Arizona Elections

AZ Democratic Leaders Campaign Online For Biden
While President Trump continues to hold in-person campaign rallies, Democrats in Arizona have been going online to make the case for Joe Biden.
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Lack Of Arts Funding In AZ Comes With Hard Costs To Economy
The state budget for the 2021 fiscal year passed with a huge hole for arts funding in Arizona. Last year, the Arizona Commission on the Arts received $2 million in state funding. That allocation was zeroed out by state legislators in the budget they passed.
June 2, 2020
COVID-19 Health Disparities At Heart Of 2020 Elections For Some Voters
New voters headed to the polls this election year will have to consider a shifting political landscape not experienced in the U.S. in generations. For young Latino voters like Adela Diaz, the coronavirus pandemic brought her biggest political concerns to the forefront for the entire country to consider.
June 3, 2020
Curfew Does Not Take Homeless Population Into Account
Late Sunday afternoon, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency and announced a statewide, weeklong curfew. The curfew prohibits people from standing, sitting, traveling or being on any public street or public place. However, Ducey’s order did not appear to exempt homeless individuals.
June 2, 2020
Survey: Two-Thirds Of AZ Voters Support Marijuana Initiative
A new survey shows that two out of three Arizona voters are likely to vote yes on a November 2020 ballot measure to legalize the sale and use of marijuana in Arizona.
June 2, 2020
Maricopa County Launches Online Portal For Early Voting Signup
The Maricopa County Elections Department has launched a new online portal ahead of the August primary election
June 1, 2020
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