The Trump Administration Is Detonating Explosives Throughout a National Monument to Make Room for the Border Wall
President Donald Trump is determined to build as much of his long-promised border wall as possible before the 2020 election—even if it means destroying sacred land.
Trump-hired contractors are currently working on a portion of the wall in southern Arizona, where they've been detonating controlled blasts at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in the Sonoran Desert.
South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas Plan to Cancel 2020 Republican Primaries to Protect Donald Trump
Historically, an incumbent president running for re-election is all but guaranteed their party's nomination. But like some other more controversial presidents, Donald Trump is facing a primary challenge -- in fact two: former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld and former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh—for the GOP nomination in 2020.
Or is he?
Arizona's GOP Governor Is Punishing Nike After News Broke That They Canceled a Planned Betsy Ross Flag Sneaker
Different symbols mean different things to different people. Unfortunately, a symbol can become coopted to represent hate. So it was with the swastika, a symbol once used in Asia and the Americas but largely abandoned after becoming the emblem of the Nazi party in the early 20th century.
White supremacists in the United States also coopted symbols as emblems of their hate groups. One such symbol is the "Betsy Ross" flag. Created around the time of the American Revolution, it is now used as a symbol by some White supremacists like the Confederate battle flag.
Arizona Border City Is Demanding the U.S. Government Remove the Barbed Wire They Just Installed on The Border Wall in Town Or They'll Sue
The City Council in Nogales, a small Arizona border city, passed a resolution threatening to sue the federal government should it fail to remove all concertina wire installed within the city limits.
The council's resolution says the barbed wire on the border wall, which runs through the downtown area, “is only found in a war, prison or battle setting” and would harm or kill any person or animal that might attempt to scale it.
Arizona Republican Party Just Sued to Limit the Counting of Some Mail-In Ballots in Tight Arizona Senate Race, and Democrats Are Fighting Back
The Yuma, Navajo, Apache and Maricopa County Republican parties filed a lawsuit last night to challenge Arizona's mail-in ballot-counting procedures. The groups "are challenging the way counties verify signatures on mail-in ballots that are dropped off at the polls on Election Day," according to the Arizona Republic.
Election officials have begun to tally more than 600,000 outstanding votes in the race between Republican Representative Martha McSally and Democratic Representative Kyrstin Sinema, who are both vying to replace retiring Senator Jeff Flake.
If the GOP gets its way in Arizona, students at public and charter schools will no longer learn about evolution in science class. A new draft revision of state science standards replaces the scientific term “evolution” in the curriculum with the phrase “theory of evolution,” which serves to diminish its relevance and dismiss the vast body of evidence that supports it.
The proposed new standards address the origins of life in its Life Sciences section: “The theory of evolution seeks to make clear the unity and diversity of living and extinct organisms,” says the document, which was developed by more than 100 teachers, parents and community members, but then revised, allegedly to the liking of State Superintendent of Education Diane Douglas. Many of the revisions can be seen as visible corrections on the draft.
U.S. District Court Judge A. Wallace Tashima has permanently blocked a ban on ethnic studies courses in Arizona public schools following a seven-year court battle disputing the legality of a 2010 state law. The law, which was written and passed after the Tucson Unified School District started offering classes on Mexican-American history, literature and art in 1998, banned courses which could have been seen as promoting solidarity among ethnic groups.
Judge Tashima wrote that the law banning the courses “was enacted and enforced, not for a legitimate educational purpose, but for an invidious discriminatory racial purpose, and a politically partisan purpose...” and because of that, it “… cannot be enforced.”