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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.
A Border Patrol agent isnt facing charges over a migrants killing. What this says about immigration
Earlier this year, Mexican migrant Carmelo Cruz Marcos was shot and killed by U.S. Border Patrol Agent Kendrek Staheli. A couple of weeks ago, the Cochise County Attorney’s Office decided it wouldn’t bring any charges against agent Staheli.
May 25, 2022
Court: AZ cant ban petition circulators from being paid per signature
A 2017 law that makes it a crime to pay people for each signature they collect to qualify voter initiatives for the ballot violates the First Amendment and the first criminal case filed using the law must be dismissed, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
May 25, 2022
WATCH: Biden speaks after mass shooting at Texas school
President Joe Biden delivered remarks on Tuesday's mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
May 24, 2022
What an updated 150-year-old mining law could mean for Arizona
Whether it’s because of the spike in gas prices, the recent chip shortage, or growing enthusiasm for alternative energy use, Congress is considering legislation that would update a 150-year-old mining law.
May 24, 2022
How AZs congressional districts could weaken Native Americans votes
Arizona's 2021 redrawing of district lines saw a last-minute adjustment that put a substantial number of white, Republican-leaning voters into districts previously dominated by Native American communities. The result could be the dilution of the Native American vote in districts that used to be Democratic strongholds.
May 24, 2022
Sen. Mark Kelly in Yuma responds to ruling that Title 42 must continue
U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly was in Yuma Friday where he met with local elected officials and law enforcement leaders to discuss the high number of migrants arriving at the border.
May 24, 2022
More AZ GOP lawmakers tried to discredit election than any state
According to an national analysis conducted by the New York Times, 81% of all GOP state lawmakers — that’s Arizona’s state representatives and senators — used the influence and authority of their office in attempts to cast doubt on the election results, or in some cases, tried to overturn the state’s election results.
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May 23, 2022
Yuma mayor on how the failure to end Title 42 will affect the border town
A federal judge has blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42, which was scheduled to end May 23.
May 23, 2022
Arizona Senate is scheduled to debate more election-related bills
The Arizona Senate is scheduled to take up more election-related bills May 23, and the chamber’s ethics committee is expected to meet this week to consider two complaints.
May 23, 2022
Judge allows lawsuit challenging early voting list removal to move forward
A U.S. District Court judge is allowing a lawsuit to move forward that challenges a law that would remove some people from the permanent early voting list. That’s partly due to statements from an Arizona lawmaker.
May 23, 2022
Ex-ambassador to Ukraine discusses Russian invasion
The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was in Phoenix late last week, speaking at a dinner program hosted by the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations. Marie Yovanovitch followed up the appearance with a discussion about the war in Ukraine on PBS's “Arizona Horizon.”
May 23, 2022
Ginni Thomas emails deepen her involvement in 2020 election
Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and a conservative political activist, urged Republican lawmakers in Arizona after the 2020 presidential election to choose their own slate of electors, arguing that results giving Joe Biden a victory in the state were marred by fraud.
May 20, 2022
NewsCap: What can AZ Senate do about Rogers?
To discuss the latest ethics investigation into Sen. Wendy Rogers, a last-minute petition to protect abortion rights and more, The Show spoke with Chad Campbell of Strategies 360 and Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic.
May 20, 2022
Appeals court allows AZ lawsuit on COVID fund use to move forward
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Arizona has a legal right to challenge part of the federal COVID-19 relief package that forbids using part of the money to offset tax cuts.
May 20, 2022
Biden forest plan stirs dispute over what counts as old
President Joe Biden’s order to protect the nation’s oldest woodlands is raising a simple but vexing question: When does a forest grow old?
May 20, 2022
Republican Sen. T.J. Shope wants to investigate lawmaker with newborn who is avoiding Capitol
Republican Sen. TJ Shope filed an ethics complaint against a fellow lawmaker who’s avoided the state Capitol out of concern for the health of his newborn daughter.
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May 19, 2022
AZ Republican Party brings suit to end most early voting to a trial judge
After losing a bid to end early voting by going straight to the state Supreme Court, the Arizona Republican party has started a similar suit before a trial judge.
May 19, 2022
Bill passes to make registering to vote, casting ballot on Election Day a felony
A bill is on Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk to make it a felony to allow someone to register to vote and cast a ballot on Election Day.
May 19, 2022
Petitions submitted for new groundwater management district
A proposal apparently headed to the November ballot would have voters in rural southeastern Arizona decide whether to create a new regulatory district to manage groundwater use for agriculture in an area where aquifer levels have dropped in recent years.
May 19, 2022
Blackman condemns Rogers social media posts about Buffalo mass shooting
State Rep. Walt Blackman publicly declared that the people of the northern Arizona legislative district he shares with Sen. Wendy Rogers don't agree with the Twitter post she made this past weekend about the murder of 10 people in Buffalo by a white supremacist.
May 19, 2022

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