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Scottsdale Doctor Advises Against Attending Rallies
While President Trump is paying visits to several places in Arizona ahead of November’s election, Scottsdale doctor Susan Hughes believes the people attending the rallies should quarantine following their potential exposure to COVID-19.
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The Case For And Against Arizona Proposition 208 Invest in Ed Act
Voter have to decide on two citizen initiatives that qualified for this year's ballot. The Show is bringing you elevator pitches of sorts from the supporters and the opponents of these proposals, starting with Proposition 208, or the Invest in Education Act.
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Oct. 14, 2020
Ruling On Juvenile Sentences May Contradict High Court
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juveniles cannot be given life sentences without the possibility of parole. But a unanimous ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court last week could be seen as a direct contradiction of that decision.
Oct. 14, 2020
Early End Ordered To Arizonas Voter Registration Extension
An appeals court on Tuesday night ordered an early end to an extension of Arizona’s voter registration deadline that was ordered by a judge after pandemic restrictions led to a decrease in people signing up to vote.
Oct. 14, 2020
City Offers $10.5M  To Vet Group Facing Homelessness
The future for nearly 200 homeless and at-risk veterans in Phoenix looks brighter after the City Council directed $10.5 million in federal funds to support the group. Seven years ago, renovations wrapped up at Grand Veterans Village, a former hotel near 35th Avenue and Indian School Road that offers apartments to veterans.
Oct. 13, 2020
O’odham Chairman Condemns Use Of Tear Gas On Wall Protestors
The head of a southern Arizona tribe condemned the US government for tear gassing and forcefully removing protesters demonstrating against the Trump Administration’s border wall construction.
Oct. 14, 2020
Glendale Bond Questions Ask Taxpayers To Cover $188M
As the first full week of early voting continues in the Valley, Glendale residents are being asked to consider four municipal bond questions on their ballots. Taken together, the projects total just shy of $188 million.
Oct. 13, 2020
Election Protection Training Volunteer Poll Monitors
There is a lot of conflicting information in the public sphere about the integrity of the elections process. One nonpartisan group, Election Protection Arizona, is working to answer questions voters may have when they arrive at the polls.
Oct. 13, 2020
Q&AZ: How Are Ballot Signatures Verified In Maricopa County?
As the presidential election approaches, many listeners have questions about early voting. One listener asked through KJZZ's Q&AZ project about what signature election officials use to validate ballots.
Oct. 13, 2020
How Much Impact Do Social Media Influencers Have On Voting?
The power of social media on politics and elections isn’t restricted to President Donald Trump’s tweets and the retweets of his followers. And it isn’t always more conventional celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Tom Hanks or younger singers and musicians who are having an impact. Sometimes, it’s people who are famous mostly for being online influencers.
Oct. 13, 2020
Pascua Yaqui Tribe Sues Pima Recorders Office
A lawsuit has been filed against the Pima County Recorder’s office by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. Their aim is to reopen an early in-person voting site on its reservation that was shutdown in 2018. For more about the lawsuit and the Yaqui’s intentions, The Show spoke with Emma Gibson, reporter with Arizona Public Media in Tucson.
Oct. 13, 2020
Why Mohave County Is Keeping Its Emergency Coronavirus Declaration
The Mohave County Board of Supervisors voted Oct. 8 to keep its emergency declaration related to COVID-19. The Show spoke more about this with Jean Bishop, chair of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors.
Oct. 13, 2020
Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous-led demonstrators say they were subject to tear gas, rubber bullets and arrests Monday morning during a nonviolent protest against border wall construction at a Border Patrol checkpoint in southeast Pima County.
Oct. 13, 2020
Hobbs Joins Brnovich In Appeal Over Voter Registration Deadline Extension
Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs are asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to put a hold on the extension of Arizona’s voter registration deadline.
Oct. 13, 2020
DES Partners With ID.me To Help Mitigate Unemployment Fraud
In an effort to give eligible Arizonans their unemployment benefits in a timely manner, while also protecting taxpayer money from fraud, the Arizona Department of Economic Security has partnered with federally-certified identity verification provider ID.me.
Oct. 13, 2020
UA Doctor: Trump Is Not Immune From COVID-19
As President Donald Trump recovers from COVID-19 and travels around the country for campaign events, he has said that he is now immune. But Dr. Shad Marvasti at the University of Arizona College of Medicine says that’s not the case.
Oct. 13, 2020
Q&AZ: When Are Ballots Collected From Maricopa County Drop Boxes?
With early voting underway, people are using a variety of ways to cast their ballots. One listener wanted to know when ballots are collected from drop boxes.
Oct. 12, 2020
In Mexico, Apologies Requested For Columbus Day
For Columbus Day — or Indigenous Peoples Day — Mexico City expected a protest calling for removal of a statue of the Spanish admiral, as has happened in some U.S. cities. But the city’s government made a surprise move, while the federal government demands apologies on another front.
Oct. 12, 2020
Boas: Why The Arizona Republic Says Vote No On Prop. 208
The Arizona Republic's editorial board gave the thumbs down to Proposition 208, also known as Invest in Ed. If passed, it would increase the income tax on people who make at least $250,000 a year to pump hundreds of millions of dollars into the state's K-12 system.
Oct. 12, 2020
Efforts Underway To Boost Native American Census Response
The self-response rate on the Navajo Nation is reported to be 22%, and the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation has a self-response rate of only 17%. The Show spoke with Shadana Sultan, a 2020 census tribal partner specialist, for more about why and what’s being done to increase those figures.
Oct. 12, 2020
Finalists Picked For Commission To Draw Political Maps
Arizona voters decided in 2000 that the state’s legislative and congressional districts should be drawn by an independent commission instead of by the Legislature, which had controlled the process since statehood. But even the independent commission has not avoided political controversy.
Oct. 12, 2020

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