Special thanks
to our supporters

  • Esther White
  • Robert Shank Jr.
  • Patricia Frannea
  • Joel Smith
  • Ted Schmidt
  • Stephen Golden & Susan Tarrence
  • David & Joy Schaller
  • Humberto Lopez — HSLopez Family Foundation
  • Regional Transportation Authority/Pima Association of Governments
  • Ernie Pyle
  • NewsMatch
  • & many more!

We rely on readers like you. Join them & contribute to the Sentinel today!

Hosting provider

Proud member of

Local Independent Online News Publishers Authentically Local Local First Arizona Institute for Nonprofit News
 1 2 3 4 >  Last »
Cochise County is being sued to force them to canvass the election, and former top prosecutors say the pair of supervisors who have so far refused to certify the Nov. 8 election should face felony charges for failing to follow state law.

The two Republican Cochise County supervisors who have so far refused to certify the Nov. 8 election because of ostensible concerns about the trustworthiness of electronic ballot tabulators weren’t concerned when that same equipment confirmed their electoral victories in 2020. Read more»

The machines used in every Arizona county, including Cochise, have been properly certified by the state and federal governments.

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs on Monday filed a lawsuit to force Cochise County officials to approve the results of this month’s election after Republicans on the board of supervisors failed to meet a deadline to canvass the election. Read more»

The largest outside spender in Blake Masters’ corner was Saving Arizona PAC, a committee created to back Masters and funded mostly by billionaire tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel.

Mark Kelly’s re-election to the U.S. Senate was the third-most expensive campaign in 2022, with almost $236 million spent in the contest - the bulk of that money coming from outside groups, who spent a combined $128 million - including some $40 million aimed at defeating Kelly. Read more»

While Republicans have predicted that every day since the polls closed would reveal a wave of GOP-heavy ballots that would eliminate Hobbs’ lead, that has yet to happen.

Kari Lake cut into Katie Hobbs’ lead for Arizona governor on Sunday, but not by as much as her campaign hoped — or enough to put her in a good position to overtake Hobbs as the final ballots are tallied in the upcoming days. Read more»

The initial results include only early ballots received before Monday, and do not reflect votes cast in-person on Election Day.

With virtually all early ballots counted, Democrats have bigger than expected leads in many hotly contested statewide races, but because many Republicans waited to vote in-person on Tuesday, early results will change dramatically in the hours and days ahead. Read more»

Most Arizona candidates for the midterm election have received the majority of their campaign cash from Arizona donors.

Mark Finchem, the Republican nominee for Arizona secretary of state, is the only candidate for statewide office in the midterm election who has received the majority of his campaign cash from outside the Grand Canyon State. Read more»

Kari Lake at a campaign event in Scottsdale on Oct. 19, 2022.

Kari Lake’s campaign manager Colton Duncan likened all Native Americans to bloodthirsty savages who engage in human sacrifice in a racist tweet mocking the concept of Indigenous People’s Day. Read more»

Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward at a February 2020 rally for Donald Trump in Phoenix.

Kelli Ward, chair of the Arizona Republican Party, refused to answer questions from the congressional committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 insurrection aimed at overturning the 2020 election and instead asserted her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Read more»

Beth Lewis, director of Save Our Schools speaks during a news conference on the Arizona Capitol grounds on Sept. 23.

The effort to block school vouchers and let Arizona voters decide the program’s fate in 2024 is likely short of the number of signatures required to refer the new law to the ballot - a stark reversal to Friday's declaration by Save Our Schools Arizona, the group behind the petition drive. Read more»

Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward in July 2021.

The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has the right to see phone records for Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward and her husband, Michael, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Read more»

An unidentified Tempe police officer discharges pepper spray at protesters who were following his orders to back up. The incident took place at a “Chalk Walk” protest outside Tempe Marketplace on June 27, 2020.

All three of the defendants in a lawsuit filed last month by a coalition of news organizations and civil libertarians say they won't defend a law set to go into effect later this month that would make it a crime to take video of police officers in some situations. Read more»

If the Arizona Senate provides more detailed explanations for why it says some records related to the partisan election review it conducted in 2021 are privileged and can’t be made public, those records should remain secret, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled. Read more»

Mark Finchem, the GOP nominee for secretary of state, is one of three Republicans ordered to pay legal fees for a Democratic lawmaker they sued for defamation after a judge said the lawsuit was "groundless" and intended to harass a political opponent.

Republican secretary of state nominee Mark Finchem, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar and former GOP state legislator Anthony Kern must pay $75,000 in attorney's fees to a former Democratic state lawmaker they sued after a judge said the lawsuit was "primarily for purposes of harassment." Read more»

Protesters in Phoenix clash with Phoenix police officers in riot gear on June 23, 2020. Under a 2022 law criminalizing taking video of police within eight feet of them, the person filming this video could have faced up to 30 days in jail.

A coalition of news organizations and civil libertarians filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block a new Arizona law that would make it a crime to take video of police officers in some situations, arguing that it violates the First Amendment. Read more»

Lake’s endorsement of Jackson came only a few weeks after she publicly denounced a high-profile antisemite who was backing her campaign.

Kari Lake has rescinded her endorsement of an antisemitic Republican legislative candidate in Oklahoma after her support of a man who said “the Jews” are evidence that “evil exists” became a political firestorm. Read more»

 1 2 3 4 >  Last »