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There’s an avalanche of evictions coming. No one knows how big it will be.

Since March, most evictions in Arizona have been prevented because of state and federal rules enacted in response to the pandemic, but when the moratorium expires on June 30, thousands of Arizonans could be without a place to live. But no one knows just how many people will find themselves locked out of their homes.

Pause for Johnson & Johnson vaccine extended as federal health panel wrestles with next...

WASHINGTON — Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot will remain paused for at least a week, after a federal vaccine advisory panel said Wednesday that it had too little data on a rare but serious blood-clotting condition reported in at least six women.

Montana conservationist to be tapped to head U.S. Bureau of Land Management

President Joe Biden intends to nominate National Wildlife Federation senior adviser and veteran Montana Democrat Tracy Stone-Manning to direct the Bureau of Land Management, an individual familiar with the process confirmed to States Newsroom Wednesday.
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GOP secretary of state candidate Finchem accused of breaking campaign finance law

A liberal watchdog group is accusing Oro Valley Republican legislator and secretary of state hopeful Mark Finchem of violating Arizona campaign finance law by asking supporters to donate to his personal PayPal and Venmo accounts to pay off an unofficial election integrity hearing. 
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Redistricting commission hopes to interview mapping consultants next week

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is looking to move quickly on key hires as it ramps up its work, though it will likely be a couple weeks before it makes its next big decision on who will serve as its mapping consultant.

Arizona among states pausing J&J vaccine after recommendation from U.S. health officials

Arizona is pausing use of the J&J vaccine after top public health officials said six cases of a rare type of blood clot warrant a pause.

Up to 100 new immigration judges would be added under Biden budget request

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration on Friday released a budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year that would increase the number of immigration judges and allocate millions in funding to clear backlogs of hearings and asylum requests.

Jerome Film Festival founders said they didn’t know about Jan. 6 violence. New video...

The Jerome Film Festival is facing calls for boycotts after its founder and her fiancé attended the “Stop the Steal” rally and marched to the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, and newly discovered video casts doubt on their protestations that they were unaware of the day’s violence.

Women are bearing the brunt of the pandemic. Will we help them?

Nearly three million American women have suddenly vanished, and we have no idea if they’ll ever return. We of course mean the women who have been forced to drop out of the labor force over the past year in a COVID-related exodus that will have an impact lasting generations.  

Federal judge denies Brnovich injunction in deportation pause lawsuit

A federal judge in Arizona on Thursday said she’ll deny a request from Attorney General Mark Brnovich to issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting the federal government from enforcing a temporary pause on deportations. 

U.S. gun violence an ‘international embarrassment,’ Biden says in rolling out executive action

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday reiterated his call on Congress to pass stalled gun legislation reform but also outlined executive action he’s taking on several gun control measures, following deadly mass shootings last month in Colorado and Georgia.

Election auditor wrote ‘election fraud facts’ report for GOP senators who tried to overturn...

The head of the team that Senate President Karen Fann put together to audit the 2020 election in Maricopa County drafted a document for U.S. senators who planned to object to the certification of the election results on Jan. 6 promoting various baseless or disproven allegations of election fraud.

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