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Election 2016

Rep. Don Shooter relaxes Feb. 1 before a historic vote of his colleagues to remove him from office. He was ousted by a vote of 56-3. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jul 20, 2018

Paid circulators, not supporters, gathered signatures for Shooter

When ousted lawmaker Don Shooter first acknowledged he might run for office again, the Yuma Republican described his potential campaign as wholly reliant on supporters in Yuma who insisted he make a comeback.

Feb 20, 2017

Latest Republican plan throws hurdles in initiatives’ path to the ballot

The latest plan, set for debate on Wednesday in the House Appropriations Committee, would require initiative backers to gather signatures in each of the state’s 30 legislative districts.

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Jan 28, 2017

GOP picks Yuma County’s Jonathan Lines as next state chairman

In a race that was at times overshadowed by a feud between the state party and one of its most active district organizations, Jonathan Lines of Yuma County emerged as the next chairman of the Arizona Republican Party.

Jan 20, 2017

As Trump takes oath, activists wrangle over fascism, fraud and liberals’ tears

Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States at noon today, but some Arizonans won’t yet accept that fact.

Jan 19, 2017

Reports show Arpaio spent $12.6 million in re-election bid

The final campaign finance reports from the Maricopa County sheriff's election show that Republican Joe Arpaio spent a total of $12.6 million in his unsuccessful bid for a seventh term in office.

Jan 18, 2017

Arizona voter registration up nearly 58,000 since November

Voter registration in Arizona has increased by nearly 58,000 since the November general election even though the next full election cycle is nearly two years away.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio pauses as he answers a question after announcing dozens of arrests in a prostitution sting during a news conference at Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Headquarters Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Phoenix. Maricopa County sheriff's deputies made dozens of arrests in the sting in which undercover officers posed as 16-year-old girls as men responded to an online ad. The investigation also resulted in numerous drug-related arrests. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Jan 3, 2017

3 best known Arizona sheriffs out in new year

Arizona's three most populous counties now have new sheriffs after the election defeats of top lawmen in Pima and Maricopa counties and the decision by the Pinal County sheriff to make a failed bid for a congressional seat.

Jan 3, 2017

Explosive spending could be new norm for Corp Comm elections

More than $7 million poured into this year’s Arizona Corporation Commission, largely from two continually sparring foes whose businesses rely heavily on the regulatory body.

Dec 30, 2016

Year in Review: 2016 Photos of the Year

This year, obviously, brought a contentious election nationally, with Republican Donald Trump winning Arizona and the presidency. But we also saw pension reform, student protests, an attempt at marijuana legalization and months of tumult at the Department of Economic Security. Here are the best images from 2016.

Dec 14, 2016

State will provide emergency funds to offset minimum wage hike

Arizona health officials announced an emergency infusion of funds to help offset the costs of the state’s new minimum wage.

Dec 13, 2016

Mesnard says there may be legal grounds to overturn minimum wage hike

The new speaker of the Arizona House said Monday there appear to be legal grounds for someone to sue to overturn the minimum wage hike just approved by voters.

Dec 5, 2016

Provisional ballots drop but higher percentage thrown out, canvass shows

Secretary of State Michele Reagan issued the election canvass today, putting an official end to the 2016 election.