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Scottsdale Doctor Advises Against Attending Rallies
While President Trump is paying visits to several places in Arizona ahead of November’s election, Scottsdale doctor Susan Hughes believes the people attending the rallies should quarantine following their potential exposure to COVID-19.
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Brnovich Pushes Back On Voter Registration Deadline Ruling
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is pushing back against last week’s ruling that extended the state’s voter registration deadline. But challengers say Brnovich’s interest in the legal issue comes too late.
Oct. 12, 2020
What Arizona School District Bonds, Overrides Mean
While the presidential election and the race for the late Sen. John McCain’s Senate seat dominate the headlines, Arizona voters will also see a number of local races for school board seats and school district bond measures. One group wants to educate voters on education.
Oct. 12, 2020
WATCH: Amy Coney Barretts Confirmation Hearings
The Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings Monday on President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Barrett would fill the seat left vacant with the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Watch this week's hearings.
Oct. 12, 2020
Trump Addresses Arizona Supporters In Sundays Tele-Rally
In a Sunday tele-rally, President Donald Trump addressed Arizona supporters, insisting he has fully recovered from COVID-19. He thanked those who sent thoughts and prayers to him and the first lady. He also turned his attention towards Arizona seniors, saying there’s a good reason to trust him.
Oct. 12, 2020
Maricopa County Says Voters Should Not Fear Harassment At Polls
President Donald Trump and members of his campaign have been calling for poll watchers to target alleged voter fraud. Maricopa County Elections Department spokesperson Diana Solorio says there are regulations in place to prevent voter harassment.
Oct. 11, 2020
Q&AZ: How Do Arizona Ballot Propositions Get Their Numbers?
There are two statewide ballot propositions that Arizonans will get to vote on this year. And, depending on where a voter lives, they might see several local ballot questions — either for their cities or school districts. A listener asked through KJZZ's Q&AZ project how ballot initiatives, like Propositions 207 and 208, got their numbers.
Oct. 10, 2020
Candidates Pour Cash Into Broadcast Ads In Arizona
President Donald Trump's campaign has spent in $3.8 million on broadcast ads in Arizona since early August, compared to $14.4 million from former Vice President Joe Biden over the same time period.
Oct. 9, 2020
Strong Turnout In First Days Of Early Voting
Maricopa County voter turnout is going strong in the first few days of early voting which began on Wednesday. More than 6,000 voters have come out to the polls since Friday afternoon, said Diana Solorio with the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.
Oct. 9, 2020
Q&AZ: There Are Dozens Of Arizona Judges On My Ballot. How Do I Know Who To Vote For?
Judges for four counties in Arizona, as well as those on the Arizona Court of Appeals and the state Supreme Court face retention elections every four years. A KJZZ listener wanted to know how to make sense of all the judges listed on her mail-in ballot and decide which judges she wanted to vote to retain.
Oct. 9, 2020
Mohave County Votes To Remain In State Of Emergency
The Mohave County Board of Supervisors voted against a proposal that would have ended its public health emergency declaration. The 3-2 vote against the motion means that the county in northwest Arizona remains in a state of emergency.
Oct. 9, 2020
OHalleran, Shedd Debate COVID-19 Spending, Broadband
Incumbent Democratic Representative Tom O’Halleran debated his Republican challenger Tiffany Shedd on Thursday night on Arizona PBS. Coronavirus spending and broadband internet access were some of the main topics.
Oct. 9, 2020
ASU Students Launch Center-Right Publication
It has been said that this is a unique time to be in journalism, and some ASU students have entered the fray and are looking to carve out a niche for their voices. The Western Tribune features both news and opinion, with the latter slanting right-of-center. Joe Pitts is the co-founder and editor-in-chief.
Oct. 9, 2020
Donald Trump, Joe Biden Try To Turn Out Arizonas Latino Voters
The first thing you need to know about Latino voters in Arizona is: They’re often the last people campaigns talk to, according to Reyna Montoya.
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Oct. 9, 2020
Vice President Pence Campaigns In Peoria
Despite the president’s COVID-19 diagnosis, the Trump campaign continued its aggressive on-the-ground strategy this week, making stops in Nevada and Arizona on Thursday. Vice President Mike Pence held a rally in Peoria at TYR Tactical, a company that manufactures tactical gear.
Oct. 8, 2020
Biden, Harris Make First Campaign Visit To Arizona
Former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, made their first visit of the campaign to Arizona. After paying their respects at the American Indian Veterans National Memorial at the Heard Museum, Biden and Harris spoke to a small crowd at a local carpenters union in Phoenix.
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Oct. 8, 2020
Arizonans Came Out In Record Numbers For First Day Of Early Voting
Early voting is off to a strong start in Maricopa County. A record-shattering 2,900 voters showed up on the first day of in-person voting this week.
Oct. 8, 2020
Fight Continues Over Mail-In Ballot Deadline For Navajo Voters
Ballots are already being sent out to Arizona voters, but the state is facing a lawsuit over access to voting by mail. Members of the Navajo Nation say they need extra time for their mail-in ballots to be received.
Oct. 8, 2020
Voters To Decide Final Outcome Of The Invest In Ed Movement
Two years ago, advocates behind a proposed income tax surcharge that aimed to raise money for public education in Arizona — the Invest in Ed initiative — suffered a huge blow when the court ruled to remove it from the ballot. Now the future of the Invest in Ed, Proposition 208, is in the hands of the voters.
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Oct. 9, 2020
Resettlement Leader Decries Move To Cut Refugee Admissions
The Trump administration announced last week it will cut the number of refugees admitted into the country to historic lows — again. The move has dismayed refugee communities and those who work to resettle them in Arizona. The Show spoke with Aaron Rippenkroeger, the executive director of the International Rescue Committee for Arizona, about his reaction to the news.
Oct. 8, 2020
As School Boards Face Tough Decisions, Fewer Candidates Want To Be On Them
According to Joanna Allhands with the Arizona Republic, there are 73 races in the state for school board seats that won’t be voted on at all because there’s only one candidate running. How did we get here? To find out, The Show spoke with Steven Chapman, president of the Arizona School Boards Association.
Oct. 8, 2020