Arizona Elections

Pence Backs Ducey Orders Closing Some AZ Businesses
Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday implored people in Arizona to wear masks and support business closures as the state reports record infections, deaths and emergency room visit,
Progressive Arizona Democrats Seek To Censure Sinema
Progressive Arizona Democrats don’t like the way Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been voting. They say she’s not supporting what they call Democratic Party tenets, so this weekend they plan to censure her.
Sept. 18, 2019
Whats Next For Anti-Discrimination Laws After Brush & Nib?
This week’s Arizona Supreme Court ruling in the Brush & Nib case is being hailed by many conservatives in Arizona, as a win for religious freedom. Even with the narrow ruling, some critics worry it’s the precipice of a slippery slope.
Sept. 18, 2019
Academics Combine Forces To Fight Climate Change
Discussions related to climate change typically focus on science and data, how temperatures have risen or greenhouse gas emissions or melting icecaps, and stories have been written that fit comfortably in that genre, whether they’re dystopian or slightly more uplifting.
Sept. 18, 2019
Hundreds Join AZ Climate Strike At State Capitol
Hundreds of people marched through downtown Phoenix to the state’s Capitol on Friday afternoon to demand action to mitigate climate change. “It’s really about revitalizing our community,” said Arizona Youth Climate Strike co-leader Aditi Narayanan, a senior at charter school Basis Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2019
Proposal Would Bar Lawmakers From Voting On Issues Benefiting Them
There’s a new effort to keep state lawmakers from taking action on any legislation that would benefit them or their families. Paperwork for a new ballot measure was filed Tuesday with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.
Sept. 18, 2019
Phoenix Council Studies Police Oversight Models
Phoenix leaders are in the process of exploring civilian oversight options for the police department. On Tuesday, the council held its first work study session called by Mayor Kate Gallego.
Sept. 18, 2019
Scientific Forum Enumerates Heat Effects On Health, Safety, Infrastructure
The Union of Concerned Scientists on Tuesday held a forum in Washington, D.C., to discuss the effects of rising temperatures on health, safety and infrastructure. The forum was based on its July report, “Killer Heat in the United States.”
Sept. 17, 2019
How Changes To Food Stamp Program Could Hurt Arizona’s Working Families
Fleurette Nez of Phoenix has come to rely on free dinners at the nonprofit St. Vincent de Paul and has also relied on the SNAP program since April. But the Trump administration is proposing a change to regulations that would make it harder to get benefits under SNAP, which could affect as many as 40,000 Arizonans.
Sept. 18, 2019
Reactions Mixed After Brush & Nib Ruling
The Arizona Supreme Court is allowing a calligraphy studio to refuse to sell their custom wedding invitations to LGBTQ couples. It's a blow to Phoenix's anti-discrimination ordinance. The decision was 4-3, and the majority said the ruling applied only to this company and only to their wedding invitations. But the decision raises all sorts of questions.
Sept. 17, 2019
Census Expert: U.S. Will Be Taken Aback By Diversity
Government officials are already getting ready for next year’s decennial census. But, our next guest says data already available could be a good preview of what to expect from the 2020 head count. William Frey is a Demographer at the Brookings Institution, and has been looking at the growing diversity across the country, and in specific states.
Sept. 17, 2019
Strategist: Low Voter Turnout Doesnt Diminish Elections
Voter turnout in Arizona has never reached higher than 80% and that was nearly four decades ago, in 1980, a presidential election year.
Sept. 17, 2019
Gov. Doug Ducey Lobbies Congress To Ratify USMCA
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was in Washington, D.C. Monday, lobbying U.S. congressional members to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the newly revised North American trade agreement already ratified by Mexico's legislature.
Sept. 17, 2019
Neighborhoods With Light Rail Voted To Support Light Rail
Phoenix voters soundly defeated Proposition 105, which sought to end the expansion of light rail in Phoenix in the Aug. 27 special election, largely thanks to neighborhoods where light rail already exists.
Sept. 16, 2019
Arrest Warrant Goes Out For Woman In Medical Marijuana Forgery Case
A grand jury indicted a Phoenix woman after being accused of forging signatures in a series of high-profile medical-marijuana zoning cases.
Sept. 16, 2019
Invitation Company Doesnt Have To Serve Same-Sex Couples
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the owners of Brush & Nib Studios have a constitutional right to refuse to produce wedding invitations for same-sex couples despite a Phoenix anti-discrimination ordinance.
Sept. 16, 2019
Advocates Worry About APS Shut-Off Moratorium Ending
In less than a month, thousands of Arizonans who haven't been paying their utility bills are going to have to start up again.
Sept. 16, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Israeli Voters Head Back To The Polls
Israeli voters head back to the polls Tuesday to decide whether or not to give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu another term.
Sept. 16, 2019
Ruling Expected In Phoenix Religious Exemptions Case
The Arizona Supreme Court will issue a ruling Monday morning that will decide whether business owners can deny service to customers based on those owners’ religious beliefs.
Sept. 14, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Sept. 13, 2019
To talk about the GOP getting rid of its 2020 Presidential Preference Election, along with Andy Biggs moving up in the Freedom Caucus and more, Chuck Coughlin, president and CEO of HighGround, and attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera joined The Show.
Sept. 13, 2019
ANALYSIS: Third Democratic Presidential Debate
It’s not clear yet if Beto O’Rourke and other struggling candidates did enough to move the needle or if Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and others going after Joe Biden will chip away at his poll numbers.
Sept. 12, 2019