time to push for police defunding in city budget

Black Lives Matter Tucson is urging community members to speak up at this week's City Council meeting.

State budget takes another COVID-19 hit

Lawmakers are watching Arizona's Medicaid enrollment numbers rise.

After Supreme Court ruling, local DACA recipients eye more permanent solutions

Advocates and DACA recipients say lasting solutions must happen in Congress

Trump tweet signals administration could again try to dismantle DACA

The Supreme Court shot down the administration's 2017 attempt to shut down the policy.

Forecasters say Arizona's budget outlook is improving

The shortfall could be significantly smaller than originally predicted, legislative analysts say.

Arizona Legislature ends session

Senate leaders had planned to take up several bills, but the final day didn’t go as planned.

U.S. immigration service says it needs $1.2 billion to stay afloat

USCIS usually gets money from application fees it charges for various services — now those have slowed

As Supreme Court nears decision, thousands of DACA recipients are on the COVID-19 front lines

The court could rule on the future of the Obama-era policy and some 650,000 current recipients in the coming weeks.

Arizona Legislature plan to end session hits roadblock

Legislative work was put on hold in March due to the novel coronavirus.

UPDATE: Confusion over end of Arizona legislative session

Arizona lawmakers had originally made a plan to adjourn the session, but reversed course Wednesday afternoon.

Unemployment payments straining Arizona budget

Unemployment payments are up $21 million over the previous week.

Budget committee projects possible $1B Arizona shortfall due to coronavirus

The committee director emphasized the projection is speculation due to uncertainty around the impacts of the virus.

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