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Indigenous Groups Protest Border Wall Construction
Construction pushes forward on President Donald Trump's border wall in southern Arizona, despite a cascade of lawsuits over the environmental impacts and considerations, and after a brutal battle in Washington over how to fund it. But a small group of indigenous protesters, some from tribes not even recognized by the federal government, are not giving up.
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Constitutional Amendment On Voting Rights Proposed
A group of state lawmakers and activists proposed amending Arizona’s Constitution Thursday to include the right to vote.
Jan. 18, 2019
Phoenix Indian Medical Center Receives Aid
The government shutdown hit the four-week mark Friday, and negotiations in Washington are still stalled. Meanwhile, federal workers deemed essential continue to work without pay. That includes more than 1,000 workers at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center.
Jan. 18, 2019
Womens March Faces Criticism For A Lack Of Inclusivity
The annual Women's March is this Saturday at the Phoenix Capitol. However, accusations about the movement’s lack of inclusivity has reached a head.
Jan. 18, 2019
Bill Would End Election Day Ballot Drop-Offs
Counties allow voters on the mail-in list to also come in on Election Day and drop off their ballots. In November, about 168,000 people did this in Maricopa County. Those ballots took about two weeks to count.
Jan. 17, 2019
Maricopa County Creating A Group To Analyze Election Process
For decades, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has maintained an agreement that gives the Maricopa County Recorder full control over elections. But the board is now considering the creation of a working group to analyze how Maricopa County can conduct better elections.
Jan. 17, 2019
What Affect Does Lobbying By Former Members Of Congress Have?
The U.S. has strict rules on how soon after leaving office a retired or defeated member of congress can officially lobby his or her former colleagues. But many firms are eager to scoop up those politicos because of the relationships they’ve forged.
Jan. 17, 2019
Group To Review Maricopa County Election Processes
The County Board of Supervisors directed the county manager Wednesday to form a group to make recommendations regarding "structure, staff and technology" for the county’s election operations.
Jan. 17, 2019
Recorder: $25M Needed For Ballot Tabulation System
The Maricopa County Recorder said his elections department needs significant dollars for a new tabulation system.
Jan. 16, 2019
AZ House Speaker Waiting For Drought Plan From Governor
One of the major issues addressed by Gov. Doug Ducey during his State of the State address was a drought contingency plan. With a Jan. 31 deadline looming, Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers says he won’t be pressured into approving a plan he has yet to see.
Jan. 16, 2019
Childrens Action Alliance  Outlines 2019 Priorities
And, as the legislative session gets underway, The Show has been speaking with a number of advocacy groups to find out what they’d like to see get done in 2019, including Children’s Action Alliance.
Jan. 16, 2019
Arizona Senator Proposes Eliminating Controversial SB1070
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s State of the State address included a laundry list of items — including some that continue to grab most of the headlines, like water and K-12 funding.
Jan. 16, 2019
The Takeaway: Calculating The Costs Of The Longest Government Shutdown In History
The government shutdown is now the longest in U.S. history, with no end in sight. And although it might seem counter-intuitive, shutdowns wind up costing the economy more money than it would to simply keep everything running.
Jan. 16, 2019
Some AZ Lawmakers Want To Preserve Legislative Immunity
In his State of the State address on Monday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said he wants to get rid of legislative immunity, a measure that protects lawmakers from arrest in certain circumstances. But some Arizona lawmakers think it should stay in place.
Jan. 16, 2019
New Navajo President Faces Big Economic Challenges
Jonathan Nez was sworn in Tuesday as the new president of the country’s largest Native American reservation.
Jan. 16, 2019
In Wake Of Don Shooter Expulsion, Still No Code Of Conduct
When Representative Don Shooter was expelled by his colleagues during the 2018 legislative session — the first such expulsion in more than 25 years. It was seen as a sign that lawmakers had raised expectations for their colleagues’ behavior.
Jan. 15, 2019
Americans For Prosperity Want Reform
In addition to Ducey's priorities, we wanted to find out what the Americans for Prosperity would like to see happen at the Capitol.
Jan. 15, 2019
Has The Political Power Of Evangelicals Waned?
The political power of evangelical Christians has been a long-time force in the U.S., beginning with the election of Ronald Reagan as president in 1980. But is their political influence as strong as it used to be?
Jan. 15, 2019
4 Obstacles Facing Arizona As It Finishes A Drought Plan
On the first day of the legislative session, water led Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s State of the State address. There are lots of reasons to get a drought deal done. But despite significant progress, there are obstacles.
Shutdown, More Water Requests Could Disrupt Arizona Drought Plan
Jan. 15, 2019
Ducey Calls For Increased Rainy Day Fund
In his State of State address Monday, Gov. Ducey said despite a sunny economic outlook, the state won’t, in his words, “let the good times roll.” Instead, Ducey says he plans on significantly boosting the state’s rainy day fund.
Jan. 15, 2019
Ducey Calls For Spirit Of Bipartisanship In State Address
Gov. Doug Ducey gave his State of the State address Monday, kicking off the new legislative session and his second term in office. In it, he praised Arizona’s booming economy and working in the spirit of bipartisanship.
Jan. 15, 2019