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Joe Arpaio Loses Sheriff’s Race In 2nd Failed Comeback Bid
Joe Arpaio on Friday was narrowly defeated in his bid to win back the sheriff’s post in metro Phoenix that he held for 24 years before being voted out in 2016.
Judges Reject Challenges Sentencing, Recreational Marijuana Initiatives
Arizonans are entitled to vote in November on measures to give judges more sentencing discretion and to legalize recreational marijuana, according to separate court rulings issued Friday.
Aug. 8, 2020
Report: Phoenix Homicides, Aggravated Assaults Have Jumped 25%
Homicides and aggravated assaults have each increased by more than 25% from January to June of this year when compared to 2019’s numbers. Phoenix Police Department won’t definitively conclude those figures are directly related to the pandemic. The Show spoke with Jenna Panas, CEO of the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, for her observations.
Aug. 7, 2020
Brnovich: Sonora Quest Wasn’t Honest About COVID-19 Tests
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Sonora Quest, which processes most of the COVID-19 tests, failed to deliver on several promises about its testing backlog.
Aug. 7, 2020
Nancy Barto Defeats Heather Carter In GOP Senate Primary
Arizona state Sen. Heather Carter has conceded defeat to Nancy Barto in a bitter Republican primary. Barto took a calculated risk running against Carter. She abandoned her safe seat in the state House, betting that Republicans in her north Phoenix Legislative District 15 preferred her brand of conservatism over Carter’s.
Aug. 6, 2020
Arpaio Slips Behind In Bid For GOP Nod For Sheriff
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio slipped well behind in his comeback bid on Thursday. Arpaio is locked in a three-way primary for the GOP nomination in the race for his old office.
Aug. 6, 2020
Mexican Governors Unite Against Federal Policies
In Mexico, like in the United States, some governors are disagreeing with the federal government’s fiscal and health policies during the pandemic. And they are forming a coalition to fight back.
Aug. 6, 2020
Ruling On Gyms Could Open The Floodgates For AZ Businesses
Gov. Doug Ducey and President Donald Trump exchanged praise during a meeting in the Oval Office Aug. 5 — at a time when both officials have faced criticism over their handling of the pandemic. Ducey counted the closing of gyms among the successful steps he’s taken, but he did not mention at the White House an Aug. 4 court ruling that said he may have violated due process rights in doing so.
Aug. 6, 2020
Historical Silence: The Systematic Erasure Of Phoenixs Black History
Amid the Black Lives Matter protests and the removal of two Confederate monuments from state land in Arizona, there is one particular issue that has been missed — the state has quietly been erasing the history of African Americans.
Arizona Voices: Race, Diversity And The Black Lives Matter Movement
Aug. 6, 2020
Roughly 80,000 Outstanding Ballots In Maricopa County
The latest batch of ballots counted in Maricopa County did not bode well for candidates trying to climb back from election night deficits. But some can still hold out hope. There’s still tens of thousands of ballots left to count across the state, including roughly 80,000 ballots cast in Maricopa County.
Aug. 6, 2020
Ducey Defends Vote By Mail At Oval Office Meeting
As President Trump attacked other states expanding mail voting amid the pandemic, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey defended his state’s popular vote-by-mail system.
Aug. 5, 2020
Professor Urges Reflection On Southwest Colonial History
Two Confederate monuments were recently removed from state property in Arizona as the debate continues across the country about what should happen to these kinds of relics of our country’s often racist past. But some say it’s not just Confederate monuments we should be paying attention to.
Aug. 5, 2020
Border Patrol Raids Migrant Camp, Prompting Retaliation Concerns
For the second time in two years, the U.S. Border Patrol raided a No More Deaths camp that was treating migrants travelling through the desert July 31. This came after the group released embarrassing information about the agency. Now, some are accusing the agency of retaliation.
Aug. 5, 2020
Tipirneni: Incredible Enthusiasm Heading Into Race Against Schweikert
One of the closest-watched races in Arizona’s Aug. 4 primary was the four-way race among Democrats in the Sixth Congressional District, all battling for the opportunity to face Rep. David Schweikert. The winner was Dr. Hiral Tipirneni. She is new to the district, having lost previously in the Eighth District to Rep. Debbie Lesko. The Show spoke with Dr. Tipirneni and asked her what made the difference in her wide margin of victory.
Aug. 5, 2020
Gunnigle Leads In Democratic Nomination For County Attorney
For the first time, the Maricopa County Democratic Party fielded a contested primary for county attorney. As of late Tuesday evening, Julie Gunnigle had garnered nearly triple the votes of each of her competitors, Will Knight and Bob McWhirter.
Aug. 5, 2020
Republican Nomination For Maricopa County Sheriff Too Close To Call
The Republican primary race for Maricopa County Sheriff is too close to call. Unofficial results show Joe Arpaio neck and neck with Jerry Sheridan, his former chief deputy, as the two former lawmen vie for the Republican nomination.
Aug. 5, 2020
Big Arizona Voter Turnout Brings Slow Results, Few Surprises
Arizona voters turned out in near-record numbers to set the stage for a high stakes battle for the U.S. Senate, keep former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's comeback hopes alive and give a strong challenger to a wounded incumbent congressman.
Aug. 4, 2020
Using TV And Radio, Mexican Students Will Go Back To School
While the U.S. debates the safety of reopening schools amid a pandemic, the Mexican government has announced that students will start school from home.
Aug. 4, 2020
Billions Dedicated To Public Lands As Outdoors Act Becomes Law
The president signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law Tuesday. Conservation groups in Arizona and beyond are celebrating the landmark legislation to fund National Parks and other public lands.
Aug. 4, 2020
Vice President Pence To Visit Arizona On Aug. 11
The vice president plans to make his second appearance this summer in Arizona on Aug. 11. He will visit Tucson and and Mesa for separate events.
Aug. 4, 2020
Judge Rules Arizona Gyms Can Appeal Shutdown Order
Arizona gyms and fitness centers could be open within a week. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge said indefinitely shutting down these facilities without a chance to appeal violates their constitutional right of due process.
Aug. 4, 2020