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Arizona Governor Signs Into Law Bills on Abortion, Transgender Issues

By Mimi Nguyen Ly Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law three bills on Wednesday to restrict abortions, restrict gender reassignment surgeries, and block transgender athletes from participating in female sports. Ducey signed Senate Bill 1164 (pdf) to ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The state legislature passed the bill largely along party lines. The measure contains exceptions for […]

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499 Arizonans Claim Stores as Legal Residences: 110 Voted in 2020, Study Finds

By Steven Kovac A study released on Jan. 31 by the nonpartisan Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) has revealed many irregularities on Arizona’s voter rolls. Records examined in Maricopa County found that 354 registered voters had claimed storefront addresses as their legal residence. Yuma County was next with 133, followed by a smattering of instances in four other counties, for […]

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I Won’t ‘Sit Down and Shut Up’: Mark Finchem on His Race for Arizona Secretary of State

By Harry Lee Mark Finchem, a four-term Arizona state representative and a Republican, said that he is running for secretary of state because he couldn’t swallow the 2020 election and do nothing. “Elections belong to the people, not the government,” Finchem told The Epoch Times. “When people give their consent to be governed, they do […]

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Sen. Sinema Censured by Arizona Democratic Party

By Jack Phillips Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) was censured by the Arizona Democratic Party’s executive board over the weekend for voting to keep the Senate’s filibuster, which effectively blocked congressional Democrats’ voting legislation. The symbolic gesture was handed down on Jan. 22 as Democrats sought to pass sweeping measures that would supersede efforts by states to strengthen their own […]

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Arizona Drug Bust Nets 1.7 Million Deadly Fentanyl Tablets, Fake Pills

By Allan Stein A joint federal and local drug task force seized in mid-December a record 1.7 million fentanyl pills in a sweeping crackdown on illegal drugs entering the United States from Mexico. “As U.S. overdose deaths reach a devastating new height, claiming a new victim every five minutes, the (federal) Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has revealed […]

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Border Patrol stops suspected terrorist from Saudi Arabia in Arizona

By Anna Giaritelli, Homeland Security Reporter AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended a suspected terrorist from Saudi Arabia in western Arizona late last week after he attempted to enter the United States illegally from Mexico. The 21-year-old man from Saudi Arabia was encountered by federal law enforcement on Dec. 16 wearing a jacket for the Volunteer Ambulance […]

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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 […]