Coconino County

Sep 13, 2023

Sovereign citizens’ filings flood Pima County, parallel national resurgence of controversial movement

By filing specially formatted paperwork, sovereigns believe they can remove themselves from the system, and they’re increasingly choosing to start the process in Pima County.  

judges, Goldwater Institute, retention, voters, ballots
Sep 6, 2023

Goldwater Institute files petition seeking to allow all state voters to consider judges’ retention

The Goldwater Institute filed a special action petition seeking to allow all Arizona voters to weigh in on retention for Arizona Court of Appeals judges, not just those in their jurisdiction, and alleges the current residency-based retention system sows voter disenfranchisement and violates the Arizona Constitution.  

heat state of emergency, Hobbs
Aug 11, 2023

Hobbs declares heat state of emergency

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs is declaring a heat state of emergency -- but only of three of Arizona's 15 counties.

volunteer firefighter, arrest, arson, Flagstaff
Jul 24, 2023

Volunteer firefighter arrested, accused of multiple arsons in northern Arizona

A volunteer firefighter has been arrested and accused of setting multiple fires recently in northern Arizona, authorities said.

ESGs, Coconino County, House,
Jul 19, 2023

Coconino County official tells House ‘anti-ESG’ bills threaten public investments

Coconino County Treasurer Sarah Benatar told House lawmakers Tuesday that it’s her job to get the best, and safest, return on public investments for taxpayers, but that “anti-ESG” legislation puts public dollars at risk.

Lake, judges, courts, election litigation, retention
Jun 8, 2023

Politics, election denial encroaching on judiciary

Judges in Maricopa and Pima counties don’t want to run retention campaigns. But as political polarization and election denial draw closer to the judiciary, they may have to.

court appointments, Court of Appeals, trial courts, appellate courts
Mar 9, 2023

Court nominees lean political – now favor Dems

For the first time in over a decade, Democrats outnumber Republicans on nomination lists for the trial and appellate courts. 

Telegraph Fire, U of A, legislative committee, wildfires
Nov 30, 2022

UofA to study cost of Telegraph Fire damages

In partnership with a legislative committee, the University of Arizona will conduct a comprehensive study to estimate the total costs of damage to communities, businesses and residents affected by the 2021 Telegraph Fire.

election, Yuma County, logic and accuracy testing, polls, voters, La Paz County, Maricopa County, Cochise County
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.

judges, election, Ward, phone records
Oct 7, 2022

Panel finds judge unfit for the bench

The state commission that vets the performance of judges has found one judge they say isn’t fit for the bench. 

Kavanagh, attorney general
Jul 28, 2022

Trial called off in case of Flagstaff boy starved to death

The upcoming trial for the grandmother of a 6-year-old Flagstaff boy who died after being locked in a closet and denied food has been called off.

Jul 27, 2022

Coconino County OKs $5M transfer to deal with flood problems

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has approved the immediate transfer of $5 million to the county's flood control district to deal with monsoonal flooding problems.