Arizona Elections

Benjamin Kreutzberg said the plan language of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act permits patients to have "usable marijuana.'' That, he told the justices, means the flowers and leaves of the plant. Anything else, including preparations made by extracting the resin— and the psychoactive THC — remains strictly illegal.
When Washington lawmakers took a break during former presidential Attorney Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony, they stepped out to cast a historic vote on gun legislation.
Feb. 28, 2019
Arizona lawmakers are looking to restrict the use of emergency voting, which allows people who can't show up at their polling place to cast a ballot ahead of Election Day.
Feb. 28, 2019
A push for criminal justice reform is happening across the country as strange bedfellows like the Koch Brothers and the ACLU find themselves on the same side for some proposed changes. In Arizona, the push comes in the form of House Bill 2270.
Feb. 28, 2019
Last fall, the Arizona Board of Education voted to make major changes to the teaching standards that guide our state educators in subjects like history, social studies and science. According to teacher Renee Howell, it will allow for less memorization and more creativity in her classroom.
Feb. 28, 2019
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey suggested Wednesday he would veto legislation that critics say would lead to fewer immunizations. "I'm pro vaccination. I'm anti-measles," Ducey told reporters.
Feb. 28, 2019
For much of Michael Cohen's congressional testimony in from of a House committee, Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee have called President Donald Trump's former lawyer a liar.
Feb. 27, 2019
Olga Sánchez Cordero will hold her first official encounter with American authorities to discuss migrant groups from Central America, Asia and Africa. Mexican authorities say India has become the second country of origin of transitory migrants after Honduras, followed by Pakistan, Bangladesh, Congo and Nigeria.
Feb. 27, 2019
An Arizona Senate panel voted Tuesday to exempt retired veterans from having to pay state income taxes on their pensions. But it faces an uncertain future amid opposition from some lawmakers of both parties who question why all veterans, including retired general officers, should get such a break.
Feb. 27, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already embedded in many of our lives and will likely expand even further. Some are concerned that AI is going to lead to mass job layoffs, while others wonder if the AI of science fiction is going to send us humans down the proverbial food chain.
Feb. 26, 2019
Every election cycle includes some bumps in the voting process, and those can include extremely long lines, thanks to a reduction in places to vote or something relatively minor, like a polling place being locked when voters show up first thing in the morning.
Feb. 26, 2019
Recently, the Arizona Mirror filed a public records request for emails sent during former Secretary of State Michele Reagan’s tenure in office, but when current Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ office searched for the information, they found the emails for Reagan, along with her top staffers, seem to have been deleted.
Feb. 26, 2019
Activists and formerly incarcerated people gathered at the Arizona Department of Corrections headquarters Monday in downtown Phoenix to send a message to director Charles Ryan.
Feb. 25, 2019
Earlier this month, the American Enterprise Institute released its latest survey on community and society, social capital, civic health and quality of life in the United States.
Feb. 25, 2019
Important rounds of talks are expected this week between the U.S. and two key Asian countries. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Pooneh Ghoddoosi.
Feb. 25, 2019
Sen. Sylvia Allen introduced a bill that would open up new ESA —or school voucher — eligibility, effectively expanding the program. The bill would also move ESA oversight from the Department of Education to the the State Treasurer’s office to be managed by an outside contractor.
Feb. 25, 2019
After a week of packed committee agendas, state lawmakers are expected to debate a number of bills on the floor of the Arizona House or Senate this week.
Feb. 25, 2019
The Gila River Indian Community will provide the promised 500,000 acre-feet of water for Arizona's Drought Contingency Plan after an assurance that legislation the tribe opposed is dead.
Feb. 25, 2019
Supporters behind an Arizona proposal requiring petitioners collect signatures proportionately from all 30 legislative districts say it would level the playing field between urban and rural communities.
Feb. 25, 2019
The Takeaway: Venezuela — After A Tense Weekend, What Is The Way Forward?
The situation in Venezuela continued to escalate, with clashes and demonstrations erupting over the question of international intervention to remove President Nicolas Maduro U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself president of Venezuela last month, demanding President Maduro step down.
Feb. 25, 2019
A one-of-its-kind customs project to speed deliveries from Mesa airport to Mexico is — literally — taking off. The project is called SkyBridge, and it was was created by Mesa officials and business developers, along with their Mexican counterparts.
Feb. 25, 2019

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