Tag: Arizona

Mark Kelly to Run for Senate in Arizona

Mark Kelly, the former astronaut and gun-control activist who is married to Gabrielle Giffords, announced on Tuesday that he would run for Senate in Arizona, challenging appointed Senator Martha McSally and intensifying the Democratic threat to Republicans’ narrow control of the chamber. Mr. Kelly’s entry sets up a possible general […]

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Tough Times Along the Colorado River

Last month hundreds of Western water managers, farmers and scientists gathered at a conference with state, federal and tribal officials in Las Vegas, where they heard a sobering address about the Colorado River. The crowd knew the situation was grim. But it was up to Colby Pellegrino, the director of […]

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iPhone FaceTime Bug That Allows Spying Was Flagged to Apple Over a Week Ago

SAN FRANCISCO — On Jan. 19, Grant Thompson, a 14-year-old in Arizona, made an unexpected discovery: Using FaceTime, Apple’s video chatting software, he could eavesdrop on his friend’s phone before his friend had even answered the call. His mother, Michele Thompson, sent a video of the hack to Apple the […]

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Ranchers Invite Pelosi to Border: Come See Why Your Fence Is Trash

Arizona ranchers living along the U.S.-Mexico border are again inviting House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi — including airfare and accommodation — to visit their locales to see firsthand what they describe as an “insecure” southern border. Chris Burgard introduces the video invitation, saying, “Right now, Americans have a greater chance of dying from an opioid overdose […]

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Trump Ally Kelli Ward Takes Over Arizona GOP as Chair in Surprise Upset Against Establishment

In a stunning blow to the establishment wing of the Republican Party, President Donald Trump ally Kelli Ward–a two-time Senate candidate in Arizona–has pulled off a surprise victory by ousting the chairman of the state party and taking over. Ward said in a statement following her surprise win: I am deeply humbled and honored to […]

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Inquiry Into Migrant Shelters Poses Dilemma: What Happens to the Children?

A difficult situation for migrant children in government custody could grow more challenging if the largest provider in the overburdened shelter system were to lose its grants. The provider, Southwest Key Programs, faces mounting pressure after a video of staff members abusing children surfaced last month and the Justice Department […]

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Wielding Rocks and Knives, Arizonans Attack Self-Driving Cars

CHANDLER, Ariz. — The assailant slipped out of a park around noon one day in October, zeroing in on his target, which was idling at a nearby intersection — a self-driving van operated by Waymo, the driverless-car company spun out of Google. He carried out his attack with an unidentified […]

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When the Desert Becomes a Weapon

TUCSON — The desert borderlands of the Southwest are a death trap for migrants. In the summer, the temperature can rise past 115 degrees, and in the winter it can drop below freezing. Water is scarce; shade is almost nonexistent. Some 8,000 people attempting to enter the United States have […]

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Jeff Flake Warns of U.S. ‘Authoritarianism’ in Farewell Speech

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) warned in his farewell remarks Thursday morning that the United States faces “threats” from within its political system, stating “to say that our politics is not healthy is something of an understatement.” “I believe that we all know well that this is not a normal time, that the threats to our democracy from […]

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Watch a Border Patrol agent’s ‘gender reveal party’ start a wildfire that destroyed 47,000 acres

Border Patrol agent and complete moron Dennis Dickey wanted to make a big deal out of the gender reveal of his unborn baby. Naturally, he did what many annoying YouTubers do and tried to one-up all the other expecting parents out there by hosting an over-the-top “gender reveal party” complete with high explosives. The plan, […]

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A Guatemalan Mother Could Lose Her Daughter, Because She’s an American

Vilma Carrillo was one of a group of migrant women flown to Texas in July from a detention center in Georgia to be reunited with their children, who had been separated from them as part of the Trump administration’s clampdown at the border. Over the next several days, she watched […]

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I Take Back My Praise of Jeff Flake’s Book

ImageJeff Flake surrounded by reporters at the Capitol in September.CreditErin Schaff for The New York Times At some point or another, all book critics agonize over whether they’ve taken the wrong measure of a book. They’ve overpraised; they’ve underpraised; they’ve dwelled too long on imperfections that hardly deserved the molecular […]

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Arizona Election Results: 6 Key Takeaways on Sinema Victory

Representative Kyrsten Sinema’s upset victory in Arizona on Monday night marked the first time a Democrat has been elected to the Senate from that state since 1988. Here are six takeaways about the race and the changing nature of Arizona politics. [Catch up on Ms. Sinema’s victory remarks and the […]

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A Week After the Election, Democratic Gains Grow Stronger

The 2018 midterm election looked last Tuesday like a serious but not crippling setback for Republicans, with Democrats making significant gains in congressional races but failing to deliver a comprehensive defeat to President Trump and his party. The picture for Republicans has gotten grimmer since then, as a more complete […]

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Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Wins Battle to Replace Sen. Jeff Flake

Democrat congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema was declared the winner of Arizona’s U.S. Senate race Monday night, almost a week after final midterm election votes were cast. Republican Martha McSally showed an early lead in the race to replace Sen. Jeff Flake as one of Arizona’s two U.S. Senators, but after two days of vote counting, that […]

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Kyrsten Sinema Declared Winner in Arizona Senate Race

PHOENIX — Representative Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat and former social worker, scored a groundbreaking victory in the race for a Senate seat in Arizona on Monday, defeating her Republican opponent after waging a campaign in which she embraced solidly centrist positions, according to The Associated Press. Ms. Sinema’s victory over […]

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Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona Senate. Now Dems have 47 seats to GOP’s 51.

Kyrsten Sinema, the apparent winner in Arizona’s Senate race, is the first Democrat to win that vote for decades. She will become the first woman to ever represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate. She is also the first openly bisexual person ever elected to the U.S. Senate. That’s a lot of firsts. Sinema’s win was […]

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We’re Suing the Florida Governor. He Should Not Oversee His Own Election.

On Sunday, the Republican secretary of state of Arizona, Michele Reagan, did a stunning thing. She explained to America why it was taking so long to count the ballots in Arizona’s unresolved Senate race. Her explanation was thorough, sober, informative and nonpartisan. Most important, it helped foster confidence in the […]

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Pro-Bernie Sanders Arizona Vote Recorder Was Attorney for Fast and Furious Gun Buyer

The Maricopa County vote recorder employing controversial vote-counting practices was the defense attorney for an accused Mexican cartel gun straw purchaser. Maricopa County recorder Adrian Fontes defended Manuel Celis-Acosta in 2011 after an arrest for involvement in the Fast and Furious government gun-running scandal. “Before he was elected in 2016 as Maricopa County recorder, Adrian Fontes […]

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