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Justice reform committee nixed after Stringer loses chairmanship

BY: - December 4, 2018

Incoming Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers dissolved the new House Recidivism and Sentencing Reform Committee after removing Rep. David Stringer as its chairman due to racist comments that recently came to light.

The news outlet Stringer co-owns doesn’t see what the big deal is

BY: - December 4, 2018

This is a big deal! An elected official is a part-owner of a local media company, and that local media company regularly covers that elected official. This is the first time eNews has seen fit to make that disclosure.

NYT: Southwest Key execs “possibly engaged in self-dealing”

BY: - December 3, 2018

The New York Times this weekend profiled Southwest Key founder Juan Sanchez and the organization he’s built. Southwest Key, a nonprofit, is the nation’s largest operator of shelters for immigrant children and has received $1.7 billion in federal contracts over the past decade.

Stringer’s seatmates aren’t calling for his resignation over racist remarks

BY: - December 3, 2018

Several prominent Republicans have called for Rep. David Stringer to resign from the Legislature over racist comments he made recently, though his two seatmates in his Yavapai County-based legislative district aren’t among them.

Rep. Stringer loses chairmanship after saying blacks, others ‘don’t blend in’ to America

BY: - November 30, 2018

Incoming House Speaker Rusty Bowers has removed Rep. David Stringer as chair of the new Sentencing and Recidivism Reform Committee after a series of racist remarks he made to college students were reported by a media outlet. Bowers on Friday said he asked Stringer, R-Prescott, to step down as chair of the committee, and Stringer […]

Pro-McSally ‘pop-up PAC’ spent $56K, including on an airplane banner, right before the election

BY: - November 30, 2018

We now know who paid for the aerial advertising in the days before the November election urging voters to support Martha McSally: a so-called “pop-up PAC” tied to a former Arizona Republican Party chairman.

Phoenix area churches have received nearly 5,000 migrant families since October

BY: - November 30, 2018

A church gymnasium in Mesa was the space where more than 100 asylum-seeking men, women and children from Guatemala and Honduras arrived Wednesday evening after spending several days in federal custody.

Lawsuit claims Kyl appointment violates Seventeenth Amendment

BY: - November 29, 2018

A group of Arizonans is challenging Gov. Doug Ducey’s authority to appoint U.S. Sen. John McCain’s replacement in the Senate until 2020 under a novel legal theory that it violates the Seventeenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, flying in the face of the way the majority of states fill vacancies. The Arizonans, represented by a […]

Hobbs rebukes Howard Dean over unfounded election ‘cheating’ allegation

BY: - November 29, 2018

Incoming Secretary of State Katie Hobbs took former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean to task on Twitter after he made a baseless suggestion that GOP “cheating” kept Maricopa County a Republican stronghold until a Democrat became county recorder in 2016.

Luxury condos to replace Tempe Mobile Home Park

BY: - November 29, 2018

The owners of a former mobile home park in Tempe had been mum about what their plans for the property were, but Tuesday night the first hurdle towards building on the former trailer park property was successfully passed.

Arizona Democrats hopeful 2018 laid foundation for future success

BY: - November 28, 2018

Was the 2018 election the beginning of the long-term shift that Democrats have been waiting for? Or will Arizona revert to its Republican mean once the “blue wave” of energized Democratic voters recedes after Trump leaves office?

Social media responds to the death of former Congressman Ed Pastor

BY: - November 28, 2018

Ed Pastor, Arizona’s first Latino congressman, died of a heart attack last night at the age of 75. Pastor, a Democrat who represented central Phoenix and the southwest Valley for 23 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, was known for working diligently behind the scenes to secure funding for Arizona projects, oftentimes at the […]