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Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods dead at 67
Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods died at the age of 67 on Saturday. Woods served two terms as the state’s Attorney General from 1991 to 1999.
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$6.6 million of the Navajo Relief Fund remains unspent
In May 2020, the Navajo Nation COVID-19 Relief Fund was established to help the tribe respond to the pandemic. The fund has since raised $10.7 million, but the Navajo Nation Council recently found that more than half of that money remains unspent.
Oct. 23, 2021
Sen. Sinema says shes negotiating in good faith with President Biden, top Democrats
U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said it should come as “no surprise” that she hasn’t been transparent with the public about where she stands on President Biden’s economic agenda.
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Oct. 22, 2021
Grand jury charges 2020 judge candidate with perjury
A Sierra Vista woman has been accused of committing perjury during an unsuccessful run to become a Cochise County judge last year.
Oct. 22, 2021
Police recommend charges for 4 who followed Sinema into bathroom
The Arizona State University Police Department has asked county prosecutors to charge four people with misdemeanors after a protest against U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema earlier this month ended with an activist following her into a bathroom.
Oct. 22, 2021
Tempe meets to talk about renaming places named after KKK members
The Tempe City Council met Thursday night to discuss the renaming of several parks and schools in the city after discovering they were named after former Ku Klux Klan members. But the process is just getting started.
Oct. 22, 2021
Renaming streets wont fix racism. A sociologist says its still a good idea
The city of Tempe is moving forward into considering renaming several city streets and parks that were named after residents affiliated with the KKK. To learn about the dilemma, The Show spoke with Joshua Kane, senior lecturer at Arizona State University.
Oct. 22, 2021
Phoenix councilwoman hosts first LGBTQ+ block party
A Phoenix city councilwoman is hosting an inaugural block party this weekend to support the LGBTQIA+ community.
Oct. 22, 2021
5 vets say Sinema used them as window dressing
Five veterans serving U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on an advisory council resigned Thursday, accusing the Democrat of reneging on campaign promises to her constituents.
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Oct. 21, 2021
How Phoenix is addressing being ‘the worst large city’ for traffic deaths
The pandemic reduced traffic on Phoenix streets last year, but not traffic fatalities. In 2019, 177 people died due to crashes. In 2020, Phoenix had 185 traffic deaths, and the city is on pace to lose more lives this year.
Oct. 21, 2021
Senate lawyer wants to keep 720 audit documents from being public
An attorney for the Arizona Senate is asking for a delay in revealing some audit documents. Attorney Thomas Basile argues it’s impossible for the records to be public and for the Senate to maintain any review of its privilege claims.
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Oct. 21, 2021
Duceys fight with Tucson could reach beyond COVID-19
Gov. Doug Ducey has hit back against Tucson's move to fire city employees who do not get vaccinated against COVID-19 by December. In a letter, the governor told the city attorney that violation of his executive order could carry "a criminal penalty."
Oct. 21, 2021
Why Biden probably wont change the Supreme Court
President Joe Biden’s administration created a commission to consider changes to the U.S. Supreme Court, but the group didn’t recommend or suggest anything significant. This came after calls for upping the number of sitting justices from nine to 10.
Oct. 21, 2021
Bennett hits the road in support of the audit
Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett is out supporting the Arizona Senate’s so-called audit on a statewide tour hosted by his one-time employer — an organization that’s also fundraising to support its own searches for “illegal” votes.
Oct. 21, 2021
Maricopa County approves plan to split opioid settlement money
Maricopa County has agreed to a plan to share more than a half billion dollars in legal settlement money from opioid companies with local governments and the state. The county’s top attorney touted the deal at a news conference Wednesday.
Oct. 21, 2021
Phoenix leaders to reconsider adding light rail into Maryvale
More than two years after rejecting light rail expansion into west Phoenix, the City Council will soon be asked to reconsider. A subcommittee voted to support studying light rail options between Central and 91st avenues from McDowell to Camelback roads.
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Oct. 20, 2021
Rep. Stephanie Stahl Hamilton appointed to Arizona Senate
The Pima County Board of Supervisors appointed Democratic Rep. Stephanie Stahl Hamilton to fill a vacant seat in the Arizona Senate. Stahl Hamilton will serve the remainder of former senator Kirsten Engel’s term, through 2022. Engel resigned to run for Congress.
Oct. 20, 2021
Governor will need congressional OK to use trust for schools, judge says
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled a state governor must get congressional approval before using financial trusts for school funds. Based on an Arizona law passed in 2000, school funding must increase to keep up with inflation.
Oct. 20, 2021
Tucson will fire city workers who dont get vaccinated
Tucson city employees who do not get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 1 will lose their jobs. The Tucson City Council voted 4-3 Oct. 19 to require vaccines for city workers and to fire those who do not get the shots.
Oct. 20, 2021
Pinal Countys sheriff wants to be a national brand
Arizona is no stranger to high profile sheriffs, with Joe Arpaio leading Maricopa County’s department for decades, and Paul Babeu for a couple of terms in Pinal County. Jessica Pishko is an attorney who’s working on a book about sheriffs. She recently profiled Sheriff Lamb for Politico magazine.
Oct. 20, 2021
How Phoenix is handling crisis police staffing situation
At least two Phoenix council members describe the police department’s staffing levels as “a crisis.” Fewer officers are patrolling city streets while calls for service and response times have increased.
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Oct. 20, 2021

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