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At least six of Arizona’s 15 counties have seen election directors leave recently, and the high turnover has been attributed directly to the attacks and harassment the directors have faced because of election misinformation.

Cochise County is close to hiring an elections director who has repeatedly shared false claims about widespread election fraud on Facebook, including claims that the 2020 presidential election was rigged against former President Donald Trump. Read more»

The Arizona Daily Star's former newsroom and printing complex, which once also housed the Tucson Citizen, was put up for sale in August 2019.

From the top editor on down, the Arizona Daily Star staff was cut by nearly one-quarter on Monday, as the newspaper's corporate chain owners told local journalists they were being laid off. Read more»

Those of us in the news business have known for years that Tucker Carlson lies on his show. Read more»

Without even a chance to say "goodbye" to viewers, longtime conservative commentator Tucker Carlson was fired by Fox News in the wake of the $787 million settlement of a defamation lawsuit against the cable giant. Read more»

Fox News and Dominion Voting Systems ironed out details of a blockbuster settlement while a packed courtroom waited for the first day of the defamation trial to begin. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-AZ.

Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar promoted an antisemitic website that denies the Holocaust, praises Adolf Hitler as “a man of valor” and features a large number of admittedly false articles. Read more»

The University of Arizona is working to block TikTok from university-owned personal computing devices, according to a UA spokesperson.

Gov. Katie Hobbs issued an executive order Wednesday banning the use of the social media app TikTok on all state owned devices, as universities - including Arizona’s three major universities - and even some countries make similar moves. Read more»

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green appeared on "60 Minutes" this week, and she's hulking mad about a lot of things. Read more»

In recent months, some Republican chief election officials had been pressing ERIC to drop the requirement that states reach out to eligible but unregistered voters.

While state officials and much media coverage have focused on concerns about partisanship among ERIC officials, and false conspiracy theories, other state officials also cited ERIC’s voter outreach mandate as an important factor in their decisions to withdraw from the program. Read more»

The reorganization comes within days of the resignation of Katie Hobbs' press secretary after uproar over a gif she tweeted.

Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs switched up her leadership team on Friday, just days after her press secretary resigned amid Republican outrage over a tweet. Read more»

Days after voting to cease publication and lay off its journalists, the nonprofit publisher of the Texas Observer said on Wednesday that it would change course and keep the publication going, following an emergency appeal that crowdsourced more than $300,000 to save the 68-year-old liberal publication. Read more»

On Wednesday morning, the Hobbs administration announced Berry had resigned on Tuesday night, a day after she posted the offending tweet.

A spokeswoman for Gov. Katie Hobbs has resigned after Republican backlash erupted when she tweeted an image implying violence against transphobes. Read more»

Appealing to confirmation bias and manufacturing outrage with deceptive posturing for profit, popularity or power while turning away from facts is a cynical and hypocritical strategy. Read more»

The government said the criminalization of encouraging illegal immigration dates back over a century.

A law under review by the Supreme Court makes it a crime to encourage unlawful immigration into the U.S., but there are questions about how government prosecutors would distinguish between scams targeting vulnerable migrants and commonplace discussions. Read more»

One of the most prominent groups is the Neo-Nazi organization Folkish Resistance Movement, who distributed antisemitic propaganda in multiple cities including Tucson, Mesa, and Gilbert and participated in an anti-vaccine banner drop on a Tucson overpass.

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. Read more»

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