Threads, Instagram, social media, Meta, lawmakers, House panel, Hobbs,
Aug 2, 2023

From hot issues to hot dogs, politicians turn to Threads to reach voters

Among the 100 million users who reportedly signed up last month for Threads, Meta’s new social media platform, were Arizona politicians from state and federal offices and from both sides of the aisle.

gender reassignment surgery, Hobbs, Senate Republicans
Jul 3, 2023

Senate Republicans’ estimates on number of employees seeking taxpayer-funded gender reassignment surgery far off

If you believe the figures cited publicly by Senate Republicans, there are more than 5,500 state and university employees who want taxpayers to pay for gender reassignment surgery. But it turns out not to be true.

border, app, San Diego, Mexico, CBPOne, Title 42, migrants
May 15, 2023

Border crossings off from last week’s highs as US pins hopes for order on mobile app

Pandemic-era limits on asylum known as Title 42 have been rarely discussed among many of tens of thousands of migrants massed on Mexico's border with the United States. Their eyes were — and are — fixed instead on a new U.S. government mobile app that grants 1,000 people daily an appointment to cross the border and seek asylum while living in the U.S.

equity, gender rights, abortion, National Council of Jewish Women
Mar 21, 2023

Very special woman passionate about advocating for diverse communities

Readers, your day will be brightened by meeting Civia Tamarkin, an amazing woman, who not only talks the talk but spends countless hours each day walking the walk to benefit Arizonians.

dark money, Proposition 211, election, disclosure, campaigns, Campaign Legal Center, Voters’ Right to Know, Goddard, Act, Symington, Tedesco,
Feb 3, 2023

Supporters of ‘dark money’ spending abandon ‘conservative’ principles

As a Republican former Arizona governor, a Democratic former Arizona attorney general, and an independent Arizona businessman, we were proud to represent the broad political spectrum to stop anonymous political spending in our state. Voters in November approved Proposition 211 or the “Voters’ Right to Know Act," however opponents of the measure aren’t giving up.

Griner, Mercury, WNBA, Russia, prisoner, Mordovia, Whelan, penal colony, cannabis oil, Biden
Dec 12, 2022

‘I want to talk’: Griner opened up during long trip home

WNBA star Brittney Griner didn't want any alone time as soon as she boarded a U.S. government plane that would bring her home.

arrest, burglary, Lake, Hobbs, Phoenix Police, election, campaign
Oct 27, 2022

Suspect arrested in Hobbs’ office burglary, no apparent ties to Hobbs or Lake

Phoenix Police have arrested a man in connection with a burglary at Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs’ campaign office.

Hobbs, Lake, gubernatorial, ballots, Sinema, election, campaign trail, Mayes, Fontes, Kelly, vote, Washington, campaign trail
Oct 27, 2022

Police arrest suspect in campaign office burglary 

Phoenix Police made an arrest in the case of a burglary at Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs’ campaign office, the department said in a statement on Thursday morning. 

Biden, containers, border, Ducey, Mexico, Yuma
Aug 26, 2022

Republicans cite Biden in campaigns, Dems don’t

President Joe Biden’s name is being invoked a lot this year on the Arizona campaign trail – by Republicans. 

Nov 12, 2019

This Republican hopes Dems bring debate circus to town

If the Democrat candidates do find themselves on a debate stage in Arizona a few months from now, I look forward to watching them try to adapt their far-left rhetoric and policy agendas for a Southwestern audience. I wish them luck. They’ll need it.

Nov 2, 2018

Green candidate drops out of U.S. Senate race, throws support to Sinema

A last-minute decision by the Green Party candidate to drop out of the race for U.S. Senate could provide Democrat Kyrsten Sinema a needed bump.

In this April 12, 2014, file photo, the Bundy family and their supporters fly the American flag as their cattle is released by the Bureau of Land Management back onto public land outside of Bunkerville, Nev. The federal Bureau of Land Management says six cattle died in the roundup of animals it says rancher Cliven Bundy allowed to graze illegally on public land outside his southern Nevada property.A Texas land dispute has outgoing Gov. Rick Perry and the Republican candidate favored to replace him, Greg Abbott, decrying the same federal agency currently embroiled in an armed standoff in Nevada. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean, File)
May 23, 2014

Lawmakers say the darndest things

Arizona lawmakers finished one of the fastest sessions in recent memory this April, but still found time for behavior that amazes, amuses and sometimes embarrasses the state’s legislative body.