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Scottsdale Doctor Advises Against Attending Rallies
While President Trump is paying visits to several places in Arizona ahead of November’s election, Scottsdale doctor Susan Hughes believes the people attending the rallies should quarantine following their potential exposure to COVID-19.
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Campaigns Clash Over Coronavirus, Economy In Vice Presidential Debate
The country was treated to a vice presidential debate focused on issues, policy differences and even cordial candidates Oct. 7. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris delivered a more traditional 90 minutes than their running mates could last week. And they devoted a significant portion of time to hashing out their differences over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oct. 8, 2020
Longtime Pima County Recorder Overseeing Her Final Election
Polling sites opened around the state Oct. 8, including in Pima County. That county’s recorder, F. Ann Rodriguez, has held the post since 1993, and this will be the seventh presidential election she’s been involved with. More than 270 elections have been conducted under her watch.
Oct. 8, 2020
AZ Supreme Court Refuses Case Challenging Eviction Ban
The Arizona Supreme Court will not hear a case that challenges Gov. Doug Ducey’s eviction moratorium. The order, which keeps landlords from evicting tenants who can’t pay their rent because of COVID-19, will remain in effect through at least the end of October, when it is set to expire.
Oct. 8, 2020
Biden, Harris And Pence All Courting Arizona Voters Thursday
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris are set to visit the Phoenix area on Thursday. They'll campaign together for the first time since the Democratic convention. Vice President Mike Pence will campaign across town.
Oct. 8, 2020
Voters Cast Ballots As Polls Open Early
Ballots were sent out in Maricopa County on Tuesday, and the polls opened Wednesday for early in-person voting. Voters showed up in both the East and West Valley.
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Oct. 8, 2020
Its A Critical Election For Phoenix Mayor, 4 City Council Seats
November’s election could determine the direction of the Phoenix City Council. Voters must decide the next mayor and half the council seats. Phoenix is the largest U.S. city with a council-manager form of government. That means the mayor and city council members set policy and budgets and hire a city manager to handle daily operations.
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Oct. 8, 2020
Arizona Legislative Races Seeing Surge In Donations
Democrats are again promising to take control of the state Legislature, and donors seem to see that as a possibility, too. Money has been flowing into those races. The Show spoke with Hank Stephenson, editor of The Yellow Sheet Report, for more on who's bringing in the most and how this year's spending compares to previous elections.
Oct. 7, 2020
Veteran Journalist Recounts Watergate, Politics In Memoir
Len Downie Jr. was an editor with the Washington Post during Watergate, and he remains connected to media today as an instructor who teaches investigative journalism at ASU from Washington, D.C. He also has a new memoir called "All About the Story: News, Power, Politics and The Washington Post." The Show spoke with him.
Oct. 7, 2020
Early Ballots Go Out, Early Voting Begins In Maricopa County
Early voting begins Wednesday in Maricopa County, with seven polling places open throughout the Phoenix metro area. The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office is getting ready to send out 2 million ballots. The county has added 250,000 voters since January 2020, and on Monday, the county registered 42,000 new voters to break a single-day record.
Oct. 7, 2020
WATCH: 2020 Vice Presidential Debate
Vice President Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris debated in Salt Lake City on Wednesday night. Their only face-off of the 2020 campaign comes with a wave of uncertainty with President Trump undergoing treatment for COVID-19. Follow live updates and fact checks on the debate.
Oct. 7, 2020
Court Blocks Move To Give Arizona Voters Time To Fix Early Ballots
A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked a move that would have given Arizona voters who forget to sign their early ballot affidavits up to five days after the election to fix the problem. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals put a lower court ruling on hold as it considers an appeal from Republican Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.
Oct. 7, 2020
How The Presidents COVID-19 Diagnosis Has Impacted His Campaign
Americans awoke Oct. 2 to news that President Trump, the first lady Melania and a mélange of upper-echelon White House staff had tested positive for COVID-19. Beyond the impact the president’s infection is having on the day-to-day operations of the executive branch, it has interrupted campaign strategy — a strategy that relies heavily on live, crowded rallies.
Oct. 6, 2020
McMaster Outlines His Ideal Approach To Foreign Policy
U.S. foreign policy has undergone dramatic shifts during the Trump administration. In his new book, "Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World," former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster addresses the approach he believes the U.S. should take, whether a Republican or a Democrat is in the White House.
Oct. 6, 2020
Every 30 Seconds: Arizona Voters Head To The Polls
Voters in Arizona can start voting in the 2020 elections today. Republicans knocked on doors in Arizona while Democrats pushed for new voters in virtual events. But among Latino voters, pollsters say both parties lagged. In our year long reporting project Every 30 Seconds, we follow first time Latino voters, a critical voting bloc because about every 30 seconds, a Latino becomes eligible to vote in the U.S.
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Oct. 7, 2020
Judge: Video Voting OK If Necessary Due To Disability
Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes had sought a court order explicitly allowing “special election boards” to use video to assist voters in a hospital or long-term care facility who don't have a trusted relative or caregiver to help.
Oct. 6, 2020
Arizona Voter Registration Deadline Extended
Monday was supposed to be the last day to register to vote in Arizona, but a federal judge has granted a last-minute extension of the deadline. Those who didn’t register to vote in the state have until Oct. 23 to do so. U.S. District Judge Steven Logan made the decision late Monday.
Oct. 6, 2020
Arizona Havasupai Tribe Members Settle Education Claims In Lawsuit
A judge has ruled that a school in the Grand Canyon must ensure that students with special needs have access to education. The group representing Havasupai Elementary School students said the ruling fell short of its original goal.
Oct. 6, 2020
Both County Attorney Candidates Promise Change
Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel will face challenger Julie Gunnigle in a historic race. Either candidate would be the first woman elected to the role. And the choice comes before voters at a time when the nation’s justice system — from local police, to the U.S. Supreme Court — is under scrutiny.
Oct. 7, 2020
AZ Democrats Promising Victory At State Legislature — Again
Arizona is now considered a battleground state where polls show former Vice President Biden holds a slim lead over President Trump. That means state Capitol observers are asking a very familiar question: Is this the year Democrats take control of the state Senate or the House of Representatives?
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Oct. 6, 2020
How To Vote In Arizona During A Pandemic
Oct. 5 is the last day to register to vote in Arizona, and early voting begins Oct. 7. The Show spoke with KJZZ's Ben Giles for what voting will look like as the pandemic continues.
Oct. 5, 2020

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