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Gov. Ducey Ending Pandemic Occupancy Limits For Businesses
Gov. Doug Ducey has issued a new executive order that lifts pandemic occupancy limits on businesses. Under the executive order, occupancy percentage limitations will expire for businesses such as restaurants, gyms, theaters and bars.
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Lawmakers Call For Dept. Of Corrections Investigation After KJZZ Report
A bipartisan group of 10 state lawmakers are demanding answers from Gov. Doug Ducey after a KJZZ whistleblower report exposing problems with inmate management software at the Arizona Department of Corrections.
March 2, 2021
Mexico Politician Will Run For Governor Despite Sexual Abuse Accusations
Women’s History Month is beginning in Mexico amid a controversy surrounding a gubernatorial candidate in the state of Guerrero. The man faces allegations of rape and sexual abuse, but feminists fear patriarchal politics may bolster his candidacy.
March 1, 2021
WATCH: FBI Director Wray Testifies On Jan. 6 Attack, Other Threats
FBI Director Christopher Wray is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the Jan. 6 insurrection, domestic extremism and other threats. Watch the hearing live.
March 2, 2021
Boas: How AZ Republicans Are Exacerbating Party Divides
In a column over the weekend, Bob Robb of the Republic wrote that it’s time for the GOP to govern differently and not just focus on party loyalists. The Show spoke with the Republic's Phil Boas for more about Robb's argument.
March 1, 2021
Voting Debates, Investigation Results And More At Capitol This Week
State lawmakers are debating changes to Arizona’s popular mail-in voting system — giving voters less time to cast their ballots. And, the investigative report into allegations a state senator verbally abused her assistant has been released today.
March 1, 2021
Report On Ethics Probe Of GOP Senator Released
An investigators report into conduct of Sen. Wendy Rogers finds at least some proof that she talked down to her now former aide but left most of his allegations unresolved.
March 1, 2021
Paradise Valley Bans New Recreational Pot Dispensaries
The Town of Paradise Valley signed an ordinance to prohibit the construction of recreational marijuana dispensaries and testing facilities last week. Medical dispensaries are allowed to obtain a "dual license" to sell both medical and recreational marijuana.
March 1, 2021
Conservative Group Urges Arizona To Support Renewables
The president of Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship says Arizona House Bill 2248 and its companion Senate Bill 1175 — which strip the commission’s powers to mandate use of renewable energy — will actually alienate conservatives.
March 1, 2021
Zoom Gives Arizonans A Voice At The Capitol, But Requesting To Speak Isnt So Simple
In theory, it’s never been easier for Arizonans to have their say at the Arizona Legislature. In practice, testifying before House and Senate committees remains an impossible task for many.
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March 1, 2021
Navajo Nation Appropriates Funds To Support Industries, Jobs For Youth
Navajo Nation leaders on Friday signed two resolutions that appropriate funds for employment opportunities for youth, and assist industries hard hit during the pandemic.
Feb. 26, 2021
U.S. Secretary Of State Blinken Goes to Mexico Virtually
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken held his first official trip on Friday, but online, as a result of the pandemic.
March 1, 2021
Judge Rules Senate GOP Subpoena Of 2.1M Ballots Is Valid, Enforceable
A judge ruled that Arizona Senate Republicans can have access to 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County during the 2020 general election.
Feb. 26, 2021
While U.S. Tourists Escape From The Pandemic In Mexico, Mexican Travelers Do The Same In The U.S.
Tourism in the U.S. and Mexico has been severely affected by the pandemic. But people from both countries have started to travel across the border — and for the same reason. The pandemic is generating some tourism in both directions across the border.
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March 4, 2021
Biden Eyes Private Sponsorship For Refugee Resettlement
President Joe Biden is poised to build on an idea from the Reagan era to raise the number of refugees brought to the United States. He wants to start a test program for allowing private sponsorship of resettlements.
Feb. 26, 2021
Activists Re-Up Demand For Audit Of GOP Party Election
Two Arizona Republican activists reasserted their demand for an audit of the state GOP’s recent leadership election. If they don't get their way, the activists' attorney threatened to sue the Republican Party.
Feb. 25, 2021
Mexico Will Offer COVID-19 Vaccine Regardless Of Immigration Status
The Biden administration has promised to administer COVID-19 vaccine to undocumented immigrants. Mexico’s government has given a similar order and has resolved a controversy over vaccinating resident foreigners.
March 1, 2021
Tamaulipas Governor Faces Organized Crime Accusations
The governor of a Mexican border state, and one of the most high-profile opponents of Mexico’s president, is under scrutiny. The Mexican government is accusing him of criminal activities, but he claims it's part of a dirty war before the election in June.
Feb. 25, 2021
U.S. Secretary Of State Plans Virtual Trip To Mexico, Canada
The new U.S. secretary of State will have his first official visit with Mexico and Canada on Friday, but he will do so virtually. Antony Blinken will meet online with senior leaders from both countries — and trade, migration, energy and the pandemic will be part of the agenda.
Feb. 25, 2021
AG Brnovich Defend Defends Arizona Voting Restrictions
Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Brnovich v. the Democratic National Committee. The Arizona case is challenging two of Arizona’s election laws. One of those bans dropping off an early ballot for someone outside your immediate family, and the other requires ballots to be discarded if the person votes from the wrong precinct.
Feb. 25, 2021
Brennan Center: AZ Lawmakers More Brazen About Voter Suppression
A bill that would remove voters from the permanent early voting list if they did not cast a ballot in two consecutive election cycles got new life this week after the Senate had previously voted it down. The Brennan Center for Justice has analyzed these kinds of bills across the country and says Arizona leads the nation in what it’s calling voter suppression legislation.
Feb. 25, 2021