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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.
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.
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.
Younger Latinos Trying To Get Their Nanas To Vote
The Show addressed efforts to increase turnout among Latino voters on Tuesday's program. Ethan Epstein, associate editor of the Weekly Standard and a contributor to Politico Magazine, looks at a slightly different population of Latino voters.
July 18, 2018
Political Party Loyalty May Be Stronger Than Ever
For a time in Arizona, registered voters expressing no party preference outnumbered Republicans and Democrats. That momentum has leveled off, and those who identify themselves with the two dominant parties tend to be extremely loyal — more so than in the past.
July 18, 2018
Arizona Elections 2018: Garrick McFadden
As we head toward Arizona’s August primary elections, KJZZ's The Show is inviting the candidates in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests.
July 18, 2018
Seats On Phoenix City Council To Be Vacated
At 5 p.m. Wednesday, Phoenix Councilman Daniel Valenzuela will officially lose his City Council title. He's resigning to run for mayor, and isn't the the only person on the council to do so. Councilwoman Kate Gallego will also be resigning.
July 18, 2018
Candidates, Campaigns Bringing In Millions For Elections
Campaign finance reports show the parent company of the state’s biggest utility has already set aside almost $11 million to spend on elections this year. Most of that is being allocated to defeat a ballot measure that’d require more than half the state’s energy to come from renewable sources by 2030.
July 18, 2018
LULAC President On Rift He Caused Within His Own Organization
LULAC President Roger C. Rocha Jr. created a firestorm early this year when he issued a letter in support of President Trump’s “Four Pillars of Immigration” — including billions of dollars for a border wall and increased border security — in an attempt to get a deal for DACA recipients.
July 17, 2018
Gap Remains Between Latino Population, Voter Turnout
But even though Latino voters are growing by leaps and bounds in demographics, this hasn’t translated to powerful returns at the polls, not yet anyway. For a snapshot of Latino voting numbers now, The Show was joined by Mindy Romero.
July 17, 2018
Arizona Elections 2018: Ken Bennett - Governor
Ken Bennett has served as president of the state Senate and as Arizona secretary of state. Now, he’s challenging Gov. Doug Ducey in the GOP primary. Bennett also ran for governor four years ago, coming in third in that Republican primary.
July 17, 2018
The Takeaway: 12 Russians Indicted In The Russia Probe
There are 12 different Russian intelligence officials who were indicted for targeting the DCCC, DNC and the Hillary Clinton Campaign. These indictments are a part of the long term investigation into Russian Collusion in the 2016 U.S. election.
July 17, 2018
Future Of Tempe Arts Sales Tax Up To Voters
“What we want to do is make sure there’s a wide ... diversity of programming that is is there for everybody,” said Woody Wilson, who supports the tax .“Your idea of art and my idea of art may be completely different.”
July 17, 2018
Candidate Who Shot, Killed Mother Says We Need More Good Guys With Guns
In Tucson, an audience listened as candidates running to become state lawmakers talked about their views on guns. The forum was held by the group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America. Everything was going pretty smoothly, then Bobby Wilson stood up.
July 17, 2018
Judge: 2 Measures Can Go Together On Ballot
Arizonans will get a chance to vote in November on whether they want to alter the powers of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission.
July 17, 2018
Arizona Elections: Jonathan Gelbart - Superintendent
As we head toward Arizona’s August primary elections, KJZZ's The Show is inviting the candidates in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests.
July 16, 2018
One Arizona Aims To Break Voter Registration Record
In 2016, One Arizona sent out an army of volunteers across the state and registered more than 150,000 new voters leading up to the election. It set a record for new voters registered in a single year. Now, they’re announcing a new voter registration campaign for 2018.
July 16, 2018
One Arizona Aims To Register 200,000 New Voters By October
One Arizona is a coalition of local groups that advocate for social and political change. The organization held a press conference at the Capitol Saturday in hopes of getting 200,000 new voters registered by October.
July 14, 2018
Center For American Progress Recommends Ways To Increase Voter Turnout
After historically low voter turnout during the 2014 and 2016 elections, a new report finds that Arizona could encourage hundreds of thousands of more eligible residents to vote. The 50-state report encourages states to adopt policies that make voting more convenient.
July 14, 2018
Arizona Elections 2018: Frank Riggs - Superintendent
Frank Riggs, a former California congressman, is running for superintendent of public instruction, a position currently held by incumbent Diane Douglas. He says it’s time for a change in our state education department.
July 13, 2018
Lawsuit Challenges Clean Election Ballot Measure
A judge will decide whether lawmakers can ask voters to approve two changes in a law in a single act.
July 13, 2018
Arizona Elections 2018: Kelly Fryer - Governor
As we head toward Arizona’s August primary elections, KJZZ's The Show is inviting the candidates in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests.
July 12, 2018
Ducey Announces More Investment In Border Strike Force
With a staged backdrop of seized guns, drugs and even DPS officers with dogs, Gov. Doug Ducey brought together federal, state and local law enforcement Wednesday who praised his leadership on border security.
July 12, 2018

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