Politics

GOP bill in House targets Black Lives Matter protests, critics say

Republican lawmakers are responding to the weeks of protests in the dead of summer in 2020 denouncing the local and national deaths of Black people at the hands of police locally by looking to create felonies for people convicted of “violent or disorderly assembly.”

Kyrsten Sinema is wrong to defend the Senate filibuster

As the 117th Congress begins, the US Senate is in chaos. And Senator Minority Leader Mitch Connell is to blame. 

Editor’s Thought Bubble: No, we can’t ‘vaccinate our way out’ of this

For weeks, the state's stop public health official, Dr. Cara Christ, had been saying that Arizona couldn't simply wait for 5 million people (or so) to get vaccinated, and we needed to remain vigilant and...

Proposal would create more, smaller House districts

It is often said the government that is closest to the people serves them best, and one state senator wants to help lawmakers get a bit closer to the people by reducing the size of their districts.

Biden’s not-so-secret superpower

America, where do we go from here? It’s a fair and necessary question.

A GOP senator marshalled her supporters to back a gun store owner to lead the redistricting panel

A bombastic pro-Trump state senator from Flagstaff is supporting Robert Wilson to be the fifth and final member of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Committee, and residents of her legislative district have flooded the panel with comments urging his selection as chairman.

Senate announces election audit agreement, but Maricopa County says there isn’t one

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday agreed to drop its legal fight challenging sweeping subpoenas for voting machines, ballots and other election materials that the Arizona Senate issued and will instead turn over the requested items so lawmakers can conduct an audit of Joe Biden’s win in the November election.

Election company Dominion tells Kelli Ward to stop spreading lies in prelude to lawsuit

Arizona Republican Party chairwoman Kelli Ward has received a cease-and-desist letter from attorneys representing Dominion Voting Systems over claims she has made that the machines “rigged” the November election to ensure Donald Trump lost. 

Ducey breaks silence, says Trump bears ‘some responsibility’ for Capitol attack

After a week of silence on Donald Trump’s role in inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Gov. Doug Ducey said in a radio interview on Thursday that the president was partially responsible.

Dem lawmakers ask DOJ to investigate Republicans over Capitol attack

Legislative Democrats are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate four Arizona Republican officeholders for their possible involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
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