Cochise County

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Nov 19, 2022

Cochise County supervisors delay certification of election results

The Cochise County Board of Supervisors delayed its certification of the 2022 election after two Republican members sought evidence the tabulation machines used were “lawfully certified by an accredited lab.”  

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Nov 18, 2022

Environmental group wants to join legal battle to force Ducey to remove containers

A national environmental group wants to join the legal battle to force Gov. Doug Ducey to take his shipping containers off the international border.

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Nov 17, 2022

Cochise County leaders end hand-count lawsuit, cite recount

Two Republicans who control the board in Cochise County on Wednesday told a judge they want to withdraw a lawsuit they had filed just two days prior that sought to force their own elections director to hand-count all the ballots cast in-person on Election Day.

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Nov 11, 2022

Supreme Court denies emergency appeal on case barring Cochise County’s full hand count

After a judge blocked the Cochise County Board of Supervisors’ attempt at a full hand count of ballots on Monday, Cochise County Recorder David Stevens moved forward with a hand count anyways, and his attorneys filed an appeal in the case.

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Nov 7, 2022

Counties test election equipment to try to ensure accurate results

County officials around the state are reassuring the public that equipment has been thoroughly tested to ensure only valid ballots are counted for the Nov. 8 election.

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Oct 25, 2022

Two Cochise County supervisors approve advancing with hand count and tabulation in election

Two members of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors voted to go forward with a hand count in addition to tabulation in the 2022 general election last night, despite looming litigation and advice from the county attorney that the move is roundly illegal.  

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Oct 25, 2022

Ducey puts more containers along Mexican border

The state of Arizona has begun installing shipping containers along another section of the U.S.-Mexico border to fill gaps that aren't covered by a border wall.

Oct 11, 2022

Arizona county mulls ballot hand-count, but lawyer says no

Officials in a southeastern Arizona county were prepared to move ahead with a plan to hand count all ballots in November's election alongside the normal machine count on Tuesday, but at the last minute the county attorney told the board they had no legal authority to do so.

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Oct 10, 2022

Whetstone locals mixed on seeing border shipping containers

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — Some residents of Whetstone, just north of Sierra Vista, are not too keen that their community is being used as a staging area for shipping containers that were erected to serve as barriers at the Mexico border.

Sep 16, 2022

Climate change contributing to worsening drought 

Climate change is causing hotter temperatures in Arizona and other areas of the Southwest, leading to drought conditions that are leaving Colorado River states grappling with what actions to take next. 

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Sep 12, 2022

Fighting bogus claims a growing priority in election offices

Election officials preparing for the rapidly approaching midterm elections have one more headache: trying to combat misinformation that sows distrust about voting and results while fueling vitriol aimed at rank-and-file election workers.

Aug 22, 2022

Judge limits privilege defense in AZ Mormon sex abuse case

An Arizona judge overseeing a high-profile lawsuit accusing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of conspiring to cover-up child sex abuse has ruled that the church may not refuse to answer questions or turn over documents under the state's "clergy-penitent privilege."