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Fontes seeks inquiry into Lake after she posts signatures
Secretary of State Adrian Fontes is seeking an investigation of losing GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake after she published signatures of individuals from voter registration records.
BBC Look-Ahead: What Russian sanctions, interest rates mean for inflation worldwide
Western allies recently imposed a $60 a barrel price cap on Russian oil, and prices have continued to drop.
Dec. 12, 2022
Elvia Díaz: Sinema leaving Democratic Party was a gut punch betrayal
U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s announcement on Dec. 9 that she’s leaving the Democratic Party to become an independent continues to reverberate both here in Arizona and in D.C.
Dec. 12, 2022
Abe Hamadeh files new lawsuit challenging election results in attorney general race
Republican Abe Hamadeh is once again challenging the results in the race for Arizona’s attorney general. On Friday, he announced that he and the Republican National Committee filed a new lawsuit.
Dec. 9, 2022
Sinemas departure from the Democratic Party was not a surprise
Democrats were upset Friday when Arizona’s Sen. Kyrsten Sinema announced she’d left the party and registered as an independent. Coming within days of the Georgia runoff, her move complicates the Democrats already razor-thin majority in the U.S. Senate. But many were also not surprised by her move.
Dec. 9, 2022
Reaction to Griners release from a Russian penal colony is mixed
Former Phoenix Suns star Charles Barkley weighed in on the release of Phoenix Mercury standout Brtitney Griner, who returned home this week after being discharged from a Russian penal colony.
Dec. 9, 2022
NewsCap: Can an independent Sinema win re-election?
This week saw talk of special legislative sessions and challenging the 2022 midterm results, and finished with a sitting senator's announcement of her departure from her party.
Dec. 9, 2022
Sinema says shift to independent shouldnt be a surprise
Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona announced Friday that she now has registered as an independent, but she does not plan to caucus with Republicans, ensuring Democrats will retain their narrow voting majority in the Senate.
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Dec. 9, 2022
Why Phoenix council voted against a new self-storage business
A Phoenix City Council member went against staff recommendations and convinced all her colleagues to vote against a new business in her district.
Dec. 8, 2022
What the Respect for Marriage Act means for same-sex marriages
The U.S. House passed the Respect for Marriage Act 258-169 on Thursday, and the Senate approved it last week with a bipartisan 61-35 vote. The measure codifies protections for same-sex marriage into law, while also including some religious freedom provisions.
Dec. 8, 2022
Santa Cruz Countys sheriff criticizes Duceys shipping container wall
Gov. Doug Ducey’s plan to stack shipping containers along the U.S.-Mexico border has been met with criticism. Now, one border sheriff says if anyone tries to put the containers in his jurisdiction, he’ll have them arrested for illegal dumping.
Dec. 8, 2022
AZ Court of Appeals hears arguments for limiting early voting
The Arizona Republican Party is continuing to challenge a 1991 law that allows anyone to ask for and receive an early ballot for elections.
Dec. 8, 2022
WNBA star Brittney Griner freed in U.S.-Russia prisoner swap
Russia freed WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange, with the U.S. releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, American officials said. The swap, at a time of heightened tensions over Ukraine, achieved a top goal for President Joe Biden, but carried a heavy price — and left behind an American jailed for nearly four years in Russia.
Dec. 8, 2022
Phoenix approves $7.8M to add nearly 60 firefighters
Phoenix leaders approved $7.8 million to add 58 firefighter positions during Wednesday’s City Council meeting.
Dec. 8, 2022
Sinemas framework deal could help DACA recipients, extend Title 42
This week, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema floated the framework for a piece of legislation that seeks to provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children — also known as "Dreamers." It could also extend Title 42.
Dec. 7, 2022
RESULTS: 2022 Georgia Senate runoff election
Voting concludes Tuesday in the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff election. Follow the results live.
Dec. 6, 2022
The AZ midterm elections results are official. Whats expected to happen next
The results from last month’s election are final, after state officials certified them Dec. 5. But that doesn’t mean the election is necessarily over.
Dec. 6, 2022
State Sen. Bowie urges lawmakers to call special session on education spending cap
Lawmakers are debating calling a special session, with the topic of lifting the education spending cap one of the key points of contention.
Dec. 6, 2022
Verified podcast looks at Phoenix police misconduct cases
The newest season of the Verified podcast looks at police misconduct in Arizona. Verified: Full Disclosure tells the story of a Phoenix police officer who accuses a fellow officer of sexual assault, but then later on realizes others had accused that same officer and that the department had not told her the truth about what had happened to her.
Dec. 6, 2022
Haaland visits Arizona solar power project site
Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland was in Arizona Monday to visit a solar power site overseen by the Bureau of Land Management.
Dec. 6, 2022
Prop. 308s win gives Dreamers in-state tuition. What does it mean for the national debate?
Arizonans approved Prop. 308 in November, opening up in-state tuition and scholarships to undocumented high school students and repealing a portion of an old state law. Now, as DACA program hangs on by a thread in federal court, advocates wonder what it means for the national debate.
Dec. 6, 2022