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Justice Department Shares Concerns With AZ Senate Audit, Recount
In a letter to the president of the Arizona Senate, an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice expressed concerns that an audit and recount of the November election in Maricopa County may be out of compliance with federal laws.
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WATCH: 2020 Vice Presidential Debate
Vice President Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris debated in Salt Lake City on Wednesday night. Their only face-off of the 2020 campaign comes with a wave of uncertainty with President Trump undergoing treatment for COVID-19. Follow live updates and fact checks on the debate.
Oct. 7, 2020
How The Presidents COVID-19 Diagnosis Has Impacted His Campaign
Americans awoke Oct. 2 to news that President Trump, the first lady Melania and a mélange of upper-echelon White House staff had tested positive for COVID-19. Beyond the impact the president’s infection is having on the day-to-day operations of the executive branch, it has interrupted campaign strategy — a strategy that relies heavily on live, crowded rallies.
Oct. 6, 2020
McMaster Outlines His Ideal Approach To Foreign Policy
U.S. foreign policy has undergone dramatic shifts during the Trump administration. In his new book, "Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World," former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster addresses the approach he believes the U.S. should take, whether a Republican or a Democrat is in the White House.
Oct. 6, 2020
Every 30 Seconds: Arizona Voters Head To The Polls
Voters in Arizona can start voting in the 2020 elections today. Republicans knocked on doors in Arizona while Democrats pushed for new voters in virtual events. But among Latino voters, pollsters say both parties lagged. In our year long reporting project Every 30 Seconds, we follow first time Latino voters, a critical voting bloc because about every 30 seconds, a Latino becomes eligible to vote in the U.S.
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Oct. 7, 2020
Judge: Video Voting OK If Necessary Due To Disability
Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes had sought a court order explicitly allowing “special election boards” to use video to assist voters in a hospital or long-term care facility who don't have a trusted relative or caregiver to help.
Oct. 6, 2020
Arizona Voter Registration Deadline Extended
Monday was supposed to be the last day to register to vote in Arizona, but a federal judge has granted a last-minute extension of the deadline. Those who didn’t register to vote in the state have until Oct. 23 to do so. U.S. District Judge Steven Logan made the decision late Monday.
Oct. 6, 2020
Arizona Havasupai Tribe Members Settle Education Claims In Lawsuit
A judge has ruled that a school in the Grand Canyon must ensure that students with special needs have access to education. The group representing Havasupai Elementary School students said the ruling fell short of its original goal.
Oct. 6, 2020
Both County Attorney Candidates Promise Change
Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel will face challenger Julie Gunnigle in a historic race. Either candidate would be the first woman elected to the role. And the choice comes before voters at a time when the nation’s justice system — from local police, to the U.S. Supreme Court — is under scrutiny.
Oct. 7, 2020
AZ Democrats Promising Victory At State Legislature — Again
Arizona is now considered a battleground state where polls show former Vice President Biden holds a slim lead over President Trump. That means state Capitol observers are asking a very familiar question: Is this the year Democrats take control of the state Senate or the House of Representatives?
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Oct. 6, 2020
How To Vote In Arizona During A Pandemic
Oct. 5 is the last day to register to vote in Arizona, and early voting begins Oct. 7. The Show spoke with KJZZ's Ben Giles for what voting will look like as the pandemic continues.
Oct. 5, 2020
Peoria Mayor Takes Over League Of Arizona Cities And Towns
The League of Arizona Cities and Towns has a new president: Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat was recently unanimously voted into the position for a two-year term, after serving as the group’s vice president. The Show spoke with Mayor Carlat about her new role and more.
Oct. 5, 2020
Boas: Why AZ Republic Editorial Board Supports Proposition 207
One ballot measure Arizona voters are deciding on in November is Proposition 207, which would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state. The Republic’s Editorial Board revealed its support for the proposition Oct. 4, and The Show spoke with Phil Boas about why the paper made that decision.
Oct. 5, 2020
AZ Lawmaker Hospitalized For COVID-19 Complications
State Representative Lorenzo Sierra was admitted to a Washing DC hospital Sunday night with complications related to COVID-19.
Oct. 5, 2020
Trump Campaign: Pence To Host Arizona Event On Thursday
Vice President Mike Pence will be in Arizona on Thursday to host a campaign stop in Peoria. President Donald Trump had canceled going to this event as well as a couple others, including stops in Flagstaff and Tucson, after testing positive for coronavirus last week.
Oct. 5, 2020
Arizonas Voter Registration Deadline Is Monday, Oct. 5
Monday, Oct. 5 is the last day to register to vote in the general election. State law requires voters must be registered 29 days prior to an election. Voters must be a citizen of the United States who will be 18 years old or more by the general election on Nov. 3.
Oct. 4, 2020
What Happens If The President Is Incapacitated? ASU History Professor Explains
President Donald Trump’s hospitalization with COVID-19 has raised questions about what happens when a sitting president becomes incapacitated. An ASU historian explains how the 25th Amendment works.
Oct. 4, 2020
Hopi Leader: Congress Must Act To Save
Hopi Chairman Timothy Nuvangyaoma said it is “critical” that lawmakers reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for Indians, which serves tribes across Arizona and the nation.
Oct. 3, 2020
Q&AZ: Where To Drop Off Ballots, Vote In Maricopa County
A listener asked through KJZZ's Q&AZ project where she could drop off her early ballot to ensure it arrives on time. Oct. 15 was the deadline to register to vote in November's election. Election officials across Arizona sent out the first wave of early ballots on Oct. 7.
Oct. 5, 2020
UA Medical School Professor: Trumps Age, Weight Concerning For COVID-19 Infection
President Trump has been hospitalized since Friday after testing positive for COVID-19 and showing symptoms including a fever, fatigue and a cough. A local COVID-19 expert says the fact that the president has been hospitalized shows how serious this infection can be.
Oct. 3, 2020
Mexico Tightens Migration Rules As Caravan Departs From Honduras
A new migrant caravan from Central America is on its way to the U.S. — the first one since the pandemic. And as the COVID-19 cases are still rising, Mexico is adding new rules to stop the virus and people from the caravan.
Oct. 5, 2020

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