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Az's Wendy Rogers said white nationalists are 'patriots' & called for hanging political enemies

Arizona Sen. Wendy Rogers fawned over the leader of a white nationalist movement on Friday and told his followers that she fantasizes about hanging her perceived enemies from gallows in her speech to the white nationalist America First Political Action Conference in Florida.... Read more»

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The 'groyper army' is looking to make white nationalism mainstream. It has key allies in Arizona politics.

The self-styled “groyper army” - a collection of white nationalists whose goals include normalizing their extreme and racist views by aligning them with so-called “traditional” values - is now moving into the mainstream, and their annual conference will have a major Arizona presence.... Read more»

Wendy Rogers, Kari Lake and Joe Arpaio listed as speakers at white nationalist conference

Arizona Republicans Sen. Wendy Rogers, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake are scheduled to speak at a white nationalist conference in Florida designed to be a rival to the Conservative Political Action Conference. ... Read more»

When your criminal case Is dopped, but your mugshot lives forever

As the country debates the path forward for criminal justice reform, the practice of running digital mugshot galleries of arrestees, and the long-lasting harm caused by law enforcement agencies’ practice of publishing booking mugshots online, has largely flown under the radar.... Read more»

Guest opinion

'Driving While Brown' and Arizona’s 'Latino resistance'

The trouble with recounting the drama surrounding Arizona’s decades-long cultural and political clashes over immigration is there have been so many villains and heroes it’s hard to know where to start - so find two people whose personal experiences virtually tell the story for you.... Read more»

Federal contempt charge likely for Maricopa Sheriff Penzone

Maricopa Sheriff Paul Penzone - a Democrat who succeeded Trump-pardoned Republican Joe Arpaio - is not complying with a court order to overhaul how the department investigates officer misconduct, a federal judge said Thursday, signaling he will find Penzone in contempt.... Read more»

Report: Arizona a 'shining example' for Democrats wooing Latino voters

Democrats looking to win the Latino vote should take their cues from Arizona, which was held up as a “shining example” of how it’s done by the author of an election post-mortem on the Latino vote. Nuestro PAC said months of advance grassroots work by organizations like LUCHA and Mi Familia Vota paved the way for an increase in Latino voting in Arizona, a historically red state where Democrat Joe Biden eked out a presidential victory by less than 11,000 votes.... Read more»

Democrats pass independents, can’t overtake GOP in voter registration drive

Arizona Democrats registered more new voters in the last election cycle than any other party, moving ahead of independents in registration for the first time in 10 years – but still failed to overtake Republicans in total number of registered voters.... Read more»

What the Devil Won't Tell You

Baja Arizona fades as electors meet and GOP catches crazy fever

Monday, Arizona electors met and cast their 11 votes for Democrat Joe Biden, because Phoenix is suddenly voting a lot more like Tucson. What are we supposed to protest now? Prescott?... Read more»

'Long time coming': Latino voters help flip Arizona, tighten key races

Latino voters fueled by the Trump administration’s failures to curb COVID-19 and the lingering impact of the anti-immigration law known as SB 1070 helped turn Arizona blue after decades of entrenched Republican rule, according to organizers who have spent years working toward this moment.... Read more»

Penzone handily re-elected as Maricopa County sheriff

Maricopa County voters overwhelmingly elected Sheriff Paul Penzone to a second term, rejecting a bid by one of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's executive officers.... Read more»

The ‘historical silence’ of the Black workers who made Phoenix prosperous

Phoenix is far from being the only place in the country where Black history is being erased. And across the country, there’s a growing movement — spearheaded, in large part, by African Americans — to save and honor what is left.... Read more»

Advocates aim to energize Latino voters, as their clout at polls grows

Hispanics are expected to be the largest bloc of minority voters by the 2020 elections, but advocates say those numbers will be of little use if potential voters aren’t motivated to turn out at the polls.... Read more»

Arpaio fights to vacate contempt conviction after Trump pardon

Arizona’s Joe Arpaio, the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America, returned to court via attorneys Wednesday, complaining to the 9th Circuit that a criminal contempt conviction dismissed two years ago is still hanging over his head. ... Read more»

Supreme Court will not hear Maricopa County appeal of Arpaio ruling

The Supreme Court on Monday let stand lower court rulings that said Maricopa County is responsible for controversial policing practices of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department under former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.... Read more»

The tough gets tougher: McSally again faces primary race in Senate bid

Arizona’s Senate race, already expected to be one of the toughest in the nation, got tougher this week when a Phoenix businessman announced a Republican primary challenge to incumbent Sen. Martha McSally.... Read more»

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