Arizona

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. 

Ducey restores pre-pandemic unemployment benefit requirements

Gov. Doug Ducey has reinstated a requirement that Arizonans show they’re looking for work in order to qualify for unemployment benefits, a qualification he set aside last year as tens of thousands of people suddenly found themselves jobless during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New funding to curb wildfires pushed in Congress, as another fire season looms

WASHINGTON — As wildfires across the United States grow in size, intensity and duration each summer,  members of Congress from the West are pushing for massive new investments in ecosystem management and wildfire mitigation.

Border deployment the latest in National Guard’s ‘roller coaster’ year

WASHINGTON – When Gov. Doug Ducey sent hundreds of National Guard members to help at the border last week, the move may have been unexpected – but it was not unusual for the troops that have spent a year shuttling from one crisis to another.

Corporation Commission votes to strengthen policies on power disconnection

With summerlike heat already here and triple-digit temperatures around the corner, Arizonans are cranking up the air-conditioning in April. As electricity use increases, some Arizona residents who struggle to pay their power bill risk being disconnected.

Filling in the vaccination gaps in hard-hit Latino communities

Faustino E. Luna had a stroke at the beginning of 2020. For months, he couldn’t walk because his knee surgery was postponed, as hospitals around the state cancelled non-emergency procedures at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lawmakers are poised to let the Diamondbacks renovate Chase Field with a new ticket tax

The Arizona Diamondbacks would be able to finance hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of renovations to Chase Field, and maybe add a hotel and other amenities to the area as well, by bonding against a new sales tax on tickets under a proposal working its way through the legislature.

Vegas-style casino games, sports betting come to Arizona

Native American tribes will be able to offer new kinds of Las Vegas-style table games, sports wagering, more slot machines and gaming tables and several new casinos in the Phoenix metro area under a new gaming compact negotiated by tribal leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey.

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.

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

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.
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