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Lake, Richer, Maricopa County, lawsuit, election
Sep 21, 2023

Judge makes clear Lake’s case is about whether records should be made public to anyone

The bench trial in failed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s case to secure ballot affidavit envelopes from Maricopa County got underway today.

Cochise County, La Paz County, elections director, Trump, false claims, voter fraud
Sep 20, 2023

Cochise County elections leader who promoted voter fraud conspiracies resigns

The elections director of a rural Arizona county who pushed false claims that voter fraud was behind President Donald Trump's 2020 election loss is resigning five months after being hired.

Senate, Arizona State University, free speech
Sep 15, 2023

ASU probe finds controversial speaking engagement revealed ‘no evidence’ of censorship

Arizona State University’s internal investigation into a controversial speaking engagement revealed “no evidence” of censorship by ASU faculty or administrators and found allegations by former director of the since shuttered host, the T.W. Lewis Center, were not “supported by the facts.”  

Finchem, Lake, Senate, House, Secretary of State, 2024 primary
Sep 12, 2023

Lake and Finchem want panel to reconsider dismissal of lawsuit

Failed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem want a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel to reconsider the dismissal of their lawsuit seeking to ban electronic voting systems.  

Hobbs, county attorneys, abortion, Planned Parenthood,
Sep 11, 2023

Panel considering whether to revive challenge to law barring abortions based solely on genetic abnormalities

A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel is mulling whether to revive a challenge to the 2021 law barring abortions based solely on genetic abnormalities. A district court judge previously declined to renew an injunction on the law as he found the abortion providers and organizations that brought the suit no longer had standing to bring a pre-enforcement challenge post-Dobbs.

Covid, Hobbs, Horne, relief funds, children
Sep 8, 2023

Hobbs and Horne at odds over Covid funds

A blame game between two top state officials threatens to lose the state more than $22 million in federal Covid relief dollars for education.

Horne, lawsuit, English language immersion, SEI, Mayes, Hobbs
Sep 7, 2023

Horne files suit to get court to rule schools not using ‘structured English immersion’ violating law

Hoping to force the issue, state schools chief Tom Horne filed suit late Wednesday to get a court to rule that any school that doesn't use "structured English immersion'' to teach students who are not proficient is violating the law.

Indigenous women, abortion, Roe v. Wade, Mescalero Apache, Laguna, Xicana, Indigenous Women Rising
Sep 5, 2023

Indigenous people unite to navigate abortion access after Roe

Since the reversal of Roe v. Wade a year ago, demand for Indigenous Women Rising, a national fund that covers the costs of abortions – and the traditional ceremonies that follow – for Indigenous people has skyrocketed.

gender reassignment surgery, Toma, Petersen, lawsuit, Toomey
Sep 4, 2023

Petersen and Toma trying to torpedo deal that would lead to state’s obligation to pay for gender-affirming surgery

Top Republican lawmakers are trying to torpedo a deal that would result in a court order that would forever obligate the state to pay for gender-affirming surgery for its employees and dependents.

COVID, funds, schools, Horne, Coconino County, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley
Sep 1, 2023

Student and teacher mental health programming supported by Covid funds could be in limbo

Student and educator mental health programming supported by Covid grant relief funds may be in limbo after the Arizona Department of Education requested reports on the efficacy in remedying learning loss.  

ESA, microschool
Aug 31, 2023

Alternative micro-school fails to meet zoning laws

Tia Howard wanted to start her own micro-school. So, she contracted with a curriculum provider, found a piece of rural residential land, signed a contract and made a $5,000 deposit. But Howard soon found Pinal County’s zoning code does not account for micro-schools. And per an interpretation from the county, a micro-school would be barred from rural residential land as it does not fall under the[...]

dementia, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Dementia-Friendly Airports Working group
Aug 31, 2023

Some US airports strive to make flying more inclusive for those with dementia

Over 14 million people are expected to check into airports nationwide for Labor Day weekend and, inevitably, some will be travelers with dementia or another cognitive impairment. Nearly a dozen airports — from Phoenix to Kansas City, Mo. — in the last few years have modified their facilities and operations to be more dementia-friendly, advocates say.