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Scottsdale Doctor Advises Against Attending Rallies
While President Trump is paying visits to several places in Arizona ahead of November’s election, Scottsdale doctor Susan Hughes believes the people attending the rallies should quarantine following their potential exposure to COVID-19.
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AMLO Defends Trump, Demands Explanations From DEA Ops
Last week, a former Mexican secretary of defense was arrested in Los Angeles, accused of helping in drug trafficking and organized crime. Mexico's president is demanding information from the U.S. while questioning the DEA’s intervention in his country.
Oct. 19, 2020
Phil Boas: The Danger Of Turning Politics Into Religion
Presidential election years can bring out the worst in many people, according to Phil Boas of The Republic. In his most recent column, he writes about his concerns that some of our freedoms are in danger when we disagree about politics and elections to such an extent that it becomes harder to see those we disagree with as fellow citizens.
Oct. 19, 2020
President Trump Visits Arizona In Final Push For Support
President Trump is returning to Arizona on Monday as the campaign enters the final weeks. The Trump campaign is making another Western swing with scheduled stops in Carson City, Nevada, on Sunday, and Prescott and Tucson on Monday.
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Oct. 18, 2020
Next Generation Of Voters Being Heard At Womens March
Hundreds of people gathered at the state Capitol for the October Women's March — along with dozens of kids. Almost 15 million teens will turn 18 by the 2024 elections, and parents are working to raise the next generation of politically active adults.
Oct. 17, 2020
Maricopa County Attorney Candidates Meet For Debate
Republican Allister Adel and Democrat Julie Gunnigle took part in a debate Friday. About a quarter of the hour-long debate was focused on issues surrounding the death of Dion Johnson. The 28-year-old Black man was fatally shot by a DPS trooper in Phoenix in May.
Oct. 17, 2020
New AZ Election Poll: Biden Maintains Slim Lead Over Trump
With early ballots being filled out and mailed back to county election offices, former Vice President Joe Biden maintains a small lead against President Donald Trump, according to a new poll out this week from OH Predictive Insights.
Oct. 16, 2020
If This Year’s AZ Ballot Initiatives Pass, How Soon Do They Take Effect?
If a majority of voters vote to pass the two initiatives on the 2020 ballot, they will become law in Arizona as soon as the vote counts are certified. But voters won't see the effects immediately: Arizonans won’t be able to buy recreational marijuana for at least a month, and schools might have to wait more than 6 months to see Proposition 208 money.
Oct. 19, 2020
Q&AZ: Can I Vote With My Expired License?
If your Arizona driver’s license has an expiration date between March and December 2020, the governor is giving you an extra year to renew it. That’s to keep older adults from having to make the trip to the MVD during the pandemic. But one KJZZ listener wanted to know — can you use that expired license at your polling place?
Oct. 19, 2020
Ducey: Sanders Endorsement Of Prop. 208 Shows Its Bad For AZ
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey called U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' recent endorsement of Proposition 208 proof of what a bad idea it is. Ducey weighed in on the issue during U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' visit to a Phoenix charter school.
Oct. 16, 2020
BLM Leadership Remains A Mystery As Pendley Refuses To Leave
The question of who exactly is supposed to be in charge of the Bureau of Land Management remains up in the air as of Oct. 16, though not to its de facto leader, William Perry Pendley. A Montana court ruled last month that he had been serving unlawfully for 424 days — he has not been confirmed by the Senate. But Pendley says he’s not going anywhere.
Oct. 16, 2020
Court Wont Give Extra Time For Navajo Voters To Mail Ballots
Six members of the Navajo Nation had sued the Arizona Secretary of State, saying voters on the reservation face major obstacles when it comes to voting by mail. A three-judge panel from the 9th U.s. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments this week.
Oct. 15, 2020
Mexico Works On International Agreements For COVID-19 Vaccines
While the United States government continues its race against other countries to develop a coronavirus vaccine, in Mexico, authorities are following a different strategy: They are signing international agreements to guarantee enough supplies once a vaccine is developed.
Oct. 15, 2020
Kelly Campaign Staffer Disciplined After Profane Tweet Against Police
Democratic candidate Mark Kelly’s Senate campaign came under fire Thursday after a conservative media site found that a deputy press secretary directed a profane tweet at law enforcement in Chicago last summer.
Oct. 15, 2020
AZ Lawmaker Leaves Hospital After Being Treated For COVID-19
Lorenzo Sierra represents the Avondale area in the state House. He was hospitalized for COVID-19 earlier this month while visiting family in the Washington, D.C., area.
Oct. 15, 2020
Author Hits The National Road In Search Of What Connects Us
Author Tom Zoellner is being called a modern day Woodie Guthrie in reviews for his new book “The National Road.” In it, the former Arizona resident takes to the road in search of something elusive, something a lot of us don’t seem to think exists anymore: The thing that connects us all.
Oct. 15, 2020
Groups Scramble For U.S. Census Responses In Final Hours
A ruling by a majority of the Supreme Court has put an early stop to the U.S. Census count. It had been scheduled to finish on Oct. 31, but that was moved up a couple of weeks by the Trump Administration, and the high court approved it. That means the official count ends Oct. 15 at midnight, causing a scramble among a diverse variety of groups trying to get the percentage of respondents to be as high as possible.
Oct. 15, 2020
Hobbs Addresses Concerns Over Election Security, Voter Intimidation
As President Trump and members of his campaign sound alarms about election security and integrity, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs held a press conference Wednesday to address concerns and expectations about this year’s voting process.
Oct. 14, 2020
AZ Committee To Study Emergency Executive Powers
The Arizona state Legislature is forming a new ad hoc study committee that will focus on legislative oversight of emergency executive powers, Senate President Karen Fann and House Speaker Rusty Bowers announced in a Wednesday press release.
Oct. 14, 2020
USPS: No Mail Lost After Reports Of Crates On Road
The U.S. Postal Service retrieved several empty mail trays from the side of a road near Sky Harbor Airport on Wednesday morning.
Oct. 14, 2020
Mexico’s Tourism Industry Gets Ready — And Anxious — To Fight The Pandemic
As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, many people are looking for safe ways to get out of the house. That’s been a boon in recent months for Rocky Point, a beach town in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, known for its popularity among Arizonans. And some Sonoran leaders hope that trend will spread to other parts of the state, too.
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Oct. 15, 2020