Jan. 6 Hearing Will Highlight Trump’s Pressure Campaign on State Officials

The House committee investigating the Capitol attack will also underscore the vitriol and suffering that election workers endured because of President Donald J. Trump’s lies.

#arizona, #georgia, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Arizona Wildfire Destroys Observatory Buildings

The Contreras fire has disrupted the work of astronomers, though the observatory’s scientific equipment remains safe for now.

#arizona, #fires-and-firefighters, #national-science-foundation, #space-and-astronomy, #telescopes-and-observatories, #tucson-ariz, #wildfires

Scottsdale Has Become the Bachelorette Party Destination of the West

Local hot-air balloon and desert Jeep tour outfitters are crawling with groups of women belting out Katy Perry songs and only occasionally throwing up.

#arizona, #scottsdale-ariz, #travel-and-vacations, #weddings-and-engagements

8 of the Best Bike Trails in the U.S.

Tens of thousands of miles of abandoned railroad tracks have been developed into recreational paths since the 1960s. Here are scenic pathways through deserts, valleys, mountain passages and more.

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Ginni Thomas Urged Arizona Lawmakers to Overturn Election

The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote to legislators in a crucial swing state after the Trump campaign’s loss in 2020.

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Thousands of Migrants Have Been Waiting for Months to Enter U.S.

People from around the world have been lingering on the border, awaiting the end of pandemic restrictions. Their fate remains one of the Biden administration’s biggest challenges on immigration.

#arizona, #asylum-right-of, #border-patrol-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mayorkas-alejandro, #mexico

A Writer Returns to the Grand Canyon, This Time With His Mother’s Ashes

Thomas Page McBee first visited the national park as a child on a family vacation. Thirty-three years later — and 11 after starting testosterone — he finally reckons with his parent’s death.

#arizona, #discrimination, #grand-canyon-ariz, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #testosterone, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #travel-and-vacations, #travel2022, #writing-and-writers

QAnon Joins Vigilantes at the Southern Border

Far-right activists are intercepting migrant children and collecting information about their families, based on an unfounded conspiracy theory that they are falling prey to sex-trafficking rings.

#arizona, #conspiracy-theories, #human-trafficking, #immigration-and-emigration, #qanon, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

In Arizona, a Swing State Swings to the Far Right

In the run-up to an August primary, a number of Republicans on the ballot in Arizona — like those in Ohio — have rushed to embrace Donald J. Trump and his stolen-election falsehoods.

#arizona, #cochise-county-ariz, #ducey-doug-1964, #elections-governors, #finchem-mark-w, #gosar-paul-1958, #lake-kari-a, #maricopa-county-ariz, #mccain-john, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Why Climate Change Makes It Harder to Fight Fire With Fire

Worsening wildfires in recent years have led officials to embrace planned fires to thin forests before disaster strikes. But the warming world is making it tougher to do safely.

#arizona, #boulder-colo, #california, #colorado, #fires-and-firefighters, #florida, #forest-service, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #nature-conservancy, #nebraska, #new-mexico, #oregon, #rain, #texas, #united-states, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #wildfires, #wind

Deadly Venom From Spiders and Snakes May Also Cure What Ails You

Efforts to tease apart the vast swarm of proteins in venom — a field called venomics — have burgeoned in recent years, leading to important drug discoveries.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #arizona, #deserts, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #fraser-island-australia, #insects, #research, #scorpions, #snakes, #spiders

Gosar, Far-Right Incumbent, Faces G.O.P. Challengers in Arizona

Casting themselves as alternatives to a polarizing lawmaker, these candidates could reveal a window into the Republican electorate.

#arizona, #conservatism-us-politics, #ducey-doug-1964, #gosar-paul-1958, #presidential-election-of-2020

How Intel Makes Semiconductors in a Global Shortage

As the global chip shortage continues, we take an inside look at how semiconductors are fabricated.

#arizona, #chandler-ariz, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gelsinger-patrick, #intel-corporation, #oregon, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #united-states-politics-and-government

Arizona Passes Proof-of-Citizenship Law for Voting in Presidential Elections

Voting rights groups said the legislation signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, could prevent tens of thousands of people from voting for president.

#arizona, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #ducey-doug-1964, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Arizona Offers Driver’s Licenses on iPhones. Other States Want to Be Next.

Digital copies of licenses and state-issued IDs, which can also be stored on Apple Watches, will only work at security checkpoints at a Phoenix airport for now, officials said.

#airport-security, #apple-inc, #arizona, #drivers-licenses, #identification-devices, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #phoenix-ariz, #privacy, #states-us, #wearable-computing

While Democrats Debate ‘Latinx,’ Latinos Head to the G.O.P.

The Democrats’ problem with Latinos.

#arizona, #california, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #midterm-elections-2022, #nevada, #new-mexico, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Latinos Aren’t Leaving the Democratic Party. The Party Is Leaving Them.

