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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Cronkite News reported that as civil discourse is missing in the world of politics, there's a call to focus more on the issues and less on the mudslinging.

"Remarkably, we are all Americans, " said Joseph Garcia, director of the Latino Public Policy Center at ASU's Morrison Institute for Public Policy. "But you wouldn't guess it by the political games that are going on now. We are so polarized as a nation."

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

ASU's State Press reported that with the general elections on Nov. 6 fast approaching, political organizations at ASU are seeking to bring millennials, a demographic that typically follows politics but rarely participates in elections, to the polls.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Arizona Republic columnist Linda Valdez wrote that recent census figures put Arizona second only to Florida as a destination for today's retirees, and it’s the great outdoors that Baby Boomer retirees crave, but we aren’t taking care of it.

Bullet points reveal a state that doesn't value its open spaces or understand the importance of outdoor recreation to Arizona's future growth.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Cronkite News reported that an estimated 88,529 Arizonans rose out of the ranks of poverty last year, but that still left about 1 million – or one state resident in seven – living below the poverty level, new data show. The latest Census Bureau figures also show that Arizona’s poverty rate fell faster, but remained higher, than the national average last year.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Cronkite News reported that a recent study, "Arizona's Voter Crisis," authorized by Arizona State University's Morrison Institute for Public Policy, says the state ranks 43rd in national voter turnout. How can that be when Arizona set a record for turnout in the August primary?

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Arizona Republic reported that in a poll conducted Sept. 4-6 by Phoenix-based company Data Orbital, about 49 percent of likely voters indicated they would vote for Republican Doug Ducey in the governor's race while about 41 percent indicated they would vote for Democratic challenger, David Garcia; just under 2 percent supported Libertarian candidate Barry Hess; and about 8 percent remained undecided.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

The Payson Roundup reported that State Senator Sylvia Allen stopped by the Payson Tea Party to discuss and recommend how to vote on the five propositions on the November ballot.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

KTVK/KPHO News Phoenix reported that Gov. Doug Ducey announced the appointment of former Sen. Jon Kyl to fill the Senate seat for the late Sen. John McCain who died Aug. 25 after battling an aggressive form of brain cancer.

“There is no one in Arizona more prepared to represent our state in the U.S. Senate than Jon Kyl. He understands how the Senate functions, and will make an immediate and positive impact benefiting all Arizonans," Ducey said. "He's an expert on the matters facing Arizona: water, land use and issues facing our Native American communities."

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Equities.com reported that Joe Arpaio, who was once a symbol of Arizona’s hardline stance on illegal immigration, finished last in a three-way race for a Senate nomination in Arizona. In Maricopa county, where he was sheriff for nearly a quarter-century, he received less than 18% of the vote.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Yale's Climate Connections reported that in the arid Southwest, residents are surviving drought by relying on each other.

Questions of who gets to use water, how often, and when are complicated. Sarah Porter, director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University's Morrison Institute says it all dates back to when settlers arrived in the arid region and started to parse out water rights.

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