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August 8, 2017

It's back to school for students and research papers are as expected as bad cafeteria food.  When those research papers inevitably get assigned, the State Library has the resources to help, starting with World Book’s Research Skills for Students. These online learning modules guide students through the research process, from planning the research to evaluating sources, all the way to the presentation.

August 4, 2017

Secretary of State Michele Reagan is pleased to announce the addition of three new collections of digital documents to the Arizona Memory Project. 

“The Arizona Memory Project provides access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions,” said Secretary Reagan.  “Visitors to the site will find some of the best examples of government documents, photographs, maps, and multimedia that chronicle Arizona's past and present.”

August 1, 2017

Secretary of State Michele Reagan was again elected to serve on the National Lieutenant Governors Association’s Executive Committee during the annual Summer Meeting in Nashville.  The committee meets three times a year to chart the course of policy issues to be pursued by the nation’s second-highest state and territorial officeholders.

July 25, 2017

Recent incidents such as the wind-damage, flooding, and closure of Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix, the loss of McNary Community Library due to fire, and wide-spread wildfire and flooding issues across the state underscore the necessity for solid disaster mitigation and recovery plans. Even when libraries are not directly impacted by disaster, they often provide important resources for resiliency and recovery as the community grapples with immediate threats and disasters.

July 21, 2017

Secretary of State Michele Reagan has announced the number of registered voters in Arizona has increased 14,169 to more than 3.6 million active voters. 

Of the state's 3,650,673 voters, 1,264,154 are Republicans, 1,104,927 are Democrats and 1,242,532 have not designated an officially recognized party preference.  Libertarians and members of the Green party make up a little less than one percent of the state’s total registration.

July 4, 2017

Secretary of State Michele Reagan has rejected a request for voter registration data from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity officially received on July 3, 2017. 

“I share the concerns of many Arizonans that the Commission’s request could implicate serious privacy concerns,” said Secretary Reagan.  “Since there is nothing in Executive Order 13799 (nor federal law) that gives the Commission authority to unilaterally acquire and disseminate such sensitive information, the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office is not in a position to fulfill your request.”

June 27, 2017

Arizona’s state and local election officials have successfully brought an end to a lawsuit filed by a national voting rights advocacy organization in 2016.  The negotiated settlement with Project Vote will improve the accuracy and accessibility of voter information and avoided any finding of liability or imposition of attorneys’ fees against the state.
 
Project Vote sued the state and two of its counties after objecting to the cost of purchasing voter registration information.
 

June 13, 2017

Secretary of State Michele Reagan has announced the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records will award $800,000 in grants throughout the state for various library projects. The grant money was made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

June 5, 2017

 

More than 1800 families previously subjected to domestic violence, sexual, or stalking offenses have kept their residence addresses out of the hands of the general public and that of the perpetrator thanks to a program administered by the Secretary of State’s Office.

May 30, 2017

In July 2017, the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records will begin relocating collections from the library space in the 1938 Addition of the Capitol to the Polly Rosenbaum Building adjacent to the state capitol complex.

The collection of the Research Library at the Capitol contains more than one million items, including legal materials, state publications, patent and trademark resources, and federal documents in its role as a Regional Federal Depository Library. 

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