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A Vaccinated Arizona Lawmaker Got COVID, But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Vaccine

Out of the nearly 2.3 million people Arizonans fully vaccinated, less than .05% have been diagnosed with COVID. Arizona Rep. Alma Hernández announced last week that she had been diagnosed with COVID-19.  While that isn’t surprising more than a year into the pandemic, Hernandez’s case is notable because she’s already received both doses of the...

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Arizona’s Judges Are Overwhelmingly White Men. What Does That Mean for Defendants?

The Arizona Advocacy Foundation report shows Arizona judges don’t represent those they serve. A new report shows that Arizona’s judges are overwhelmingly white men—a vast overrepresentation compared to the state’s increasingly diverse population. Approximately 91% of judges are white, and 66% are men, according to the 2021 report from the Arizona Advocacy Foundation.  Only six...

LIVE BLOG: Tracking Wildfires in Arizona

Bookmark this page for the latest updates on conditions, closures, and evacuations. Arizona had one of the driest monsoon seasons in history last year alongside a number of record-breaking wildfires—and 2021 isn’t expected to be much different. Much of the state is currently in a state of drought, resulting in dry conditions ripe for fires....

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‘Driving While Brown’ Chronicles Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Latino Resistance That Brought Him Down

Joe Arpaio called himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff.” And it was the title that stuck for the former Maricopa County Sheriff as he became one of the country’s most-feared immigration enforcers.  His diehard supporters embraced the title, too, during his nearly two-decade reign—even as a wave of Latino-led activists brought down one of Arizona’s most controversial...

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Controversial GOP-Backed Bill That Would Purge Thousands from Early Voting List Passes House

The bill will now return to the Senate for a final vote.  The Arizona House voted Tuesday to pass a controversial bill that would purge thousands of voters from the state’s permanent early voting list if they miss every election in two consecutive election cycles.  Senate Bill 1485 could purge more than 150,000 voters and...

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Celebrate Arizona’s First Legal 420 With These Events

This 420, you can finally legally blaze it—responsibly, of course. It’s been a big year for marijuana in Arizona. This year’s 420 holds a special significance, given it’s the first time Arizonans are now able to celebrate the holiday with legalized recreational marijuana.  Dispensaries and smoke shops are celebrating with a slew of events on...

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Call Your Dentist: Group Goes After Rep. Paul Gosar’s Dental Group Donors

The American Dental Association has donated thousands of dollars to the former dentist since 2010.  Recent opposition to one of Arizona’s more controversial members of Congress is taking an unusual route in its efforts to oust the former dentist from office—by putting pressure on the American Dental Association. The Remove Paul Gosar Task Force wants...