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.
On the Inflation Reduction Act, Manchins vote trumped Sinemas
Slate's "Sinemanchin Watch" finds Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin continuing to influence U.S. legislation.
Aug. 9, 2022
Tribes along the Colorado River are finally getting their say on water policy
Historically, tribes along the Colorado River have been left out of decision-making about it, despite being senior water rights holders. But that's starting to change.
Aug. 9, 2022
Arizonas secretary of state race is drawing a lot of attention — and out-of-state money
Republican Mark Finchem will face Democrat Adrian Fontes in the race for Arizona secretary of state in November after each emerged from their party’s primary last week.
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Aug. 9, 2022
CHIPS Act funds will flow into AZ; China remains ahead
President Joe Biden signed a law investing billions in the U.S. manufacturing of semiconductor chips.
Aug. 9, 2022
Maricopa County hiring poll workers for elections
The Maricopa County Elections Department is looking for poll workers, warehouse workers, ballot processors and other related positions for the upcoming general election.
Aug. 9, 2022
U.S. Senate approves bill addressing health and climate change
Over the weekend, the U.S. Senate approved a long-delayed bill, key to President Joe Biden’s economic agenda, addressing health and climate change.
Aug. 8, 2022
Plan to see attack ads during the Arizona governor race
It’s been about a week since the Arizona primary, which included deciding both party’s nominees for the governor’s office. Attack ads are already airing for this race, but so far, only for one side.
Aug. 8, 2022
From fake to Kari Lake: Ducey seems ready to shift governor candidate support
Gov. Doug Ducey, a frequent target of Kari Lake’s, seems ready to support the candidate who he once called a “fake” and claimed was “misleading voters.”
Aug. 8, 2022
How organizations are using TikTok to bridge generation gap
The video platform TikTok gets more than 1 billion video views per day, with young people drawn to its high-energy content and charismatic influencers. And now more traditional institutions are using young creators to bridge the generational gap.
Playboy Manbaby: Tiny Desert Concert
Aug. 8, 2022
Former ambassador helping with possible Griner prisoner swap
A former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is assisting in a possible prisoner swap that would bring Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner home. Bill Richardson served in the Clinton administration and was governor of New Mexico from 2003 to 2011.
Aug. 7, 2022
Some business leaders arent happy with Inflation Act
U.S. Senate Democrats have passed a Biden-backed economic package worth around $740 billion. Some Arizona business leaders are not happy with the legislation.
Aug. 7, 2022
Brittney Griner recognized with WNBA moment of silence
On Saturday, the Phoenix Mercury played their first home game since star center Brittney Griner was sentenced to prison for nine years in Russia.
Aug. 7, 2022
Q&AZ: Why does vote counting take so long in Arizona?
Every two years, Arizonans cast their votes in primary and general elections. And every two years, critics complain it takes too many days for all the votes to be counted. Through KJZZ’s Q&AZ project, a listener asked: Why does the vote counting process take so long?
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Aug. 6, 2022
Dana Lewis becomes the new Pinal County recorder
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors has unanimously voted to appoint Dana Lewis as the new recorder.
Aug. 5, 2022
NewsCap: Will Karrin Taylor Robson endorse Kari Lake?
Tuesday's primary election saw big wins for Trump-endorsed candidates on the Republican side, including Kari Lake defeating Karrin Taylor Robson for the governor nomination.
Aug. 5, 2022
Democrat Fontes wins AZ primary for secretary of state
Former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes has won the Democratic nomination for Arizona secretary of state and the right to take on a supporter of former President Donald Trump who believes the false narrative that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
Aug. 4, 2022
Kari Lake wins GOP primary for governor
Two days after polls closed in Arizona, the Associated Press called the Republican primary for governor for former local news anchor Kari Lake, an election-denying new convert to Republican causes.
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Aug. 4, 2022
Pinal County, reeling from voting errors, fires elections director
Pinal County Elections Director David Frisk was fired two days after his department’s second blunder in two months. Frisk, who was hired in March, oversaw the election in Pinal County, when voters in several cities and towns were mailed ballots with missing or inaccurate local races.
Aug. 4, 2022
Ads promote, attack Masters as Dems call out GOP Senate candidate
Arizona’s Republican nominee for U.S. Senate released his first campaign ad for the general election right after beating a crowded field of GOP candidates.
Aug. 4, 2022
Phoenix considering $500 million bond projects
Phoenix is trying to generate excitement over a proposed bond program worth half a billion dollars. Eight subcommittees representing different city services will hold public meetings to gather resident input and hear pitches from city departments.
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Aug. 8, 2022