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Arizona School Board Elects New President Over Alleged Dossier on Parents

By Allan Stein Scottsdale, Arizona’s governing school board has voted to replace Jann-Michael Greenburg as president over an online “dossier” that he and his father allegedly had kept on parents critical of school board policies. During a Nov. 15 emergency session, the Scottsdale Unified District No. 48 Governing Board voted 4–1 to appoint Patty Beckman […]

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Arizona Senate Hears of Multiple Inconsistencies Found by Election Audit

By Jack Phillips and Mimi Nguyen Ly This article was updated with the findings presented during the Arizona Senate’s hearing and the auditors’ report provided to the Arizona Senate. Arizona attorney general says his office will review findings. Lawmakers were told on Friday during a hearing on an audit conducted in Arizona’s most populous county, Maricopa County, of inconsistencies uncovered during a forensic […]

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Arizona AG Sues Biden Administration Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

By Jack Phillips Arizona filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration’s sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandates that affect federal employees, most healthcare workers, and employees at numerous private businesses—likely the first lawsuit that was filed against the policies. “The federal government cannot force people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Biden Administration is once again flouting our laws […]

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Tucson Pauses COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate After Arizona Attorney General Deems It Illegal

By Zachary Stieber The city of Tucson, Arizona, has paused a mandate that ordered employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine or face five days of suspension and other discipline. The state’s attorney general, Mark Brnovich, said on Sept. 7 that the mandate, imposed last month, is illegal because it violates an executive order by Gov. Doug Ducey earlier this […]

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Arizona Attorney General: COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for City Employees Is Unconstitutional

By Jack Phillips A COVID-19 vaccine mandate that was handed down by the Tucson government for its employees was deemed unconstitutional by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office, according to a Tuesday news release. The mandate, he said, violates state law and goes directly against a law—Senate Bill 1487—passed by the Arizona Legislature earlier this year, meaning Tuscon must amend […]

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Arizona Senator Arrested for Suspected Sexual Conduct With Child

By Zachary Stieber A Democrat senator in Arizona was arrested on Thursday for allegedly being sexually involved with a minor. State Sen. Tony Navarrete was taken into custody, local media reported. Arizona Senate Democrats later confirmed that one of their members was arrested. “We are aware one of our members has been arrested and are awaiting further details […]

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Maricopa County, Dominion Defy Arizona Senate’s Subpoenas

By Zachary Stieber Officials in Arizona’s largest county and Dominion Voting Systems on Monday announced their defiance of the state Senate’s latest round of subpoenas, continuing a feud that started last year. Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors decided in a closed session not to deliver any more election-related materials or information to the Arizona Senate, despite […]

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Outside Groups Contributed $5.7 Million for Arizona Election Audit

By Zachary Stieber Outside groups have contributed approximately $5.7 million to the 2020 election audit taking place in Arizona’s largest county, auditors said late Wednesday. Five nonprofits have taken contributions and passed them on to auditors. The America Project, started by former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, contributed the bulk of the funds, according to Cyber Ninjas, which is […]

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Auditors Finish Counting Ballots in Arizona’s Maricopa County

By Zachary Stieber Auditors in Arizona’s largest county on Wednesday finished a third count of ballots and will shift to compiling a draft report on the audit results. Workers overseen by retired auditor Randy Pullen, a former Arizona Republican Party chair, completed the third count at the Wesley Bolin Building on the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, according to Arizona […]