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Electric vehicles seem to be having their moment these days, even if it's too soon to celebrate that last tank of gasoline. From what we can see here in Arizona, advances in EV manufacturing and battery chemistry have together brought an electric vehicle future closer than most have ever considered possible. Read more»

Boards set up outside the storefront of Drumbeat, a Native American goods store located in Phoenix, display missing people posters of Indigenous people from tribal nations across Arizona. Reva Stewart displays the missing person posters to help raise awareness.

Over the past year, unmarked vans cruising the streets of tribal nations to pick up Indigenous people - individuals claiming to be legitimate healthcare providers but who were instead allegedly billing Arizona’s Medicaid system for rehabilitation services that were never provided. Read more»

An endangered jaguar captured by a remote camera in southeastern Arizona, where critics say a proposed copper mine would threaten the species. But a federal appeals court Wednesday rejected the claim that disturbing land in Arizona – less than 1% of the jaguar’s range – would hurt the species’ chances for recovery.

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that regulators were wrong to conclude that parts of Pima County targeted for a copper mine are critical to the preservation of endangered jaguars, the latest turn in a 16-year push to develop the open-pit mine in the Santa Rita Mountains. Read more»

Before the trial that began Wednesday, Thompson put Lake on notice that, to win her case, she would have to prove that Maricopa County conducted no signature verification efforts.

Kari Lake called multiple witnesses in her second election challenge trial on Wednesday whose testimony seemed to directly undermine her claim that Maricopa County did not perform signature verification for early ballots in the November 2022 election. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar in December 2021.

A staffer for Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar was revealed to have close connections to a white nationalist youth movement, the latest example of Gosar’s ties to and support of racists. Read more»

A group protests rising rents in Pima County on Oct. 1, 2021.

Pima County's homeless population increased 60 percent over the last five years, leaving just over 2,200 people living outside, in shelters or transitional housing, according to point-in-time count conducted in January. Read more»

Since the lawsuit was filed, Kris Mayes and Adrian Fontes have taken over as attorney general and secretary of state, respectively.

A Ninth Circuit panel took up the question of whether Arizona can enforce a law that advocacy groups say will disenfranchise Arizona voters and disproportionally affects people who move often, like young people and minority voters, as well as older folks who come to Arizona to retire. Read more»

Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoes a Republican-backed 'skinny budget' proposal on Feb. 16, 2023.

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs on Tuesday used her veto stamp to reject Republican attempts to allow guns on college campuses and to permit shelters to discriminate against trans women. Read more»

Attorneys for Hamadeh excoriated Gov. Katie Hobbs and Maricopa County election officials for what they perceived as concealing information, but state law directs the secretary of state to deliver the results of the recount to a judge, and only the judge may announce those results.

Abraham Hamadeh’s third appeal to nullify the results of the race for Arizona attorney general he lost last year hinges on permission to inspect more ballots, which attorneys for his Democratic opponent say proves that his claims continue to be evidence-free. Read more»

A hazy day in Tucson on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

Air pollution in the Tucson metro area hit harmful levels on Wednesday, with high concentrations of ground-level ozone, prompting an advisory from Pima County that residents should avoid intense physical outdoor activity. Read more»

Lake's trial is scheduled to run from Wednesday to Friday, but she has said 'we are going to take this to the U.S. Supreme Court,' while Hamadeh’s attorneys claimed that declining to provide a new trial would erode voter confidence.

Kari Lake and Abe Hamadeh, GOP candidates for Arizona’s top offices who claim the November election was stolen from them, have spent months presenting shape-shifting arguments in court — and six months after races were called, they aren’t done. Read more»

Voters say said to Prop. 412, a franchise agreement between Tucson Electric Power and the city of Tucson.

Prop. 412 — an election that would have allowed Tucson Electric the continued right to access public rights of way for repairs — died a sputtering, sparkly death Tuesday. All sides have until 2026 to come up with a new deal. Read more»

Arizona Senate President Warren Petersen attempted to dismiss rumors the legislature intends to stay in session until late into the year, but said (we) 'need to see where we are with nominations and other business on June 12.'

The Arizona Legislature is taking another extended break, this time for four weeks, ostensibly to allow lawmakers time to shore up their work on various projects, the fourth extended break of at least a week since the legislative session began in January. Read more»

While the bills earned the approval of the Republican-majority legislature, Hobbs has vowed to reject any anti-LGBTQ measures that make it to the Ninth Floor and is certain to veto them.

Arizona Republicans sent a spate of anti-LGBTQ proposals to Gov. Katie Hobbs on Monday, forging ahead with the discriminatory legislation despite warnings that doing so endangers the lives of trans youth. Read more»

An aerial view of the Douglas Port of Entry from 2011. Former Arizona Gov Doug Ducey allocated $8.9 million in 2022 to help build a new port of entry in Douglas, adding funds from the American Rescue Plan to develop wastewater and groundwater infrastructure.

Amid a chaotic flow of migrants to the southern border, the United States and Mexico are pushing forward with an aggressive investment into the international ports of entry along the nearly 2,000 miles of their shared boundary, including modernization funding for three ports in Arizona. Read more»

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