Concert, theater owners call pandemic relief fund efforts a ‘disaster’

WASHINGTON -- Arizona business owners said a federal program aimed at helping theaters and concert venues shuttered by COVID-19 “has been a disaster,” taking until this month to deliver the first grants from a fund that was approved last year.

Arizona among states poised to allow college athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness

WASHINGTON — A seismic shift will rock college sports next month, when a handful of new state laws go into effect allowing student athletes to make money off their personal images. 

Uber, DoorDash settle state claim, end breaks for Black businesses

Uber Eats, Postmates and DoorDash said they will no longer waive delivery fees for customers who order from Black-owned restaurants in Arizona, to settle charges by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich that the deals violated the state's Civil Rights Act.

Arizona audit data might be in Montana, or maybe Virginia

Observers of a Legislature-sponsored review and recount of election results in Arizona’s largest county alleged last week that “copies of voting system data” were sent to an unnamed lab in Montana with little explanation, according to a summary of notes from the Arizona Secretary of State’s office, which sponsored the observers.

Kyrsten Sinema faces scrutiny following Biden remarks, skipped vote

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday said that comments made earlier this week by President Joe Biden about “two members of the Senate who vote more with my Republican friends” were not a criticism of moderate Democratic Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin.

Mark Finchem was much closer to the Jan. 6 insurrection than he claimed

Newly discovered footage taken during the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot shows Arizona GOP legislator Mark Finchem was much closer to the day’s violence than he has previously claimed. 

Congress warned of a ‘real and urgent’ drought crisis throughout the West

WASHINGTON — A drought crisis unfolding across the West will require short-term relief and massive, long-term federal funding to help states weather the effects of climate change, state water managers and lawmakers said at a U.S. House hearing on Tuesday.

Newly unredacted documents show Google shared location with other apps and more

A new version of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s lawsuit against tech behemoth Google alleges the company tracked users’ location across third party apps and still gathered that information when devices connected to WiFi, even if location services were off. 

Brnovich, GOP AGs object to federal proposal on teaching critical race theory

WASHINGTON -- More than two dozen Republican attorneys general, including Arizona AG Mark Brnovich, are voicing their disapproval over the Department of Education’s proposed priorities for teaching K-12 students about American history and civics education because they would include references to systemic racism and how the history of slavery has shaped the U.S.

Everything we know about who is funding the Arizona election audit

The Arizona Senate’s audit of Maricopa County’s election results is still underway and a number of pro-Trump and conspiracy-minded groups are raising money for it, though it is unclear how much money has been raised, how much the audit will cost and who will receive that money. 
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