Arizona

Arizona has deep QAnon ties, including its politicians

Ethan Watkins was deeply troubled by the responses he was getting in his late-night text exchange last month as he pressed his friend on QAnon, the dangerous conspiracy theory that has been linked to...

As COVID death toll nears 200K, AZ groups point to GOP’s ‘lack of leadership’

A small group of people with Progressive Democrats of America and the community group Living United for Change Arizona descended on the Arizona Republican Party headquarters in Phoenix on Thursday to draw attention to the thousands of lives lost during the pandemic. 

Proposal would extend Census collection to improve Native headcounts

A bill introduced Monday in Congress would extend 2020 Census operations through October, instead of the pending Sept. 30 deadline imposed by the Trump administration.

Putting the ‘independent’ in the Independent Redistricting Commission

The pool of applicants who are vying for a chance to serve as the all-important chair of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission includes a lot of people with no discernible ties to the political world, while others have backgrounds that might be red flags for the Democrats and Republicans who want the tiebreaker vote to be as neutral — or perhaps as friendly to their own interests — as possible.

Trump campaign grants right-wing extremist group media passes in Phoenix

A group that has created fake media passes and has been sued for harassing Phoenix-area churches was given press passes to President Donald Trump’s arrival at Phoenix Sky Harbor by the Trump campaign.  AZ Patriots,...

Trump campaign aims to win Latino support in Arizona

As his campaign has expanded operations in Arizona to reach Latino voters, President Donald Trump held a “Latinos for Trump” panel and rally in Phoenix on Monday where business owners and elected officials spoke about their immigration stories and thanked Trump for his policies around taxes and international trade agreements.

Court halts Trump plan to exclude undocumented migrants from census

WASHINGTON – A federal court Thursday blocked President Donald Trump’s plan to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the census, calling the order a clear violation of the law would cause lasting damage.

AZ could lose $600 million if Census response doesn’t improve

While Arizona ranks at the bottom of 2020 Census response, a new congressional report estimates the state would lose more than $600 million in federal funding over the next decade if just 1% of the population isn’t counted. 

Report: Arizona had highest ‘housing loss’ rate; more evictions coming

WASHINGTON – Arizona had the highest rate of “housing loss” in the nation, according to a new national study -- and that was before what experts called a “tsunami of evictions” that is expected...

Arizona has one of the worst 2020 Census response rates

With less than a month to go for the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census, Arizona’s response rate ranks in the bottom five nationwide.  According to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, about 80%...
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