Navajo activists claim voter suppression in Arizona voting laws

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold two provisions of Arizona’s voting law that had started to stir up controversy on the Reservations. The largest part of this ruling is not allowing ballot harvesting to occur. Navajo activists are not happy with these rulings because they believe that this is a form of voter suppressionContinue reading “Navajo activists claim voter suppression in Arizona voting laws”

70 unaccompanied minors surrender at Tucson sector as crisis deepens

Just over 70 unaccompanied minors have been taken into custody in the past 24 hours, per a tweet sent on Wednesday by the interim Chief Patrol Agent of the Tucson Sector John R. Modlin. Modlin’s tweet also stated that there has been a 160% increase in unaccompanied minors taken into custody this year, with overContinue reading “70 unaccompanied minors surrender at Tucson sector as crisis deepens”

Arizona State House votes to oppose Biden ATF nominee

The Arizona House of Representatives issued a proclamation in opposition to the Biden Administration’s nomination of Mark Chipman to serve as the chairman of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). Chipman worked for the ATF for 22 years before leaving to join gun regulation advocacy groups such as Everytown for Gun Safety andContinue reading “Arizona State House votes to oppose Biden ATF nominee”

Gov. Ducey, ASU Pres. Crow duel over mandatory masks

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Tuesday afternoon aimed at preventing Arizona State University from enacting a new policy this Fall which requires unvaccinated students attending in-person classes to wear a mask at all times, among other COVID-related regulations. Ducey responded to the newly announced policy through a series of tweets Monday nightContinue reading “Gov. Ducey, ASU Pres. Crow duel over mandatory masks”

Gov. Ducey calls special session to address wildfires, provide $100 million in emergency funding

Governor Ducey announced that he has called a special session of the state Legislature to help combat the wildfires that are currently plaguing the state by providing $100 million in emergency funding. The funds will go towards wildfire prevention and suppression. The legislature will officially vote on this package later this week, but the dealContinue reading “Gov. Ducey calls special session to address wildfires, provide $100 million in emergency funding”

Route 66 town sees post-COVID revival with enormous car show

This past weekend, the rural northern Arizona town of Williams — often referred to as the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon” — officially held the 6th Annual Williams Historic Route 66 Car Show.  Williams, Arizona enthusiastically welcomed visitors from around the world to revel in the beauty of the over 500 cars present. The carContinue reading “Route 66 town sees post-COVID revival with enormous car show”

Vice President Harris may or may not visit the U.S.-Mexico Border

“…And I haven’t been to Europe…”, Vice President Kamala Harris said followed by some laughter in an interview this week with Lester Holt. The Vice President had been asked by Holt if she was going to visit the US and Mexico border, and why she hasn’t yet visited the border. In March, Vice President HarrisContinue reading “Vice President Harris may or may not visit the U.S.-Mexico Border”

BREAKING: Flagstaff Police receiving calls about unidentified object, likely weather balloon

***PHOTO USED ABOVE BELONGS TO DONNA CLARK. LINK HERE.*** The Flagstaff Police Department received multiple calls Tuesday night from the public regarding a brightly-lit unidentified flying object hovering over the city. Officers have been made aware of the reports. FlagScanner, a local news publication, has reported that “Officers from around the city are also seeingContinue reading “BREAKING: Flagstaff Police receiving calls about unidentified object, likely weather balloon”

Hobbs brings national issues into Democratic gubernatorial primary

Arizona’s Secretary of State, Katie Hobbs (D), announced her bid to serve as Arizona’s next governor just one week ago, and she is already finding herself in-between a rock and a hard place. Much like the questions surrounding the 2020 election’s legitimacy will haunt Republicans seeking to serve in the U.S. Senate or at theContinue reading “Hobbs brings national issues into Democratic gubernatorial primary”

Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management to play a large role in state’s future

Arizona’s often portrayed as desert, with a few mesas, in popular imagination. Very few times do people who are not from the state recognize that Arizona is also home to grasslands, forests, and much, much more. It is a uniquely biodiverse region. The diverse climates one can pass through while traversing the Grand Canyon StateContinue reading “Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management to play a large role in state’s future”