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Recall Effort Against House Speaker Bowers Fails
A campaign to recall House Speaker Rusty Bowers failed on a technicality. Petitions to recall the Mesa Republican were turned into state officials without a crucial form as required by law.
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Mexico’s Senate Approves Marijuana Legalization Measure
Mexico’s Senate has approved a measure that would legalize the sale and use of marijuana. To become law, Mexico’s lower house still needs to debate and pass the legislation.
Nov. 21, 2020
Ducey Recall Effort Says Theyre Gathering Steam
The group seeking to force a recall election against Gov. Doug Ducey says their movement is picking up steam in the weeks after the election — they're reporting a 400% uptick in donations and an eightfold increase in volunteers since Election Day.
Nov. 20, 2020
How Trump Pushed Third-Party Voters To Choose Biden
When Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race, one of the key reasons may have simply been the impact of third-party candidates. In 2020, Libertarian nominee Jo Jorgensen got 1.84 million votes nationally. Did that help decide any states in Joe Biden’s favor?
Nov. 20, 2020
County Attorney Still Recovering; Staff Take On Duties
Two weeks after undergoing surgery to address a brain bleed, Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel is still recovering but doing well.
Nov. 19, 2020
Why Some Arizona Republicans Voted Blue
Who are the Arizona Republicans who voted for Joe Biden? And why did they do it? One of those voters, Susie Duffy, spoke with The Show about her vote. She said for her, it was all about Trump.
Nov. 19, 2020
Hobbs: Republican Officials Must Disavow False Claims
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, her family and her staff are being threatened following unfounded allegations of malfeasance in the election. Gov. Doug Ducey was asked about the false claims of widespread fraud during his press conference. He would not directly disavow the claims.
Nov. 19, 2020
Gov. Ducey Announces No New Changes In Arizona Policy Despite Rise In COVID-19 Cases
Gov. Doug Ducey announced no new changes in state policy at a COVID-19 pandemic briefing Wednesday, despite an acknowledgement from the Arizona Department of Health Services that all the metrics tracking the pandemic are headed in the wrong direction.
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Nov. 18, 2020
McSally Delivers Emotional Farewell Speech As Senator
Martha McSally gave her farewell address Wednesday in her last appearance on the Senate floor as an Arizona senator.
Nov. 18, 2020
Pinal County GOP Leader Calls For Audit Of Voting Machines
Officials with the Arizona Republican Party are asking for an audit of the machines used to count ballots in the 2020 general election. The audit would only apply to Maricopa County.
Nov. 18, 2020
Mayor Gallego: Phoenix Poised To Lead The American Recovery
The city of Phoenix has faced the same kind of social and economic challenges as its peers during the pandemic. Mayor Kate Gallego acknowledged as much during her State of the City address Nov. 17. But she also struck an extremely optimistic tone.
Nov. 18, 2020
How Biden Can Reform The U.S. Immigration System
The Trump administration has made dramatic changes to immigration policy over the past four years. Many of those modifications have been opposed by progressives, but also by a high percentage of conservatives. For a broader look at immigration reforms, The Show spoke with David Bier of the Cato Institute about the immigration-related reforms he’d like to see.
Nov. 18, 2020
2020 Presidential Election TV Ratings Down Compared To 2016
The passion people had for the presidential election this year would have seemingly led to more of us trying to find as much media and news coverage of the election as possible, especially on Election Day. But ratings indicate that wasn’t the case. The Show spoke with Marianne Barrett, a journalism professor, about how the viewing numbers looked this year in comparison to 2016's ratings.
Nov. 18, 2020
Conspiracy Theories Continue To Swirl Around Voting Machines
Jeremy Duda of Arizona Mirror has been following the rumors about Dominion voting machines, which Maricopa County has been using for around a decade. He joined The Show to talk about it.
Nov. 18, 2020
Maricopa County Dem Chair On Success At Top Of Ticket
Democrats have been making gains in Maricopa County over the past several years. And, this year, Joe Biden beat President Donald Trump by around two points here, while Mark Kelly won over McSally by four points. But, despite the success at the top of the ticket, Republicans maintained control over much of county government and other seats lower down the ballot.
Nov. 18, 2020
Masks, Jobs And Climate Top Mayor Kate Gallego’s Vision
A day after Arizona’s schools superintendent called for a statewide mask mandate, Phoenix’s mayor is doing the same. During her State of the City address, Kate Gallego called on Gov. Doug Ducey to issue a mask mandate and keep it in place until there is wide distribution of a vaccine, more effective treatments or both.
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Nov. 17, 2020
Poet Examines U.S.-Mexico Border, Immigration In New Book
Immigration has been a big issue in Arizona for a long time, but the system has been under increased scrutiny over the past few years, as President Donald Trump and Democrats have fought over how it should work. A new book called "Defacing the Monument" takes a different angle on the issue.
Nov. 17, 2020
DACA Recipients Hopeful Biden Administration Will Keep Its Promise
During his campaign and on the debate stage, now President-elect Joe Biden promised to take action for "DREAMers" and DACA recipients who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children right out of the gate. What would it mean if Biden kept his promise? To find out, The Show spoke with Ruben Reyes of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, who works with DACA recipients.
Nov. 17, 2020
Phoenix Protesters Face Charges Usually Applied To Street Gangs
Protests across the country related to police behavior and treatment of people of color have been common since the killing of George Floyd in the summer. Last month near downtown Phoenix, a group was carrying out a protest march. Fifteen of those protesters are now facing charges that typically are filed against street gangs.
Nov. 17, 2020
Arizona Attorney General Files Charges Against Prop. 208 Signature-Gathering Firm
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed charges against a leading signature-gathering firm that circulated petitions for the Invest in Education Act. Petition Partners allegedly paid some circulators a bonus based on the number of signatures they gathered.
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Nov. 17, 2020
Senator-Elect Kelly Aims To Bring Innovation To Congress
U.S. Senator-elect Mark Kelly helped make Arizona history when he defeated incumbent Sen. Martha McSally this month. Now Kelly has the chance to put the theme of his campaign to work, as he’s expected to be sworn in at least a month ahead of his fellow senators. The Show spoke with Senator-elect Kelly about his plans.
Nov. 17, 2020

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