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Feds, states want Supreme Court to end Navajo fight for Colorado River water
States that rely on water from the over-tapped Colorado River want the U.S. Supreme Court to block a lawsuit from the Navajo Nation that could upend how water is shared in the Western U.S.
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KJZZs Friday Newscap May 11, 2018
With us to talk about so-called ballot harvesting in Arizona, the possibility of the Diamondbacks leaving Phoenix and other items are former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman and the former Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party Andrei Cherny.
May 11, 2018
Is A Blue Wave Coming?
The combination of President Trump’s low approval ratings and off-year election history indicates this fall’s congressional elections should go very well for Democrats — at least in the U.S. House.
May 10, 2018
Coconino County To Comply With Disabilities Act On Voting Access
The U.S. Department of Justice and Coconino County have agreed to a settlement requiring the county to come into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act on voting access. Patty Hansen, Coconino County recorder, was on The Show to explain.
May 10, 2018
Federal Judge Rules Ballot Harvesting Law Stands
For the second time, a federal judge has upheld the 2016 law banning "ballot harvesting" in Arizona.
May 10, 2018
Save Our Schools Arizona To Help Anti-Dark Money Campaign
The grassroots organization Save Our Schools Arizona is going to help in the effort to block dark money in future political campaigns.
May 9, 2018
Writer Examines The Future Of Female Political Candidates
Hillary Clinton was expected to be the first female president in the history of the United States. Polls certainly made many of us think so, and the GOP's unconventional nomination of Donald Trump seemed to put those expectations over the top.
May 9, 2018
Why Do We Use Colors To Represent Our Political Leanings?
Red as the representative color for Republicans and blue for Democrats hasn’t been around that long according to David Kastan, professor of English at Yale University and author of the forthcoming book, On Color.
May 8, 2018
KJZZs Friday Newscap May 4, 2018
Joining The Show to talk about the end of the legislative session — what got done, what didn’t get done and teacher pay raises among other things — were political consultant Lorna Romero, formerly of Molera Alvarez and Sen. John McCain’s 2016 Senate campaign, and Sam Richard of Creosote Partners.
May 4, 2018
Arizona Legislature Adjourns After Another Long Night
Just after midnight Friday the Arizona legislature called sine die and ended their work for 2018.
May 4, 2018
Arizona Economist Weighs In On State Budget
Gov. Ducey signed the education funding portion of the budget early this morning, giving teachers a 20 percent raise by 2020. It’s a plan he first introduced weeks ago in an attempt to head off the teacher walkout that’s been going on for the last six days across the state.
May 3, 2018
Major Change Coming For Independent Voters In Phoenix
Voters will decide whether to move non-partisan elections for the mayor and Phoenix City Council from the fall of odd-numbered years to November of even-numbered years to coincide with statewide general elections.
May 3, 2018
Ducey Signs Education Funding Bill After Long Night Of Debate
After the Legislature stayed in session all night, Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill early this morning granting teachers an average 19 percent pay increase within three years.
May 3, 2018
Pence Touts Corpoate Tax Cuts In Arizona Speech
Overall, Vice President Mike Pence came to Arizona to tout the new tax ban while also rallying the base and having a round-table discussion with small business owners.
May 2, 2018
Should Democrats Be Encouraged By Election Results In 8th District?
The Show talked with Reid Wilson, a national correspondent with The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C., to find out what he’s hearing in the nation’s capital.
April 25, 2018
How Did 8th District Voter Turnout Compare To Regular Election?
To break down some of the numbers, The Show turned to Garrett Archer, senior analyst for the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.
April 25, 2018
As Republican Lesko Heads To D.C., Dems See Opportunity
Debbie Lesko won the race for Arizona's 8th Congressional District on Tuesday night. She’ll represent the northwest Valley in Congress.
April 25, 2018
County Recorder Fontes On How The Special Election Is Going
This Tuesday is the special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District to replace Trent Franks, who resigned in December amidst allegations of sexual harassment.
April 24, 2018
Arizona Senate Cant Change Rules For Replacing McCain
Republicans who control the Arizona Senate were prevented from ensuring that ailing Sen. John McCain's seat isn't on the November ballot if he leaves office.
April 24, 2018
Bennett Running Against Gov. Doug Ducey For Governor
Those in Arizona’s political circles got a surprise this weekend when they heard former Secretary of State Ken Bennett was announcing a challenge to Gov. Doug Ducey in the GOP primary — which is only four months away.
April 23, 2018
Why Dont Mayors Become Presidents?
Presidential candidates come from a number of different backgrounds. They can be senators or members of Congress, governors or business-people. But, they’re generally not mayors.
April 23, 2018