Entries by Cole Lauterbach

Former Senate Staffer Under Hobbs Awarded $2.75 million in Race Discrimination Firing

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Editors’ Note: Although this article was published almost a year ago, it is illustrative of progressives’ hypocrisy on race and discrimination. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, currently running for Governor, demonstrates this with her discriminatory actions and the legal judgement against her while serving in the Arizona Senate as Minority Leader. It is very […]

Arizona PBS Angers State Officials After Granting Hobbs One-on-one, Dodging Debate

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Editors’ Note: If Republicans can take both Houses of Congress, and do similar things at the state level, they really need to follow through on a proposal that has been floating out there for some time, and that is to defund PBS. There is no good reason for state-run media in this country when there […]

Trump in Arizona to Push for Lake, Masters

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Former President Donald Trump plans to visit Arizona for the second time in three months. Trump, who lost Arizona’s electoral votes in his re-election bid, plans to headline a rally on Sunday, Oct. 9, at Legacy Sports Park in Mesa. In Trump’s announcement, he said the rally will be in support of “Kari Lake, Republican […]

Poll: Arizona Democrats Riding on Abortion Rights to Make Up for Poor Biden Approval

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Democrats in Arizona say they’re more interested in November’s election, with abortion laws becoming their battle cry. But, they will have to outwork President Joe Biden’s mid-term approval ratings. A recent Arizona Public Opinion Pulse poll from OH Predictive Insights found that 59% of Arizona voters think there should be limits on which abortions should […]

Hobbs Becomes First Gubernatorial Candidate In Decades to Refuse State-Sanctioned Debate Offer

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Katie Hobbs will be the first candidate for Arizona governor in decades to refuse an invitation to debate her opponent in a state commission-organized event. Hobbs, the current Democratic secretary of state, announced Sunday that she would “respectfully decline” the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission invitation to reach terms on debating her Republican opponent, former Fox 10 […]

Phoenix Sees Nation’s Worst Inflation

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Phoenix metropolitan area residents are experiencing America’s most severe inflationary pressures. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest Consumer Price Index Tuesday morning. The Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale urban area saw a 13% increase in CPI compared to the same month in 2021. The only metropolitan area to come close in terms of inflationary pressure compared […]

Arizona Lawmaker Defends Early Voter List Overhaul From National Criticism

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ArizonaThe architect of most of Arizona’s voter reforms over the last decade says a claim that her reforms to the state’s early voter list will restrict ballot access for minorities makes some irresponsible assumptions.  The nonprofit Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s School of Law released a study saying minorities are most likely to be […]

Abortion Protest Locks Down Lawmakers Inside Arizona Capitol, Tear Gas Deployed

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Protesters angry about Friday morning’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling released some frustration at the state Capitol building in Phoenix later that evening. Several hundred protesters gathered at the doors of the Capitol as the Legislature was finishing up its legislative session. A short time later, protesters could be seen on a video taken by Sen. […]

Maricopa ‘threshold’ Program Offers Rent for Homeless

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Maricopa County officials say efforts to help the homeless have fallen short at a critical step in their process of getting off the streets, and a new program aims to help. The county announced Tuesday the approval to spend $5 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to help formerly-homeless residents afford their first rental. […]

Americans Flocked to Arizona Cities Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Whether it was following new opportunities or taking advantage of the untethering of remote work, Arizona’s cities saw significant population growth in 15 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Census released its annual population estimates for cities and counties Thursday, reflecting changes in municipal populations as of July 1, 2021. Four Arizona cities – […]