Former Arizona AG Terry Goddard tries to bring dark money into the light with Proposition 211
For the most part, politically active nonprofits aren’t legally obligated to disclose the names of their donors. The dollars they spend on campaigns are known as “dark money,” a term for when the source of funds spent to influence the outcome of an election is kept secret.
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Bitcoin mining creates a bigger carbon footprint than cattle, research shows
In March, Chandler became one the first metro Phoenix cities to let its residents pay utility bills using cryptocurrency. Recent research shows one of the most popular digital currencies, Bitcoin, has an even bigger carbon footprint than once thought.
Report: Mexico has continued to spy on journalists, rights defenders
A new report published by a digital rights advocacy group says that the current Mexican government has continued to illegally spy on civilians despite promises to end the practice.
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AZ man appealing convictions tied to immigrant adoption scam
An Arizona man is appealing mail fraud convictions which led to a prison sentence that is roughly half of what federal prosecutors in Nevada told a judge he deserved. Court records say Douglas Lee Thayer ripped off immigrants with bogus promises of citizenship through adoption.
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Immigration lawsuit against Biden administration allowed to proceed
A U.S. District Court judge will allow Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to pursue a lawsuit against the Biden administration for some of its immigration policies.
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AZ auditor general: AHCCCS is not sufficiently investigating fraud cases
It took the state Medicaid program more than a year to start preliminary investigations for more than half of its cases.
Cardinals Watt thankful to be playing after atrial fibrillation
Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt says he had his heart shocked into rhythm after going into atrial fibrillation this week. He still played Sunday in a 26-16 win over the Carolina Panthers.

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The landmark Voting Rights Act faces further dismantling at the Supreme Court
The law is once again on the chopping block ­— this time on the question of how state legislatures may draw congressional district lines when the state's voters are racially polarized.
Meet the California farmers awash in Colorado River water, even in a drought
A single irrigation district in California, along the Mexican border, takes more water from the Colorado River than all of Arizona and Nevada. It's under pressure to use less.
Iran's president tries to appease public anger as protests spread to schools
President Ebrahim Raisi said Iran had "shortcomings" but said the unrest sparked last month by the death of a woman in the custody of the country's morality police was a plot by Iran's enemies.
After years of waiting, rare turtles have bred 41 hatchlings at the San Diego Zoo
The Indian narrow-headed softshell turtle is considered endangered. The zoo is the first accredited organization in North America to hatch and raise the species that's native to South Asia.
Food experts have some surprising suggestions for dishes to break the Yom Kippur fast
From bagels to honey cake, these are a few suggestions from cooks and food enthusiasts for breaking the fast after the most solemn Jewish holiday. Also, read tips for preparing for the fast.