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Arizona school board meetings have been seeing an unprecedented number of disruptions by far-right, angry and yelling crowds furious that students were required to wear facemasks in schools, many organized by outside groups led by Steven Tyler Daniels, a self-identified conservative “patriot” activist who is trying to launch a new fringe-right political party. Read more»

Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels, speaking during a Senate hearing in 2015.

Despite recent protests across the nation and state over "stay at home" orders, law enforcement officials in Southern Arizona say they have found little need to enforce COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions. Read more»

A protester at the Operation Gridlock protest at the Arizona Capitol on April 19, 2020.

Conservatives angry about the catastrophic economic situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions on businesses and citizens drove around the state Capitol Sunday in protest, hoping to persuade Gov. Doug Ducey to lift his stay-at-home order and “re-open” Arizona. Read more»

A clip of video published by KVOA reporter Nick VinZant showing Alex Kack, a field organizer for the People's Defense Initiative, laughing at two members on AZ Patriots, an anti-immigration group, during a Tucson city council meeting Tuesday.

Video of a Tucsonan Alex Kack, now known as "#GreenShirtGuy," laughing uproariously as two members of an Arizona anti-immigrant group protested at the City Council on Tuesday has ricocheted around the Internet. Read more» 2