Antisemitism continued to rise in 2022, with one homicide in Arizona

BY: - March 24, 2023

Note: This story contains descriptions of racism, as do some of the links.  The United States saw a rise in antisemitism in 2022 and Arizona continued to see more antisemitic vandalism and more incidents of racism than in some previous years, according to researchers.  The Anti-Defamation League released its annual audit of antisemitic incidents that […]

Arizona Mirror wins 12 awards for its work covering the ‘audit,’ redistricting, COVID and more

BY: - October 7, 2022

Coverage of the partisan “audit” of the 2020 election was the driving force behind the Arizona Mirror winning a dozen awards in the Arizona Newspaper Association’s annual Better Newspapers Contest. The Mirror regularly broke news about the state Senate’s conspiracy-fueled review of the 2020 presidential race in Maricopa County, beginning with the revelation that Senate […]

Google court docs show that users who opt out of tracking are still monitored

BY: - September 9, 2022

Newly released documents in the Arizona Attorney General’s lawsuit against tech behemoth Google reveal more details about the company’s response to reporting on its privacy policies and how Google users’ IP addresses are used to obtain exact location information.  Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s case, filed in 2020, is part of a larger investigation that has […]

5 things we learned about Jan. 6 and Trump from the first hearing

BY: - June 12, 2022

The opening U.S. House hearing in a series on the Jan. 6 attack included some eye-opening new details about the events of the day and the broader plot to halt the peaceful transfer of presidential power. The nine-member investigative committee put former President Donald Trump at the center of the plot, while accusing leaders of two […]

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Former staffer sues Sen. Wendy Rogers

BY: - December 21, 2021

Flagstaff Republican Wendy Rogers’ former assistant is suing the senator, her husband and the state, alleging wrongful termination, assault and emotional distress.

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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 […]