Ken Bennett

Aug 28, 2023

Educators discuss future of CTE programs in Arizona

One of the rapidly growing areas of education in Arizona over recent decades has been in career and technical education and teachers in the field say districts that specialize in that topic have never been in a better position. 

Aug 23, 2023

Mingus Mountain: a sanctuary for trafficked children

“God’s Children Are Not For Sale”—But are they? Predation on children. Does this type of thing actually happen in this country? In Arizona? The answer is yes.

legislation, child sex dollars, Senate, House, Nguyen, Bliss
Apr 14, 2023

Senate approves 4-year continuation for school for deaf, blind

In what has become a mysterious political struggle, state senators on Thursday debated on how long to allow the Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind to operate before it must return to the Legislature for approval to continue as a state agency.

elections, Ducey, Hobbs, Lake, Finchem, Mayes, Hamadeh, ballots, hand counts, election deniers
Apr 4, 2023

Senate votes to keep secretary of state from overseeing elections they’re in

The Republican-controlled Arizona Senate voted Tuesday to require that the state’s top election official not participate in overseeing elections in which he or she is on the ballot - leaving the proposal one vote away in the House from heading to Democratic governor and former secretary of state Katie Hobbs' desk.

Feb 23, 2023

Abortion debate brings out lawmakers’ personal experiences, emotions

In a usually contentious forum, lawmakers on Wednesday wept, offered comfort, and spoke about their struggles with ambivalence on abortion as they discussed a proposed law that would require medical professionals to try and save any “infant born alive.” 

Apr 15, 2022

Ex-lawmakers bring baggage to 2022 races

Ten former lawmakers, many of whom have personal or political baggage, are on the ballot for legislative seats this year.

Oct 7, 2021

Cyber Ninjas skewered in Congress

Republican Maricopa County Supervisors Jack Sellers and Bill Gates testified to Congress October 7 that the county’s 2020 general election was secure and that the months-long review spearheaded by Arizona Senate Republicans undermined democracy. 

Sep 24, 2021

Ninja report insinuates wrongdoing, Fann calls for probe

Senate election auditors provided no evidence of widespread fraud Friday but dangled enough insinuations of impropriety to give Donald Trump supporters an inkling of hope that future investigations will uncover wrongdoing in connection with the 2020 general election in Maricopa County.  The auditors’ presentation did not divert significantly from draft copies of their report obt[...]

election denier, Senate, settlement, Cyber Ninjas, American Oversight
Sep 23, 2021

Ninja report likely to spur election legislation

As the first reports of the Arizona Senate’s review of 2020 general election results in Maricopa County are released, progressive voting rights groups worry about how the findings will be used as the basis for legislation next session. 

Trump, Biden, insurrection, Proud Boys, Edward Vallejo, Oath Keepers, Kelly Meggs, Stewart Rhodes, Troy Edwards, Edward Vallejo, David Moerschel, Joseph Hackett, Roberto Minuta, Texas, Florida, Arizona, Virginia, U.S. Capitol, trial, sedition
Aug 31, 2021

Trump helped bankroll Senate audit, texts suggest

Former President Donald Trump may have offered to help pay for Arizona Senate election audit that supporters hope will reverse his election loss, according to newly released records.

Aug 26, 2021

Cyber Ninjas fails to submit partial report

The Arizona Senate’s legal team met August 25 to discuss the Cyber Ninjas’ partial report on its review of Maricopa County’s 2020 general election – but there was no report to discuss.

Aug 24, 2021

Supreme Court to consider Senate public-records case

It's going to be at least another three weeks before Arizonans have any chance of getting access to all of the documents in the hands of Cyber Ninjas that show how it has conducted its audit.