This ballot measure would undo restrictions on Arizona elections; McCain family feels betrayed by Kari Lake; Top baby names in AZ

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A look at some of today's top stories, the weather forecast and a peek back in history.

The "Arizona Fair Elections Act" would expand voting access and reverse a number of laws enacted recently. Backers have until July to gather support.

Kari Lake's repeated attacks on Arizona's late Sen. John McCain — whom she has called a "loser" — have left at least one McCain family member in disbelief.

What are the top baby names of 2021? Here is the Social Security Administration's lists of the top names for Arizona and the U.S.

Today, you can expect it to be sunny, with a high near 97 degrees. Clear at night, with a low near 66 degrees. Get the full forecast here.

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Today in history

  • On this date in 1820, Thomas Gardner, one of the earliest pioneers in Santa Cruz County, was born.

  • In 1877, the first Desert Land entry was made by William A. Hancock at Florence.

  • In 1892, Charles D. Poston filed a claim on land which he called “Hole-in-the-Rock.” The land was set aside as the Papago Saguaro National Monument in 1914 and in 1930, became Papago Park.

  • In 1905, the Arizona Dam on the Salt River was washed out.

  • In 1917, the town of Florence turned on its first electric street lights.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: AZ Briefing: Ballot measure would undo restrictions on AZ elections

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