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Jul 28, 2023

ESA data breach prompts state Homeland Security investigation 

A recent data breach involving the contractor in charge of Arizona’s expanded Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program is now under investigation by the Arizona Department of Homeland Security.  

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Apr 18, 2023

Transgender girls go to court over Arizona school sports ban

The parents of two transgender girls in Arizona filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a year-old state law banning trans girls from participating in school sports.

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Jan 5, 2022

Brnovich returns to Supreme Court with execution push

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich renewed the state’s push to execute two death row prisoners Wednesday, returning to the Arizona Supreme Court for firm briefing schedules to expedite the death sentences.  The inmates, Frank Atwood and Clarence Dixon, are two of about 20 people on Arizona’s death row who the state says have exhausted their appeals.  If […]

Oct 2, 2021

Supreme Court to weigh mask mandate ban

The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments about whether the ban on mask mandates at public schools was legally enacted.

Sep 8, 2021

Republican’s canvass flawed, experts say

A months-long “independent” canvassing effort in Maricopa County culminated in an 11-page report that made big claims about “ghost” voters and lost votes.

Jun 1, 2021

Attorney General’s Tucson office disqualified from murder case

The Arizona Supreme Court has disqualified all the lawyers working at the Tucson office of the state attorney general from handling a new trial in a 21-year-old murder case.

Feb 2, 2021

Bill targets human traffickers for lawsuits

A Republican lawmaker's bill will allow victims of sex trafficking to sue their pimps and anyone else involved in the crime.

Nov 13, 2020

Republicans file more lawsuits to challenge vote

With the tally of votes now showing Joe Biden winning Arizona, the state Republican Party and its allies are trying last-minute legal tactics to keep that from happening.

Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, smiles as he addresses the legislature in the Arizona House of Representatives at the Arizona Capitol Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Phoenix. The Republican lawmaker wants the state constitution amended to allow cuts to public employee pensions and increases in employee contributions if the systems are badly underfunded. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Oct 28, 2020

LD23 awash in curious campaign conflicts

The progression of the election season seems to have only encouraged candidates for the House in Legislative District 23 to continue accusing each other of criminal misdeeds.

Sep 25, 2020

Liberal group ignores Dem support of health care bill, attacks GOP

The political postcards began landing in swing district voters’ mailboxes nearly as soon as election administrators finished counting primary ballots.

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Mar 5, 2020

Court says misapplied law allows killers chance at parole

Some erroneous words used by judges 25 years ago could possibly result in the release of nearly 300 people who the law said should have been incarcerated for the rest of their lives.

Jan 22, 2020

AG asks Arizona Supreme Court to block new rideshare fees

The Arizona Attorney General's Office has filed a special action with the state Supreme Court seeking to overturn the rideshare ordinance at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.