Arizona Politics News


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.
Día De Muertos Globalizes, But The Pandemic Threatens It
This weekend, many will celebrate the Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, holidays. The tradition, deeply rooted in Mexico’s culture, is expanding across the world, but it’s also being threatened by the spread of the coronavirus.
Oct. 30, 2020
Doctors Urge Arizonans To Vote Safely As COVID-19 Spreads
Friday is the last day for early in-person voting in Arizona. A group of doctors is encouraging voters to use early voting options and to remember health precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Oct. 29, 2020
Why Older Voters In Arizona Are Moving Away From Trump
Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a slim lead over President Donald Trump in Arizona, among other key battleground states. And a report from AARP indicates Biden’s lead is being bolstered by a key, reliable voting bloc: Arizonans 50 and older.
Oct. 29, 2020
Pima County Struggles To Combat Voter Intimidation
Early voting has proven to be a popular option for a lot of Arizonans, but in Pima County, it’s also led to a debate of sorts over who should and should not be allowed near the polls. Tucson officials have told the Pima County recorder that she can no longer hire off-duty Tucson police officers to provide security at the polls — that decision did not sit well with the recorder.
Oct. 29, 2020
McSally Gets Awkward Welcome From Trump At Goodyear Rally
President Donald Trump brought an entourage of Republican politicians with him to Goodyear, Arizona, on Wednesday. Trump invited Arizona Sen. Martha McSally onto the stage, but spoke as though the crowd at his rally weren’t interested in listening to her.
Oct. 29, 2020
Harris Visits AZ To Make Closing Arguments For Biden
Joe Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, visited Arizona on Wednesday for a pair of campaign stops to make their closing arguments with less than a week left until the election. Harris started in Tucson then addressed a group of Black civic and faith leaders in downtown Phoenix.
Oct. 29, 2020
Trump Returns With Rallies In Bullhead City, Goodyear
After a noon rally in Bullhead City, President Donald Trump hit the campaign trail in Goodyear. Arizona is one of several states Trump won in 2016 where he’s now on the defensive. It was the president’s seventh visit to the state in 2020.
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Oct. 28, 2020
After More Than A Month, Ducey Will Brief Media
Ducey held nearly weekly briefings on COVID-19 throughout spring and summer, but he has not met with reporters specifically to discuss the virus since Sept. 24.
Oct. 28, 2020
Why More Migrants Are Dying In The Arizona Desert This Year
People who cross the border into southern Arizona have been dying at a faster rate than at any time in the past several years, a new report suggests. So far, the remains of 181 people have been found.
Oct. 28, 2020
Mark Salter Reflects On Life With John McCain In New Book
Mark Salter, McCain’s longtime staffer and co-author, has written a new biography about the late senator. It’s called "The Luckiest Man: Life with John McCain."
Oct. 28, 2020
How Maricopa County Attorney Hoarded $400K In Guns
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office purchased $400,000 worth of rifles and ammunition during the tenure of former boss Bill Montgomery, now an Arizona Supreme Court justice.
Oct. 28, 2020
Vandalizing Campaign Signs Could Mean Jail Time
This year’s presidential race could be described as spicy — lots of emotions. And some people might want to express their frustrations by vandalizing one of the many political signs posted on street corners and on private property.
Oct. 28, 2020
Phoenix Council Approves Revised Homeless Strategies Plan
Community feedback led Phoenix to revise its plan to address homelessness. During Tuesday’s council meeting, staff presented the revised plan which includes a task force.
Oct. 28, 2020
Maricopa County Voters Turning Out In Record Numbers
Maricopa County voters are turning out in record numbers as they continue to take advantage of early voting.
Oct. 27, 2020
Mayors Office Says Phoenix Officer Made Credible Threat
The office of Mayor Kate Gallego says they are aware of a credible threat made by a member of the Phoenix Police Department to harm the mayor. A spokesperson for Gallego said additional police protection has been provided to the mayor.
Oct. 27, 2020
Judge Rules Against Tribes Attempts To Reinstate Early Voting Site On
A federal judge ruled against the Pasqua Yaqui tribe's efforts to reinstate an early voting location on the reservation before the election.
Oct. 27, 2020
Schweikert, Tipirneni Explain Why They Would Be Best To Represent 6th District
Arizona’s nine House members are all up for reelection on Nov. 3, and most of them are expected to coast to easy victories. One exception appears to be the 6th District, which covers Fountain Hills, parts of Scottsdale and north Phoenix. analysts calling it a toss-up between Rep. David Schweikert and his Democratic challenger Dr. Hiral Tipirneni.
Oct. 27, 2020
Record Campaign Fundraising From Congressional Incumbents
Record amounts of money are being spent across the country on congressional races, as Democrats attempt to expand their House majority and Republicans try not to fall further behind.
Oct. 27, 2020
Arizona Supreme Court Explains Invest In Ed Ruling
A trial judge misconstrued an earlier court ruling when he blocked a voter initiative over the summer that the state Supreme Court later revived, the high court said in a Monday ruling that explained its reasons for reinstating the Invest in Education Act.
Oct. 27, 2020
Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett To Supreme Court
The Senate has voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, just about a week before the general election and 30 days after she was nominated by President Trump to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Oct. 26, 2020