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Federal grants for improving broadband in Indigenous communities now accepting applications

BY: - August 17, 2022

Tribal nations can now apply for the 2022 National Tribal Broadband Grant Program to help them develop or extend broadband services within their communities.  “Reliable, high-speed internet access in Tribal communities enables many opportunities for education, employment, entrepreneurship, and social connection,” Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Bryan Newland said in a press release. “These elements […]

After criticizing the ‘audit,’ Stephen Richer received death threats. A Missouri man is now facing federal charges.

BY: - August 17, 2022

A Missouri man was indicted Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Justice for threatening to kill Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer because he opposed the Arizona Senate’s partisan election review, leaving a voicemail on the Republican’s cell phone telling him that “other people from other states are watching your ass.” “So, I see you’re for […]

Medical marijuana sales crater as recreational cannabis sales stay sky high

BY: - August 16, 2022

Medical marijuana sales in Arizona continue to crater as recreational sales remain robust, according to tax and sales data compiled by the Arizona Department of Revenue. Sales of medical cannabis dipped to slightly less than $45 million in May, their lowest total since January 2021, when adults were first allowed to purchase marijuana for recreational […]

Arizona helicopter school will pay $7 million for defrauding a GI Bill program

BY: - August 16, 2022

TOPEKA, KAN. — Dodge City Community College in Kansas and a private Arizona helicopter flight training school agreed to pay $7.5 million to resolve allegations that enrollment reports were falsified for years to qualify the program for financial support from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The post-9/11 GI Bill dedicated VA financial assistance to […]

NRSC scraps more than $2 million in ads backing Blake Masters

BY: - August 15, 2022

The National Republican Senatorial Committee last week canceled months of planned television ads in Arizona and is no longer on the airwaves backing Blake Masters’ campaign to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly. Television stations in Phoenix have published updated advertisement reservation forms for the NRSC showing that the group, which exists solely to get […]

AZ massage board failed to investigate prostitution complaints for more than 2 years

BY: - August 11, 2022

The state board that regulates massage therapists put the public at risk by failing to investigate complaints, including waiting more than 800 days to take action against three therapists accused of prostitution, according to a new state audit. And the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy ignored seven prostitution complaints lodged in January 2020 until […]

U.S. attorney general says DOJ asked for public release of search warrant for Trump estate

BY: - August 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said the U.S. Department of Justice moved Thursday to release the search warrant a federal judge issued earlier this week that allowed federal agents to enter former President Donald Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago in Florida.   DOJ, Garland said, has ​​filed a motion in the Southern District of Florida […]

Republicans threaten probe of DOJ after FBI serves search warrant on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

BY: - August 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democrats are emphasizing that no one is above the law while Republicans are threatening an investigation of the Justice Department and attorney general after the FBI searched former President Donald Trump’s south Florida home on Monday. “These are dark times for our nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is […]

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Senate ‘audit’ leaders Doug Logan and Ben Cotton are facing a Michigan criminal probe

BY: - August 8, 2022

Doug Logan, the CEO of the Florida-based firm hired by the Arizona Senate to conduct the partisan “audit” of the 2020 Maricopa County election, is under investigation for allegedly illegally obtaining Michigan voting machines and breaking into them.  The office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, has petitioned the Michigan Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating […]

Corporations that pay little in taxes want Kyrsten Sinema to kill the corporate minimum tax

BY: - August 4, 2022

Corporations aiming to persuade U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to push for major changes to tax increase provisions in the $740 billion domestic spending bill would see a hit to their bottom lines if the measure’s corporate minimum tax remains unchanged. The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry this week launched a six-figure ad blitz opposing […]

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Democrats launch campaign highlighting Blake Masters’ ‘extreme’ abortion position

BY: - August 4, 2022

Two days after Blake Masters won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, Democrats are launching an ad campaign about his “extreme” position on abortion.  “Three years ago, I had an ectopic pregnancy, and if I didn’t make it into the OR within a couple minutes, I was going to bleed out and die,” a woman […]

Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval dies at 98; only 3 Navajo Code Talkers remain

BY: - August 2, 2022

One of the few remaining Navajo Code Talkers, Samuel Sandoval, died at the age of 98. “Sam was a great warrior. (He) served his country well; especially using the top secret Navajo Code,” Navajo Code Talker and Navajo Code Talker Association President Peter MacDonald said in a text message to The Arizona Mirror.  “He wanted […]