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Virtual debate series for Arizona Legislature candidates starts next week

Candidates for the Arizona Legislature will make their cases during a series of primary debates hosted by the Clean Elections Commission. The online events, organized by district, will run from June through early July.... Read more»

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Wendy Rogers went full Alex Jones with conspiracist trope about Buffalo massacre

Wendy Rogers went full Alex Jones with conspiracist fantasies about the massacre of Black shoppers in Buffalo. Never go full Alex Jones.... Read more»

Az Sen. Wendy Rogers facing Senate ethics probe after blaming Buffalo mass shooting on 'feds'

The Arizona Senate is launching an ethics investigation into Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers for her comments blaming the mass shooting in Buffalo on federal law enforcement instead of the white supremacist who is accused of carrying out the attack. ... Read more»

Jovan Pulitzer’s fraud claims are 'utter rubbish,' fellow 'audit' researcher told Arizona Senate

A researcher the Arizona Senate hired to double-check an analysis of ballots by election conspiracy theorist Jovan Pulitzer said his claims that there were upwards of 12,000 counterfeit ballots were “utter rubbish.”... Read more»

Election lies boost the bottom lines of prominent Arizona Republican candidates

A handful of Arizona Republican candidates who have built national profiles by embracing former President Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election found their campaigns getting a big financial boost from voters outside Arizona.... Read more»

Analysis

What is white nationalism?

At the very core of white nationalism and white supremacy lies ethnocentrism that advocates for a white nation through the exclusion of people of color. That objective is carried along on revolutionary, anti-government themes.... Read more»

Republican-backed measure to restrict filming of police officers passes Arizona Senate committee

Legislation which would make it illegal to film police officers within eight feet of them is closer to becoming Arizona law, despite concerns that it could hinder efforts to document misconduct.... Read more»

White nationalism began to take a foothold in mainstream in 2021, and Arizona helped

A newly released report by the Southern Poverty Law Center details extremism in 2021 — and how elected officials like U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar helped white nationalists and hate groups move their views into the mainstream. ... Read more»

Kelly Townsend drops Az congressional bid to challenge Wendy Rogers

In what might be the closely watched legislative race of 2022, Sen. Kelly Townsend is withdrawing from her short-lived congressional campaign to challenge recently censured Sen. Wendy Rogers in the Republican primary.... Read more»

400 kilometers in these shoes: Realities of war in Ukraine

More than 1 million Ukrainians are now refugees, having left their homes as Russia invaded. Hundreds of thousands more are displaced inside that country, such as Veronika, who told the Tucson Sentinel her family's story.... Read more»

Townsend drops Arizona House bid after rebuke of Rogers costs her Trump backing

Arizona Sen. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, dropped her bid for Congress Friday, after failing to get a “promised” endorsement from former President Donald Trump – and days after criticizing another Trump-backed candidate on the Senate floor. ... Read more»

Matt Salmon calls for Wendy Rogers to resign from the Arizona Senate

GOP gubernatorial candidate Matt Salmon called on Arizona Sen. Wendy Rogers to resign her seat following her historic censure - a shift in his position after Rogers reposted inflammatory comments about colleagues on social media and sent out an email to fundraise off the censure. ... Read more»

Arizona Senate kills plan to let party activists fill legislative vacancies

A proposal that would have taken the power to fill legislative vacancies from county boards of supervisors and give it exclusively to political party activists fell short in the Arizona Senate after two Republicans opposed it. ... Read more»

Wendy Rogers refuses to condemn white nationalist leader after challenge from GOP senator

A day after the Arizona Senate voted to censure Flagstaff Republican Wendy Rogers, and even as colleagues challenged her to condemn comments she made at a white nationalist conference and as inflammatory social media posts, Rogers continued her praise of "groyper" Nick Fuentes. ... Read more»

Arizona Senate votes to censure Wendy Rogers for threatening her colleagues

In the wake of her speech to a white nationalist conference and a string of offensive and inflammatory social media posts, the Arizona Senate voted to censure Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers.... Read more»

Az Senate GOP leader says Wendy Rogers could face censure for white nationalist speech

Discussions are underway at the Arizona Senate about possibly censuring Sen. Wendy Rogers over her recent inflammatory comments and her speech to a white nationalist conference over the weekend, according to the chamber’s second-ranking Republican. ... Read more»

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