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Arizona voter 'canvass' features big allegations, zero evidence, outright falsehoods

After months of hype that the 2020 election was rigged, a long-awaited report on a volunteer “canvassing” effort of Maricopa County voters landed with a dull thud when the activists behind it made a series of breathless allegations without any evidence to back them up.... Read more»1

Small farms struggle to get federal relief funds or help from USDA

Despite the federal government’s unprecedented efforts to aid businesses threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, small farms are being left further behind, according to one local small farm owner. ... Read more»

Man vs. mussel: Buckeye mayor testifies on threat from invasive species

Buckeye Mayor Jackie A. Meck said drinking water is scarce enough for cities in the West – they don’t need to be competing with invasive species for it, too. ... Read more»

Supreme Court voids $2.7M award to Tucson couple in Goodyear case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $2.7 million award that Goodyear and its attorneys had been ordered to pay for withholding documents from a family that sued the tire maker over a crash in Arizona.... Read more»

Many national, int'l pilots train at Arizona flight schools

Experts say it’s not surprising the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, which crashed into the French Alps earlier this week, trained in Arizona. Many organizations, including Lufthansa, the parent company of GermanWings, send their pilots here.... Read more»

Goodyear, Gilbert among nation's fastest growing cities

The two Arizona towns were among the 15 fastest-growing cities in the U.S. in the last year, according to new Census Bureau estimates. While Phoenix added the most people in the state, Gilbert and Goodyear grew at a faster pace, landing sixth and 12th in the nation. ... Read more»

Mayors tout sustainability at Arizona Solar Summit

Mayors of Mesa, Phoenix, Goodyear and Clarkdale shared their cities’ goals and challenges in fostering sustainability during the Arizona Solar Summit. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith said sustainability should be a routine so that no fanfare is required. ... Read more»

National Spelling Bee run ends in 6th round for Az teen

Sumaita Mulk was one of 21 students left standing in the sixth round of the National Spelling Bee on Thursday when she met her match – the word “quatour,” a French word for a quartet.... Read more»

Az teen on to National Spelling Bee semifinals

A Goodyear teen advanced to the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee with 50 other spellers Wednesday, outlasting 228 students in the first three rounds of competition near Washington, D.C.... Read more»

Border Patrol wrapup

Agents seize more than 1 ton of pot

In two incidents on Wednesday night, Ajo Station Border Patrol agents seized more than 1 ton of pot worth over $1.3 million.... Read more»