vote, voters, elections, task force, Hobbs, Purcell
Apr 21, 2023

Arizona elections work, but they can be better

Arizona elections are free, fair, and secure — and that’s not a coincidence.

Rogers, Senate, reporter, injunction, residency
Apr 20, 2023

Rogers asks court to bar reporter from contacting her

Arizona state Senator Wendy Rogers is asking a court to stop a reporter who is investigating claims she resides outside of the northern Arizona district she represents from contacting her.

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Jan 13, 2023

Court backs schools over social media posts

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit unanimously ruled school districts reserve the right to discipline and expel students for content posted on social media, so long as the post creates a substantial disruption in schooling and collides with the rights of other students.  

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Oct 31, 2022

House Rules office concludes Fernandez’s comments don’t ‘constitute harassment’ 

House Democrats recently completed an investigation of harassment allegations from a male representative, finding no evidence to take any disciplinary action. Rep. Alma Hernandez, D-Tucson, filed a complaint in September alleging that Rep. Brian Fernandez, D-Yuma, had made disparaging comments about her to fellow lawmakers and lobbyists multiple times.  

Aug 23, 2022

School district takes steps after feds find it didn’t protect student from harassment

An Arizona school district has taken preventative steps after being accused by federal officials of failing to protect a female student from months of anti-Semitic harassment.

Rep. Don Shooter relaxes Feb. 1 before a historic vote of his colleagues to remove him from office. He was ousted by a vote of 56-3. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jan 27, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Shooter’s claim

The U.S. Supreme Court has doused the last hope of former state Rep. Don Shooter to claim that his rights were violated when he was expelled in 2018 from the House of Representatives. 

Rep. Don Shooter (R-Yuma)
Jan 9, 2018

Rep. Shooter apology peppered with deflection, denial

Rep. Don Shooter who has been publicly accused of sexually harassing at least nine women, including fellow lawmakers and lobbyists, began his formal apology to his colleagues today with a joke.

Jan 4, 2018

Proposed Corp Comm ethics code takes aim at lobbyists

The lobbyist registration and gift ban ideas were floated in a recently released draft of a code of ethics by the commission, something the embattled regulatory body has been considering for nearly two years.

House Speaker J.D. Mesnard addresses his decision to suspend his Republican colleague Rep. Don Shooter from his duties as chairman of the House Appropriations committee on Nov. 10. Shooter's suspension came after several women publicly accused him of sexual harassment. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 10, 2017

Rep. Shooter suspended from appropriations chair, Chamber of Commerce calls for resignation

After multiple allegations of sexual harassment, Rep. Don Shooter has been suspended from his duties as chairman of the Arizona House’s powerful budget committee.

Nov 9, 2017

House begins probes into sexual harassment claims against Rep. Shooter

“Multiple investigations” are underway at the Arizona House as Speaker J.D. Mesnard and staff members respond to a growing list of sexual harassment accusations lodged against GOP Rep. Don Shooter.

Rep. Don Shooter (R-Yuma)
Nov 9, 2017

Capitol reacts to allegations Rep. Shooter harassed women, fellow lawmakers

After seven women publicly accused Rep. Don Shooter of sexual harassment, the Capitol community has taken to social media to condemn - or defend - the Yuma Republican.

Sen. Don Shooter, R-Yuma (Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 8, 2017

Rep. Shooter accused of repeated sexual harassment of Capitol women

Seven women at the Arizona Capitol, including a legislator, say a prominent Republican state lawmaker has harassed them. The allegations against 65-year-old Rep. Don Shooter, R-Yuma, range from sexually-charged comments to unwanted touching.