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Hobbs wants 2 Cochise County supervisors investigated
The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office, led by Democratic governor-elect Katie Hobbs, wants prosecutors to investigate two Cochise County supervisors who didn’t certify the 2022 election results by a Nov 28 deadline set by Arizona law.
Lawmakers want special session to lift school spending limit
A bipartisan group of legislators is asking Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to call a special session to address school spending in Arizona before the end of the year. School districts have prepared budgets and are on target to spend nearly $7.8 billion.
Former Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe dies
Former Arizona Republican Congressman Jim Kolbe died Saturday at the age of 80. He served eleven terms in the U.S. House until he retired in 2006. His political career began as a teen while serving as a page for former U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater.
Where is my ballot? And 4 other common voting questions
Why have we not yet received our Arizona voter ballots in the mail? How do we find out when our ballots will arrive?
Oct. 18, 2022
How the economy could impact voters decisions at the polls
The economy is often on Arizonans' minds, from the gas pump to the front door. And it's a particularly thought-provoking — and important — factor during election season.
Oct. 18, 2022
The Republican and Democrat running for U.S. Senate in Arizona want to be seen as independent
To win a statewide campaign in Arizona is to win a race to the middle. For years, independent voters have held the key to victory in the Grand Canyon State.
Voter Guide: Info on candidates, issues and more
Oct. 18, 2022
The argument for and against Arizona Prop. 211
This November, voters will consider Proposition 211, also known as the “Stop Dark Money” initiative. The Show spoke with people on both sides to hear their perspectives on the proposition.
Oct. 17, 2022
Where to find info on judges, local election candidates
While you might know your choice for governor or Senate, you might be a little more bewildered when you look down ballot. To give us a primer, The Show spoke with Hank Stephenson, co-founder of the Arizona Agenda.
KJZZ’s Arizona Voter Guide
Oct. 17, 2022
BBC Look-Ahead: Hong Kongs chief executive may give first address
China’s Communist Party Congress got underway in Beijing Oct. 16, and this week, Hong Kong’s chief executive will be making his first-ever policy address. For a look at those and other key global stories in the coming days, The Show spoke with the BBC’s Eleanor Smallwood.
Oct. 17, 2022
Arizona Corporation Commission candidates take sides on renewable energy standards
Two of the five seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission are up for grabs in the current election. The commission is best known for regulating utilities. A big issue distinguishing this year’s candidates is renewable energy.
Voter Guide: Info on candidates, issues and more
Oct. 17, 2022
Arizona candidates for governor appear on CNNs State of the Union
With mail-in voting for the general election underway, Arizona’s gubernatorial candidates appeared separately on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Oct. 17, 2022
Federal officials want Ducey to remove border containers
Federal officials want Gov. Doug Ducey to remove shipping containers he ordered placed along the border near Yuma and abandon his plans to put more there. Jacklynn Gould, regional director of the Bureau of Reclamation, said the state's "unauthorized placement" is a violation of federal law.
Oct. 14, 2022
25,513 applications for AZ school vouchers turned in since opening universal category
The Arizona Department of Education has received 25,513 applications for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts since opening the universal application category on Aug. 16. The deadline to receive first quarter funding is Saturday, Oct.15.
Oct. 14, 2022
Attorney asks to toss GOP lawsuit against County Board of Supervisors
Lawyers for the GOP are asking a Maricopa County Superior Court judge to order the Board of Supervisors to make adjustments to requirements for election workers. Attorneys claim there is no legal basis for the request.
Oct. 14, 2022
Millennial Democrat Robbie Pfeffer on educating younger voters
More young people are interested in politics, but figuring out how to get involved can be confusing. That's why Robbie Pfeffer, millennial Democrat and frontman for Playboy Manbaby, has made it his mission to help educate younger voters.
Oct. 14, 2022
NewsCap: Fallout continues on canceled governor debate
Arizonans didn't get to witness their gubernatorial candidates debating, but they are watching the dramatic fallout from that decision.
Oct. 14, 2022
The next secretary of state could transform how Arizona votes
As the overseer of Arizona’s elections, the secretary of state holds great influence over the democratic process. The two candidates vying for that position present a stark contrast in choices.
KJZZ’s Arizona Voter Guide
Oct. 14, 2022
Why business, political leaders want Arizona governor to reconsider transportation tax
Proposition 400, a voter-approved half-cent sales tax dedicated to transportation projects is set to expire in 2025. The Legislature approved a plan for a special election next spring but Ducey vetoed the bill in July.
Oct. 13, 2022
Glendale approves ordinance that would prohibit panhandling
Last week, the city of Glendale approved an ordinance that would prohibit panhandling. City officials say the initiative is designed to address traffic and pedestrian safety concerns that arise from solicitation activities.
Oct. 17, 2022
Lobbyist says Arizona has outgrown its government
There have been efforts over the years to change the way business is done at the state Capitol, but lobbyist Kevin DeMenna says those changes haven’t really done much to improve the process.
Oct. 13, 2022
Why this young Arizona Republican is so passionate about politics
This election season, The Show is bringing you voices from young Arizonans, beginning with Nico Delgado, a 15-year-old Republican.
Oct. 13, 2022
Tucson activists canvas for Prop. 308 as early voting begins
Proposition 308 would give all students who graduate from an Arizona high school and live in the state for at least two years access to in-state tuition, regardless of immigration status.
Oct. 13, 2022
Feds are putting a price tag on water in the Colorado River basin to spur farmers to conserve
The Department of the Interior designated $4 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act for drought mitigation in the Colorado River basin.
Oct. 13, 2022

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