Arizona ‘hottest hot spot’ for COVID as health officials warn of hospital strain

The state has the highest infections per capita globally, based on JHU data.January 8, 2021, 2:16 AM• 8 min readArizona has become “the hottest hot spot” for COVID-19, as the state experiences the highest case rates in the world and record hospitalizations — and health officials warn the numbers are only going to get worse…Continue Reading

Arizona GOP leaders’ quarrel over election results could impact party’s future

The clash within the party, experts say, isn’t likely to dissipate anytime soon.December 18, 2020, 10:04 PM• 11 min readThe Arizona Republican Party continues to deny President-elect Joe Biden’s win in the Grand Canyon state, even after its 11 electors for Biden cast their ballots and sent the certification to Congress on Dec. 14.As a…Continue Reading

Arizona Anti-Maskers Parade Through Wal-Mart and Target Stores

A group of anti-mask protesters made their way into Arizona retail chains where they protested COVID-19 regulations and restrictions, including wearing a mask. A video of the group of about 20 people protesting lockdowns and mask mandates was shared on Twitter by freelance reporter and activist @DaveNewWorld_2, who frequently posts videos of anti-mask protesters, police…Continue Reading

Arizona World War II veteran among first in state to get Covid vaccine

Denise Chow9h ago / 8:20 PM UTCFDA authorizes at-home Covid-19 test with prescriptionThe Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization on Wednesday to an at-home Covid-19 test that people can use with a prescription.The BinaxNOW Covid-19 Ag Card Home Test, developed by Abbott and eMed, is an antigen test, which is designed to detect fragments…Continue Reading

Arizona legislature shuts down after Giuliani tests positive for coronavirus

The two chambers of the Arizona state legislature will suspend their work this week after former New York City Mayor Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiSunday shows preview: Congress inches toward stimulus package amid COVID-19 surge How Trump’s election lawsuits became his worst nightmare Michigan voter fraud hearing goes viral for alleged flatulence, unruly witness MORE tested positive…Continue Reading

Arizona prison guards use teargas and pepper-spray after inmate unrest

Hundreds of inmates at an Arizona prison were involved in unrest that reportedly involved teargas and pepper spray being deployed against them.America’s incarceration system is notorious for its poor conditions, gangs and violence but has been especially hard hit during the coronavirus pandemic as outbreaks of the virus have spread through many jails.The incident happened…Continue Reading

Arizona secretary of state calls on Trump, members of Congress to stop ‘perpetuating misinformation’

The top elections official in Arizona called on President TrumpDonald John Trump46 percent of voters say Trump should concede immediately: poll Michigan county reverses course, votes unanimously to certify election results GOP senator: Trump shouldn’t fire top cybersecurity official MORE and members of Congress on Wednesday to stop “perpetuating misinformation” as she faces threats of…Continue Reading

Key Arizona county shuts down building during vote count as armed Trump supporters gather

Maricopa County in Arizona has closed its ballot-counting facility to the media and the public amid safety concerns as supporters of Donald Trump — many of them armed — gathered outside the building, several reporters on the ground have reported.But poll workers will continue to count ballots and report results amid the developing demonstration outside.“Staff…Continue Reading

Arizona secretary of state says Trump campaign doesn’t have legal pathway should it bring lawsuit

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) said Wednesday that the Trump campaign does not have a “legal pathway” should it look to sue the state over its vote counting.“They don’t have a legal pathway to challenge. We are legally counting valid ballots, and there’s not a way to stop that,” Hobbs said on CNN. Arizona…Continue Reading

Democrats lose suit over Arizona redistricting panel list

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected an effort by Democratic leaders of the Arizona Legislature to disqualify two of five independents chosen by a judicial panel as potential chairs of a commission that will redraw political district boundaries next year.The lawsuit filed last week by House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez and Senate Minority Leader…Continue Reading