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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich leaves the Supreme Court on Feb. 23, 2022.

A federal judge heard arguments Thursday over whether to toss a lawsuit by Arizona AG Brnovich that started over COVID-19 vaccinations mandates for federal employees and has expanded into a critique of the Biden administration’s immigration policies. Read more»

Snow was also troubled by an Arizona statute allowing the extension of the 180-day internal investigation period by an additional 300 days. If the investigation does not conclude in that period, it is dropped completely.

A federal judge said Tuesday he is likely to find the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in contempt for understaffing positions responsible for investigating possible internal misconduct amongst its officers. Read more»

According to the complaint, naturalized citizens who have not updated their residency status may be dissuaded from voting due to inexact standards flagging them as unlawfully attempting to participate.

An Asian American advocacy group sued Arizona to block new election laws - set to take effect just before the November midterm elections - they say may force people of color or naturalized voters to prove they’re citizens or face criminal prosecution. Read more»

Voting advocacy groups sued Arizona to block a new law that could criminalize volunteers or organizations who provide registration or voter assistance to individuals registered to vote outside the state. Read more»

A sign on the fence at the temporary homeless camp site near downtown Phoenix.

Phoenix residents and business owners are suing the city over what they claim is a public health crisis in their neighborhood - seeking a declaration that homeless encampments on city property in a downtown area near shelters are a public nuisance. Read more»

Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake in Tucson on July 12, 2022, during a campaign stop at The Maverick.

Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, who was backed by former President Donald Trump, was nine points behind her opponent, Karrin Taylor Robson, in the state's Republican primary as of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Read more»

Logan also found clear efforts by the Forest Service to go above and beyond its due diligence by gathering stakeholders to discuss the horses before their roundup.

A federal judge in Arizona has ruled that 18 horses seized by the U.S. Forest Service should not be re-introduced into the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests because they are considered unregulated livestock instead of protected wild horses. Read more»

Research found older individuals held more traditional unenthusiastic attitudes about gambling, but high-income earners and men 18-44 had more sympathetic opinions of event wagering.

Nearly a year after lawmakers in Arizona legalized sports gambling, questions remain on the impact it will have on the public due to a lack of state oversight - and reports show young men and Latino men may be disproportionately affected by out-of-state profiteering. Read more»

A wild horse grazes.

Attorneys for the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros argued in federal court Friday that 18 horses seized by the U.S. Forest Service should be moved to a national forest, not sold to free market buyers or, potentially, slaughterers. Read more»

Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake in Tucson on July 12, 2022 during a campaign stop at The Maverick.

Attorneys for the state of Arizona sparred Thursday with attorneys for gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem, who want electronic voting machines barred in the upcoming midterm election based on speculation. Read more»

According to the suit, the city also arrested two actors in a politically motivated attempt to chill their free speech.

The Tombstone Historama Corporation is suing the city of Tombstone to restore “walkdowns” - Wild West-style dramatic performances - a practice put to an end in 2021 after the city and the marshal’s office declared the activity akin to solicitation. Read more»

Mexican Gray Wolf

Conservation groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to demand compliance with new measures to recover the Mexican gray wolf population that once stretched across greater Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Read more»

Latino students were also more likely to attend high-poverty schools that participated in remote learning for longer.

70% of Latino parents believe their children experienced significant learning challenges during the pandemic, and nearly half said they do not have people or resources in their community to overcome those challenges. Read more»

More than 1,000 people packed sidewalks on June 24, 2022, at the intersection of Congress and Grande Ave. to protest the Supreme Court's decision to undermine Roe v. Wade.

Stating Arizona’s legal definition of a person conflicts with what a fetus is in every legal sense, U.S. District Court Judge Douglas L. Rayes ruled Monday that the state should not be able to prosecute abortion providers under the “personhood” law. Read more»

Karrin Taylor Robson in September 2021.

Arizona’s August primary election is playing out like so many others, pitting traditional Republicans against candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Read more»

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