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Gosar Isn’t Up for Election Until 2022, but Candidates Are Ready To Challenge Him

Rep. Paul Gosar has been in the center of much of the controversy surrounding the Capitol insurrection. One of the major figures involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection is up for election soon, and Democratic candidates are quickly stepping forward in an attempt to oust Rep. Paul Gosar. “While the pandemic was being mismanaged,...

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Ducey’s Out in 2022. Here’s Who Wants to Replace Him as Governor.

A slew of candidates have announced their intent to run in recent weeks, with others expected to follow suit. The race for Arizona’s governor is heating up. Incumbent Republican Governor Doug Ducey is not eligible to run again in 2022 due to term limits.  A slew of candidates have announced their intent to run in...

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Only 3% of Incarcerated Arizonans Were Able to Vote in 2020—Even Though Most Were Eligible

Advocates say that this is a prime example of voter suppression. Less than 3% of eligible individuals held in an Arizona county jail voted in the 2020 election, according to a new report. Voting and equity advocates say this is due to counties failing to provide the necessary resources to those in custody, despite the...

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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...