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Scottsdale Doctor Advises Against Attending Rallies
While President Trump is paying visits to several places in Arizona ahead of November’s election, Scottsdale doctor Susan Hughes believes the people attending the rallies should quarantine following their potential exposure to COVID-19.
6 hours ago
Arizona Court Of Appeals Revives Dark Money In Political Races
The Arizona Court of Appeals has reopened the door to so-called dark money contributions to political races, and the debate may be familiar to one group — candidates vying for seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Oct. 1, 2020
Biden And Trump Campaigns Pursue Different Strategies In AZ
Arizona was key to Donald Trump’s electoral college win in 2016. The president and his surrogates have been spending a lot of time on the ground here in this election cycle to try and prevent Arizona from slipping away to his opponent former Vice President Joe Biden.
President Trump, First Lady Test Positive For COVID-19
Oct. 2, 2020
Body Cameras Come With Hidden Costs For Arizona DPS
Gov. Doug Ducey announced Sept. 30 the state will accept a gift of 150 body-worn cameras for state troopers with the Department of Public Safety. The cameras are from private providers, which the Governor’s Office would not disclose. And while this gift may mark an easy win — one with bipartisan support — questions around cost and efficacy remain.
Oct. 1, 2020
Advocates Calling For Congress To Include Elections Money In Stimulus Package
Talks are expected to continue Oct. 1 between Congressional Democratic leaders and the Trump administration over a new economic stimulus package. One of the provisions Democrats want in the package is money for election security.
Oct. 1, 2020
Pima County Breaks Record For Early Ballot Requests
As of Wednesday afternoon, 447,774 Pima County voters had requested an early ballot — 77% of registered voters — and the number is still climbing, according to Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez.
Oct. 1, 2020
Corporation Commission Candidates Debate Renewable Energy
The candidates running for the Arizona Corporation Commission debated Wednesday night trying to differentiate themselves in a race for three open seats.
Oct. 1, 2020
In Arizona, The Money Behind Marijuana Opposition Is Dwindling
More than $6 million was spent against the 2016 marijuana ballot initiative. Of that, about half came from three key sources. None are available in 2020 as proponents of legalized, recreational marijuana push a new measure at the ballot.
Oct. 1, 2020
Voting With Disabilities: The Barriers People Face
Gov. Ducey and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs are locked in a disagreement over election procedures to help some voters register and cast their ballots. Arden Day is a senior research associate at NAU, and she co-authored a study that looked at the barriers people with disabilities face.
Sept. 30, 2020
Brnovich Asks For Ballots Ruling To Be Put On Hold
Attorney General Mark Brnovich has asked an appeals court to hold off on enforcing a ruling that gives Arizona voters who forget to sign their early ballots up to five days after the election to fix the problem.
Sept. 29, 2020
Grijalva, Wood Draw Sharp Distinctions For Candidacies In Debate
Democratic U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva participated in an Arizona PBS forum with Republican challenger Daniel Wood, which aired Monday night.
Sept. 29, 2020
MCSO Race: Penzone Seeks Second Term Against Former Arpaio Chief Deputy Sheridan
Four years ago, Paul Penzone unseated Joe Arpaio, who had been sheriff of Maricopa County for 24 years. Now Penzone is facing re-election against Arpaio’s Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan. The race could shape the future of one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the country.
Sept. 30, 2020
Concerns Over Mail-In Voting, Voter Suppression Grow As Election Season Kicks Off
Early ballots for the November election will be mailed out starting Oct. 7. Officials are warning voters to mail them back as soon as possible to ensure they arrive by election day on Nov. 3. That advice may be especially important this year as concerns over slow mail service plague election officials.
Sept. 29, 2020
Author Calls For Innovation In U.S. Political System
The current political campaigns have a lot of Americans wondering if the system can be improved. In the new book "The Politics Industry," Katherine Gehl and Michael Porter write about changes they’d like to see — including creating competition for the two major parties.
Sept. 29, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett Nomination Brings Attention To Interracial Adoption
President Donald Trump officially nominated federal judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court Sept. 26, to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away a little more than a week ago. Since that nomination, the size and makeup of Judge Barrett’s family has been the subject of attention.
Sept. 29, 2020
KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein To Moderate AZ Candidate Debates
As Election Day approaches, KJZZ is partnering with statewide news outlets to bring voters debates with candidates in high-profile Arizona races. KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein will be one of four moderators.
Sept. 29, 2020
WATCH: Trump, Biden Face Off In 1st Debate
Follow NPR's live coverage of the first 2020 presidential election debate, including fact-checking and analysis. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are in Cleveland for the event, moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News.
Sept. 29, 2020
Trump, Biden Try To Win Voters In First Debate
With very few voters' minds left undecided, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will compete in the first presidential debate of the election this evening.
Sept. 29, 2020
Nearly 400 Total COVID-19 Cases Reported At Correctional Center
As the coronavirus has continued to spread here and around the country, some of the most vulnerable people to exposure are those behind bars. In the La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has now confirmed a total of 366 cases of COVID-19 among its detainees — the highest number of any detention center in the country.
Sept. 28, 2020
Disability Advocates Worried Some Voters Could Be Disenfranchised
People with disabilities often face barriers to voting in Arizona. Case in point: Cochise County tried to prohibit voters from accessing curbside voting. Some disability advocates are worried that those who need help marking their ballot could be disenfranchised in Maricopa County.
Sept. 28, 2020
Hobbs: Ballots Can Be Counted 2 Weeks Before Election
Arizona can begin counting early ballots two weeks before Election Day — and those tabulations will be included in the first release of polling numbers at 8 p.m. on Election Day, according to Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.
Sept. 27, 2020