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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A report produced by Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for the Arizona Town Hall details ways that Arizona’s prison and sentencing system can reduce incarceration rates and costs to taxpayers.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Arizona State University's State Press reported that in 2016, almost half of Arizona’s population did not vote in the presidential election and less than three percent of ASU’s student body voted last spring in the USG elections.

Because elections give people the power to control many aspects of their daily lives, ASU public policy experts said low voter participation is creating a crisis situation for democracy.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Atlantic reported that the future caught up to Joe Arpaio, the “toughest sheriff in America,” who was crushed in Tuesday’s Republican Senate primary in Arizona, and although pardoned by Trump a year ago, consigned him to the kind of jail he dreaded most: irrelevance.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Some understand that the North American Free Trade Agreement needs to be modernized, and on Monday, President Trump announced a new trade agreement between the U.S. and Mexico. However, there are not many details on this sixteen-year U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement and Mexico’s President asking for the participation of Canada.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

University of Arizona's Daily Wildcat reported that according to Gallup, 63 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the current direction of the country. Yet, if voter turnout is anything like the last five primary elections, no more than 30 percent of Arizonans registered to vote are going to cast a ballot in August 28th’s primary.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

CNN Politics reported that Latino voters could help decide several competitive races in Arizona this election cycle and Republicans and Democrats are making their best pitches to win the vital constituency.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

The New York Times reported that there was a time not long ago when many in Arizona thought Joe Arpaio would remain sheriff of Maricopa County for the rest of his life. Now the 86-year-old is waging one of his final battles, against irrelevance.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

In a column in the Arizona Daily Star, commissioner Mark Kimble, member of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission and registered independent voter, says there is an increasing number of voters choosing neither the Democratic nor Republican party, but instead defining themselves as “party not designated.”

In Arizona, based on current data, there are 1.2 million of us who are Independents, Kimble says, compared with 1.3 million Republicans and 1.1 million Democrats, yet in the 2016 Primary Election, fewer than 1 in 10 Arizona Independents voted.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Foothills Focus reported that a new report published this month by Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University declared that Arizona is experiencing a voter crisis due to participation steadily declining across the state; especially in the primary elections where only one in three potential voters cast a ballot in the 2016.

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