Arizona Politics News


Brnovich wants Ducey to call Legislature back for special session on abortion
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking Gov. Doug Ducey to call a special legislative session to help clarify the legal status of abortion in the state.
Abortion ban ruling is not what 90% of Arizonans want
Voter sentiments do not align with the recent court ruling that effectively outlawed most abortions in Arizona, according to public opinion polling data collected this month.
Despite Sinemas campy outfits, queer community doesnt always feel represented
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is probably one of the most powerful queer women in the country. And writer Nathan Kohrman sees a lot of camp in her ever-analyzed wardrobe.
BBC Look-Ahead: Ukraine invasion hits 6th month
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine reaches its sixth month, this week Ukrainians will mark 31 years of independence after breaking away from what was then the Soviet Union.
Aug. 22, 2022
Axios: Why Latino voters are leaving Democratic Party
Issues like crime and inflation are swaying Latino voters from their traditional democratic leanings.
Aug. 22, 2022
Sen. Kelly expresses optimism on water ahead of Election Day
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly spoke with CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday about cuts to Colorado River water allotment in Arizona.
Aug. 22, 2022
AZ midterm election debates: When and where to see them
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission, Arizona's voter education agency, will host debates for Arizona’s legislative and statewide races prior to the upcoming general election.
Aug. 22, 2022
ASU scientist says Inflation Reduction Act will have climate impact in AZ
The Biden administration just made the single largest investment against climate change in U.S. history. And ASU's Clark Miller is optimistic about its impact.
Aug. 19, 2022
NewsCap: Could water be make-or-break issue?
This week saw further water cutbacks coming to Arizona after federal authorities stepped in to address the Southwest drought. Now, eyes are on how much of a campaign issue that could be ahead of the general election.
Aug. 19, 2022
HHS Secretary Becerra visits Phoenix to promote abortion access
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra is promising that the federal government will do what it can to protect abortion rights in states like Arizona, where access to the procedure has become more limited since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.
Aug. 18, 2022
CAP manager: AZ cuts in Colorado River water unacceptable in comparison to other states
The Colorado River cutbacks that Arizona has been anticipating as a decades-long drought continues are going to happen in 2023. The U.S. Interior Department made the announcement this week as negotiations among Arizona and other lower basin states weren’t making much — if any — progress toward some kind of compromise.
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Aug. 18, 2022
Missouri man charged with threatening county recorder
The Department of Justice has charged a Missouri man for allegedly threatening Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer. Walter Lee Hoornstra, 50, faces charges of communicating an interstate threat and making a threatening phone call.
Aug. 17, 2022
Ducey ordered gaps in border wall to be filled with shipping containers. Its already falling down
After months of planning, Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order to fill gaps in Yuma's portion of the southern border wall with shipping containers. But some have already toppled over.
Aug. 17, 2022
Have questions about Arizonas midterm election? Ask us
KJZZ is part of a new community-powered journalism project to answer those questions and any other ones you have about how to exercise your right to vote in the upcoming midterms.
Aug. 17, 2022
DNC, Arizona Democrats the latest to sue Arizona over new voter-ID law
The Democratic National Committee and the Arizona Democratic Party want a federal judge to strike down another attempt by legislative Republicans to demand proof of citizenship from federal-only voters.
Aug. 16, 2022
Maricopa County certifies election results in spite of threatening messages to workers
Maricopa County supervisors Monday certified the Aug. 2 primary. It was an election that saw record voter turnout and minimal problems according to County Recorder Stephen Richer.
Aug. 16, 2022
The Southwest is running out of fresh water. Could the ocean be a cure?
As the Southwest continues to see shrinking water supplies after more than two decades of drought, eyes have turned to the ocean. But turning seawater into drinking water is more complicated than it might sound.
Aug. 16, 2022
Duceys summer camps get mixed reviews
Earlier this year, Gov. Doug Ducey set aside around $100 million of federal COVID-19 relief money to try and help students overcome pandemic-related learning loss. Hundreds of thousands of students participated, but not all Arizonans supported the plan.
Aug. 16, 2022
The fate of DACA rests with 3 judges
The future of DACA rests with three Louisiana judges. To learn about the legal twists and turns the proceedings have taken — and could — The Show spoke with Lynn Marcus of the University of Arizona's Immigration Law Clinic.
Aug. 16, 2022
ABC15: Phoenix police used Signal for work messages
Top brass at the Phoenix Police Department have been using encrypted messaging app Signal, which allows users to secretly send messages and creates no record of them.
Aug. 16, 2022
Pima County approves election, questions voting changes
The Pima County Board of Supervisors Monday verified the results of the August 2 primary election, but also called on election officials to answer for problems voters experienced with the new voting system.
Aug. 16, 2022
Lake could be contemplating a more moderate approach as November nears
This weekend, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was in Arizona campaigning with Republican candidates Kari Lake and Blake Masters, who are vying for the governor’s office and a seat in the Senate, respectively.
Aug. 15, 2022
Griners detainment feels personal for queer Black women
The fallout of Brittney Griner's arrest in Russia has been followed by millions around the globe. But for Black, queer women and nonbinary people, it hits especially hard.
Aug. 15, 2022