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U.S. intelligence has told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected; and the Trump public charge rule takes effect Monday.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - AZ: Civic Engagement

Some elections officials choose to close polling places rather than bring them into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. (lazyllama/Adobe Stock)

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A new report says polling places in Arizona and elsewhere are too often inaccessible to people with disabilities, despite the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The report from the National Disability Rights Network says when some polling stations are found to be

With population growth at record levels in recent years, Arizona elections officials expect a record turnout at the polls in 2020. (bizoo_n/AdobeStock)<br /> <br />

PHOENIX -- Arizona's population - particularly in Maricopa County - is among the fastest-growing in the country, which means thousands of new voters for 2020. With that in mind, the county Elections Department and Recorder's Office have launched a new website aimed at new voters. And officials are

As part of a federal legal settlement, Arizona now will update addresses for voter registration when people update their address for their driver's license. (Shelley/Adobe Stock)

PHOENIX -- Voting-rights advocates are claiming victory after the state of Arizona agreed to make it easier for residents to exercise their right to vote. A lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters of Arizona, the Mi Familia Vota Education Fund and Promise Arizona has just been settled. The grou

Arizona stands to get about $8.4 million of the $425 million Congress has allocated to shore up election security ahead of the 2020 presidential vote. (Popov/AdobeStock)<br /><br /><br />

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The 2020 federal budget deal approved by Congress this week has $425 million earmarked to strengthen election security across the country. Arizona is scheduled to get $8.4 million from the fund, but state officials say it's too early to tell how they will spend it. The Brennan Cen

Thousands of students and others plan to participate in a Global Climate Strike this Friday, across Arizona and around the world. (Halfpoint/Adobe Stock)<br /><br />

PEORIA, Ariz. – Young people from across Arizona and around the world will be taking to the streets Friday to take part in a strike to urge cities to take action on climate change. Rallies organized by the Global Climate Strike are expected to draw thousands of students and their adult allie

More than 150 Arizonans attended the dedication of AARP Arizona’s new fitness park at the Rose Mofford Sports Complex in north Phoenix. (AARP Arizona)

PHOENIX, Ariz. – AARP is just one organization that wants Arizonans to be fit and healthy, and the group dedicated an outdoor fitness park in north Phoenix this week to help. In conjunction with the nonprofit group "FitLot," AARP Arizona sponsored construction of the park, which contains exe

A U.S. Border Patrol officer opens and drains a water bottle left by No More Deaths volunteers to help migrants in the Agua Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in 2017. (NoMoreDeaths)

TUCSON, Ariz. — Government prosecutors in Tucson federal court are set to open a retrial today of a humanitarian aid worker who helped migrants in the Arizona desert. The original trial of Scott Warren on charges related to providing food, water and shelter to undocumented migrants ended in Ju

The student-led group March for Our Lives Arizona hosted a town hall meeting with local lawmakers to discuss their agenda to curb gun violence. (guruXOX/AdobeStock)

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Arizona politicians got the chance to hear from future voters this week at a town hall meeting on gun violence held by the student group March for Our Lives. The gun-control advocates, made up mostly of high school and college students, formed as part of a national movement

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