Arizona Elections

AZ Democratic Leaders Campaign Online For Biden
While President Trump continues to hold in-person campaign rallies, Democrats in Arizona have been going online to make the case for Joe Biden.
4 hours ago
Phoenix Council OKs Mask Requirement
A citywide requirement that people wear face coverings in public will take effect in Phoenix on Saturday at 6 a.m. Today, the City Council approved the emergency regulation as Arizona continues to see more COVID-19 cases.
June 19, 2020
Christ: COVID-19 In AZ Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better
The latest COVID-19 numbers in Arizona do not look good. The State Department of Health Services reports a record-high number of cases today: 3,246. That brings the state total to 46,689 cases. The Show talked to Dr Cara Christ, the state’s health services director, about whether she’s alarmed by this.
June 19, 2020
AZ Medical Association Happy With Move To Allow Cities To Require Masks
Several cities across the state have already moved to require residents to wear masks in public after Gov. Doug Ducey gave them that authority on Wednesday. The move also got a thumbs-up from the Arizona Medical Association, which was dismayed that Arizonans would not wear cloth masks in public.
June 19, 2020
What The Supreme Court Ruling Could Mean For The Future Of DACA
The U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold DACA came as a welcome reprieve to the hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers” who have relied on it as a lifeline to keep them in the country for the last several years. But, the decision does not settle the issue. In fact, it raises more questions.
June 19, 2020
Pinal County Board OKs Plans For Future Technology Corridor
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors has approved agreements with two state universities related to the future Arizona Technology Corridor. Board members told the Casa Grande Dispatch that the corridor will highlight the county’s business clusters near the interstate highways and promote the area as a place to build and collaborate with similar industries.
June 19, 2020
Arizona DACA Recipients Celebrate U.S. Supreme Court Ruling
The Supreme Court has kept alive an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants from deportation. But the high-court also said the Trump administration can still end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, if it does so the right way.
Court Rejects End To DACA Protections For Young Immigrants; AZ Leaders React
June 19, 2020
Dignity, Respect And Validation: Reacting To The Supreme Courts LGBTQ Ruling
On June 15, the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling — one that says the Civil Rights Act protects gay and transgender people from employment discrimination.
June 18, 2020
Paul Petersen Pleads Guilty To Fraud In Adoption Scheme
Paul Petersen, a Republican who served as Maricopa County’s assessor for six years until his resignation in January, faces a maximum of 17 years in prison for his guilty pleas on Arizona charges of fraudulent schemes and forgery.
June 18, 2020
Supreme Court DACA Ruling Leaves DREAMers Feeling Relieved
On June 18, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected President Donald Trump's attempts to end legal protection for the thousands of immigrants who protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. What does the ruling mean for Dreamers who have anxiously been awaiting the decision?
June 18, 2020
How The Fight For Racial Justice Is Changing Juneteenth This Year
Juneteenth celebrated on June 19 marks the date in 1865 when slaves in Galveston, Texas, were first told about the Emancipation Proclamation — which had been signed by President Lincoln two-and-half years prior. The holiday wasn’t officially recognized in Arizona until a couple of years ago, when Rep. Reginald Bolding sponsored legislation that was passed by lawmakers and signed by the governor.
June 18, 2020
High Court Rejects End To DACA Protections; AZ Leaders React
The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a stunning rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign. The outcome seems certain to elevate the issue in Trump's campaign, given the anti-immigrant rhetoric of his first presidential run in 2016 and immigration restrictions his administration has imposed since then.
June 18, 2020
Scottsdale Mayor Looking To Address Violations In Health Protocols
This past weekend videos of people enjoying the nightlife in Old Town Scottsdale also showed many disregarding health safety protocols. Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane says the city is looking into possible measures to address this issue. However, Lane says he’s not looking to shut down the clubs.
June 18, 2020
Despite Calls To Defund Police, Phoenix Adopts Budget
Calls to defund Phoenix police failed to move the Phoenix City Council on Wednesday. By a 6-3 vote, leaders adopted an annual operating budget with more than 40% of the general fund going to police.
June 17, 2020
Pima County Board To Discuss Possible COVID-19 Safety Measures
The Pima County Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting on Friday to discuss ways to slow the spread of COVID-19. Gov. Doug Ducey has given local jurisdictions more flexibility to mandate face coverings in public and enact other measures.
June 18, 2020
Ducey: Mayors Allowed To Require Face Masks
In an abrupt about-face, Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday agreed to give city, town and county officials the power to enact and enforce requirements for people to wear face masks.
Several AZ Mayors Plan To Require Masks
June 17, 2020
Unrigged: New Book Explores Efforts To Counter Gerrymandering
Redistricting will be coming to Arizona following the results of the 2020 census. For decades, there have been concerns about the drawing of districts that have benefited one party. David Daley wrote about that in his latest book "Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy."
June 17, 2020
How Cities Could Change Due To The Coronavirus
As communities around the U.S. have gone through variations of shutdowns, we’ve seen many fewer people commuting. And that’s given people focused on downtowns and public transit a moment to consider what cities should look like and how they should function in the future.
June 17, 2020
AZ Chamber Urges Congress To Include Child Care Relief
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce has joined with 40 other state and local chambers, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in writing a letter to Congress encouraging lawmakers to include money for child care in any new coronavirus relief bill.
June 17, 2020
700 Health Care Professionals Want Face Masks Mandated
About 700 Arizona health care professionals have sent a letter to Gov. Doug Ducey asking for him to mandate the use of masks in public. Coincidentally, the day the letter was delivered, Arizona experienced its biggest one-day surge of nearly 2,400 cases.
June 17, 2020
Duceys Former Chief Of Staff Blasts Former Health Director
Governor Doug Ducey’s former chief of staff, Kirk Adams, lashed out at the former director of the state department of Health Services on Twitter June 15. Adams hit Will Humble for being critical of how the governor and current health director are handling the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 16, 2020