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Business groups urge Kelly, Sinema to oppose pro-union PRO Act

BY: - August 30, 2021

Business groups publicly called on Democratic U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema to oppose a sweeping piece of pro-organized labor legislation that would wipe out Arizona’s “right-to-work” law that prohibits mandatory union membership. At a press conference at the office of the Arizona chapter of the Associated General Contractors near the state Capitol on […]

Retirement benefits, political feud prompt early resignation by county treasurer

BY: - December 31, 2020

Looking to get an earlier start on his retirement and on a proposed recall effort against his rivals on the Board of Supervisors, Maricopa County Treasurer Royce Flora will resign at the end of the day. Flora’s retirement is set to begin Jan. 1, when the new terms for elected county officials begins, and staying […]

Corpus Christi Diocese sued under Arizona sex abuse law

BY: - October 15, 2020

This story deals with sexual abuse and assault of minors. If you or someone you know has been a victim of this crime call 800-656-HOPE for 24/7 help and support. A pair of lawsuits filed were filed in Arizona on Thursday against the Corpus Christi Diocese of the Catholic Church under a recent state law […]

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Independent IRC chair candidate withdraws from consideration

BY: - October 15, 2020

One of the five candidates for independent chair of the next redistricting commission has withdrawn from consideration. Nicole Cullen, an American history, government and criminal justice teacher at Perry High School in Gilbert, withdrew her candidacy for the next Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, citing family circumstances, the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments announced Thursday. Cullen’s […]

Legislative committee hopes to curb Ducey’s emergency powers

BY: - October 14, 2020

GOP lawmakers who have chafed under fellow Republican Gov. Doug Ducey’s use of his emergency powers to combat the COVID-19 outbreak will convene an ad hoc committee tasked with examining that authority and proposing possible limitations to it. But any legislation the committee proposes will need the support of the same governor whose powers it […]

Australian court wants documents from Arizona lawsuit against Google

BY: - October 14, 2020

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission took Google to court earlier this year for allegedly misleading consumers about how the company uses personal data and is now asking courts for documents that have already been used by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich in his lawsuit against the tech behemoth.  In May, Brnovich filed a heavily […]

9th Circuit says extended voter registration deadline ends Thursday

BY: - October 13, 2020

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked an extended voter registration deadline ordered by a federal district court judge, but will still give Arizonans until Thursday to register to vote in the November election. A three-judge panel issued its ruling Tuesday night, rejecting two advocacy organizations’ claim that the Oct. 5 registration deadline […]

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Hobbs asks 9th Circuit for end to new voter registrations, but with a grace period

BY: - October 12, 2020

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs reversed course and asked the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to scrap the extended voter registration deadline that a federal judge ordered last week. The shift by Hobbs puts her largely on the same page as Attorney General Mark Brnovich, though there was one notable difference in their positions. […]

Iowa’s Grassley emerges as key as Senate GOP pushes Supreme Court vote

BY: and - September 21, 2020

WASHINGTON — Intense attention fastened Monday on Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley as Senate Republicans undertook a furious effort to confirm a nominee to fill a Supreme Court vacancy before Inauguration Day. If Grassley joins two other GOP senators in opposing a vote on a nominee, it would leave Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell with an […]

Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick by Friday or Saturday

BY: - September 21, 2020

President Donald Trump said Monday that he would announce a replacement for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by either Friday or Saturday. During a morning interview on “Fox and Friends,” the president said the administration wanted to pay its respects to Ginsburg, who died Friday night from complications with cancer, before announcing a nominee later […]

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Arizona man arrested by FBI had Nazi hat, uniform

BY: - March 4, 2020

An Arizona man arrested by the FBI for allegedly gluing a threatening poster to the editor of a Jewish magazine’s window earlier this year had a Nazi uniform in his home, according to newly filed court documents.  Johnny Roman Garza of Queen Creek and four other members of the Neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen were arrested last […]

Navy names new nuclear sub USS Arizona

BY: - December 23, 2019

The United States Navy has named one of its two newest nuclear submarines after the battleship USS Arizona, which was destroyed in the Pearl Harbor attack.  “The commissioning of a new warship named Arizona honors our past—including those who have given their lives in service to our country—and our future and recognizes Arizona’s important contributions […]