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Report: Biden Considers Cindy McCain For Ambassador Post
Cindy McCain, the widow of the late U.S. Sen. John McCain and a critic of President Donald Trump, is reportedly being eyed by President-elect Joe Biden for an ambassador post.
6 hours ago
AZ Republicans Level More Allegations Of Election Fraud
Even as top state officials gather Monday morning to certify Arizona’s election results, a group of Republican lawmakers plan to level more allegations of presidential election fraud at a public hearing in downtown Phoenix.
Nov. 29, 2020
Arizona To Certify Election Results Monday
Arizona’s election results will become official Monday as Secretary of State Katie Hobbs plans to certify the results at 11 a.m. This will officially award Arizona’s 11 electoral votes to former Vice President Joe Biden.
Nov. 29, 2020
6th AZ State Lawmaker Tests Positive For COVID-19
A sixth member of the Arizona Legislature has confirmed he tested positive for COVID-19. Rep. Andrés Cano, a Democrat, announced on social media Wednesday that he is not symptomatic and is in isolation.
Nov. 27, 2020
Despite Record Spending, Dems Net Only One Seat In Legislature
There will be a net gain of one seat for Democrats when state lawmakers convene in January. That’s despite record amounts of money, both for the candidates themselves and also in the form of outside groups, who shattered previous spending records for legislative races.
Nov. 25, 2020
How Arizonas Party Chairs Shaped The 2020 Election
Following wins and losses for both parties in the 2020 election, Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini has decided to leave the position, while Kelli Ward, for now, remains Republican party chair.
Nov. 25, 2020
Ducey Acknowledges President-Elect Bidens Arizona Victory
For the first time, Governor Doug Ducey has acknowledged Joe Biden’s win of Arizona’s 11 electoral votes. His public acknowledgment comes three weeks after Election Day and he says any further legal challenges will go through the courts.
Nov. 25, 2020
Biden To Include Special Envoy For Climate On Security Council
Climate change is an ongoing — and growing concern — around the world, and particularly here in the Southwest as we recently emerged from the hottest summer on record in Phoenix. The Trump administration hasn’t made dealing with climate change a priority, but there are already signs the incoming Biden administration will.
Nov. 24, 2020
Security Expert Discusses Ballot Counting Process
Although there is no credible evidence of vulnerabilities being exploited on a large scale in the 2020 election, security expert J. Alex Halderman says states still need to make infrastructure improvements to protect elections in the future.
Nov. 24, 2020
Gila County Eases Marijuana Arrest Criteria
With voters approving Proposition 207, recreational marijuana will soon be legal in Arizona. While regulation is still underway, government offices throughout the state are trying to quickly implement the will of the people. One of the first counties to take action is Gila County.
Nov. 23, 2020
Cindy McCain Joins Growing Chorus Of Moderate Republicans
Former U.S. Sen. John McCain’s wife, Cindy, is joining a growing chorus of moderate Republicans who are calling for President Trump to formally concede he lost the election to Joe Biden.
Nov. 23, 2020
Gosar: If Substantial Evidence Not Found Soon, Election Results Will Have To Be Accepted
Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar has been an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump. While Gosar believes in conspiracy theories that prevented Trump from re-election, he says if substantial evidence is not found soon, election results will have to be accepted.
Nov. 23, 2020
How Changes In Defense Spending Impact AZ Economy
The defense industry is a big part of Arizona’s economy, employing tens of thousands of Arizonans, and accounting for billions of dollars worth of federal contracts. So changes in spending priorities at the U.S. Department of Defense can impact the state. The Show talked with Dennis Hoffman, an economics professor at the W.P. Carey School of Business, to learn more.
Nov. 23, 2020
Phil Boas: The Nature Of Truth
From President Donald Trump’s early use of "fake news" to his former advisor Kellyanne Conway talking about "alternative facts," there has been a feeling among many that too many Americans can’t even agree on what truth is. John Carlson and Tracy Fessenden of ASU's Recovering Truth Project wrote a column addressing the importance of truth to our next steps as a nation.
Nov. 23, 2020
How Bureau Of Land Management Could Change Under Biden
The Trump administration implemented dramatic changes to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Leadership of the agency has also been in flux. Rebecca Beitsch of the Hill covers the BLM, and The Show spoke with her about what could be next.
Nov. 23, 2020
Hospitals Projected To Be Overwhelmed By Mid-December
An Arizona State University model projects the state hospital system will be overwhelmed by mid-December. Will Humble, former director of the Department of Health Services, and he says there’s nothing left to do but take drastic measures.
Nov. 23, 2020
Some Republicans Keep Pushing Fraud Claims
Tempe political consultant Mike O’Neil said there remain Republicans, in Arizona and elsewhere, that continue pushing the idea that the election was stolen or fraudulent, despite all evidence to the contrary.
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Nov. 22, 2020
Lawsuit To Challenge Arizona Proposition 208
A Scottsdale business owner and a retired judge are challenging the legality of the just-approved tax hike on the wealthy to provide more dollars for K-12 education.
Nov. 22, 2020
Biden Urged To Select Native American For Interior
As President-elect Joe Biden considers his Cabinet choices, Native Americans are urging him to to select one of their own for Interior Secretary. The Department of Interior manages parks and monuments throughout the United States. It also oversees 600 federally recognized tribes.
Nov. 22, 2020
Conservationists Hope To Regain Bears Ears National Monument
Conservationists hope that President-elect Joe Biden will restore Bears Ears National Monument to its original size, but they are concerned about what has happened to the monument during the last four years.
Nov. 22, 2020
AZ Senate President Looking For Election Fraud Tips
The Republican-controlled Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously confirmed the county’s election results Friday night, with every member citing their full confidence in the process. Other Republican leaders in the state are still looking for evidence that President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Arizona is illegitimate.
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Nov. 21, 2020