Arizona Elections

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.
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Rep. Gallego Blasts Trump Over Taliban Bounties Report
Rep. Ruben Gallego, an Iraq War veteran who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, spoke on MSNBC Saturday condemning the White House for either not knowing about the alleged bounties Russia paid Taliban forces to kill American troops, or for knowing about it and doing nothing.
June 28, 2020
Federal Judge Rules Against Democrats Ballot Order Suit
A federal judge has tossed a bid by Democrats to get their candidates a higher spot on the ballot in Republican-dominated counties. U.S. District Court Judge Diane Humetewa ruled that the individuals who challenged the way state law determines ballot order have no legal standing to sue because they are not injured in any way.
June 28, 2020
Biden, Trump Campaigns Discuss Racism Directed At Asian Americans
Both presidential campaigns spoke to leaders in the Asian American Pacific Islander community during the fourth APIAVote Town Hall event Saturday. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are among the fastest growing groups of voters in the country.
June 28, 2020
Pence Cancels Arizona, Florida Political Events
Vice President Mike Pence called off campaign events in Florida and Arizona this coming week as the states experience a surge in new coronavirus cases. Pence will still travel to those states, which have set records for new confirmed infections in recent days, the White House confirmed, saying he will meet with governors and their health teams.
June 27, 2020
With Random Calls, Sonora Hopes To Rout Out COVID-19 Cases
To uncover possible COVID-19 cases, residents of Sonora will start getting calls from the government seeking health information. The effort comes as cases and deaths in the Mexican state to Arizona's south are rising quickly.
June 27, 2020
9th Circuit: Trumps Use Of Military Funds For Border Wall Illegal
A federal appeals court on Friday ruled against the Trump administration in its transfer of $2.5 billion from military construction projects to build sections of the U.S. border wall with Mexico, ruling it illegally sidestepped Congress.
June 26, 2020
Stanton To Maricopa County: Spend More On Contact Tracing
U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton accused Maricopa County officials of failing to conduct proper “contact tracing” of residents infected with COVID-19.
June 26, 2020
AARP Director To Congress: Nursing Homes Need COVID-19 Plan
AARP is calling on Congress to improve conditions in long-term care facilities. On Thursday, the US House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Care held a hearing about the state of long-term care facilities. Lawmakers heard from a panel of aging experts including one from Arizona.
June 26, 2020
Councilmans I Cant Breathe Comments Leads To Calls For Resignation
A comment made at a rally opposing Scottsdale’s mask mandate has generated national attention, and has led to calls for a city councilman’s resignation. Scottsdale City Councilman Guy Phillips, wearing a mask on stage, said “I can’t breathe,” before taking the mask off.
June 26, 2020
WATCH: Coronavirus Task Force Holds Briefing At HHS
The White House coronavirus task force, led by Vice President Pence, is holding a briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services.
June 26, 2020
The Friday NewsCap June 26, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. Emily Ryan of Copperstate Consulting and Andrei Cherny, former chair of the Arizona Democratic Party joined The Show to talk about President Donald Trump’s visit to Arizona and the reaction to it, the continued spike in COVID-19 cases in the state and more.
June 26, 2020
Leaders Ask For Arizona National Guard Support In COVID-19 Testing
In a letter to Gov. Doug Ducey, four of Arizona’s five Democratic members of the U.S. House asked if he was going to deploy the National Guard to help with COVID-19 testing.
June 26, 2020
Ducey Says Arizona Is Headed In Wrong Direction
Gov. Doug Ducey told reporters Thursday that Arizona’s coronavirus outbreak is headed in the wrong direction. The state now has more than 60,000 cases of COVID-19. Ducey said he expects those numbers to get even worse over the next few weeks.
Ducey Announces $270M Plan To Aid Schools' Reopenings
June 25, 2020
Native Americans Face Vote-By-Mail Obstacles
Voting in Indian Country has long been problematic primarily because of the lack of street addresses on many reservations. Now state officials are pushing for mail-in balloting to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. And that’s made the election process for Native Americans even more complicated.
June 26, 2020
A Social Workers Perspective On Police Reform
In many cities across the nation, some are asking for a different approach to policing. In a new op-ed, James Herbert Williams argues that police could learn something from his profession – social work – for reform. Williams is the director of ASU’s School of Social Work.
June 25, 2020
How Phoenix Police Officers Are Trained To De-Escalate Situations
Protesters have been taking to the streets here and across the country for weeks now, calling for an end to police violence and accountability for officers. But, how are officers trained to de-escalate situations? And how do they approach use-of-force situations?
June 25, 2020
Direct Democracy Struggles, But Survives In Arizona
Arizona has a long history of encouraging direct democracy. The right to propose laws by initiative and referendum was enshrined in the state’s constitution over a century ago. The citizen-driven ballot initiative process has never faced a challenge quite like the coronavirus pandemic.
June 25, 2020
Ducey, McSally: Councilmans I Cant Breathe Comments Despicable
A few hundred people gathered outside Scottsdale City Hall on Wednesday to protest the mandate requiring face masks be worn in public. At the protest, City Council member Guy Phillips told the crowd that Arizona and the country is facing a pandemic, but it’s not COVID-19.
June 25, 2020
Phoenix To Demolish Senior Complex
Dozens of senior citizens will be forced to move because Phoenix plans to demolish their low-income apartment complex located downtown. Phoenix is partnering with Native American Connections to redevelop Deck Park Vista, a city-owned complex just off Third Street, south of McDowell Road.
June 24, 2020
What Donald Trump Accomplished With His Arizona Visit
President Trump spent the day in Arizona Tuesday. He kicked off his trip in Yuma — where one of his key campaign promises has manifested along the U.S.-Mexico border. The second stop on his trip was in Phoenix, where he spoke for 90 minutes to supporters at a church.
June 24, 2020

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