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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.
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How Trump Helped Guatemala Shut Down Anti-Corruption Probe
President Donald Trump and former Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales have a lot in common. Both had been TV stars in their home countries before entering politics, and both felt they were being targeted by anti-corruption pioneers — Robert Mueller for Trump and a dogged prosecutor named Iván Velásquez for Morales.
Sept. 23, 2020
Maricopa County Election Officials Adjusting For Early Voting, Election Day During Pandemic
Leading up to what is often referred to as “voting month,” The Show spoke with the two people most responsible for making sure the election goes smoothly in Maricopa County — County Recorder Adrian Fontes, who is up for re-election this year, and Director of Election Day and Emergency Voting Scott Jarrett.
Sept. 23, 2020
Officials At Odds Over Potential Voting Changes For Some Populations
As the November election nears and the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there are questions about how some vulnerable populations will be able to cast their ballots. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has made moves she says will ensure all who are eligible to vote in November can do so. But some county recorders and Gov. Doug Ducey have expressed concerns about those changes, and the governor has asked Hobbs to suspend the changes immediately.
Sept. 23, 2020
AZ Still Has 1 Confederate Monument On State Land
Only one of four confederate monuments on Arizona state property is still standing. Despite calls to remove it, the state has not made any attempt to deal with the controversial monument in a state-run Sierra Vista cemetery.
Sept. 23, 2020
WATCH: Senate Committee Hears From Coronavirus Task Force
Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force are briefing a Senate panel on the federal response to the pandemic. Witnesses include Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health and CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield.
Sept. 23, 2020
Phoenix Moves Forward On Latino Cultural Center
City leaders unanimously agreed Tuesday that Phoenix should oversee a new Latino Cultural Center for its first five years, in partnership with a nonprofit or collective. After five years, the city plans to turn over operations to the nonprofit or collective.
Sept. 22, 2020
Cindy McCain Endorses Joe Biden For President
Democrat Joe Biden said Tuesday that Cindy McCain plans to endorse him for president, a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump by the widow of the GOP's 2008 nominee.
Sept. 22, 2020
Less Than 2 Weeks Left For Arizonans To Register To Vote
Arizona’s deadline to register to vote in the upcoming election is Oct. 5. The last day to request a mail ballot is Oct. 23.
Sept. 22, 2020
Are Trump, Biden Campaigns Doing Enough To Reach Latino Voters?
In Arizona and across the country, the Trump campaign is making a play for the Latino vote. But is theirs a message that will resonate with this diverse group? And on the other side of the aisle, is Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s campaign doing enough to court this all-important voting block?
Sept. 22, 2020
New Police Chiefs Face Impossible Task Of Pleasing Officers, Community And Elected Officials
Tension between law enforcement and communities of color has grown since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Some actions by officers have led communities to search for new leaders for their police forces.
Sept. 22, 2020
Phil Boas: Biden Campaign Needs More Presence In AZ
The week of Sept. 13, President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka visited Arizona. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen also came to our state, which is one of the most competitive in the country for the upcoming presidential election. But Democratic nominee Joe Biden hasn’t been here yet. And some observers, including Greg Moore of the Republic, believe it’s time for that to change.
Sept. 21, 2020
City Rejects Black Lives Matter, Pro-Police Street Murals
In September, the city of Phoenix denied requests for two murals to be painted on city streets; in a letter to supporters of both, City Manager Ed Zuercher cited concerns with safety and federal guidelines for markings on streets as among the reasons to deny the requests.
Sept. 21, 2020
Arizona Winnows Down List Of Redistricting Candidates
Fifty-one Arizonans will be considered for the Independent Redistricting Commission, the group tasked with redrawing the state’s congressional and legislative district lines. Two Democrats and two Republicans will eventually be selected, and those four choose the independent chair.
Sept. 21, 2020
Both Trump And Biden Campaign Events Court Veteran Vote In Arizona
Over the past few days, both the Trump and Biden campaigns held events targeted to Arizona’s 500,000 military veterans. The traditionally conservative group is quickly growing as polarized as the rest of the national electorate, and both campaigns are seeing opportunities to win votes from members of the military, which makes up 10% of Arizona’s voting age population.
Sept. 21, 2020
How Policy Decisions Shaped 6 Months Of COVID-19 Spread In Arizona
Why was the summer surge of COVID-19 cases in Arizona so much worse than in other states that lifted stay-at-home restrictions? Experts say policy decisions shaped the way the virus spread through the state.
Sept. 21, 2020
If Democrats Sweep Election, They Could Add Justices To Supreme Court
Even if Senate Republicans approve the next U.S. Supreme Court justice before the election, Democrats could add more justices if they sweep the election — a move that happened in Arizona under Gov. Doug Ducey.
Sept. 20, 2020
If Kelly Wins Senate Race, He Could Assume Office Nov. 30
If Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly beats Republican Martha McSally in their upcoming Senate race, he could take office as early as Nov. 30, possibly complicating the path to confirmation for President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
Sept. 20, 2020
Arizona Leaders Remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Elected leaders in Arizona are reacting to the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg died Friday from complications due to pancreatic cancer at age 87. She was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and was known as a barrier-breaking feminist icon and one of the court’s more liberal voices.
Sept. 18, 2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies At 87
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.
Arizona Leaders Remember Justice Ginsburg
Sept. 18, 2020
Census Deadline Approaches As Court Battle Continues
Gov. Doug Ducey is urging Arizonans to complete the census if they haven’t done so already.
Sept. 18, 2020