The Democrats’ problem with Latinos.

#arizona, #california, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #midterm-elections-2022, #nevada, #new-mexico, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

‘Little Miss Nobody’: Child’s Remains Have Been Identified, Sheriff Says

In 1960, a child’s body was found by a hiker in a remote part of Arizona. Using DNA technology, investigators were finally able to identify her as Sharon Lee Gallegos, age 4.

#arizona, #forensic-science, #gallegos-sharon-lee, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-mexico

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Confirms He Will Not Run for Senate

Senator Mitch McConnell had been trying to recruit Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona to run, but former President Donald J. Trump had warned him against it.

#arizona, #ducey-doug-1964, #elections-senate, #mcconnell-mitch, #midterm-elections-2022, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Runners in Arizona Are Abuzz Over a Controversy Involving Poop

An Arizona high school track is restricting access to the elite runners who flock there to train — and possibly use it as a bathroom.

#arizona, #education-k-12, #flagstaff-ariz, #running, #sedona-ariz, #seidel-molly-1994, #track-and-field

Why Some Red States Aren’t Going for Broke on Abortion — Yet

A recent rash of 15-week abortion bans gives us a glimpse of post-Roe America.

#abortion, #arizona, #florida, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

How McConnell Hopes to Thwart Trump in the Midterms

Senator Mitch McConnell is working furiously to bring allies to Washington who will buck Donald J. Trump. It’s not going according to plan.

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The Supreme Court Fails Black Voters in Alabama

The voting rights decision is further evidence of an impatient conservative majority.

#abortion, #alabama, #american-civil-liberties-union, #arizona, #black-people, #discrimination, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #harvard-university, #kagan-elena, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #law-and-legislation, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #race-and-ethnicity, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #roberts-john-g-jr, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #university-of-north-carolina, #voting-rights-act-1965, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Arizona Republicans Sought to Overturn Votes. Rusty Said No.

The speaker of the Republican-controlled Arizona House — who supported Donald J. Trump in 2020 — just torpedoed a bill that would have let lawmakers reject the results of an election.

#arizona, #bowers-rusty, #goldwater-barry-m, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Biden Is Right to Nominate a Black Woman to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court must be an representative institution in touch with all of American life.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #arizona, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #bork-robert-h, #brennan-william-j, #conservatism-us-politics, #cruz-ted, #discrimination, #eisenhower-dwight-david, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #law-schools, #legal-profession, #oconnor-sandra-day, #race-and-ethnicity, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #roman-catholic-church, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #women-and-girls

For Many Who Marched, Jan. 6 Was Only the Beginning

To many of those who attended the Trump rally but who never breached the Capitol, that date wasn’t a dark day for the nation. It was a new start.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

Arizona Democrats Censure Sinema After Filibuster Vote

Kyrsten Sinema, a first-term Arizona senator, was rebuked by fellow Democrats in her state after her vote on the filibuster helped sink the party’s voting-rights legislation.

#arizona, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #gallego-ruben-1979, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government

Arizona Sues to Stop Treasury From Recouping Relief Funds

Gov. Doug Ducey has been using federal pandemic aid to undermine school mask requirements, which Treasury said violated the law.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #arizona, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ducey-doug-1964, #education-k-12, #federal-aid-us, #masks, #united-states-politics-and-government

Republicans Want New Tool in Elusive Search for Voter Fraud: Election Police

Republicans in three states have proposed strike forces against election crimes even though fraud cases remain minuscule.

#arizona, #desantis-ron, #florida, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #perdue-david-a-jr, #republican-party, #rogers-wendy, #state-legislatures, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Dentist Killed His Wife on an African Hunting Trip, U.S. Says

Lawrence Rudolph collected nearly $4.9 million in life insurance benefits after the fatal shooting of his wife, Bianca, in Zambia in 2016, according to court documents. He has pleaded not guilty.

#arizona, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #frauds-and-swindling, #hunting-and-trapping, #life-insurance, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pennsylvania, #rudolph-bianca-d-2016, #rudolph-lawrence, #safaris, #zambia

Trump Rally Underscores G.O.P. Tension Over How to Win in 2022

Donald Trump’s rally in Arizona on Saturday will feature a host of election deniers. His involvement in state races and his inability to let go of his 2020 loss worries many Republicans.

#arizona, #house-of-representatives, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j

Trump Rally Underscores GOP Tension Over How to Win in 2022

Donald Trump’s rally in Arizona on Saturday will feature a host of election deniers. His involvement in state races and his inability to let go of his 2020 loss worries many Republicans.

#arizona, #house-of-representatives, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j

How the ‘Let’s Go, Brandon’ Meme Became a Campaign Ad

How an inside joke among Republicans became one candidate’s tactic for reaching the G.O.P. masses.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #brnovich-mark, #kelly-mark-e-1964, #lamon-jim, #masters-blake-1986, #political-advertising, #republican-party, #slogans-and-mottoes, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Fury Alone Won’t Destroy Trumpism. We Need a Plan B.

