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A Look at Joe Arpaio’s Legal Issues in ‘Law and Order’ Arizona

A Look at Joe Arpaio’s Legal Issues in ‘Law and Order’ Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — Gary Donahoe learned firsthand the consequences of crossing Sheriff Joe Arpaio when the lawman was still one of Arizona’s most powerful politicians.  Arpaio was launching criminal investigations against county officials eight years ago because he was upset at them over budget cuts and opposed the county’s plan to build a new courthouse […]

California to Address Affordable Housing Crisis, Gov. Brown Says

California to Address Affordable Housing Crisis, Gov. Brown Says

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have promised to tackle California’s affordable housing crisis in their final weeks of work this year by pushing a package that includes regulatory reforms and money for low-income housing.  But some moderate Assembly Democrats are resisting pieces of the deal, particularly a new fee […]

A Latina Social Justice Leader Reflects on Growing Up in Arkansas

A Latina Social Justice Leader Reflects on Growing Up in Arkansas

Editor’s Note: So what motivates a person to become a social justice leader and work for community progress for families? To help answer this question, Equal Voice News is sharing the Q&A interview with Mireya Reith, executive director of the Arkansas United Community Coalition. Rebekah Barber of Facing South conducted the interview, which is reprinted […]

AP: Steve Bannon Leaves a White House Now in Turmoil

AP: Steve Bannon Leaves a White House Now in Turmoil

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in President Donald Trump’s White House, is leaving.  Trump accepted Bannon’s resignation on Friday, ending a turbulent seven months for his chief strategist, the latest to depart from the president’s administration in turmoil. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday would be Bannon’s last […]

Texas Bathroom Bill for Transgender Community Fails in Session

Texas Bathroom Bill for Transgender Community Fails in Session

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people died again late on Aug. 15 along with many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s summer demands as an already bruising legislative session was derailed by Republican backbiting that could preview an even nastier 2018 primary season.  It is the second time that North Carolina-style […]

Who Else Opposes Racism? The Army, Navy, Air Force & Marines

Who Else Opposes Racism? The Army, Navy, Air Force & Marines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the four major U.S. military services have spoken out against racism and extremism after last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Their comments on Twitter and in longer written statements made no mention of President Donald Trump’s responses to the incident. Military officers are trained to avoid politics. They traditionally see […]

Heather Heyer Is Remembered, Following Charlottesville & Aug. 12

Heather Heyer Is Remembered, Following Charlottesville & Aug. 12

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — About 1,000 mourners gathered inside a theater in downtown Charlottesville to remember a woman killed during a violent weekend rally were able to mourn her death Wednesday quietly without the presence of neo-Nazis who had threatened to attend the service for Heather Heyer. Heyer’s grandfather said his 32-year-old granddaughter always wanted […]

Trump’s ‘Blame on Both Sides’ for Charlottesville Shocks America

Trump’s ‘Blame on Both Sides’ for Charlottesville Shocks America

NEW YORK (AP) — Combative and insistent, President Donald Trump declared anew Tuesday “there is blame on both sides” for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, appearing to once again equate the actions of white supremacist groups and those protesting them. He showed sympathy for the fringe groups’ efforts to preserve Confederate monuments.  […]

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