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Democrats: Dropping Border Wall Demand Will Lead to Budget Deal

Democrats: Dropping Border Wall Demand Will Lead to Budget Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown this weekend by stepping back from his demand that lawmakers fund his promised border wall with Mexico in a must-pass spending bill, Congress’ two top Democrats said Monday. “If the president stepped out of it, we could get a budget done […]…

An Act of Courage: The Fight to Vote in Gould

An Act of Courage: The Fight to Vote in Gould

GOULD, Ark. — The last time there was a presidential election in this cotton-farming town of 818 souls, William El-Amin, the former local police chief, noticed something unusual. El-Amin, now 38, grew up in Little Rock. He had worked there as a probation and parole officer before joining the Gould Police Department in 2011. Like […]…

On How Alabama Is Blazing a Trail of Social Justice Resistance

On How Alabama Is Blazing a Trail of Social Justice Resistance

Alabama has long been a seedbed for some of the nation’s most repressive policies and practices, many of which are now centerpieces of the new presidential administration. Alabama’s notorious anti-immigrant legislation, known as HB 56, helped lay the groundwork for the current national anti-immigrant hysteria. Not only has Alabama exported the policies of HB 56 […]…

New Metro Phoenix Sheriff to Close Joe Arpaio’s Famed Tent City Jail

New Metro Phoenix Sheriff to Close Joe Arpaio’s Famed Tent City Jail

PHOENIX (AP) — The new sheriff of metro Phoenix announced Tuesday that he’s closing down a complex of jail tents that helped make his predecessor, Joe Arpaio, a national law enforcement figure. The decision by Sheriff Paul Penzone to close the 24-year-old Tent City complex will undo a critical piece of Arpaio’s political legacy. He […]…