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State Sen. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, speaks in a 2017 Senate committee hearing. Borrelli did not attend a hearing Friday on his suit challenging the results of the governor's race in Maricopa County.

An election lawsuit brought by Lake Havasu Republican Sonny Borrelli that challenged the election of Katie Hobbs as Arizona governor was dismissed late Friday afternoon. Read more»

Kris Mayes, Democratic candidate for attorney general, speaks during the watch party for Arizona Democrats at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel on Nov. 8, 2022.

A lawsuit from Abraham Hamadeh seeking to overturn the election he lost should be thrown out of court for its complete lack of evidence, attorneys for his opponent say. Read more»

Mark Finchem on Aug. 2, 2022, at an election night party for Kari Lake.

A lawsuit filed by Mark Finchem last week seeking to overturn his election loss in the secretary of state race will move forward without failed Republican congressional candidate Jeff Zink after an amended complaint was filed this week. 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»

Supervisors in both Cochise and Mohave counties said their elections were well run, but delaying the certification is a way to prove to their constituency they did everything they could to stop statewide certification.

Amid a GOP campaign to pressure county supervisors across Arizona not to certify their elections, two counties have postponed their vote until the eleventh hour, raising questions about what happens if they fail to meet their deadline to finalize results. Read more»

An election worker gathers ballots at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center on Nov. 10, 2022.

With Maricopa County saying that it had finished its vote count, it appeared that Arizona’s midterm had reached a milestone with no votes left to count, but the ordeal is far from over as the focus will be on recounts – and any lingering allegations of voter fraud or election discounts. Read more»

Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels was a speaker at a 2019 CSPOA event and openly supports the nullification of certain laws or mandates.

AZCIR used criteria established by the Southern Poverty Law Center to identify Arizona “constitutional sheriffs” - a movement built around a radical ideology that the sheriff’s power within his or her county is superseded by no state or federal government entity. Read more»

'We’re used to being an afterthought,' said April Ignacio, founder of Indivisible Tohono, a grassroots group that focuses on federal and Arizona legislation that impacts the Tohono O’odham Nation..

Voters have a right to access voting information in a traditional language, but only seven Arizona counties are required to offer materials in an Indigenous language - and only five Indigenous languages are covered out of the 22 tribal nations in the state. Read more»

Six Arizona counties ended up as part of a report that showcased the top 300 counties nationwide with high poverty and COVID-19 death rates, with Apache County landing at No. 17. Read more»

People waiting in line for vaccines at Tucson Medical Center in January.

Among rural counties, Santa Cruz County has one of the highest vaccination rates in the U.S. after the county managed to fully vaccinate more than 87.7 percent of its total population. Among those eligible for vaccination, including children 12 and older, the county has a vaccination rate at nearly 100 percent, according to the CDC. Read more»

The Canyon Mine was approved in 1986 but has not produced any uranium, in part because of low prices due to subsidized foreign producers. It was grandfathered in when the federal government imposed a 20-year uranium mining ban on 1 million acres surrounding the Grand Canyon, so could start producing – the President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to block any uranium near the Grand Canyon.

In August, Biden called the Grand Canyon an “irreplaceable jewel” and blasted the Trump administration’s uranium mining plan, saying he would focus instead on developing clean energy. Read more»

Gov. Doug Ducey speaks at a news conference regarding the latest updates on the coronavirus May 4, 2020.

At a press briefing on Monday, Ducey announced a second round of eased restrictions for his March 30 stay-at-home order, which shuttered Arizona businesses deemed non-essential, restricted when people could leave their homes and barred large gatherings. Read more»

Colorado City, Arizona, is in a remote part of the Arizona Strip north of the Grand Canyon near the border with Utah, where a sister community, Hildale, is located.

A federal appeals court Monday upheld a lower court’s finding that Colorado City, Arizona, had been run as an extension of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, violating non-members’ rights in the process. Read more»

Health officials warn that vaccination rates are deteriorating across Arizona, risking public health as parents continue to opt out of immunizations. Read more»

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