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During debate with Fontes, Finchem claims 2020 election was irredeemably compromised
Mark Finchem, the Republican candidate for Arizona secretary of state, claimed the 2020 election was “irredeemably compromised” when asked to account for his belief that former President Trump won the popular vote in Arizona two years ago.
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Investigation finds migrants flown to Marthas Vineyard were misled
A Texas sheriff has opened a criminal investigation into the transport of migrants to Martha's Vineyard. And a group of migrants who were put on the flights are filing a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Working for the railroad is like an abusive relationship, union leader says
The White House has brokered a deal to avoid a potential railroad strike, but approval from unions is still pending. Meanwhile, Greg Hynes of SMART still hopes labor unions and railroad workers can reach an agreement without government intervention.
Gabby Giffords speaks at D.C. gun violence memorial
Tuesday morning, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords spoke at the temporary gun violence memorial installed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
June 7, 2022
GOP leaders shop $15.1B budget to Republican lawmakers
Republican leaders in the Arizona House and Senate are shopping a $15.1 billion budget to lawmakers this week. But the spending plan, which includes $1.3 billion in tax cuts and $1 billion for water over the next three years, won’t pass as is.
June 7, 2022
New law protects some flags from HOA rules
Residents of Arizona homeowner associations will be able to fly flags supporting law enforcement, first responders, and those that honor POWs and those missing in action. But you won't be able to raise a flag proclaiming gay pride or Black Lives Matter unless your HOA approves.
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June 7, 2022
Why independents often get left out of Arizonas primaries
Primary season is almost upon us. Early ballots will be mailed out early next month, but not all registered voters will have a say.
June 7, 2022
ABC15 investigation: Many complaints against county judges go ignored
When a judge in Maricopa County is investigated for wrongdoing in the courtroom, the complaint is almost always dismissed. And the reasons behind that dismissal remain secret, exempt from public records and open meetings laws.
June 7, 2022
Arizona judge declines GOP request to block mail voting
An Arizona judge is declining a request by the state Republican Party to block most mail ballots for the 2022 election, preserving the voting method used by the overwhelming majority of voters.
June 6, 2022
AZ superintendent calls on state for mental health funding
As there is no sign for when the legislature will pass the budget, she called on it to continue funding from the pandemic that allowed schools to hire more counselors.
June 6, 2022
Are red flag laws effective at preventing mass shootings?
There is talk again at the state Capitol about “red flag laws." But would such a law be effective when it comes to preventing mass shootings?
June 6, 2022
Arizona Agenda: Trumps endorsement of Masters could turn the tides
The race to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly in the race for the Arizona Senate has been without a clear Republican frontrunner for months. But that could change as former President Donald Trump has come out with an endorsement of one of those candidates, Blake Masters.
June 6, 2022
Huge surplus complicates budget talks during AZ legislative session
It’s June 6, and considering this is an election year and many lawmakers want to go out and campaign, some were expecting the legislative session to be approaching its end.
June 6, 2022
Judge rejects Arizona prisoners bid to delay execution
A federal judge has denied an Arizona prisoner’s bid to delay his execution in the 1984 killing of an 8-year-old girl, according to the ruling posted Sunday.
June 5, 2022
Arizona Republican Party urges judge to end mail-in voting
A lawyer for the Arizona Republican Party and its firebrand leader, Kelli Ward, urged a judge Friday to invalidate Arizona's overwhelmingly popular system of mail-in voting, a process used by about 90% of voters.
June 5, 2022
Consultant: Gun violence could impact the outcome of midterm elections
Recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas have renewed focus on talks of gun control ahead of the August midterm elections in Arizona. But polling shows Arizona voters also remain concerned about issues like education, abortion and the economy.
June 5, 2022
Maricopa County to eliminate drive-thru voting
Maricopa County is eliminating the drive-through drop boxes it opened in 2020 during the pandemic, but expanding the number of locations where voters can drop off an early ballot.
June 3, 2022
Attorney for AZ secretary of state asks judge to toss lawsuit over Election Procedures Manual
Attorney Roopali Desai claims Secretary of State Katie Hobbs complied with state law, but Attorney General Mark Brnovich waited months before filing a lawsuit.
June 3, 2022
Friday NewsCap: Could AZ take action on gun violence?
Gun reform efforts in the state Legislature are making little headway. And former President Donald Trump has endorsed a candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona.
June 3, 2022
WATCH: Biden delivers address after mass shootings
President Joe Biden delivers a primetime address on guns following recent deadly mass shootings in New York, Texas and Oklahoma. Biden is expected to call on Congress to pass laws to combat gun violence.
June 2, 2022
Trump endorses investor Masters in AZ Senate primary
Former President Donald Trump is endorsing investor Blake Masters in Arizona’s crowded Republican Senate primary.
June 2, 2022
Boyer details gun reform efforts, continued 2020 fraud allegations at AZ Capitol
Early voting for this year’s primaries begins next month, but some Republican lawmakers spent time this week listening to a presentation about the 2020 election and alleged fraud related to ballot drop boxes; none of the allegations has proven to be true.
June 2, 2022
This man says nuclear test radiation killed his father. Hes still fighting for compensation
Some "downwinders" in Mohave County are still not eligible for federal compensation. Kingman resident Cullin Pattillo lost his father to cancer and is trying to change that.
June 2, 2022

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