Finchem, Lake, Senate, House, Secretary of State, 2024 primary
Sep 12, 2023

Lake and Finchem want panel to reconsider dismissal of lawsuit

Failed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem want a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel to reconsider the dismissal of their lawsuit seeking to ban electronic voting systems.  

Motor Vehicle Division, driver license, Cook, auditor general
Aug 29, 2023

Report: Nearly 20% of audited third-party MVD transactions conducted with error 

A recent report from Arizona’s watchdog agency over governmental agencies found nearly 20% of reviewed third-party Motor Vehicle Division transactions lacked documentation confirming individuals or entities were qualified to obtain MVD forms.  

BlackFeet Nation, Medicaid scam, Arizona, Montana
Aug 2, 2023

Blackfeet tribe of Montana declares emergency over Medicaid scam that lured members to Arizona

A widespread Medicaid scam that left an unknown number of Native Americans homeless in metro Phoenix is being declared a public health state of emergency by the Blackfeet Nation of Montana after the Navajo Nation took similar action in June.

Covid pandemic, nurse practitioner, prison sentence
Jul 12, 2023

Woman who faked being nurse practitioner during pandemic gets 5-year prison term

An Arizona woman who faked being a nurse practitioner during the Covid pandemic was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison.

Hobbs, AHCCCS, health care, Native American, care providers
May 16, 2023

AHCCCS halts payments to 100 providers as officials allege multi-million-dollar scam targeting Native Americans 

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, better known as AHCCCS, suspended payments to more than 100 care providers suspected of scamming the state out of hundreds of millions of dollars while victimizing thousands of Native Americans, officials said on Tuesday. 

guilty plea, elections, Maricopa County, Iowa, Arizona
Apr 14, 2023

Iowa man pleads guilty in Arizona election threats case

An Iowa man pleaded guilty Thursday to threatening two Arizona officials in messages that mentioned discredited allegations of fraud in the 2020 election.

Lake, governor, campaign, election, Sinema, Senate
Mar 23, 2023

Court gives Lake last chance to prove election compromised

In an order late Wednesday, the justices tossed out virtually all the claims by the failed Republican candidate that there was misconduct in how the election was conducted, but Chief Justice Robert Brutinel said Lake should have had a chance to argue to the trial court that Maricopa County used improper procedures to verify the signatures on early ballots.

Cochise County, election, recorder, judge
Feb 8, 2023

How an Arizona official is making Cochise County a “laboratory” for election skepticism

David Stevens had never supervised a ballot count. He didn’t know how he would count nearly 50,000 ballots by hand, who would help, or where he would find enough space to do it. But that didn’t dissuade him.

Hamadeh, Barr, Mayes, election, election contest, voters, ballots, tabulation, Maricopa County, Mohave County
Dec 14, 2022

Attorney for Mayes says Hamadeh’s claims based on ‘speculation’

A bid by Abe Hamadeh to have a judge declare him the next attorney general is "based on little more than speculation and conjecture,'' an attorney for his Democratic opponent, Kris Mayes, is saying.

healthcare, inflation, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, health insurance, enrollment period, Biden, Trump
Sep 30, 2022

Auditor General’s Office: AHCCCS not adequately investigating potential fraud or abuse

Arizona's healthcare program for low-income residents is not doing a good job of investigating potential incidents of fraud or abuse committed by providers or patients, the state Auditor General's Office has concluded.

Audrey Ruiz, right, speaks with protestors at the Children Belong on Playgrounds, Not Cages rally on June 19, 2018, at the state Capitol. (Photo courtesy of NextGen Arizona), border, Ducey, Abbott, migrants, cages, border, DeSantis
Sep 23, 2022

Investigate Ducey for sending refugees to D.C.

Gov. Doug Ducey said he has spent millions of dollars on sending migrants to Washington, D.C., in recent months, with millions more dollars earmarked for it next fiscal year. While we do not know what taxpayer monies were used, we do know that the money would be far better used for humanitarian purposes.  

prison, Phoenix Police Department, sentencing, Covid, Paycheck Protection Program, fraud, probation
Sep 21, 2022

Ex-Phoenix police officer gets prison term in $1M fraud case

A former Phoenix police officer has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $1 million in restitution in a fraud case.