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Legalized syringe exchanges, fentanyl test strips could help combat overdoses
Community health leaders say two new laws could help round out Arizona’s efforts to combat overdose deaths, which are on the rise even after a bipartisan effort to pass the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act in 2018.
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Justice Department Warns States About Violating Federal Law As Many Consider Election Audits
Groups including the Brennan Center made requests to the U.S. Department of Justice to potentially take action against the Maricopa County 2020 election audit. And with other states at least considering similar efforts, the calls to the DOJ have gotten louder. A new piece by Politico indicates the DOJ is taking those concerns seriously.
July 30, 2021
Ducey Among 12 GOP Governors Who Want Roe V. Wade Overturned
Gov. Doug Ducey wants the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn it's historic decision in Roe v. Wade and leave the question of whether to allow abortion in Arizona, and elsewhere, to state lawmakers.
July 30, 2021
Grijalva Calls For Reform To 1872 Mining Law In Hearing
Congressman Raul Grijalva said Tuesday that he will introduce legislation to reform U.S. mining laws. The Arizona Democrat says after about 150 years, some changes are due.
July 29, 2021
AZ Education Officials Strongly Encourage Face Masks In Schools
Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now strongly recommending all K-12 teachers, students and staff 一 regardless of whether they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or not 一 wearing face covering, Arizona public schools can't require them.
July 28, 2021
Phoenix, Peoria, Tucson Resume Mask Mandates
Arizona cities are changing their policies on face coverings. The move comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended vaccinated people resume wearing masks indoors and in high-risk areas.
July 28, 2021
Fontes Testifies Before House Committee About Election Worker Intimidation, Voter Subversion
Testifying before the Committee on House Administration, several politicians, experts and election officials spoke about voter suppression, subversion, and election worker intimidation.
July 28, 2021
Interfaith Groups Work To Stop Voter Suppression
Interfaith groups are working harder now to do what they can to support communities that may be facing greater voting challenges because of moves by lawmakers. To learn about their efforts, The Show spoke with Rev. Katie Sexton-Wood of the Arizona Faith Network.
July 28, 2021
Buttigieg Talks Transit, Broadband Infrastructure For AZ
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Phoenix earlier this month to talk about infrastructure needs here. The Show spoke with him to learn what he sees as the biggest needs for the Phoenix metro area.
July 28, 2021
Maricopa County Recorder: Fraud Claims In 2020 Election Baseless
Polling shows the majority of Republicans believe former President Donald Trump’s debunked claims of fraud, and many baselessly expect him to be reinstated. Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer, a Republican who defeated a Democrat in the 2020 election, isn’t among them.
July 28, 2021
Senate Subpoenas More Info From County, Wants Records From Hobbs In Ongoing Audit
State Senate Republican leaders have subpoenaed more information from Maricopa County, as the audit of last year’s election continues. At the same time, the Senate’s liaison to the audit, former Secretary of State Ken Bennett, has been barred from the process and has talked about resigning the position.
July 28, 2021
Fann: Bennett Will Remain Part Of AZ Senate Election Audit
Ken Bennett is unhappy with what's going on at the Senate's audit of the 2020 election and threatened Wednesday to quit, though it now looks like he's staying on
July 28, 2021
Developer Breaks Ground For Downtown Phoenix High-Rise
A Chicago-based developer broke ground Tuesday for a luxury high-rise project in downtown Phoenix.
Aug. 1, 2021
Gosar, Biggs Speak At D.C. News Conference Cut Short By Protesters
Police officers testified on Capitol Hill on Tuesday about violent and at times racially-fueled attacks by pro-Trump insurrectionists on Jan. 6. Blocks away, Republican congressmen from Arizona took part in a news conference asking if suspected rioters who remain jailed are being treated fairly.
July 27, 2021
House Committee To Take Up Mining Act Of 1872
The House Committee on Natural Resources will discuss changes Tuesday to a mining law that dates back to 1872.
July 26, 2021
Arizona Regulators Set Final Sports Betting Rules
Final rules for sports betting in Arizona have been released and are now available on the Arizona Department of Gaming’s website. Spokesman Max Hartgraves said fantasy sports will be rolled out first, with bettors able to start participating on Aug. 28.
July 26, 2021
Dozens Arrested Outside Sinemas Office
Phoenix police arrested more than three dozen protesters Monday outside Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s office on Camelback Road.
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July 26, 2021
Judge Throws Out Brnovich Bid To Use COVID-19 Funds For Tax Cuts
A federal judge has thrown out a bid by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, effectively backing the rule that money from a COVID-19 federal relief package cannot be used for tax cuts.
July 26, 2021
Boas: Ducey Should Get Back In His Lane
Over the weekend, Republic columnist Bob Robb wrote about Gov. Doug Ducey — and what he calls his attempts to “micromanage” Arizona schools as they try to keep kids and staff safe in the new school year. Phil Boas, Republic editorial page editor, argues this is actually about much more than individual battles with school districts.
July 26, 2021
Former AG Woods Criticizes Election Audit, Sen. Sinema
While former President Trump appeared at a rally in Phoenix to support the Republican-led audit of Maricopa County ballots, the state’s former attorney general took to media outlets to criticize the long-lasting effort. Grant Woods also offered sharp criticism for a member of his own party.
July 25, 2021
Former President Trump Headlines Rally In Phoenix
Former President Donald Trump was the headliner at a rally in downtown Phoenix on Saturday. Thousands of supporters arrived hours early in anticipation of Trump’s speech. Trump repeated several falsehoods about fraud in the 2020 election including the claim he had won Arizona.
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July 25, 2021