Rising Star is the latest news outlet founded by journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The two business partners launched the website several months ago, adding it to the existing Village Voice media, Phoenix New Ties, and Frontpage Confidential.
Michael Lacey and Jim Karkin had stepped away from journalism for some time in order to direct their focus and efforts toward the Lacey and Laroin Frontera Fund. The organization is the embodiment of what Lacey and Larkin have bee striving for throughout their careers and so it has become one of the most significant organizations of its kind in the state of Arizona.
The Frontera Fund was created using the settlement money front the court case Melendres v. Arpaio from about a decade ago. That was a challenging battle for everyone involved, the pushing and pulling lasted a good several years before Joe Arpaio lost the fight and was on his way to a long sentence in prison. What saved him for repenting for his numerous crimes, was Donald Trump coming to the rescue with his presidential pardon issued a week before the judge was supposed to sentence Joe Arpaio to prison.
The former sheriff of the Maricopa County than tried to regain his previous position but his candidacy was neglected, and he retreated into his home and has not been in the public eye since. Media has also not been providing any updates on the man but has instead focused on Frontera Fund and the significant work it does.
The organization helps foundations and other groups to fulfill their duties and provide help in maintaining the First Amendment right of minority groups, proving the medical help, legal representation, education, and so on. Frontera Fund was created to help pick up the pieces of the destruction brought by Joe Arpaio.