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FILE - In this May 6, 2021 file photo, Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas,  at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix.  The most closely watched attempts by Republicans to investigate and turn up widespread fraud in a battleground state lost by former President Donald Trump in last year's presidential contest is coming to an embarrassing end in Arizona, but their efforts are crank up in other states, barely a year from the 2022 midterms.  (AP Photo/Matt York, Pool)

EXPLAINER: As Arizona election 'audit' ends, new ones begin

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The most closely watched attempt by Republicans to examine the 2020 presidential election in a battleground state lost by former President Donald Trump is coming to an …
Seraphine Warren poses for a photo in her home in Tooele, Utah, on Sept. 23, 2021, with a rug made by her aunt, Navajo rug weaver Ella Mae Begay. Begay, 62, disappeared in June, one of thousands of missing Indigenous women across the U.S. The extensive coverage of the Gabby Petito case is renewing calls to also shine a spotlight on missing people of color. (AP Photo/Lindsay Whitehurst)

Petito case renews call to spotlight missing people of color

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the three months since 62-year-old Navajo rug weaver Ella Mae Begay vanished, the haunting unanswered questions sometimes threaten to overwhelm her niece. Seraphine …
FILE - In this May 6, 2021, file photo, Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. Cyber Ninjas, the inexperienced contractor hired to run a partisan review of the 2020 election on behalf of Republicans in the Arizona Senate, is scheduled to present its findings to top GOP lawmakers on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. Election experts say the review, funded almost entirely by supporters of former President Donald Trump who have promoted false claims of fraud, was beset by problems and incompetence. (AP Photo/Matt York, Pool, File)

Draft of Arizona GOP's vote review finds wider Biden win

PHOENIX (AP) — A draft report of the election review in Arizona's largest county by supporters of former President Donald Trump found that President Joe Biden did indeed win the 2020 presidential …
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is expected to appoint a Republican to its governing body after a longtime member Steve Chucri announced he would resign.

Maricopa County board to appoint for Chucri vacancy

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is expected to appoint a Republican to its governing body after a longtime member announced Tuesday he would resign. Steve Chucri, supervisor for District …
FILE - In this May 6, 2021, file photo, Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. Cyber Ninjas, the inexperienced contractor hired to run a partisan review of the 2020 election on behalf of Republicans in the Arizona Senate, is scheduled to present its findings to top GOP lawmakers on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. Election experts say the review, funded almost entirely by supporters of former President Donald Trump who have promoted false claims of fraud, was beset by problems and incompetence. (AP Photo/Matt York, Pool, File)

Buckle up: Arizona Republicans to show 2020 recount results

PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump supporters hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to review the 2020 vote count are preparing to deliver their findings on Friday, the climax of a bizarre quest to find …
Arizona Helping Hands has received a $100,000 grant to help foster families get licensed to care for children.

Arizona Helping Hands receives $100K grant

Arizona Helping Hands announced Wednesday it had received a $100,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, which will go toward assisting the non-profit in underwriting the Licensing Safety Program over the next year.

Arizona official resigning after secret recording released

PHOENIX (AP) — A recording that emerged of a Republican elected Arizona official criticizing his GOP colleagues for opposing a partisan review of the 2020 election result in Maricopa County led him …
FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, file photo, a droplet falls from a syringe after a health care worker was injected with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Providence, R.I. The city of Phoenix Human Relations Commission is continuing to see about ways to vaccinate more people. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Phoenix committee continues work on getting COVID-19 vaccine out

The Phoenix Human Relations Committee is continuing to work on getting coronavirus vaccines out to the public through pop-up events and more. The HRC spoke about the Maricopa County Department of …
Photo by Arianna Grainey

Officials draft ‘North Tempe Character Area Plan’ ahead of general plan work

Based on community input received, Tempe city officials have drafted a redevelopment plan for north Tempe. The plan, officials say, aims to redesign current development in the Papago area and will …

Republican County Supervisor Chucri resigns after secret recording released

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican official in Arizona resigned Tuesday from the board overseeing Maricopa County after a recording emerged of him criticizing his GOP colleagues for opposing a review of …
ENTERTAINMENT

Film of epic Doors concert to be shown in Valley theaters one night only

The Doors are making their return to the Valley.
Avondale will be the site of a farmers market celebration on Oct. 9.

