Arizona Elections

How Tempes New Mayor Plans To Tackle Coronavirus, Divisive Times
Corey Woods was sworn in as the new mayor of Tempe July 2. The 41-year-old is crossing a lot off a lot of firsts for the city’s leader. He’s the first Black mayor of Tempe, and he was almost certainly the first to be sworn in virtually. He is, in fact, recovering from a mild bout of COVID-19 and was quarantined at home.
Federal Judge Dismisses Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Defamation Suit
A federal judge has dismissed former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s defamation lawsuit against three media corporations. Arpaio had sued CNN, the Huffington Post and Rolling Stone magazine claiming they published inaccurate and defamatory information that caused him to lose the 2018 Senate race.
Nov. 1, 2019
Black Clergy Urges Phoenix To Stand With Police Chief
A group African American clergy members from the Valley delivered a letter to city leaders this week urging them to support Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams.
Oct. 31, 2019
What Green New Deal Means For Future Of Work
The Green New Deal is not just the sweeping package of legislation introduced by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That’s the first thing Craig Calhoun wants you to know about the plan.
Oct. 31, 2019
Bodies Donated To AZ Company Used In Violent Experiments
A shuttered body parts company and its owner are the focus of a civil trial in Maricopa County Superior Court. Family members are suing Biological Resource Center and its owner Stephen Gore. They accuse the company of telling them their loved one’s bodies would be used for medical purposes when a federal investigation found that wasn’t the case.
Oct. 31, 2019
WATCH: U.S. House Votes On Next Steps In Impeachment Inquiry
Democrats rammed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump through a sharply divided House Thursday, the chamber's first formal vote in a fight that could stretch into the 2020 election year.
Oct. 31, 2019
U.S. House Passes Ban On New Mining Near Grand Canyon
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would permanently ban new mining near the Grand Canyon. The ban would affect over a million acres. The bill has no Senate sponsor.
Oct. 30, 2019
Researcher: Money Alone Wont Fix AZ Special Education Gap
Arizona has an education funding problem, but it might not be exactly what just came to your mind.
Oct. 30, 2019
Ballot Measure Proposes Sweeping Election Law Changes
A sweeping ballot measure unveiled Wednesday would legalize automatic and same-day voter registration in Arizona, while also restricting the dollar amounts individuals and political committees can contribute to candidates.
Oct. 30, 2019
Report Shows Families Are Still Being Separated At Border
The Trump administration was ordered by a federal judge in 2018 to stop separating most migrant children from their parents on the border. The public outcry was fierce, and the administration said it’s not enforcing the policy anymore. But, a new report from journalists Jude Joffe-Block and Valeria Fernandez shows families are still being separated.
Oct. 29, 2019
Mail-In Ballots For Maricopa County Almost Due
If you’re one of nearly 1.85 million Maricopa County voters who got a ballot in the mail earlier this month, now's the time to mail it back.
Oct. 29, 2019
English-Language Learners A Top Priority For Kathy Hoffman
As the 2020 legislative session approaches, debates around education are heating up. Republicans are already at odds with Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman over her management of state school voucher program, and Hoffman is planning a fight against requirements for what she calls bilingual or multilingual students.
Oct. 29, 2019
Book Argues Banks, Investors Crushed The American Dream
About a decade ago, Arizona was one of the worst hit areas when the housing crisis hit. Now, investigative reporter Aaron Glantz uncovers how an elite group took advantage of the losses of millions of Americans during the housing crisis — often using taxpayer money — in his new book called "Homewreckers."
Oct. 29, 2019
What Maricopa County Found In Its Audit Of Petersens Office
Auditors combed through Petersen's computer and his office files. They also analyzed his internet search history, emails, phone records and use of county resources.
Oct. 29, 2019
AZ Congressional Delegation Reacts To Trumps Handling Of ISIS Operation
Arizona’s congressional delegation is expressing mixed reactions to President Trump’s announcement of a U.S. military operation that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Oct. 29, 2019
Maricopa County Suspends Assessor Paul Petersen
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to suspend Assessor Paul Petersen, who is accused of running a human smuggling scheme involving pregnant women from the Marshall Islands brought to the U.S. to give birth for adoptions.
Oct. 28, 2019
Boas: Mormon Church Seeks Compromise In Age Of Trump
The Mormon Church has been significantly involved in politics for generations, and in the age of Donald Trump, some of the church’s leaders have been more outspoken about the need for civil discussion and finding common ground.
Oct. 28, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Countries React To Death Of ISIS Leader
U.S. Special Forces killed the leader of ISIS over the weekend.
Oct. 28, 2019
Wildfires Continue To Burn In Northern, Southern California
Californians are bracing for the worst as wildfires, blackouts and poor air quality affect millions in the state. Lance Orozco of KCLU, who’s covered dozens of fires over the past 30 years, joined The Show from the central coast of California.
Oct. 28, 2019
New Hardware To Combat Voter Registration Cyber Attacks
Arizona has a new system in place to combat cyber-attacks during the next elections. This week the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office unveils its new hardware built for securing voter registration equipment.
Oct. 29, 2019
For Marshallese Women Found In Mesa, Adoption May Mean Danger
Prosecutors have accused Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen of running an illegal adoption ring that spanned a quarter of the globe. In Arizona, lawyers have stepped up to try to help the Marshallese women, who likely didn’t know that the way they came here could be considered illegal.
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Suspends Paul Petersen
Oct. 28, 2019