The State Press: Asu’s BJ Bud Archives Works To Preserve LGBTQ+ History

New-to-me, from The State Press: Asu’s BJ Bud Archives Works To Preserve LGBTQ+ History. “Phoenix Pride and Marshall Shore, Hip Historian, responded to the reality of vanishing queer history by launching a project called the Arizona LGBTQ+ History Project with the intent to preserve the under-documented history of the state’s LGBTQ community. They found a natural partner with ASU’s Bj Bud Archives, the largest LGBTQ+ collection in Arizona.”

‘A fuller picture of our history’: Spanish, cross-border Arizona newspapers to be online (AZ Central)

AZ Central: ‘A fuller picture of our history’: Spanish, cross-border Arizona newspapers to be online. “Spanish-language newspapers from the state’s border communities and newspapers published by and for Tucson’s Black community from the 1890s to the 1960s will be memorialized and accessible to residents across the state. Newspapers from the state’s mining and agricultural communities, including Bisbee’s Brewery Gulch Gazette, will also be included in the project.”

Techdirt: Arizona GOP Secretary Of State Candidate Insists ‘Deep State’ Google Is Blocking His Website; Turns Out He Requested It Not Be Indexed

Techdirt: Arizona GOP Secretary Of State Candidate Insists ‘Deep State’ Google Is Blocking His Website; Turns Out He Requested It Not Be Indexed. “… it is true that if you search for his campaign website on Google, you come up empty (though you do find lots of other stuff about him, including his lies about the 2020 election). However as Grid News figured out, the reality is not just different, but (for yet another reason) raises serious questions about [Mark] Finchem’s competence. It turns out that Finchem’s campaign inserted a ‘noindex’ meta tag… telling Google not to index it or show it in search.”

San Francisco Chronicle: Google to pay $85 million to settle claims it deceptively tracked users

San Francisco Chronicle: Google to pay $85 million to settle claims it deceptively tracked users. “Google will pay $85 million in a settlement with the State of Arizona to settle claims it deceptively captured people’s location data and used it to increase its advertising revenues. The settlement is one of the largest ever paid by the Mountain View tech giant in a consumer fraud lawsuit, the Arizona Attorney General’s office said in a statement.”

Arizona Secretary of State: New platform for the Arizona Memory Project launches September 29, 2022

Arizona Secretary of State: New platform for the Arizona Memory Project launches September 29, 2022. “The new website provides users with a modern look at the Arizona Memory Project and comes with many enhancements. Users will find the new website easier to search, with thousands of additional documents, newspapers, and other items fully text searchable. Additional enhancements include linked information across collections and items, improved search capabilities, and improved storytelling that highlight Arizona’s people, places, and events.”

CNN: Arizona Republican secretary of state nominee kept ‘Treason Watch List’ and posted about stockpiling ammunition on Pinterest

CNN: Arizona Republican secretary of state nominee kept ‘Treason Watch List’ and posted about stockpiling ammunition on Pinterest. “The Republican nominee for secretary of state in Arizona is a self-proclaimed member of the far-right extremist group the Oath Keepers who repeatedly shared anti-government conspiracies and posts about stockpiling ammunition on social media.”

Midterm Elections: Data-Mapping Tool for Voting Locations Now Available in 14 States (University of Southern California)

University of Southern California: Midterm Elections: Data-Mapping Tool for Voting Locations Now Available in 14 States. “The Voting Location Siting Tool uses a web-based interactive data mapping system to identify areas within a half mile in diameter where vote centers and polling places would likely have the most success in serving voters…. Launched in California in 2018, the tool is now available in 14 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. Over the coming months, CID will be conducting trainings for election officials and community advocacy groups on how to use the tool to identify accessible and equitably distributed polling locations in their communities. ”

Route Fifty: Arizona’s Statehouse Lifted Covid Precautions. Two Lawmakers Worry About What It Means for Their Family.

Route Fifty: Arizona’s Statehouse Lifted Covid Precautions. Two Lawmakers Worry About What It Means for Their Family.. “Arizona lawmakers now must participate in committee work in person. They can cast floor chamber votes remotely from their offices at the Capitol, but only with a doctor’s note. The public is no longer permitted to give remote testimony. The actions follow similar moves in statehouses and other workplaces around the country, as governors lift mask mandates and other mitigation measures related to the pandemic.”

ABC 15 Arizona: Embry Health to request help from Governor Doug Ducey amid record-breaking COVID-19 test surge

ABC 15 Arizona: Embry Health to request help from Governor Doug Ducey amid record-breaking COVID-19 test surge. “Embry Health CEO Raymond Embry said he plans to send a letter to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey requesting that he mobilize the National Guard to help support Embry and other COVID-19 testing companies across Arizona. Embry said his company is seeing a record-breaking surge in testing. He anticipates they will hit 30,000 patients to be tested across the state Monday. Just two weeks ago, Embry Health’s previous testing record was 18,000 patients in one day.”

Report: Arizona only state where COVID-19 the leading cause of death during pandemic (Tucson)

Tucson: Report: Arizona only state where COVID-19 the leading cause of death during pandemic . “Arizona is the only state nationwide in which COVID-19 has been the leading cause of death during the pandemic, according to a new report Wednesday from the Arizona Public Health Association. Nationally, COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death, with cancer and heart disease in the first two spots.”

Navajo-Hopi Observer: Native voices share cultural ties to Little Colorado River

Navajo-Hopi Observer: Native voices share cultural ties to Little Colorado River. “A group of Native voices is kicking off Native American Heritage month with a new multimedia story collection that celebrates the Little Colorado River’s life-giving waters. ‘Lifeways of the Little Colorado River’ features personal narratives, videos, and audio stories from Indigenous sheepherders, scholars, farmers, musicians, activists, artists, and more.”

Arizona Secretary of State: Float along the early days of Lake Powell on the Arizona Memory Project

Arizona Secretary of State: Float along the early days of Lake Powell on the Arizona Memory Project. “A new partnership between the State of Arizona Research Library and the Glen Canyon Conservancy- John Wesley Powell Museum has resulted in the Stan Jones’ Glen Canyon Log Books collection. From 1966 to 1986, as Lake Powell filled behind the newly completed Glen Canyon Dam, Stan Jones explored the changing shorelines in his motorboat, writing down his notes and observations as the waters rose. Though the collection only contains two journals, their handwritten findings fill nearly 400 pages of material that Jones would later use in his books about Lake Powell.”