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May 1, 2023

Alarming restraint against journalist should be dissolved immediately

The news that a judge granted a restraining order against Arizona Capitol Times journalist Camryn Sanchez for investigating Sen. Wendy Rogers’ residency was alarming to us at Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF). It should concern all Americans who value the First Amendment. 

Nov 4, 2021

Gary Grado is interim editor of ‘Arizona Capitol Times’

BridgeTower Media has named Gary Grado as interim editor of the Arizona Capitol Times.   

Jul 9, 2021

Cap Times staff awarded in newspaper contest

The Arizona Capitol Times reporting staff took home 10 writing awards in the 2020 Arizona Press Club contest, including two first-place winners.

Feb 21, 2020

Our 2,000-word story on Ducey’s sanctuary city proposal is now moot. Sorry.

On a few occasions in my stint as Managing Editor of the Capitol Times, I’ve gone home on Thursdays – the day we put the print edition to bed – worried that a change in circumstances will render one of our stories irrelevant. That came true Thursday in a big way, and it was too late to stop the presses.

Gov. Doug Ducey showed up Thursday for this Independence Day event wearing sneakers made by the company whose conduct he had criticized just the day before. (Twitter/Coconino County Democratic Party)
Jul 8, 2019

The Breakdown: Last laugh

Arizona kicked off the holiday weekend with a fight with Nike that put the governor in the national spotlight. Was that the intent all along, and what might that signal for Gov. Doug Ducey’s future plans?

Jul 1, 2019

The Breakdown: Fun with funds

Affordable housing advocates scored a win this legislative session after lawmakers voted to reverse a decade-long trend of capping the state Housing Trust Fund’s budget.

State House members applaud after adjourning. PHOTO BY DILLON ROSENBLATT/ARIZONA CAPITOL TIMES
Jun 24, 2019

The Breakdown: Wrap it up already

The 2019 legislative session is finally behind us. Or is it?

Jun 17, 2019

The Breakdown: Have you no honor?

How exactly do you work with someone you believe has betrayed you? That’s a question some lawmakers are asking themselves about the state’s county prosecutors after what some saw as an 11th hour reversal on criminal justice reform measures.

May 29, 2019

The Breakdown: Our watch has ended

Sine die watch is finally over after the Senate approved an $11.8 billion budget on Memorial Day

In this April 1, 2019 photo, Arizona Sen. Heather Carter, left, chats with Sen. Kate Brophy McGee during a break in the Arizona Senate in Phoenix. Carter and fellow Republican, Rep. John Allen, are facing off over competing proposals to regulate tobacco and vaping products. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
May 20, 2019

The Breakdown: Rumor has it

Today’s the day lawmakers in both the House and the Senate hope to introduce budget proposals, but don’t hold your breath for sine die just yet.

Flagstaff firefighter Wes Forbach with his wife Evenstar. Forbach’s workman’s compensation claim was denied despite the presumption in state law that the type of cancer he has was related to his occupation. PHOTO COURTESY OF WES FORBACH
May 13, 2019

The Breakdown: Where there’s smoke…

State lawmakers tried to expand protections for firefighters two years ago, but the law does not seem to be working as expected.

About 140 people bought tickets to see “Red for Ed, One Year Later,” a short documentary film shown at FilmBar in downtown Phoenix on April 30. The film was followed by a panel discussion with Red for Ed figureheads to discuss next steps, none of which included another statewide walk-out this year. PHOTO BY KATIE CAMPBELL/ARIZONA CAPITOL TIMES
May 6, 2019

The Breakdown: All eyes on the budget

Budget season is upon us! Preliminary documents were released to our team last week, and lawmakers have some thoughts.