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Senators, elections officials clash on early voting changes
Over the objections of local and state election officials, Republicans in the Arizona Senate Elections Committee advanced a plan to ask voters to make changes to the way elections are run in the state.
KJZZ's Tom Maxedon sits down with David Ignatius, Washington Post foreign affairs columnist and editor, to talk about his new spy thriller, "Phantom Orbit," and real technology that could threaten national security in the West.
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Summers in the Valley are only expected to get hotter. Next to the unhoused population, people who live in mobile or manufactured homes are some of the most vulnerable to the heat.
Officials say that joining the compact expands Arizona’s resource pool for equipment and wildland resources, as the state is entering the time of year when fire activity increases. Gov. Katie Hobbs said it will protect the state’s communities, residents and infrastructure.
Older neighborhoods of single-family homes near the downtowns of large Arizona cities could see major makeovers into more dense developments of duplexes, triplexes and even fourplexes and townhomes under a zoning reform measure headed to Gov. Katie Hobbs’ desk.
Shawnna Bolick’s vote to repeal the near-total ban her husband, Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick, helped reinstate underscores the increasingly chaotic philosophical and legal landscape surrounding abortion access in Arizona.
A GOP-led panel Wednesday investigated claims that Democrats in the Arizona House of Representatives engaged in disorderly conduct when they shouted at Republican colleagues for blocking efforts to repeal a near-total abortion ban in state law.
Arizona Legislature joins move to block California trucking laws
The Legislature, along with 16 other states, argue the regulation violates the Constitution's Commerce Clause.
Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs says lawmakers are unlikely to reach a deal this session to ask voters to extend a key public education funding measure.
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs said the state can’t afford to implement controversial border and immigration legislation backed by Republican lawmakers, citing estimates that it could cost the state’s prison system hundreds of millions of dollars.
Arizona border bill stalls after Republican state senator opposes Dreamers provision
The state Senate intends to pass a border security measure next week, but that will require all the chamber’s Republican votes, and one GOP Senator says he wants changes before he can get on board.
Hobbs says Republican border bill will 'bust' state budget
Jonathan Calvillo, assistant professor of Latinx Communities at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, spoke more about how Latinos' religious affiliation is shifting as well as their voting behavior.
Reid Butler, the owner of Butler Housing Company and past chair of the Arizona Multihousing Association, joined The Show to talk about an adaptive reuse law that could help put a dent in the state’s housing crisis
The Arizona Corporation Commission’s former top attorney is threatening to sue the agency over allegations that some commissioners and staff engaged in a pattern of retaliation and race and gender-based discrimination.
A group of Arizona lawmakers who are also moms want the right to use campaign cash to cover child care costs when they’re on the campaign trail.
Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services breaks down what's in store at the Legislature this week, including housing bills and the Secure the Border Act, with The Show.
Republicans in the state Legislature say a strict immigration enforcement measure is necessary because of what they say has been the federal government’s failure to secure the border. But Elvia Díaz says it will result in racial profiling.
Navajos urge House to extend aid for radiation exposure
Members from the Navajo Nation and Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico are calling on House Speaker Mike Johnson to bring a floor vote on an already-passed bipartisan Senate bill to renew aid for downwinders through the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, or RECA, which is set to expire next month.
Arizona officials have called Medicaid fraud one of the biggest scandals in state history. Several families are suing the state for allowing fraud to continue.
On Thursday, the Tempe city council approved a three-year contract to partner with the Arizona Faith Network to provide heat relief services.
First Lady Jill Biden spoke at the commencement ceremony for Mesa Community College on Saturday. She spoke to hundreds of graduates at Desert Financial Arena in Tempe.