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Mesa City Council to vote on whether food truck park can stay open following complaints
A popular food truck park in Mesa has received complaints about noise and traffic from nearby residents. Owners claim the land is a public park, which allows food trucks under city zoning law, but City Council members are expected to decide the fate of the food trucks this week.
AG Brnovich: County Must Comply With Senate Subpoena
Maricopa County is breaking the law by refusing to provide materials demanded by GOP state senators for a controversial review of the 2020 election, Attorney General Mark Brnovich concluded Thursday.
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Aug. 26, 2021
WATCH: Biden Speaks After Kabul Attack
President Biden speaks after at least 12 U.S. service members were killed in explosions near the Kabul airport in Afghanistan. The attacks also injured at least 60 people, with officials warning that number could grow. Video is scheduled to begin around 2 p.m. Arizona time.
Aug. 26, 2021
U.S. Census Sees More Asian Americans Living In AZ
The recent U.S. census numbers showed that Arizona continued to be one of the fastest-growing states, led by Maricopa County’s nearly 16% growth from 2010 to 2020. As part of that, the area showed an increase in diversity, with residents of Hispanic or Latino descent at the top. But another group steadily grew again: Asian Americans.
Aug. 26, 2021
John Lewis Voting Rights Act Clears U.S. House, Heads To Senate
The John Lewis Voting Rights Act passed through a House vote Aug. 24 along a party-line vote of 219-212. The bill would strengthen portions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 — specifically addressing the federal government's ability to intervene in state election operations.
Aug. 26, 2021
Phoenix Councilwoman Wants Free Bus, Light Rail Service For All By 2050
A Phoenix councilwoman wants the city to work toward offering fare-free bus and light rail service for every resident. Her target: free transit for every resident by 2050.
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Aug. 30, 2021
Ducey Calls For Emergency Help With Flagstaff Flooding
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s office has issued an emergency declaration to address post-wildfire flooding in Coconino County. In July, the Flagstaff area was hit with heavy rains, which resulted in flooding, and prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency.
Aug. 25, 2021
Delays Plague AZ Senate Republicans Election Review
A report from a partisan review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County was supposed to be handed over to Republican state senators on Monday. Now officials involved say there’s no timeline for when those findings will be delivered, let alone released to the public.
Aug. 25, 2021
Court To Hear Arguments On School Mask Mandate Ban
The Maricopa County Superior Court will hear arguments in September over whether it was legal for state lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey to bar schools from requiring students and staff to wear masks.
Aug. 25, 2021
How Continuation Of Remain In Mexico Policy Could Impact AZ
The U.S. Supreme Court allowed a controversial asylum policy borne under former President Donald Trump to revive Aug. 24. It forces the Biden administration to comply with a Texas court's rule.
Aug. 25, 2021
How Spreading Election Conspiracies Hurt One Arizonans Life
The so-called audit of Maricopa County ballots has shown a clear political divide — between Democrats and Republicans, of course, but also between Republicans who believe there has been widespread voter fraud and conspiracy and those who don’t. Staci Burk is a Republican who once fell into the former category — but who now has landed in the latter one.
Aug. 25, 2021
AZ Supreme Court Will Decide In 3 Weeks If Audit Records Will Go Public
The Arizona Supreme Court says it will not decide the issue of whether Maricopa County ballot audit records, in the hands of the contracted firm Cyber Ninjas, are subject to public disclosure until at least Sept. 14.
Aug. 25, 2021
Afghans In Arizona: Hope For The Best But Expect The Worst
Arizona has a relatively small population of Afghan refugees. They have watched in horror as their home country has collapsed into the hands of the Taliban. KJZZ caught up with three members of the community to hear how they’ve been received here, their fears for family back home — and their hopes of bringing loved ones to the Grand Canyon State.
Aug. 25, 2021
2022 Arizona attorney generals race: The candidates
Here are the candidates who have declared their candidacy for Arizona attorney general in the 2022 race so far.
Aug. 24, 2021
WATCH: Biden Remarks On Afghanistan Evacuation
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the ongoing effort to evacuate people from Afghanistan after the Taliban assumed control of the country.
Aug. 24, 2021
ASU Dean Of Social Sciences On Situation In Afghanistan
Pardis Mahdavi, dean of social sciences at Arizona State University, has been in touch with relatives in Afghanistan. The Show spoke with her to get perspectives on what’s happening on the ground there.
Aug. 24, 2021
Whats The Significance Of Election Audit Results Getting Delayed Again?
Election watchers across the country anticipated the release of the results of the so-called audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 ballots Aug. 23. And they’ll continue to wait as organizers announced Doug Logan, the CEO of Cyber Ninjas, has contracted COVID-19.
Aug. 24, 2021
U.S. House Oversight Committee Issues Audit Deadline
Top Democrats serving on the U.S. House Oversight Committee gave the firm leading a review of the 2020 election results in Maricopa County until the end of the week to turn over records.
Aug. 23, 2021
Boas: How U.S. Forgot History And Bungled Afghanistan
President Biden recently made the decision that the U.S. would completely cease operations in Afghanistan, with the expectation that the Taliban wouldn’t be able to rapidly take control of the country. But as we’ve seen over the past week or so, the Taliban has restored its dominance. In a column published over the weekend, Republic columnist Bob Robb had harsh words for Biden — but also for former President George W. Bush.
Aug. 23, 2021
Kino Border Shelter Seeing Influx Of Migrants In Nogales
The so-called “surge” in migrants at our southern border was once again in the headlines in recent weeks as Border Patrol agents made an estimated 210,000 apprehensions along the southern border in July. At the same time, we’re seeing the Biden administration step up its enforcement efforts to try to stem the tide.
Aug. 23, 2021
Cyber Ninjas Set To Report Election Findings To AZ Senate
Private businesses in Arizona can require their employees and customers to get vaccinated against COVID-19; that’s according to an opinion from Attorney General Mark Brnovich. And Cyber Ninjas is expected to send its findings about last year’s election in Maricopa County to the state Senate this week for its review.
Aug. 23, 2021