Steve Bannon is thinking globally and acting locally. He’s not wrong. 

#arizona, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #how-democracies-die-book, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements, #wisconsin

Cyber Ninjas, the Firm That Reviewed Arizona’s Vote, Hits Bottom

The organization that conducted the widely derided review of the presidential vote in Arizona’s largest county said it was insolvent and had laid off its employees.

#arizona, #cyber-ninjas, #maricopa-county-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #shutdowns-institutional, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Do We Have the Supreme Court We Deserve?

It has become a willing participant in a war for the soul of the country.

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Inside the Mind of Kyler Murray

He is the N.F.L.’s Gatsby, mysterious and magnetic, with a brain hard-wired to win. Ask him about the touchdown pass he meticulously mapped out in his mind five days before he threw it.

#arizona, #arizona-cardinals, #content-type-personal-profile, #dallas-tex, #football, #mccoy-colt, #murray-kyler-1997, #national-football-league, #ronaldo-cristiano, #wilson-russell-1988

The Arizona Coyotes and Their Long Journey to Nowhere

The N.H.L.’s least valuable franchise, and its 26-season headache, won’t have a home as of June 30 after the City of Glendale said it would end their agreement.

#arizona, #arizona-coyotes, #finances, #glendale-ariz, #hockey-ice, #meruelo-alex, #national-hockey-league, #phoenix-ariz, #stadiums-and-arenas

America’s Anti-Democratic Movement

It’s making progress.

#arizona, #georgia, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #wisconsin

In Shinn v. Ramirez, the Supreme Court Should Reject Arizona’s Gambit

Two Arizona men who were appointed ineffective lawyers landed on death row. If Arizona has its way, the Supreme Court will close an already narrow avenue for relief. 

#arizona, #burgess-timothy-m, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #innocence-project, #supreme-court-us

Cities Try to Lure Factories as U.S. Pushes to Fix Chip Shortage

Many local governments see a silver lining in the shortage of semiconductor chips that has contributed to a slowdown in the global economy.

#adler-steve-1956, #area-planning-and-renewal, #arizona, #austin-tex, #computer-chips, #corporate-taxes, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #local-government, #new-york-state, #samsung-group, #shortages, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #texas, #travis-county-tex

A New Kind of Native American Dance Troupe

Indigenous Enterprise is rooted in tradition but also has hip-hop influences, discernible in footwork, bounce and especially attitude.

#arizona, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #indigenous-enterprise-dance-co, #indigenous-liberation-dance, #native-americans, #phoenix-ariz

For Indigenous People, Fry Bread Is Beloved, but Also Divisive

For Indigenous people, the dish is both a family comfort food and a relic of colonial displacement.

#arizona, #bread, #indigenous-people, #native-americans

Don Guerra Is on a Mission to Bake Bread That Blurs Borders

Don Guerra, a leader of the local-grain movement in Tucson, is challenging others to reimagine craft baking with an eye toward its Latino and Indigenous roots.

#arizona, #bakeries-and-baked-products, #barrio-bread, #bread, #content-type-personal-profile, #guerra-don, #mexico, #tucson-ariz

Donald Trump Shouldn’t Be Underestimated

Democrats need a bigger, bolder campaign blueprint to save democracy that doesn’t hinge on the whims of Congress.

#arizona, #georgia, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Is It Time for Kyrsten Sinema to Leave the Democratic Party?

The Arizona senator is, at heart, a Democrat of convenience and expediency. She could well break up with the party — before it breaks up with her. 

#american-families-plan-2021, #american-jobs-plan-2021, #arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #internal-storyline-no, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government

Sam Anthony, Facing Death, Found the Courage to Find His Father

After struggling with cancer for years, Sam Anthony was running out of time. Before he died, he found the courage to mail a letter that he had long been afraid to send.

#adoptions, #archives-and-records, #arizona, #craig-nelson, #families-and-family-life, #letters, #national-archives-and-records-administration, #sam-anthony, #virginia

Kyrsten Sinema Wants to Cut $100 Billion in Proposed Climate Funds, Sources Say

The Arizona senator, who started in politics as an environmentalist, is one of two centrist Democrats who could make or break a spending bill at the center of President Biden’s legislative agenda.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #arizona, #democratic-party, #drought, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #markey-edward-j, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government

Discovery of Marijuana Preceded Deadly Tucson Shooting, U.S. Says

Investigators say they found more than five pounds of marijuana and 50 packages of edibles before one of the suspects opened fire on federal agents in Tucson, Ariz.

#amtrak, #arizona, #cannabis-foods-and-products, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-enforcement-administration, #marijuana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #railroads, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #tucson-ariz

The Cocooning of Kyrsten Sinema

The Arizona senator has undergone a political metamorphosis.

#arizona, #democratic-party, #politics-and-government, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government