Special thanks
to our supporters

  • NewsMatch
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Rocco's Little Chicago
  • Newton B & Sunny Link Ashby
  • Lincoln Steffens
  • Beth Borozan
  • Mark Kimble
  • Catherine Gale
  • Magdalena Barajas
  • David Wohl
  • Michele Manos
  • & 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 »
The Arizona Senate chamber.

The day the Arizona Senate returned to work after a nearly two-week hiatus, the chamber announced it would adjourn until the middle of next week - a move the House may join - to focus on the budget, and give Maricopa County officials time to replace expelled legislator Liz Harris. Read more»

Harris has been an outspoken critic of elections in Maricopa County since 2020 and the supervisors have been blamed, at least in part, for their perceived lack of oversight in those elections, something the supervisors have continually defended themselves against.

Republicans in the Arizona House of Representatives lost their slim majority when Rep. Liz Harris was expelled from the chamber last week, and it doesn’t look like the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is in any hurry to appoint her replacement. Read more»

Residents of Rio Verde Foothills sign a petition urging the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to negotiate with the city of Scottsdale to solve the community's water crisis.

Residents of Rio Verde Foothills will likely sue Maricopa County over its inaction in solving the community’s ongoing water crisis after the county Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal which would have seen Scottsdale sell water to the county for distribution to the subdivision. Read more»

To develop a subdivision of six or more houses in Arizona, builders must ensure that there’s at least 100 years of water available to the houses. This opens a loophole to allow multiple groups of five homes or less that together form an unincorporated community called wildcat subdivisions.

The Arizona House and Maricopa County Board of Supervisors both voted against proposed solutions that would see Scottsdale provide water to unincorporated Rio Verde Foothills, but officials are pining for another they say is the obvious choice. Read more»

County officials have repeatedly publicly stated that the printers the county uses to print ballots on demand was not printing toner darkly enough, causing the problems tabulating, but have said they don’t know why that problem didn’t show up in prior elections or during testing.

Maricopa County is spending nearly $1,000 for each hour that a team of investigators works to find out what went wrong on Election Day in November, though it's unclear what the independent review will find that county officials don’t already know. Read more»

Rio Verde Foothills has gone more than 30 days without reliable source of water after the city of Scottsdale cut the community off its supply.

Politicians and other state officials say they’re working diligently toward both short- and long-term solutions for the Rio Verde Foothills, which entered its second month without a reliable water source on Wednesday. But the community can’t wait forever. Read more»

Kari Lake might get a chance next week to inspect a small number of ballots cast in Maricopa County in the 2022 midterm election, a judge ordered Friday. Read more»

Kari Lake speaks at a campaign event in Scottsdale on Oct. 19, 2022, as an attendee records her on a cell phone.

Kari Lake has failed to identify even one illegal ballot cast, point out a single person who was denied the right to vote or identify any specific instances of fraud, meaning the election challenge must be dismissed, the secretary of state and Maricopa County officials argued in filings. Read more»

The defendants in Kari Lake's lawsuit seeking to overturn her loss in the midterm election plan to ask for the case to be dismissed, they told a Maricopa County Superior Court judge Tuesday morning. Read more»

A long line of people wait to get inside the Maricopa County supervisors boardroom Monday, prior to the meeting at which the supervisors certified the county’s November election, despite protests.

Across Arizona, from Maricopa south to Cochise and north to Mohave counties, the counties’ supervisors — mostly Republicans — have faced pressure for weeks to reject the election results - but in all but one county, the supervisors followed state law and voted to certify their election. Read more»

An election worker gathers ballots at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center on Nov. 10, 2022. Maricopa and Mohave counties voted to certify election results Nov. 28, the state deadline, while Cochise County voted to postpone its certification.

Officials in Maricopa and Mohave counties on Monday certified their results for the Nov. 8 election, but Cochise County officials refused to certify its results by the legal deadline, voting to delay until Friday. Read more»

Voters wait in line at a Mesa polling location on Nov. 8, 2022.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors certified its 2022 election results Monday at the close of an acrimonious meeting full of yelling and interruptions from a crowd angry about the administration of the election and what they claimed was voter disenfranchisement.  Read more»

Matt Baker yells at the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for issues with the midterm election during a Nov. 16, 2022, meeting.

Yelling, interruptions and scathing criticisms were hurled at the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Wednesday, during the board’s first meeting following a midterm election whose administration has been called into question locally and across the country. Read more»

Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman holds a claim about the 2020 General Election made by Senate contractors Cyber Ninjas during a Jan 5, 2022, hearing.

A 64-year-old Iowa man has been arrested for threatening to lynch Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman and an employee of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for not investigating claims of fictitious voter fraud, continuing a trend of threats faced by election officials. Read more»

Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer questions election officials during a Jan. 5, 2022, hearing at the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Maricopa County Elections Department officials were responding to claims about the 2020 General Election made by Senate contractors Cyber Ninjas, Cyfir, and EchoMail.

In a scathing letter, Maricopa County officials laid into Attorney General Mark Brnovich for issuing a report last month that was "full of false innuendo and misrepresentations" about the 2020 election. Read more»

 1 2 3 4 >  Last »