Arizona Elections

Benjamin Kreutzberg said the plan language of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act permits patients to have "usable marijuana.'' That, he told the justices, means the flowers and leaves of the plant. Anything else, including preparations made by extracting the resin— and the psychoactive THC — remains strictly illegal.
Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate voted Thursday to conform Arizona's income tax deductions to federal law, which is what Gov. Doug Ducey wanted.
Feb. 1, 2019
A new investigation by the State Bar of Arizona is looking into whether State Representative David Stringer hid a criminal record when he applied to practice law in Arizona.
Jan. 31, 2019
Some immigrants in federal detention facilities are on a hunger strike — including detainees in Phoenix, San Diego and San Francisco. Now the Associated Press has learned that immigration officials are force-feeding six immigrants at the El Paso Process Center.
Jan. 31, 2019
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled last April that a student with DACA status was not eligible for lower in-state tuition. Now a Republican has introduced legislation that would allow any student who graduates from an Arizona high school to qualify for in-state tuition, and immigration status isn’t mentioned at all.
Jan. 31, 2019
The Arizona Democratic and Republican parties selected their chairs. November’s results were the best Democrats had seen here, arguably, in decades with a U.S. Senate victory, along with wins in three statewide offices and a number of key legislative victories.
Jan. 31, 2019
Arizona is already getting a taste of the 2020 presidential race. On Wednesday, Starbucks founder Howard Schultz visited Arizona State University to discuss his new book and why he may run for president.
Jan. 31, 2019
The text of the Equal Rights Amendment is just 24 words long and it would add to the U.S. Constitution just one thing: Equal rights under the law regardless of sex.
Jan. 31, 2019
More U.S. moms die in or soon after childbirth than any other place in the developed world.
Jan. 31, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Podcasts That Bridge The Political Divide
On the podcast, Hidden Brain, scientist John Hibbing looks into the psychological differences between a liberal and a conservative.
Jan. 31, 2019
Jan. 31 is the deadline set by the Bureau of Land Management to finalize a state Drought Contingency Plan (DCP.) And Gov. Doug Ducey has firmed up that message with Twitter reminders.
Jan. 31, 2019
Arizona lawmakers want to give child sex abuse victims more time to sue their attackers. The Senate bill would provide a seven-year window to bring a civil claim to court.
Jan. 31, 2019
Congressional leaders have until Feb. 15 to strike a deal on border security, a task that has been debated — and has failed — in Washington for decades. But all of the focus on a wall has become a distraction, according to Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot.
Jan. 30, 2019
The hard deadline for Arizona to pass legislation approving the Drought Contingency Plan is this Thursday, Jan. 31. While Arizona is close to an agreement, some of the last issues to be ironed out have to do with Pinal County farmers.
Jan. 30, 2019
The issue of border security is, once again, front and center. But one idea that both parties seem to agree on is their dislike of the concept of "open borders." That, however, is exactly what a new book argues for.
Jan. 30, 2019
In Arizona, an estimated 20 women die for every 100,000 live births. The number may not seem high, but what frustrates public health professionals is that 89 percent of these deaths are deemed preventable.
Jan. 30, 2019
Arizona lawmakers took their first votes on Arizona’s Drought Contingency Plan on Tuesday. The state is facing a deadline of Thursday to sign off on the plan. Otherwise, the federal government said it will step in and impose water restrictions.
Jan. 30, 2019
The 2019 Arizona legislative session includes a member roster in the House that is the closest it’s been in decades. There are 31 Republicans and 29 Democrats, making for some interesting political speculation about which issues will lead to common ground.
Jan. 29, 2019
The Takeaway: 2 Years Later, So-Called
It’s been two years since President Trump's executive order block entry to people from several Muslim-majority countries drew protests at airports across the country. Many people who have applied for waivers are still unable to bring their loved ones to the United States.
Jan. 29, 2019
Rep. David Stringer first made headlines for racist comments that were caught on tape last fall and, just a few days ago, the Phoenix New Times uncovered court documents showing that Stringer was charged with multiple sex offenses in Maryland in the 1980s — including child pornography.
Jan. 29, 2019
During the partial government shutdown that lasted throughout most of January, St. Mary's Food Bank and Alliance provided food to government workers in need — on top of those the agency serves on a daily basis. Now St. Mary's is bracing for another possible shutdown, as the stopgap bill only lasts for three weeks.
Jan. 28, 2019

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