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Election conspiracy theorist groups paid $5.7 million for the Arizona ‘audit’

BY: - July 28, 2021

After months of questions, the leader of the Arizona Senate’s election review released a list of financial contributors, showing the self-styled audit has been funded by organizations that have aggressively promoted baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 election — and in some cases sought to overturn results. Five groups were responsible for providing more than […]

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Bipartisan senators and Biden strike a deal on $550B in new infrastructure spending

BY: - July 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators say they have worked through the sticking points on a major infrastructure package, paving the way for a vote to begin debate on that proposal as soon as Wednesday evening. That announcement came a week after Republicans blocked a test vote on the deal, with GOP senators opposed […]

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Cara Christ is leaving ADHS for a top job at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

BY: - July 28, 2021

Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ is leaving her post next month, as the state contends with a growing number of COVID-19 cases, to take a job in the private sector. Gov. Doug Ducey announced that Christ would be leaving the position on August 27 to become chief medical officer at Blue […]

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UPDATED: Ken Bennett strikes deal to stay on as Senate’s ‘audit’ liaison

BY: - July 28, 2021

Former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett said Wendnesday morning that he intended to step down as the Senate’s liaison to the ballot review of the Maricopa County election amid growing tensions between auditors and Bennett, before reversing course hours later and saying he would stay in his role. Bennett said late Wednesday afternoon that […]

NAU cross-country runner with DACA cleared to travel to the Olympics

BY: - July 28, 2021

A Northern Arizona University track and field athlete who has no immigration status succeeded at securing a special permission from the federal government on Monday to travel to compete in the Olympics Games in Tokyo and return to the U.S. Luis Miguel Grijalva, who was brought to the U.S. when he was an infant, was […]

State will follow new CDC mask guidelines, while Ducey lashes out at feds

BY: - July 27, 2021

State health officials will update its guidance to follow new recommendations from the CDC urging people to wear masks in schools and for everyone, including those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, to wear masks in enclosed public spaces — though they remain strictly voluntary due to new state laws prohibiting mandates.  The U.S. Centers […]

Twitter permanently suspends several accounts tied to the Arizona ‘audit’

BY: - July 27, 2021

Several Twitter accounts related to the Arizona Senate’s review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County were permanently suspended by Twitter on Tuesday.  The official Twitter account of the so-called audit and a semi-official account dubbed the “Audit War Room” were permanently suspended by the social media giant Tuesday, as were multiple other accounts related […]

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CDC says the vaccinated should wear masks indoors in areas with high infection rates

BY: - July 27, 2021

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials on Tuesday urged Americans in areas of the country with the highest surges in COVID-19 infections to once again wear masks when they are in public, indoor settings — even if they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The updated recommendations marked a sharp shift from the agency’s guidance in May that […]

Civil rights leaders arrested at Sinema’s office after protesting her filibuster support

BY: - July 27, 2021

Civil rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson, social justice leader Rev. William J. Barber II and a state senator were among the 39 people arrested at U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s Phoenix office on Monday during a demonstration calling on her to end the Senate filibuster to pass sweeping voting rights legislation. But Sinema, who has defended […]

After being booed at Trump rally, Ugenti-Rita criticizes the Senate’s election ‘audit’

BY: - July 26, 2021

After being booed off the stage at a weekend rally headlined by former President Donald Trump, Republican state senator and secretary of state hopeful Michelle Ugenti-Rita publicly lashed out at the Senate’s “botched” election review and defended her record on election integrity over criticism for voting against a fellow GOP senator’s election legislation. Ugenti-Rita, a […]

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Court: Don Shooter cannot sue for expulsion from House in harassment case

BY: - July 26, 2021

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court Thursday refused to reinstate former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter’s challenge of his 2018 expulsion from the Legislature for violating its policies against sexual harassment and creating a hostile workplace. The ruling by a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel upheld a lower court that had dismissed Shooter’s suit, […]

Another protest lawsuit against Phoenix, Maricopa County on the horizon

BY: - July 26, 2021

A protester who Phoenix police arrested for false felony claims in 2020 and who prosecutors claimed was a member of a non-existent gang is moving to sue the City of Phoenix, members of the Phoenix Police Department, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and some of its prosecutors, according to […]