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Pima County Attorney finds 'confusion' drove voters to cast multiple ballots, declines to bring charges

After reviewing 115 incidents of local voters casting multiple ballots in the 2020 election, the Pima County Attorney's Office said Friday that the incidents were the result of "confusion" and did not warrant criminal charges. ... Read more»2

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Wendy Rogers raises record-breaking $2.5 million for Arizona Leg re-election

Flagstaff Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers, who made herself a national figure by falsely claiming the 2020 election was rigged against Donald Trump, announced Thursday that she raised nearly $2.5 million last year, the majority under $100 and from out of state. ... Read more»

Police: Sinema intentionally went into bathroom to dodge activists filming her at ASU

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema intentionally went into the bathroom at ASU on Oct. 3 to avoid meeting with a group of activists because she believed that recording someone inside a bathroom is a crime - now, one of the protestors could face deportation.... Read more»

Ducey says education, water, border security will be top priorities for legislative session

Education, water and border security will be among the top agenda items Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey plans to highlight in his State of the State address on Monday, which will kick off his eighth and final legislative session. ... Read more»

Election experts: Still more to be done on state, federal elections before 2022 midterms

A panel of experts on election security, including former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, said the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, was more profound than the 9/11 terrorist attacks and spoke about what needs to be done to continue safeguarding elections in 2022.... Read more»

Maricopa County rebuts Arizona 'audit' findings, GOP's bogus election claims

Nearly every claim that Senate President Karen Fann’s so-called audit team made about the 2020 general election was either inaccurate, misleading or patently false, according to a long-awaited rebuttal by Maricopa County.... Read more»

FactCheck: The whoppers of 2021

Fact checkers spent much of 2021 addressing vaccine misinformation, baseless election claims - and of course, numerous claims made by, and about, the new Biden administration - so here are the top stories at the forefront of the discussion.... Read more»

1st case of Omicron COVID variant confirmed in Pima County

The first case of Omicron in Pima County was confirmed Thursday. The "variant of concern" comes at a time when COViD-19 cases have been mounting in Arizona, with hospitals warning they're nearing "crisis standards of care."... Read more»

How an election denier’s fan club got its start in the states

Phil Waldron, the suddenly famous election denier behind the circulation of a PowerPoint filled with plans to overturn the 2020 election and one of the proponents of the "audit" in Maricopa County, has a long history of election subversion attempts in multiple states.... Read more»

Maricopa GOP resolution targets Republican lawmakers over school voucher vote

Members of the Maricopa County Republican Party are moving to censure three GOP lawmakers for their vote against a massive expansion of Arizona’s voucher-style program for K-12 education.... Read more»

Arizona's Stephen Richer creates PAC to back 'pro-democracy' Republicans

Republican candidates who reject the false and baseless claims that the last election was rigged may have some extra financial support in the next one - courtesy of a new political action committee - created by Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer.... Read more»

Poll: Majority of Republicans falsely believe Arizona ‘audit’ found fraud

A majority of Republican respondents in a recent poll wrongly believe that the so-called “audit” of the 2020 election in Maricopa county definitely or probably found evidence of fraud.... Read more»

Democratic State Rep. Fernandez resigns to take USDA post

Democratic State Representative Charlene Fernandez is resigning to take a position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, ending seven years as a representative for Yuma and parts of Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties. ... Read more»

Over 95% of employees comply with vaccine mandates, Arizona hospitals say

Two days after Monday’s deadline for health care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the state’s largest hospital systems saw more than 95% of workers meet the requirement, according to numbers reported Wednesday.... Read more»

Arizona Datos report predicts a boom in Hispanic homebuying over next two decades

This year’s annual report “Datos: The State of Arizona’s Hispanic Market,” focused on Latinos and housing, predicting that 70% of new homeowners nationwide will be Latino through 2040. Nationally, Hispanic buying power was $1.9 trillion in 2020, up 87% from 2010.... Read more»

Karen Fann will retire from Arizona Legislature after 2022

On the heels of the so-called “audit” of the 2020 election in Maricopa County that elevated her to a level of prominence rarely seen among state legislators, Arizona Senate President Karen Fann will retire after next year rather than seek another term in the legislature.... Read more»

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