Pima 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.  

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.  

Aug 14, 2023

Heat death count inconsistency complicates safety efforts as Earth warms

Experts say a mishmash of ways more than 3,000 counties calculate heat deaths means we don't really know how many people die in the U.S. each year because of high temperatures in an ever warming world. 

Hamadeh, Mayes, election contest, Mohave County
Aug 4, 2023

Hamadeh asks court to order new trial in his bid to overturn AG race

Claiming legal errors and improper government interference, Abe Hamadeh is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to order that he be given a new trial in his bid to overturn the race for attorney general.

heat-related deaths, Arizona officials, Maricopa County, Pima County
Aug 3, 2023

Most populous Arizona counties closely watch heat-associated deaths after hottest month

Arizona officials are closely watching the deaths attributable to the scorching weather after Phoenix saw its hottest month in July.

groundwater, Griffin, House, legislation, groundwater management area, rural management areas
Aug 3, 2023

Why proposed rural groundwater control bills are bad

There has been a lot of talk recently about rural groundwater bills not getting a hearing at the Arizona Legislature. Over the years, proposed legislation has gone by many names, including “Groundwater Conservation Areas,” “Special Management Areas,” “Rural Management Areas,” and “Local Groundwater Stewardship Areas.” Regardless of the name, the concept is the same, and all are bad[...]

Finchem, Lake, Senate, House, Secretary of State, 2024 primary
Jul 26, 2023

Finchem aims to get reelected to Legislature after losing SOS election

Rebuffed in his bid to become secretary of state, Mark Finchem now wants to go back to the Legislature.

Pima County Board of Supervisors, Cano, replacement, Villegas
Jul 25, 2023

Pima County appoints Democrat to House vacancy 

The Pima County Board of Supervisors filled a vacancy in the state House of Representatives Tuesday after appointing a Democrat who formerly sat on the board. 

U.S.-Mexico border, migrants, jaguars, bears, Trump administration, border wall, lawsuit
Jul 18, 2023

Openings for wildlife will be installed in areas of U.S.-Mexico border wall

Openings intended for wildlife will be put into portions of the U.S.-Mexico border wall -- including sections in Arizona -- under terms of a settlement in a 4-year-old lawsuit over how the Trump administration paid for new construction.

Hobbs, county attorneys, abortion, Planned Parenthood,
Jul 7, 2023

Hobbs tells county attorneys she’s on legally solid ground related to abortion

Gov. Katie Hobbs told 12 county attorneys late Friday she is on legally solid ground in rejecting their request that she rescind her executive order stripping them of their authority to prosecute abortion cases.

abortion, Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood, Supreme Court, Dobbs v. Jackson, Mayes, Mitchell, county attorneys
Jun 26, 2023

A year later, uncertainty from Dobbs lingers over Arizona abortion care

The clinics are open, the law is clearer and the number of Arizona abortions is climbing back to levels of one year ago, before the Supreme Court up-ended 50 years of law and reversed the constitutional right to an abortion.

Colorado River, drought, water w
Jun 23, 2023

Arizona’s water future depends on new supplies 

None of us has a crystal ball, but we can be certain that our water future will require a variety of adaptive changes.