Arizona Politics News


What has — or hasnt — been achieved in gun reform since Giffords shooting
As the world struggles to address another mass shooting at an elementary school, some Arizonans have been working nonstop for years to reform gun laws in a state and country generally resistant to such efforts.
Tensions high at AZ Senate during school shooting debate
Tensions were high on the Arizona Senate floor Wednesday as lawmakers debated the root causes of this week’s shooting at an elementary school in Texas.
Senate committee will investigate Rogers online comments
The Arizona Senate's ethics committee voted Wednesday to formally investigate a Republican lawmaker's online comments that appeared to blame the federal government for the recent massacre at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.
Unofficial results in for Tempe City Council race
Three seats were up for grabs in Tempe’s City Council election on Tuesday. Unofficial early results show Arlene Chin, Berdetta Hodge and incumbent Jennifer Adams are in the lead.
March 9, 2022
First ladys Tucson-area tour highlights cancer prevention efforts for tribes
First lady Jill Biden was in the Tucson area Tuesday. Her first stop was a health clinic on the Tohono O’odham Nation that could benefit from federal funding as part of the newly relaunched Cancer Moonshot initiative.
March 9, 2022
Why do people believe in conspiracy theories? This reporter tried to find out
Belief in conspiracy theories is on the rise. Reporter Kelly Weill investigates why people cling to them in her new book, "Off the Edge: Flat Earthers, Conspiracy Culture, and Why People Will Believe Anything."
March 10, 2022
AZs secretary of state race has raised millions. Why donors are so invested
Arizona’s Secretary of State race has been generating a lot of interest — and money.
March 9, 2022
How sports became the playing field for debate over transgender rights
A bill requiring Arizona high school student-athletes to compete on sports teams that match their sex assigned at birth rather than their gender identity has passed the state Senate.
March 8, 2022
Maricopa County looking to increase number of voting locations
Expecting an increased interest in in-person voting and citing population growth, the Maricopa County Elections Department is looking for more voting locations for this year’s elections.
March 8, 2022
AZ Senate votes against bill expanding AG election investigation powers
Arizona senators have voted against a bill that would provide more powers for the attorney general to investigate elections. The measure, proposed by Republican lawmakers, would have given the attorney general and county attorneys the authority to enforce state election laws on members of Congress and presidential electors.
March 8, 2022
WATCH: President Joe Biden to announce U.S. ban on Russian oil imports
President Joe Biden is set to announce a U.S. ban on the import of Russian oil because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The ban would mark a divergence in U.S. sanctions from those of its allies and partners, most of whom rely on Russian oil imports.
March 8, 2022
First lady touts Intel training program in Chandler stop
First lady Jill Biden promoted her husband's economic agenda Monday during a stop in Arizona, a state President Joe Biden won by the narrowest of margins and which is crucial Democratic hopes of retaining control of Congress.
March 7, 2022
AZ lawmakers to debate whether HOAs have to allow artificial turf
It’s poised to be another busy week at the state Capitol as the deadline for bills to be heard in committees gets closer.
March 7, 2022
Arizona Agenda: Governor candidate has ties to international bribery case
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Marco Lopez has financial ties to what’s considered the biggest international bribery case in history through his work for former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, as reported by the Arizona Agenda.
March 7, 2022
How Arizonas primary system leaves out independent voters — and what can be done to fix it
Independent voters now lead the party registration in Maricopa County. But that may be an indicator that a growing number of people in the county — and the state — are truly less associated with the Democratic and Republican parties.
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March 7, 2022
Phil Boas: Republican candidates are ignoring Trumps growing unpopularity
Some analysts believe there are signs that more Republicans are finally ready to stop disputing the 2020 election.
March 7, 2022
Arizona could set up new authority to look for — and pay for — water
Gov. Doug Ducey has unveiled plans to set up a new Arizona Water Authority, which would aim to look for — and pay for — new sources of water.
March 7, 2022
Bidens 1st State of the Union touches on state of long-term care in U.S.
In his first State of the Union address, President Joe Biden promised his administration would do more to improve nursing home care. Long-term care providers and aging advocates were paying close attention to the details.
March 7, 2022
Why Phoenix Mercurys Brittney Griner could have a challenging path out of Russia
Despite the actual arrest happening in February, Russian customs waited until Saturday to announce that WNBA star Brittney Griner had been detained after she was found with vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage.
March 6, 2022
Bill would let businesses use deadly force against vandals
State senators are poised to decide whether to allow business owners and their employees to kill people who are damaging or even defacing their property.
March 6, 2022
Former mayor calls for more say from independent voters, candidates
A group that wants to allow independent voters more say in Arizona elections is renewing its call for this year’s midterm races. Former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson is part of a group called Save Democracy.
March 6, 2022
Ukrainian born resident of Kingman checks in with family, friends
A Ukrainian born resident of Kingman said she is checking in on loved ones and friends in Ukraine as Russian forces continue their offensive responsible for killing innocent civilians in the country.
March 6, 2022
Bill proposes state-sponsored homeless shelters with street camping bans
The Arizona Senate passed a bill this week that would use American Rescue Plan funds to develop state-sanctioned homeless camps across the state. The bill would allow cities and counties to set up camps, but also require them to enforce bans on street camping.
March 4, 2022