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Hotels In Tempe And Flagstaff Purchased To Be Repurposed For Homeless Assistance
This week, two Arizona hotels, one in Tempe and one in Flagstaff, were sold to create affordable and transitional housing for vulnerable communities. NewGen Advisory is the company facilitating those purchases, one by the City of Tempe and one by Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona.
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Fann Attorney: Public Has No Right To Know Whos Paying For Maricopa County Ballot Audit
On Wednesday, the attorney for Senate President Karen Fann told Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Michael Kemp that the public has no right to know who is paying for the audit of the 2020 election the Senate is conducting. However, Kemp questioned the attorney’s arguments.
Ken Bennett In April: 'I Hope' Voters Know Who's Paying For Audit
July 8, 2021
Arizona Secretary Of State Seeks Probe Of Trump Allies
Arizona's secretary of state on Wednesday asked the state attorney general to investigate whether former President Donald Trump and his allies broke the law in their efforts to pressure Maricopa County officials after the 2020 election.
July 8, 2021
2022 Secretary Of State Race: The Candidates
Here are the candidates so far in the 2022 race for Arizona secretary of state. Katie Hobbs, the current Arizona secretary of state, has declined seeking a second term in favor of running for governor.
July 7, 2021
Navajo County Democratic Party Ex-Chairman Seeks To Stall New AZ Election Law Changes
The former chairman of the Navajo County Democratic Party is spearheading an effort to get voters to overturn three changes in election laws approved this year by the Republican-controlled legislature in the wake of Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump.
July 7, 2021
More Trees? Compost? Weigh In On Citys Climate Plan
Phoenix is looking for input on its climate action plan. An online survey that can take as little as five minutes to complete asks residents and business owners to rank priorities and activities to limit climate change.
July 6, 2021
UA College of Medicine-Phoenix Students Possibly Exposed To COVID-19
The University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in Phoenix has informed students and staff they may have been exposed to COVID-19 during an orientation event last week. In a Monday email, the college said a vaccinated individual became symptomatic during new student orientation last week and later tested positive for COVID.
July 6, 2021
Legislative Session Highlights Disconnect Between Legislators, Public
The just-completed legislative session was one of the longest in Arizona history and featured some contentious measures and some unconventional exchanges. It also may have spotlighted a disconnect between legislative leaders and the general public.
July 6, 2021
Republic: Records Indicate Extent Of Trumps Pressure On AZ
When Maricopa County was still counting the ballots from the 2020 election, former President Trump and his allies were launching an unprecedented attempt to change the election result. Arizona Republic reporter Yvonne Wingett Sanchez tracked down public records that show the full scope of that attempt.
July 6, 2021
Arizona Lawmakers Ready Proposals For 2022 Ballot
The 2022 election is still a long way away, but Arizona lawmakers have already decided to send several questions to the voters at the 2022 ballot.
July 6, 2021
Adrian Fontes Enters Race For AZ Secretary Of State
Democrat Adrian Fontes announced his candidacy for Arizona secretary of state on July 6. Fontes is the former Maricopa County recorder. He was elected to the office in 2016 but was unseated by Republican Stephen Richer in 2020.
July 6, 2021
Phoenix Council Funds 2 New Homeless Shelters
Two new homeless shelters are coming to Phoenix, along with expansions and improvements at existing facilities.
July 6, 2021
Temporary Site To Provide Relief For Homeless People
Phoenix plans to add a temporary structure to provide heat relief for people living on the streets, but some leaders are disappointed with the timetable.
July 5, 2021
Afghans Who Helped U.S. Say They’re Running Out Of Time For Visas
The White House and Congress are vowing to help thousands of Afghans who face retribution for working with the American military. Some have come to the U.S. on special visas. But others are in danger of being left behind.
July 5, 2021
Prop 208 Organizers Push To Refer Tax Cuts To 2022 Ballot
Organizers behind the Invest in Education initiative are attempting to bring the Arizona Legislature’s recent tax decisions to a vote via referendum. They are challenging three measures, including the creation of a flat tax rate.
July 4, 2021
$15 Minimum Wage Qualifies For Ballot In Tucson
An initiative to raise the minimum wage in Tucson to $15 per hour has enough qualifying signatures to make the city’s ballot in November.
July 3, 2021
U.S. Rep. Gallego Chosen For Helsinki Commission
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently appointed a member of Arizona’s congressional delegation to a commission that’s independent of the federal government. The body has members from the legislative and executive branches.
July 2, 2021
Arizonas Vaccination Rate Is Still Below Average. The States GOP Politics May Play A Role
President Biden set a goal that 70% of American adults would have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the Fourth of July. About 20 states reached that target. Arizona fell short. And the state’s politics are likely playing a role in its vaccination efforts.
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July 6, 2021
Phoenix Construction Activity Close To 2005-06 Boom
Phoenix construction activity is getting close to levels seen in 2006, just before the housing crash and Great Recession. And the increased demand is creating jobs at city hall.
July 2, 2021
Phoenix Approves $46.5M For Wells Fargo Building
By this fall, Phoenix should own the Wells Fargo Plaza downtown. On Thursday, the City Council approved spending $46.5 million for the high-rise at First Avenue and Washington Street.
July 1, 2021
AZ Supreme Court Sets Limits On Claims Of Legislative Immunity
State lawmakers have absolute immunity from being sued by those who are the targets of legislative investigative reports, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
July 1, 2021