national monument, Grand Canyon, Biden, Petersen, Toma, lawsuit
Sep 21, 2023

GOP leaders prepare to sue Biden over monument law 

Republican lawmakers are following in Donald Trump’s footsteps, questioning the constitutionality of an old law President Joe Biden is using to expand national monument protections.   

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.

political ads, election, 2024, AdImpact
Sep 19, 2023

Arizonans can expect huge increase in campaign ads ahead of 2024 election

Arizonans should brace themselves to be inundated with campaign advertising between now and the November 2024 election.

social media, parents, vlogs, children, Illinois, legislation, Arizona
Sep 19, 2023

Protecting children from their opportunistic social influencer parents

A new law in Illinois will require parent social media influencers to set aside money for their children, under age 16, who appear in the parents’ vlogs. Sounds like a good intentioned law, right? Well, it’s a bit complex.

clean energy jobs, solar, Clean Jobs America report
Sep 15, 2023

Arizona added 2,374 clean-energy jobs in 2022, near pre-pandemic levels

Arizona added more than 2,300 clean-energy industry jobs last year, falling just shy of the state’s pre-pandemic employment levels but matching the nation for job growth in the sector, a new report said.

election workers, threats, Arizona, Iowa
Sep 14, 2023

Judge blocks state from enforcing law regulating who can vote for president

A federal judge on Thursday blocked Arizona from enforcing a 2022 state law regulating who can vote for president.

Backpage, New Times, trial, prostitutes, ads
Sep 13, 2023

Lawyers argue indicted Backpage employees sought to keep prostitution ads off site

A former executive and two operations managers for classified site Backpage.com worked vigorously to keep the platform free of ads for prostitution even as strategies on how to do so constantly shifted, their attorneys said Tuesday at a federal trial in Phoenix.

Wall Street, financial industry, Arizona, Schweikert, Lehman Brothers crash
Sep 12, 2023

15 years later: reflecting on the Lehman Brothers crash of 2008

As we move forward, it's imperative for leaders in Congress to remain committed to crafting responsible legislation. Such legislation should not stifle the financial sector but should ensure it operates with responsibility and integrity.

Biden, John McCain, Vietnam
Sep 11, 2023

Biden highlights business deals, pays respects at John McCain memorial to wrap up Vietnam visit

President Joe Biden closed a visit to Vietnam on Monday by spotlighting new business deals and partnerships between the two countries and paying respects at a memorial honoring his late friend and colleague Sen. John McCain, who endured a lengthy imprisonment in Hanoi during the Vietnam War.

heat record, heat-related deaths, Phoenix, Arizona, Hobbs
Sep 8, 2023

Phoenix on track to set another heat record, this time for most daily highs at or above 110 degrees

Phoenix, already the hottest large city in America, is poised to set yet another heat record this weekend while confirmed heat-associated deaths are on track for a record of their own.

family leave, Hobbs, Department of Administration, baby, pilot project, state employees
Sep 7, 2023

State employees with new family members can get up to 12 paid weeks off

More than 34,000 state employees are now eligible to get up to 12 weeks off with pay when they have a new family member. And that immediately covers those whose newborns, adoptions and foster placements occurred as far back as the first of the year.

Sep 7, 2023

Congressional watchdog describes border wall harm, says agencies should work together to ease damage

The construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border under former President Donald Trump toppled untold numbers of saguaro cactuses in Arizona, put endangered ocelots at risk in Texas and disturbed Native American burial grounds, the official congressional watchdog said Thursday.