One-day Farmers Market coming to Avondale in October

Brookfield Residential’s Alamar, in Avondale, is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a public Farmers Market celebration next month.
This year’s Fiesta Bowl Parade just got a bit more hip. Valley Rocker Alice Cooper will serve as the Fiesta Bowl Parade Grand Marshal for the December parade.

Fiesta Bowl Parade brings back founders, Cooper to honor 50th year

This year’s Fiesta Bowl Parade just got a bit more hip. Valley Rocker Alice Cooper will serve as the Fiesta Bowl Parade Grand Marshal — the 50th anniversary of the organization coming …
The Heard Museum will host the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest in February 2022.

Heard Museum to host World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

The World Championship Hoop Dance Contest returns to the Heard Museum in February 2022.

Phoenix crafting extravaganza makes its way to Scottsdale this weekend

Craft fanatics and connoisseurs can immerse themselves in a Labor Day weekend of quilts, crafts and sewing from Sept. 2 to 4 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. For the first time in 27 years, the Quilt, …
Opinion

Statement from Maricopa County Chairman Jack Sellers about the Sept. 24 Senate audit hearing

Members of the Board of Supervisors watched the Senate/Cyber Ninja hearing and the County’s social media team, working with elections professionals, responded to allegations in real time.  …

Statement from Maricopa County Chairman Sellers about the draft Senate audit report

You don’t have to dig deep into the draft copy of the Arizona Senate/Cyber Ninja audit report to confirm what I already knew – the candidates certified by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General – did, in fact, win. This means the tabulation equipment counted the ballots as they were designed to do, and the results reflect the will of the voters.  That should be the end of the story.  Everything else is just noise.

Hague: Stripe app builds roads to business success

Patrick was the oldest of three boys, born in 1988 in a small village in Ireland. His mother, a microbiologist. His father, an electrical engineer. Patrick took his first computer course at the University of Limerick when he was only eight and was programming computer code by the age of ten.

Rakowsky: Sen. Sinema should support voting rights bill

My name is Mike Rakowsky and I am a lifelong activist. The political climate we are confronting right now is as dire as any I have seen in my 70 years. Sen. Sinema has a unique opportunity to take …

Hoffman: Support Open App Markets Act to bolster app developers

Thank you, State Rep. Jennifer Longdon for informing me about the Open App Markets Act, where she is encouraging U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton to cosponsor the bill in order to rein in monopolies like Apple …

Sjolander: September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

With Arizona marking September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we recognize the COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many stressors, including emotional hardships, that can impact the overall health and mental well-being of Arizonans. It has never been more important for us to stay connected to the people we care about.

Minard: Commission celebrates International Deaf Awareness Week Sept. 20-26

The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing celebrates Deaf Awareness Week September 20-26 to promote and raise awareness about the language, culture and diversity of the deaf community worldwide — “Celebrating Thriving Deaf Communities” is this year’s theme.

Maricopa County Supervisor Chucri: I am resigning effective Nov. 5, 2021

It’s hard to believe I have been involved in Arizona politics now for 28 years. When I first ran for Maricopa County Supervisor in 2012, I campaigned to bring civility, innovation and most …

Chucri: Arizona Restaurant Week impacts an important industry and our community

For the past 15 years, Arizona Restaurant Week has served as an important event for the Arizona Restaurant Association to fulfill its mission of supporting and advocating for the hospitality industry while also presenting the dining community with some incredible dining experiences for amazing prices.

Gates: As COVID-19 delta variant spreads in Maricopa County, get vaccinated ‘ASAP’

All COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be highly effective at preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Last week, the FDA gave a new level of approval to the Pfizer vaccine for people ages 16 and up. If you have been hesitant in the past about the vaccine, I hope this new level of assurance will be the encouragement needed for you to get the vaccine.
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