Arizona

Tribal gaming issues could derail bill to allow ‘historic horse racing’ gambling

Tribal opposition could sink a bill to allow wagering on old horse races, which comes as Gov. Doug Ducey is hoping to push through a new gaming compact and legislation to legalize sports betting in Arizona.

Judge sides with Senate, says Maricopa must turn over election materials for audit

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors must turn over ballots and tabulation machines to Senate Republican leaders so they can conduct an audit of the 2020 general election, a judge ruled.

Liberal groups call on Sinema to end the Senate filibuster

A coalition of more than 40 progressive groups that have supported U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in the past is now pressuring her to change her mind about her stance on eliminating the filibuster. 

Arizona leads nation in proposals to suppress votes, groups say

Local and national civic advocacy groups are paying close attention to a laundry list of proposed legislation in Arizona that would make it harder for voters to participate in elections. 

Arizonans searched for militias, QAnon and how to make explosives following Trump’s loss

In the months leading up to and after the election, researchers attempting to redirect people who sought out far-right groups away from disinformation found that in Arizonans searched for extremist content and conspiracy theories more than many other states.

Arizona teachers have the lowest wages in the nation, report finds

A new report shows that the nearly 53,000 teachers in Arizona have the lowest wages in the nation on average.

Which ‘essential workers’ will be eligible for the next round of vaccines?

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues in Arizona, thousands in the state’s two biggest counties are waiting for the next phase of vaccination to open up to a group largely known as essential workers.

Sinema opposes Dem push for $15 hourly minimum wage

WASHINGTON — A gradual increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour would increase the pay of low-income workers across the U.S., including in Arizona, but a Democratic proposal to do just that is opposed by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.

Annual homeless count canceled in Maricopa County because of COVID

On one night at the beginning of the year, counties across the country attempt to count the number of homeless people in their area.

ESPN sues University of Arizona for records related to basketball bribery scandal

ESPN is suing the University of Arizona and the Arizona Board of Regents because they refuse to turn over NCAA records related to allegations against one of the school’s assistant basketball coaches who went to federal prison in a bribery scandal. 
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