Arizona Legislative Hearings Have Gone Digital, With 2 Exceptions
There are many steps a bill at the Arizona Legislature must take to become a law. And for two weeks in February, two pit stops in the legislative process were conducted behind closed doors. No access was offered, to the media or the general public. Senate leadership blamed COVID-19, but also, the reporters who cover the Capitol.
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The Arizona Department of Health Services announced Monday that it would allow Arizonans 55 and older to register for vaccine appointments at State Farm Stadium and Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The health department opened registration for appointments at noon Tuesday. Tens of thousands of spots were filled by 2 p.m.
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Senate Republicans Alter Demand For 2.1M Maricopa County Ballots
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Gov. Ducey Gets COVID-19 Vaccine In Unannounced Event
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Gas Line Fire Closes 7th Street Bridge Over Salt River
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Potholes, Grid Failures, Aging Tunnels And Bridges: Nation's Infrastructure Gets A C-
The quadrennial Infrastructure Report Card from the American Society of Civil Engineers is an improvement from the D+ four years ago, but shows federal investment is still lacking.
Former Parler CEO Matze Stripped Of All Company Shares Upon Firing, Sources Say
Former Parler CEO John Matze was stripped of all of his shares in the alternative social media company after a dispute with co-founder Rebekah Mercer. The company was nearing a $1 billion valuation.
Prosecutors: Proud Boys Gave Leader 'War Powers,' Planned Ahead For Capitol Riot
A federal court filing details how Ethan Nordean allegedly recruited members and raised money ahead of the Jan. 6 attack, which prosecutors say he helped coordinate and lead.
Stacey Abrams On Why Securing Voting Rights Is As Necessary Now As In The Past
In the wake of the historic 2020 election turnout, state legislatures across the U.S. are considering bills to make it harder to vote. Activist Stacey Abrams warns of a return to Jim Crow-era laws.
Supreme Court Seems Ready To Uphold Restrictive Voting Laws
The court heard arguments in a case that could allow state legislatures to make it more difficult for some to vote. The arguments centered on a key portion of the Voting Rights Act.