Arizona Democrats Pro-Death Penalty? Local Leaders Take a Surprising Stance

When it comes to partisan politics, one dynamic has stayed constant for a long time: Democrats leaning towards compassion and Republicans leaning towards consequences when it comes to the legal process and crime. That dynamic has nearly always stayed in place when it comes to one of the more controversial topics of our time: the death penalty. Until now, that … Read More

Punching Up at Silicon Valley: Arizona AG Mayes Joins Others in Lawsuit Against Meta

Any students of local current events and politics probably understands the dynamic of the overly ambitious County Attorney or Attorney General: one who desperately wants a landmark case that will propel their names into the papers and to higher office, and perhaps reaches past what seems reasonable considering their jurisdiction. Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes may have found such a … Read More

New DACA Ruling Once Again Ignites Worries for Arizona Citizens

By Jessica Perez On Wednesday, September 13th a U.S. Federal Judge deemed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program illegal once again. Texas District Judge Andrew Hanen’s decision has not ended the DACA program but rather brought it back to the spotlight. Currently, the DACA Renewal process is still in full effect. Yet, initial DACA Applicants have been caught … Read More

Mayor Ortega Capitulates on Rio Verde Water Crisis, but Work is Left to Do

Public outrage has a way of swaying politicians. So does looking around and seeing that you’re on an island with a particular view. Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega apparently has learned this firsthand, and it seems to have shifted the conversation regarding the most notable and controversial topic so far this year. After public disagreement and obstinance, it now seems as … Read More

Thank You 2022!

We wanted to take a moment to give our thanks to you, our readers, and let you know just how productive of a year it was for our growth. Last year nearly 82,000 people visited arizonaprogressgazette.com with views topping 269,000. Over 1,526 hours were cumulatively spent reading our content and unlike some sites that puff up their numbers with cheap … Read More

Elections 2022: What We Learned About Arizona Politics (Candidate Edition)

As of writing on Wednesday night, there are STILL a few votes trickling in and waiting to be counted. In what would likely be the single tightest election for Arizona state races in our state’s history (and if we’re wrong, please show us where), there is almost certainly one race that is going in for a recount, and perhaps two. … Read More

Arizona Statewide Campaigns: The Final Sprint in the Money Race

We are in the final stretch for political campaigns, and the extremely important Q3 campaign finance reports were just released. These will give us our final peer into the financial capacities of campaigns before early ballots are mailed out, so we looked into the most critical statewide races to see how the candidates are doing. First, we start with the … Read More