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Why Can’t We Make Women’s Equality the Law of the Land?

At a rally and march for the Equal Rights Amendment on Thursday, protesters demanded it be made part of the Constitution.Credit... Allison Bailey/NURPHOTO via Associated Press
Jesse Wegman

February 28, 2022

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Building Trust Across the Political Divide The surprising bridge of conflict.

Detail of Rhyme by Robert Rauschenberg, 1956. Copyright Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, used with permission.
April Lawson

January 1, 2022

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Fractious final day ends with acrimony and accusations as redistricting commission splits on legislative map

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission debates legislative districts on its final day of deliberations at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix on Dec. 22, 2021. Photo by Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirro
Jeremy Duda

December 22, 2021

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What would be a fair district map in Arizona?

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NELSON MORGAN

November 29, 2021

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New political districts will give some of Arizona's leaders major heartburn.Opinion: The Arizona Independent Redistricting Committee has approved draft maps of the state's new congressional and legislative districts, and there is good news and bad news.

Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission on Oct. 28th, 2021. From left to right. Shereen Lerner, Derrick Watchman, Erika Neuberg, David Mehl, Douglas York. Ray Stern/The Republic
Laurie Roberts

November 1, 2021

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AIRC must draw fair districts that properly balance criteria, including competitiveness

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is preparing to immerse itself in the heart of its task: creating new boundaries for the state’s nine congressional and 30 legislative districts. This Friday the commissioners will meet to propose changes to the maps and are scheduled to generate an official “draft map” a week later. After that, they will receive input from the public to help them to develop a “final map” before Christmas.
Deborah Howard

October 12, 2021

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