Law & Government

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.

Women are bearing the brunt of the pandemic. Will we help them?

Nearly three million American women have suddenly vanished, and we have no idea if they’ll ever return. We of course mean the women who have been forced to drop out of the labor force over the past year in a COVID-related exodus that will have an impact lasting generations.  

A conspiracy theorist pro-Trump cable news host is raising money to fund the election audit

The host of a program on a pro-Trump cable news network that has repeatedly peddled conspiracy theories and false information about the 2020 election is raising money to pay for the Arizona Senate’s audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County.

Federal judge denies Brnovich injunction in deportation pause lawsuit

A federal judge in Arizona on Thursday said she’ll deny a request from Attorney General Mark Brnovich to issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting the federal government from enforcing a temporary pause on deportations. 

Editor’s Thought Bubble: The Senate’s election audit clown show

Senate Republicans have so far defended Chief Auditor Doug Logan (of the oh-so-professionally named firm Cyber ​​Ninjas) as perfectly qualified to lead the audit of all 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County in...

Election auditor wrote ‘election fraud facts’ report for GOP senators who tried to overturn the 2020 election

The head of the team that Senate President Karen Fann put together to audit the 2020 election in Maricopa County drafted a document for U.S. senators who planned to object to the certification of the election results on Jan. 6 promoting various baseless or disproven allegations of election fraud.

Ducey says business opposition won’t influence decision on election bills

Gov. Doug Ducey said business community opposition to a pair of election bills that critics allege will suppress voters won’t affect his decision on whether to sign the legislation if it reaches his desk.

Senate eyes Veterans Memorial Coliseum as election audit location

The Arizona Senate may have found a home for the 2.1 million ballots it plans to recount as part of its audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Quest for D.C. statehood finds new friends and foes: Other states

WASHINGTON — Congress had yet to even schedule a hearing on a measure granting statehood to the District of Columbia when a panel of state lawmakers in Arizona voted in February to take a stand against D.C.’s plea to become the 51st state.
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