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GOP divide spurs call to arms, doxing (access required)

In this file photo, Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers speaks on a video-chat with a handful of members who planned to vote remotely before the start of an unusual session devoid of members of the public on March 19, 2020.  On December 8, 2020, protesters gathered at his Mesa home  after people unhappy with his decisions related to the 2020 election posted his home address on social media. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)

Protesters rallied outside House Speaker Rusty Bowers’ home December 8 and a self-declared candidate for Arizona governor threatened to remove Gov. Doug Ducey through non-legal means this week as intraparty Republican conflict reached new heights of intimidation and innuendo. The ...

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Democratic money dwarfs Republican spending (access required)

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A handful of Democratic legislative candidates bolstered by out-of-state funders broke Arizona campaign finance records with just two weeks to go before the election. Democrats in swing districts pulled in six figures while their incumbent Republican opponents struggled to keep ...

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Bill bans sex ed in elementary, middle schools

Rolled newspaper with the headline Changes in legislation

A Republican senator wants to bar schools from teaching sex education before seventh grade. The bill from Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, also deletes “homosexuality” from acts constituting “sexual conduct” in a section of the statutes, a move that appears to ...

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