Newly hired Cochise County elections director draws criticism for social media posts
The Cochise County Board of Supervisors’ vote to hire Bob Bartelsmeyer, former La Paz County elections director, to take over the election operations, drew criticism as some cited his social media posts dabbling in election denial sentiments.
GOP states targeting diversity, equity efforts in higher ed
Republican lawmakers in at least a dozen states have proposed more than 30 bills this year targeting diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in higher education, an Associated Press analysis found using the bill-tracking software Plural.
Pandemic, culture wars revive ‘school choice’ policy push
With memories fresh from pandemic-era school closures and curriculum battles — particularly over how matters of gender and race are taught — legions of parents are trekking to the marble floors of their state Capitols to fight to create education savings accounts, also known as ESAs. Such accounts exist in Arizona and West Virginia, though Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs argues the dollars would be b[...]
Do past social media posts sway voters?
Unsavory comments from the pasts of political candidates are often dredged up during the campaign season, but Republican consultants say voters don’t necessarily care.
Masters hopeful for McConnell support in Senate race
Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters said Friday he hopes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will back his close campaign in Arizona, striking a magnanimous tone toward the GOP leader he fiercely criticized during the primary.
Saying new law can act as a ‘teacher,’ Ducey signs texting ban on teenage drivers
Saying sometimes parental admonitions are not always enough, Gov. Doug Ducey this morning signed legislation to make it illegal for the state’s newest drivers to use their cell phones behind the wheel.
Growing movement targets federal gun laws with state-level nullification
Across the country, a thriving dissatisfaction with the U.S. government is prompting a growing spate of bills in state legislatures aimed at defying federal control over firearms - more than 200 during the last decade, a News21 investigation found.
Lethal mix: Arizona in spotlight of debate over execution drugs
Arizona is about to become a hotbed of debate over the secrecy surrounding executions, an issue in which the U.S. Supreme Court has taken notice.
Thorpe erases tweets, locks down Twitter account following racism accusations
Rep. Bob Thorpe locked down his Twitter account, barred reporters from following it and erased several comments after Democrats and civil rights activists called several of his tweets racially insensitive.
Analysis: Romney losses show conservative woes
Mitt Romney just can't shake his difficulty attracting conservatives. And that reality is undercutting his effort to cast himself as the inevitable Republican presidential nominee and prolonging a race that each day exposes deep divisions within the party.
USDA: $5.2 million for Ariz. in disaster funds
Arizona is set to get $5.2 million in disaster aid from the Department of Agriculture.
Portrait emerges of Loughner’s daily prison life
Jared Lee Loughner passes his days alone in a cell at a Missouri prison facility in therapy sessions with psychologists, watching TV, looking at photos of his pets and snacking on junk food.