The Arizona Department of Education physically removed an AZCIR reporter out of its Capitol Mall offices today in response to a request to inspect the latest school letter grade records.
Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting is honored to be among the more than 130 nonprofit news organizations selected for News Match 2017, the largest grassroots fundraising campaign to support nonprofit and investigative news organizations. News Match...
Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting won four awards in the Arizona Newspapers Association’s 2017 Better Newspapers Contest, including two prestigious Freedom of Information Awards that recognize exceptional watchdog reporting through the use of public records.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, the state’s only nonprofit newsroom dedicated to statewide investigative and accountability reporting, was awarded operational funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. The grant of up to...
Every day, the thousands of voting jurisdictions in the U.S. share information about current voter registrations to guard against people being registered in multiple places. Up until earlier this year, The Arizona Secretary of State was not keeping copies of those voter registration notifications.
The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting’s 2016 reporting has been honored with seven Arizona Press Club awards, including first place for public service journalism, political and public safety reporting in the community category.
On May 22, AZCIR, in partnership with The Sunlight Foundation, hosted TCampAZ, a local version of the Transparency Camp un-conference that Sunlight Foundation created more than a decade ago.
We’re excited to announce that AZCIR, along with key partners, including Sunlight Foundation, Galvanize and Institute for Digital Progress, will bring Transparency Camp to Arizona on May 22.
Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan campaigned on making it easier for people to see how money flows into political campaigns, and she has a plan for a website that will help.
But after spending $494,000 in 2015 and 2016 to create a new campaign finance reporting website that never saw the light of day, her office is now asking the Citizens Clean Election Commission to pay $200,000 of an estimated $462,000 cost to develop a new campaign finance website, plus $50,000 per year in maintenance.
Arizona’s 15 county recorders this week delivered a letter to Secretary of State Michele Reagan in which they said communication between their offices and hers are “in a dire state” because state Election Director Eric Spencer has been “ineffective and disrespectful.”