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Borrelli wants AG to take action against supervisors over subpoena defiance

BY: - August 3, 2021

State Sen. Sonny Borrelli is asking the attorney general to punish the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for refusing to comply with a recent subpoena related to the Senate’s ongoing “audit” of the 2020 general election.  Borrelli, a Republican from Lake Havasu City, filed a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office under a 2016 law […]

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Judge rejects Senate’s immunity claim, orders release of ‘audit’ records

BY: - August 3, 2021

A Maricopa County judge ordered the Arizona Senate to immediately turn over records related to the ongoing review of the 2020 election, which Senate President Karen Fann will appeal. The order follows Superior Court Judge Michael Kemp’s recent finding that a bevy of documents requested by the liberal nonprofit organization American Oversight are public records, […]

What makes the COVID-19 Delta variant different, and dangerous

BY: - August 3, 2021

PHOENIX – After a brief period of decline, COVID-19 cases are back on the rise in the United States and experts say the delta variant, now deemed to be as contagious as the chickenpox, is to blame. Delta, the name for the variant officially known as B.1.617.2, is a mutation of the original coronavirus strain. Originating in […]

‘Audit’ team vacates fairgrounds, though more space may be needed

BY: - July 30, 2021

For the first time since the election review began in April, the state Senate’s team of self-styled auditors has vacated the state fairgrounds near downtown Phoenix. The nearly 2.1 million ballots from the 2020 general election were returned to Maricopa County election officials on Thursday, and as of Friday, all of the team’s remaining equipment […]

Groups call on border counties to reject Ducey’s call for outside law enforcement

BY: - July 29, 2021

A letter from community organizations is asking the Arizona Border Counties Coalition to reject the help from out-of-state law enforcement groups that Gov. Doug Ducey requested “urgently” go to the border with Mexico “in defense of our sovereignty and territorial integrity.” The organizations — the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, the Kino Border Initiative, […]

National parks refine ticketed-entry systems to manage visitor boom

BY: - July 29, 2021

WASHINGTON — Watching the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain at Maine’s Acadia National Park is a gorgeous view — so breathtaking that on some days, as many as 500 cars could be found vying for the scenic overlook’s 150 parking spots. That competition has become more manageable since Acadia officials began using a reservation system in May, […]

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Cara Christ is leaving ADHS for a top job at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

BY: - July 28, 2021

Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ is leaving her post next month, as the state contends with a growing number of COVID-19 cases, to take a job in the private sector. Gov. Doug Ducey announced that Christ would be leaving the position on August 27 to become chief medical officer at Blue […]

NAU cross-country runner with DACA cleared to travel to the Olympics

BY: - July 28, 2021

A Northern Arizona University track and field athlete who has no immigration status succeeded at securing a special permission from the federal government on Monday to travel to compete in the Olympics Games in Tokyo and return to the U.S. Luis Miguel Grijalva, who was brought to the U.S. when he was an infant, was […]

Another protest lawsuit against Phoenix, Maricopa County on the horizon

BY: - July 26, 2021

A protester who Phoenix police arrested for false felony claims in 2020 and who prosecutors claimed was a member of a non-existent gang is moving to sue the City of Phoenix, members of the Phoenix Police Department, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and some of its prosecutors, according to […]

State Sen. Wendy Rogers appears on antisemitic news show. Again.

BY: - July 23, 2021

Flagstaff Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers appeared again on an online TV network that has made multiple antisemitic remarks.  Rogers tweeted about her appearance on TruNews earlier this week. She was interviewed about the Senate’s review of the Maricopa County election and repeated the debunked claims spread by auditors at the Senate’s recent hearing.  TruNews has […]

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Mapping tool lets people show communities of interest to IRC

BY: - July 22, 2021

When redistricting commissioners begin their statewide tour on Friday, Arizonans will be able to not only tell them about their communities of interest but show them as well. The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission created a tool that’s available on its website that allows people to map out their communities of interest. The mapping tool is […]

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GOP Sen. Wendy Rogers defends her promotion of racist ‘great replacement’ ideology

BY: - July 20, 2021

After a media report highlighting her use of language mirroring a racist conspiracy theory that was cited by white supremacist mass shooters, Flagstaff Republican state Sen. Wendy Rogers doubled- and tripled-down on her assertion that immigrants are “replacing” white Americans and destroying “western civilization.” Rogers on Saturday retweeted an article by far-right outlet Breitbart Texas […]