Arizona Elections

Local Organizations Holding Drive-Thru Voter Registration Drives
There are at least 1.3 million Arizonans who are eligible to vote, but are not yet registered. As the coronavirus pandemic upends traditional voter registration campaigns, some community organizations are trying to find creative ways to reach potential voters.
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AZ Democratic Leaders Campaign Online For Biden
While President Trump continues to hold in-person campaign rallies, Democrats in Arizona have been going online to make the case for Joe Biden.
July 3, 2020
Tempe Officially Has A New Mayor: Corey Woods
The city of Tempe has officially sworn in its first African American mayor in its history: Mayor Corey Woods. Thursday's ceremony took place virtually as the result of the pandemic.
July 3, 2020
Harvard Students Help Migrants On Their Legal Path
As the U.S. celebrates its independence, a nonprofit formed mainly by Harvard students is working to help those that would like to celebrate the Fourth of July as citizens or, at least, as authorized migrants.
July 2, 2020
These Four Initiatives Could Make The Arizona Ballot
A handful of ballot initiatives have survived the pandemic and are poised to clear a major hurdle towards letting voters decide if their ideas should become law. July 2 is the deadline for the groups behind those proposals to turn in enough signatures to qualify for the ballot in November.
July 2, 2020
Group Says It Has Ample Signatures To Get Pot On Ballot
Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona say they have turned in 420,000 petition signatures — far more than needed to get the measure on the November ballot despite challenges posed by the coronavirus.
July 2, 2020
Pence Backs Ducey Orders Closing Some AZ Businesses
Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday implored people in Arizona to wear masks and support business closures as the state reports record infections, deaths and emergency room visit,
July 1, 2020
The Impact Of Chief Justice Roberts Vote In Supreme Court Rulings
The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to close out its current term July 2 with the release of its pending rulings. We’ve already seen a number of 5-4 decisions — some with surprises when it comes to who the fifth justice was. In two particular cases, it was staunch Republican and Chief Justice John Roberts joining the court’s liberal wing.
July 1, 2020
Brnovich Discusses Cease-And-Desist Letter Issued To Phoenix Church
We’ve all been taking steps to protect ourselves and those around us during the pandemic. We wear masks, avoid crowds, wash our hands, etc. But sometimes, it’s not just germs we have to think about.
July 1, 2020
What A Recent Supreme Court Ruling Means For AZ Religious Schools
The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a victory to school choice advocates June 30. The justices upheld a Montana law that provides a tax credit for donations to organizations that award private school scholarships. The Montana law mirrors one here in Arizona that has been a core piece of the school choice debate for years.
July 1, 2020
A Little Miracle: How Phoenix Will Preserve City Jobs, Services
It appears federal relief funds will help Phoenix avoid cuts to city services and employee layoffs during the fiscal year that starts July 1, 2020.
June 30, 2020
Gallego: Trumps Love Of Putin Causing Really Bad Decisions From This White House
Rep. Ruben Gallego on Tuesday attended a White House briefing briefing on possible bounties put on U.S. troops by Russia and said after the briefing President Trump’s love of Vladimir Putin is making it difficult for people who inform the commander in chief to keep him up to date on Russian activity.
June 30, 2020
Pence Pushes Back Visit To AZ, Will Be Accompanied By Dr. Birx
Vice President Mike Pence has delayed his scheduled visit to Arizona until Wednesday. Pence, who is traveling with Dr. Deborah Birx, will meet with Gov. Doug Ducey and state health officials.
June 30, 2020
Attorney Says Mask Mandate Should Withstand Legal Challenges
Many Arizona communities now require that people wear masks to slow the spread of coronavirus. Phoenix attorney Joshua Black says it’s not clear how local governments will enforce the guidelines, but they should be on solid legal footing.
June 30, 2020
Supreme Court Abortion Ruling Could Aid AZ Lawsuit
The ruling could aid legal efforts in an Arizona lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood to fight against several state regulations that they claim cumulatively cause an unnecessary burden on women seeking an abortion, and some have no medical basis.
June 30, 2020
Trump May Quit? Nah, Says Arizona Political Insider
A conservative media outlet correspondent last weekend tweeted rumors President Trump may drop out of the 2020 race. But, at least one Arizona political analyst doesn’t believe the hype.
June 30, 2020
Ducey Orders Bars, Gyms, Clubs, Pools Closed For 30 Days
In an effort to stop a surge in new coronavirus cases, Gov. Ducey also ordered public schools to delay the start of the classes and said the state would make masks available for at-risk populations, including people living and working in state prisons.
June 29, 2020
Attack In Mexico City Might Result From U.S.-Mexico Anti-Cartel Ops
Last Friday, Mexico City’s secretary of security survived from an attempt of murder by heavily armed hit men. The attack might have been a direct consequence of recent operations against drug cartels shared between Mexico and the U.S.
June 29, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: China Security Law Would Tighten Control Over Hong Kong
The start of the new month could usher in some controversial moves in various places around the globe. BBC's Rob Hugh-Jones started in China – where a committee may pass a new security law for Hong Kong – and shared why it matters.
June 29, 2020
Phil Boas: Police Reform Must Start At Local Level
Congress is considering federal reforms to U.S. law enforcement, but a number of people—including those who support reform—believe the changes need to happen at the local level. One of those is Republic columnist Robert Robb.
June 29, 2020
Ducey Reluctant To Mandate Another State Shutdown Despite Virus Surge
Arizona’s dreary place in the national spotlight has brought heightened scrutiny to the officials responsible for mitigating the virus. Gov. Ducey is chief among them after he chose to begin reopening the state and initially withheld local governments’ power to mandate masks in public spaces.
June 29, 2020

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