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.
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Brnovich Tries Again To Quash ASU-Omni Hotel Deal
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is making a last-ditch effort to quash a proposal to create a 330-room Omni hotel and a 30,000-square-foot conference center on land that is owned by Arizona State University.
Oct. 27, 2019
PLEA Blames City Council For Phoenix Police Firings
The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) said it has received hundreds of emails and phone calls criticizing Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams’ ouster of three officers after separate internal investigations by the department.
Oct. 26, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Oct. 25, 2019
To talk about Arizona GOP members of congress crashing impeachment proceedings, Katie Hobbs’ frustration with her predecessor in the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office and more, Paul Bentz of HighGround, and attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera joined The Show.
Oct. 25, 2019
Arizona Gov. Ducey Open To Some Local Ordinances That Vary From State Law
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has said he’s open to local governments enacting ordinances that vary from state law, specifically in the areas of public health and safety.
Oct. 25, 2019
Newly Naturalized Citizens Could Help Swing 2020 Election
In fiscal year 2018 alone, more than 750,000 foreign born citizens were naturalized, earning the full legal rights afforded to natural born citizens. As that trend continues, those numbers could spell trouble for President Trump.
Oct. 24, 2019
Mesa Court Works To Break Homeless Out Of Cycle
Low-level crimes can be more than an inconvenience for both the system and the person in trouble. If that person is living on the streets or experiencing extreme poverty, a minor infraction can mean a quick descent into the criminal justice system that is hard to recover from.
Oct. 24, 2019
Extra Funding Unclear For ESA Program
The Arizona Department of Education says it doesn’t have enough money to administer the Empowerment Scholarship Account program — and many lawmakers appear to agree. That, however, doesn’t necessarily mean the agency will get extra cash next year.
Oct. 24, 2019
500,000 Temp Workers Needed For 2020 Census Count
The 2020 Census starts January, launching a massive effort to count the country’s population that determines federal funding levels and states’ seats in Congress. But to do that accurately, census officials will have to employ about half a million temporary workers nationwide. The U.S. Census Bureau officially launched its Phoenix office Tuesday to prepare.
Oct. 24, 2019
AZ Republicans Storm Closed-Door Impeachment Hearing
On Wednesday, dozens of Republican members of Congress stormed the closed-door proceedings of the House impeachment inquiry at the U.S. Capitol. The standoff caused what some witnesses said was a five-hour delay before Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper could bring her testimony behind closed doors.
Oct. 24, 2019
Fired AZ Senate Staffer Is Negotiating Return
By this time next week, Talonya Adams should know whether she’ll go back to work at the Arizona Senate, and under what terms. Adams was a Democratic staffer there until 2015, when she was fired.
Oct. 24, 2019
Court Removes $100K Cap For AZ Car Crash Victims
The State Court of Appeals voided a law first enacted in 2006 limiting the amount victims may collect in restitution at $10,000. Last year, state lawmakers increased that amount to $100,000, but the court unanimously ruled that the cap, no matter how high, is unconstitutional.
Oct. 24, 2019
Board Of Supervisors Moves To Suspend Petersen
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to notify Assessor Paul Petersen that it plans to consider suspending him for up to 120 days. The board is required to give Petersen five days' notice. It can't remove him from office and he's refused to resign.
Oct. 23, 2019
Businesses, Leaders Prepare For Light Rail Construction
Now that construction of the Central Avenue light rail extension is underway, The Show wanted to find out how south Phoenix business owners are responding and how the city plans to support them.
Oct. 23, 2019
Study: Average Arrest Costs Migrants Family $24,000
How much does an immigration arrest cost the family of the person detained? That’s one of the questions researchers aimed to answer in new data released Wednesday.
Oct. 23, 2019
Former Rep. Shooter Hires New Legal Help, Claims Wrongful Ousting
Former Arizona state Rep. Don Shooter maintains his claim that he was wrongfully ousted from the House. The former Yuma lawmaker has hired new legal help.
Oct. 23, 2019
Hobbs Requests Budget To Fix Mismanagement
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is asking for more money in the next state budget, especially in an election year, that’s not terribly surprising.
Oct. 23, 2019
The Takeaway: The Key Factors for Protests Around the World
At the heart of many of these protests are the increasing level of inequality and distrust, and disgust, with the inner workings of government.
Oct. 23, 2019
WATCH: Trump Syria Announcement
President Donald Trump made an announcement Wednesday about Syria amid controversy over his policy there and a back-and-forth over whether the U.S. is withdrawing troops. Watch his remarks from the White House.
Oct. 23, 2019
The Improvements Scottsdales $319M Bond Would Fund
Scottsdale voters will be casting their vote on a $319 million bond in November. The money would go to everything from public safety to road repairs and improvements to WestWorld, the city’s event center. The city hasn’t passed a bond this size in nearly two decades. But this bond has the unanimous support of the Scottsdale City Council.
Oct. 22, 2019
Water Contamination Forces Department Of Corrections To Change Wells At Douglas Prison
After inmates in the Douglas prison complained their drinking water was brown and tasted like diesel fuel, the Arizona Department of Corrections has confirmed water at the prison had a “noticeable petroleum odor and taste.”
Oct. 21, 2019