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Theres extra time to apply for school vouchers
Families who want school vouchers for their students will have an extra 15 days to apply for them. This comes after Secretary of State Katie Hobbs confirmed the effort to block voucher expansion had failed.
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Coalition calls for investigation into busing migrants
An immigrant rights coalition is calling for an investigation into Gov. Doug Ducey for busing undocumented asylum seekers outside of the state.
The deadline to register to vote in the November election is Oct. 11
Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer says voters must be registered before Oct. 11 to ensure they can take part in the November general election.
Arizona Agenda: 5 districts that will shape AZ 2023 Legislature
A number of legislative races will shape the balance of Arizona's government, according to political journalist Hank Stephenson.
Oct. 3, 2022
Díaz: Why the Republic no longer endorses candidates
In 2020, the Arizona Republic made the decision to stop endorsing candidates. So what does that mean for the paper’s opinion section?
Oct. 3, 2022
BBC Look-Ahead: UK government will not push controversial tax cut
It’s been a bit of a bumpy start for United Kingdom's Prime Minister Liz Truss — her government had announced a series of tax cuts, but that policy proposal sparked days of market turmoil in the U.K. To talk about that and some of the other key global stories in the days ahead, The Show spoke with the BBC’s Pete Ross.
Oct. 3, 2022
The deadline to register to vote in the November election is Oct. 11
Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer says voters must be registered before Oct. 11 to ensure they can take part in the November general election.
Oct. 3, 2022
Gallego introduces bill to provide citizenship pathway via military service for Dreamers
Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego's new bill would offer a pathway to citizenship to DACA recipients who serve in the military. It comes at a looming decision in the 5th U.S. Circuit could end the program.
Sept. 30, 2022
Theres extra time to apply for school vouchers
Families who want school vouchers for their students will have an extra 15 days to apply for them. This comes after Secretary of State Katie Hobbs confirmed the effort to block voucher expansion had failed.
More Arizona education news
Sept. 30, 2022
Coalition calls for investigation into busing migrants
An immigrant rights coalition is calling for an investigation into Gov. Doug Ducey for busing undocumented asylum seekers outside of the state.
Sept. 30, 2022
Group fails to gather enough signatures for school voucher bill
An effort to send Arizona’s massive new school voucher expansion to voters has fallen short. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said in a tweet Friday morning that the petition from Save our Schools Arizona would not meet the minimum requirement of 118,823 signatures.
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Sept. 30, 2022
Presbyterian pastor fears for future of religion as more support white Christian nationalism
A poll from Politco earlier this month showed that a majority of Republicans favor declaring the United States a Christian nation. And for the Rev. Jennifer Butler, it’s a threat not just to democracy but to religion.
Sept. 30, 2022
NewsCap: Why the fight against school vouchers fell short
This week saw groups fail to garner enough signatures to prevent the ESA program from going into law.
Sept. 30, 2022
Massive Arizona income tax cut going into full effect
A massive income tax cut that mainly benefits wealthy Arizonans that has been championed by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey will go into full effect ahead of schedule next year.
Sept. 30, 2022
Abortion ban ruling is not what 90% of Arizonans want
Voter sentiments do not align with the recent court ruling that effectively outlawed most abortions in Arizona, according to public opinion polling data collected this month.
Sept. 29, 2022
Former Arizona AG Terry Goddard tries to bring dark money into the light with Proposition 211
For the most part, politically active nonprofits aren’t legally obligated to disclose the names of their donors. The dollars they spend on campaigns are known as “dark money,” a term for when the source of funds spent to influence the outcome of an election is kept secret.
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Oct. 3, 2022
Protesters demand expedited review of referendum signatures that challenge school voucher bill
Protesters stood outside the Arizona Capitol building on Wednesday, demanding Secretary of State Katie Hobbs expedite a review to see if the new universal school voucher bill would be put on the ballot, and face a possible cancellation.
Sept. 29, 2022
Brnovich wants Ducey to call Legislature back for special session on abortion
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking Gov. Doug Ducey to call a special legislative session to help clarify the legal status of abortion in the state.
Sept. 29, 2022
Despite Sinemas campy outfits, queer community doesnt always feel represented
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is probably one of the most powerful queer women in the country. And writer Nathan Kohrman sees a lot of camp in her ever-analyzed wardrobe.
Sept. 29, 2022
Arizona attorney general debate focuses on abortion laws
Candidates for Arizona attorney general met for a debate on Arizona PBS Wednesday. They discussed issues including election security and drug trafficking, but Arizona’s recently reinstated near-total abortion ban was the dominant topic of the night.
Sept. 29, 2022
Why some seek out abortion care in the second or third trimester
With the reinstatement of a territorial-era ban that dates back to the 1860s, Arizona women are no longer able to seek abortion care in most cases. But even if this latest legal decision is put on hold or the state’s constitution is eventually amended to reflect what most Arizonans say they want, which is some access to abortion care, women will still need or want abortions — even into their second or third trimester.
Sept. 29, 2022
Judge blocks enforcement of AZ law that could impact voter registration volunteers
A federal judge blocked Arizona from enforcing a law that could inadvertently make felons out of volunteers who help people register to vote.
Sept. 28, 2022
Navajo Nation to spend millions to replace a decades-old electrical system
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has approved legislation that allocates $3.6 million to the Ramah Navajo School Board in New Mexico. The Pine Hill Schools are long overdue for a new electrical system.
Sept. 28, 2022

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