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Townsend subpoenas election info from Maricopa County, despite it being available
The head of the Arizona Senate Government Committee has subpoenaed Maricopa County officials for records detailing how the recent general election was run.
Hobbs hopes lawmakers will work across the aisle on abortion
On the campaign trail, Katie Hobbs promised she would work to repeal the Arizona's near-total abortion ban. But the governor-elect may face challenges.
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Republican Gov. Ducey meets with Democrat Gov.-elect Hobbs
Outgoing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday that his Republican administration will ensure an orderly transition to Democrat Katie Hobbs, his first public statement on her victory.
Several measures affecting public health will be on November ballot
Several measures affecting public health will be on the November ballot. And there are a few that could have a significant impact on people's lives.
July 20, 2022
Grand Canyon uranium bill heads to Senate committee
Legislation that would ban uranium mining near the Grand Canyon will go before a Senate committee Thursday. But the bill’s fate is still up in the air.
July 19, 2022
Advocacy groups seek federal ban to Cyber Ninjas firm, CEO
Advocacy groups in Arizona are seeking a federal ban on the firm hired to audit 2020 election results in Maricopa County.
July 19, 2022
A battle of endorsements in the GOP gubernatorial primary
A flurry of endorsements for GOP-gubernatorial hopeful Karrin Taylor Robson have turned the Arizona primary into a proxy battle for the state of the Republican Party. Former allies of Donald Trump are backing the opponent of his preferred nominee, Kari Lake.
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July 20, 2022
One candidate for governor is spending a record amount of money. It might not be enough
This election cycle is proving to be one of the most costly in history. And Arizona is no different.
July 19, 2022
An ex-husbands lawsuit could make Arizona abortion access even more difficult
An Arizona woman's ex-husband is suing a clinic over an abortion she had four years ago. What this case could mean for providers and patients going forward.
July 19, 2022
How would the next secretary of state handle future elections? Look back to 2020
Arizona’s secretary of state has many election-related and administrative functions. But one task, once mundane, has been politicized by some of the candidates vying for the office: election certification.
July 19, 2022
Heres what kind of pen to use to fill out your ballot
When filling out your mail-in ballot, Maricopa County recorder Stephen Richer asks you to make sure you use the correct writing instrument.
July 18, 2022
Mike Pence endorses Karrin Taylor Robson for AZ governor
Karrin Taylor Robson's campaign has announced the endorsement of former Vice President Mike Pence, who will campaign with her on Friday — the same day Trump is scheduled to hold a rally for Lake, creating a split-screen moment underscoring the divide between the GOP establishment and Trump.
July 18, 2022
Professor says civil lawsuits could further abortion law enforcement
An Arizona civil lawsuit that was filed in 2020 is one of many cases that has shifted after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. In the case, an ex-husband filed for a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the estate of the deceased fetus.
July 18, 2022
AZ election officials urging quick returns of early ballots
With Arizona’s primary election quickly approaching, officials are asking voters who received mail-in ballots to return them as soon as possible. Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer says time is of the essence to make your vote count.
July 15, 2022
Trump rally in Prescott Valley postponed following former wifes death
Former President Donald Trump has postponed Saturday’s rally in Prescott Valley after the death of his first wife, Ivana. Trump says the rally will now take place Friday, July 22.
July 15, 2022
NewsCap: Will Trump rally help or hurt his AZ candidates?
Gov. Doug Ducey has once again run against the influence of former President Donald Trump in his endorsement of Beau Lane, not Mark Finchem, in Arizona's secretary of state race.
July 15, 2022
AZ independent voters can cast ballots in Aug. 2 primary
Primaries can lead to confusion over who can cast a ballot, but Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer says that registered independents are able to vote in the upcoming election.
July 15, 2022
Republicans see a chance to flip a congressional seat in southeastern Arizona
Whoever wins the Democratic nomination in Arizona's 6th Congressional District will have their work cut out for them. The state’s redistricting commission took out Democratic enclaves, like Bisbee, and it added more conservative areas, like Saddlebrooke.
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July 18, 2022
Brnovich files motion allowing charges against doctors who do abortions. What that could mean
Attorney General Mark Brnovich took aggressive action on Wednesday afternoon, filing a motion to remove a decades-old injunction which currently prevents prosecutors from filing criminal charges against doctors who perform abortions.
July 14, 2022
How Trump and the 2020 election are still influencing politics 2 years later
Arizona's gubernatorial race — and candidates' backers — puts the 2020 presidential election at the center of the 2022 race yet again, and Politico's Alex Isenstadt says it’s happening in similar races all over the country.
July 14, 2022
Phoenix police shot and killed a disabled man in crisis. Now his family is suing
The Phoenix Police Department is facing a new lawsuit from the family of a 64-year-old man named Stanley Howard, who was shot and killed by police on the night of July 8 last year.
July 14, 2022
Drag queen ad attacks Lake ahead of rally
Kari Lake hopes a rally with former President Trump in Prescott Valley on Saturday will help her win the Republican nomination for governor. But a political action committee set on electing “true conservative leaders” is using a drag queen to call Lake a phony.
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July 13, 2022
AZ law offers incentives for film industry. But is it too late?
Last week, Arizona became one of many states that offers some big tax incentives to attract the film industry. But Arizona is decades behind other states in trying to compete for this kind of business.
July 13, 2022

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