Arizona Politics News


The Driving Force Behind Natural Hair Anti-Discrimination Laws
There are now 10 cities in the country that have approved a measure making it illegal to “enforce a dress code or grooming policies that discriminate against a person’s natural hairstyle.” Tucson became the most recent municipality with that designation when it passed the CROWN ordinance.
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Navajo Presidential Candidate Will Have To Prove Fluency
A candidate for Navajo president will have to take a test or be called to testify to prove he’s fluent enough in Navajo to be eligible for the seat, the tribe’s Office of Hearings and Appeals decided Friday.
Oct. 3, 2014
The Rising Use Of TV Ads In Election Campaigns
Campaigns have spent more than $12 million on television ads in Arizona during the current election cycle. That’s a jump of more than 400 percent over the last midterm election in 2010.
Sept. 26, 2014
Navajo Supreme Court To Hear Language Fluency Arguments
The Navajo Supreme court will hear arguments Friday about whether a candidate for the office of tribal president should be disqualified.
Sept. 26, 2014
Tobin And Kirkpatrick Discuss Immigration Issues In Congressional Debate
Republican challenger Andy Tobin sought to gain votes during a 1st congressional district debate last night against incumbent Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick by arguing if voters oppose President Obama, they should oust her.
Sept. 25, 2014
Phoenix Area Tribes Work To Increase Voter Participation
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community recently wrapped up one of its last voter registration drives before the general election. It’s one of several efforts being held around the state to increase Native American voter participation.
Sept. 24, 2014
Democratic AG Candidate Picks Up Republican Endorsements
The Democratic nominee for Attorney General, Felecia Rotellini, has picked up what could be an important endorsement in her race against Republican Mark Brnovich.
Sept. 23, 2014
Clean Elections Commission Moves Ahead With Horne Investigation
The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission said it looks like evidence supports allegations that Attorney General Tom Horne used his staff to do campaign work on state time. The commission is moving ahead with its investigation to find out if Horne violated campaign law.
Sept. 11, 2014
Phoenix A Finalist To Host 2016 Democratic National Convention
Phoenix is one of five cities still in the running to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Sept. 10, 2014
Navajo Nation Dismisses Complaints Against Presidential Candidate
Many Navajo voters complained that a presidential candidate should not be eligible to run for office because he doesn’t speak Navajo fluently. But the tribe’s election officials have dismissed these grievances.
Sept. 10, 2014
Navajo Presidential Candidate Doesn
The Navajo Nation requires its presidential candidates to speak fluent Navajo. One of the two candidates who won last month’s primary admits that he doesn't.
Sept. 9, 2014
Only 27 Percent Of Arizona Voters Turned Out For Primary Election
The latest figures show only about one in four Arizona voters cast a ballot in the primary election.
Sept. 9, 2014
Shana Ellis Withdraws From Tempe Council Race
here’s a surprise change in the Tempe City Council race in the November General Election.
Sept. 5, 2014
Date Set For Peoria Special Election
Peoria is holding a special election ordered by federal court for the Mesquite District City Council seat. Candidate Ken Krieger’s name was left off the original primary election ballot.
Sept. 4, 2014
Navajo Nation Sees Increased Voter Turnout
Voter participation on the Navajo Nation is up. Unofficial results from last week’s primary elections show a 3% increase in registered voter turnout since 2010.
Sept. 3, 2014
New Poll Technology Proves To Be Success
Poll workers used new technology during last Tuesday’s primary election.
Sept. 2, 2014
Andy Tobin Wins Primary For 1st Congressional District
Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin has unofficially won the Republican primary for Arizona's 1st Congressional District after opponent Gary Kiehne conceded the race to him Tuesday.
Sept. 2, 2014
In Schools Race, Democrat Garcia Gets A Bump From Moderate Republicans
Democrat David Garcia is running for state superintendent of education. His campaign saw a significant boost in contributions following Tuesday’s primary election.
Aug. 28, 2014
Still No Winner In Arizonas 1st Congressional District Race
The Congressional race in Arizona’s 1st District is still too close to call. Only about 380 votes separate the two Republicans who want to unseat Democratic incumbent Ann Kirkpatrick.
Aug. 28, 2014
Attack Ads Start In Arizona Governors Race
Just a day after Republican Doug Ducey won his party’s nomination for governor, the gloves are off.
Aug. 28, 2014
Cochise County Reports Problems With Vote Tallies
Cochise County elections officials say they’ve had to reprocess more than 20,000 ballots from Tuesday's election. The problem is being blamed on an apparent computer glitch.
Aug. 27, 2014