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,
7 hours ago
Trump To Nations Governors: You Have To Dominate
After days of consecutive protests in cities across the globe, including in the Phoenix area, President Donald Trump on Monday took to the phone and told the nation’s governors they need to dominate.
June 1, 2020
Gov. Ducey Says Arizona Leaders Requested Curfew, But Who Are They?
Gov. Ducey said his statewide emergency declaration and curfew came at the request of local leaders and in coordination with state and local law enforcement. But so far his office isn’t telling us who requested the curfew, and the mayors of Arizona’s two largest cities say they learned about it through the governor’s tweet.
May 31, 2020
Mostly Peaceful Protests End Early Following Statewide Curfew
For most of Sunday night, downtown Phoenix protests remained peaceful, with activists giving speeches to the crowd. Earlier in the day, Gov. Doug Ducey declared a statewide emergency and an 8 p.m. curfew in effect for one week. Police arrested some protesters who remained downtown past the curfew.
Ducey Says Local Leaders Requested Curfew, But Who Are They?
May 30, 2020
Superior Court Plan To Resume In-Person Operations
Starting June 1, Maricopa County Superior Court will begin its transition plan to resume in-person operations. Judge Joseph Welty is the presiding judge of Maricopa County. He joined The Show to talk about how the county plans to reopen the court system gradually.
June 1, 2020
Scottsdale Mayor Plans To Enforce Social Distancing
Another weekend is kicking off. And after the crowds seen across the state last weekend, many will be on the lookout for scenes of non-social distancing. Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane had some choice words for party-goers who packed into Old Town Scottsdale restaurants over Memorial Day Weekend.
May 29, 2020
Hundreds In Phoenix Protest George Floyds Death
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Phoenix last night to demonstrate against the death of unarmed 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis.
May 29, 2020
Masks Sent To The Navajo Nation May Be Useless
The Arizona Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus released a statement on Thursday saying they were deeply disturbed that nearly 250,000 breathing masks delivered to the Navajo Nation may not be suitable for medical use. The caucus said another 130,000 may also be ineffective.
June 2, 2020
Ducey Proud Of AZ Mail-In Voting Despite Trump Claims
President Trump is no fan of voting by mail, despite the fact that’s how he casts his own ballot. Gov. Doug Ducey said he’s proud of Arizona's vote-by-mail system.
May 28, 2020
Arizona State Senators Explain The Surprising Vote To Adjourn
The 2020 legislative session came to a close in stunning fashion this week after three Republican senators sided with Democrats to adjourn.
May 28, 2020
Inspector General Audits Company Building Border Wall
The Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a contract to a North Dakota company with a presence in the Southwest. Fisher Sand and Gravel has earned wall building contracts in the past that are under scrutiny by federal inspectors.
May 27, 2020
AZ Senate Ends Legislative Session For Good
Arizona senators finally pulled the plug Tuesday on the legislative session, leaving unresolved the question of whether businesses should get special protection from COVID-19 lawsuits.
May 26, 2020
Arizona Senate To Take Up Series Of House Measures Tuesday
The Arizona Senate plans to return to the Capitol on Tuesday to deal with measures the House enacted this week. It also will take up 28 House bills that have been awaiting votes since the Legislature halted major work in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
May 26, 2020
Senate Eyes Relief Package; AZ House Members Weigh In
U.S. Senate Republicans say they expect to pass another federal coronavirus aid package. What exactly goes in it is still up for debate.
May 25, 2020
DHS: Certain Professional Athletes Now Allowed Into The U.S.
Certain foreign professional athletes and their families are now allowed into the United States. Homeland Security has exempted them from entry-barring orders by President Donald Trump to protect against COVID-19.
May 25, 2020
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Discusses The Need For Civility In U.S. Politics
For many, civil discussion and a knowledge of civics and American history are essential to move the nation forward while preserving its traditional institutions. That, often, involves bringing sides with disparate views together, even as they disagree.
May 25, 2020
Analysts: Mexicos Fiscal Response To COVID-19 Is Poor
Mexico’s federal fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic follows the president’s austerity plans. But analysts fear that the lack of stimulus and relief packages might create a backlash against the country’s economy.
May 22, 2020
Arizona House Adjourns; Senate Plans Return To Capitol
The Arizona Senate may have voted to end their legislative session two weeks ago, but Senate President Karen Fann is calling them back to the Capitol for one more round.
May 22, 2020
What Exactly Does Sine Die Mean?
As Arizona's legislative session ends, there's a Latin phrase on the tip of a lot of people's tongues today. But what does sine die actually mean, and are we even saying it right?
May 22, 2020
Sen. Sinema: Science Should Guide COVID-19 Response
Congressional Democrats approved another COVID-19 relief package last week, but it’s not likely to go much further. The HEROES Act would allocate another $3 trillion in aid as Republicans call for a hold on any additional aid.
May 22, 2020
Professor Explores Ways To Have A Fair Election In November
Uncertainty is one of the most common words many of us have been using over the past few months since the COVID-19 pandemic became a reality. The term clearly applies to November’s election. Rick Hasen put together an ad hoc committee of experts for recommendations on how to have a fair election in November.
May 21, 2020