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Business group pressures AZGOP lawmakers to abandon voter suppression bills

Prominent business leaders are asking lawmakers to reject several election-related bills that they deemed attempts to suppress voting in Arizona, a move that comes as Georgia faces calls for boycotts for passing similar legislation.

Editor’s Thought Bubble: The #StopTheSteal audit was always going to be this way

It took me less than an hour to find the multitude of tweets that the lead auditor, a Florida man named Doug Logan, had sent from a Twitter account that he deleted sometime in January.

As GOP shifts strategy from election lawsuits to laws, voting rights advocates warn of Tennessee

As Republican-led legislatures continue a systematic push to pass laws they say are aimed at ratcheting up election security, voting rights advocates in Tennessee worry the entire nation could soon look a lot like the Volunteer State, where voter turnout and voter registration figures are among the lowest in the country.

Arizona Senate hires a ‘Stop the Steal’ advocate to lead 2020 election audit

The audit team that Senate President Karen Fann selected to examine the 2020 general election in Maricopa County will be led by a company owned by an advocate of the “Stop the Steal” movement who repeatedly alleged on social media that the election was rigged against former President Donald Trump.

Special Report: Many members of Congress are vaccinated against COVID-19, but some still hesitate

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress were among the first people in the U.S. to have access to the sought-after COVID-19 vaccine when the initial doses became available in December.

Granting D.C. statehood would honor freedom during this holy season

There is no way for us to reconcile our biblical responsibilities to one another with disenfranchising our brethren in the nation’s capital. Passover and Easter both carry powerful messages that my liberation is bound to yours, and yours to mine. 

Editor’s Thought Bubble: Ducey doesn’t care if we get sick

Make no mistake: The Ducey administration does not care how many of us get sick. Their entire mitigation strategy isn't built around protecting your well-being, but around making sure enough of us don't get sick that we fill up hospital beds.  

Ducey didn’t consult hospital leaders before scrapping mask mandates, business rules

Leaders of hospitals across Arizona are voicing disapproval with Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to roll back local mask mandates and business restrictions meant to stop the spread of COVID-19, and the state’s public health chief said Friday the governor did not consult hospitals before ending restrictions. 

Arizona’s senseless restrictions compromised my access to care

My husband and I were delighted to learn we were expecting twins just three weeks after our wedding at my “advanced maternal age” of 37. Our joy abruptly dissipated when we discovered that our son had a critical heart defect that was causing blood to pump into his lungs.

Business groups said improving education was key, but they’ve chosen tax cuts over our kids

These same business groups that want quality schools also want more tax cuts. And tax cuts always win out over investments, regardless of how dire the need.
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