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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City Councilmembers: COVID-19 Money Talk Offensive
Phoenix plans to allocate $5 million in federal coronavirus funding for food assistance. The money will be split among small grassroots groups and large nonprofits, but some have concerns about who’s watching how the money is spent.
May 18, 2020
Jill Biden Hosts Virtual Chats With AZ Supporters
Jill Biden participated in a series of virtual chats with Arizona supporters Thursday. Biden is trying to garner support from the Latino community for her husband Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
May 14, 2020
More Unemployment Money Flows In AZ, But Not To All In Need
More than 500,000 Arizonans filed initial unemployment claims since mid-March. The state is on track to send out nearly $1 billion in about a month. Both are grim new precedents caused by the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve led to frustration and anxiety for people needing help from the state.
Self-Employed, Freelancers Wait For Unemployment Assistance And Answers
May 15, 2020
Tucson Unified School District Approves Sex Education Curriculum
The governing board for Tucson's largest school district has unanimously approved a new, highly-debated sex education curriculum — including topics like gender expression, gender identity and sexual orientation.
May 14, 2020
Third GOP Candidate For Corp Comm Disqualified
On Wednesday, the Arizona Supreme Court upheld a ruling that Republican Boyd Dunn did not file enough valid signatures to rerun for his seat on the Corporation Commission.
May 14, 2020
Phoenix Approves $2.6 Million In Coronavirus Relief For The Arts
The Phoenix City Council has approved $2.6 million in arts and culture relief. Cultural organizations in the city are expected to lose anywhere from $10,000 to $1 million due to the coronavirus pandemic.
May 13, 2020
Arizona Not Ready To Allow Visitors In Nursing Homes
The coronavirus has hit long term care facilities especially hard. And while the state looks to slowly reopen, Gov. Doug Ducey says he’s not ready to allow visitors into nursing homes.
May 13, 2020
AZ Supreme Court Rejects Online Signature Gathering
Arizona groups still trying to put measure on the November ballot are going to have to try to get needed signatures the old-fashioned face-to-face way despite the COVID-19 outbreak.
May 13, 2020
Libertarians Want Supreme Court To Void AZ Signature Law. Hobbs Is Pushing Back
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a last-ditch effort by the Arizona Libertarian Party to make it easier to put its candidates on the general election ballot.
May 13, 2020
Gyms, Pools To Open As Ducey Relaxes Restrictions
Gov. Ducey says Arizona meets White House criteria to begin gradually reopening. Gyms and pools will be allowed to reopen May 13, and professional sports will be allowed to play in Arizona with no fans May 16.
May 12, 2020
How Governments Can Weather The COVID-19 Budget Hit
Anticipated budget surpluses disappeared almost overnight as the economy ground to a halt with businesses closing and layoffs related to COVID-19. Cities and counties are going to have to make extremely difficult decisions, as uncertainty reigns.
May 12, 2020
Janet Napolitano A Potential Running Mate For Joe Biden
Former Vice President Joe Biden is all but assured of getting the Democratic presidential nomination. That means he and his team are in the process of choosing his running mate.
May 12, 2020
WATCH: White House Briefing On Coronavirus Testing
President Donald Trump and White House officials deliver remarks and take questions regarding coronavirus testing. The briefing comes as states continue to debate when and how to relax restrictions and reopen their economies.
May 11, 2020
Families Of Nursing Home Residents Worry About Loved Ones
For the many Arizonans who have a loved one in a long-term care facility, the stress of not being able to see that person continues to mount. Facilities are restricting visitors due to the coronavirus outbreak.
May 11, 2020
AZ Senate Votes To Adjourn, But Technically Cant
The Arizona Senate voted to end the 2020 legislative session on Friday, a feat that technically can’t be accomplished unless the House of Representatives agrees. House Republicans have given no indication they’ll do so and have instead said they’d prefer getting back to business as usual and voting on bills.
May 8, 2020
GOP Bill Would Make Duceys Executive Orders Toothless
Some Arizona Republican legislators support a bill that would make Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive orders during a public health emergency toothless. A bill drafted by Sen. Eddie Farnsworth (R-Mesa) would exempt businesses that reopen in defiance of the governor’s COVID-19 orders from fines and jail time.
May 8, 2020
COVID-19 Migration Policy Changes Leave Asylum Seekers In Limbo
Since March, the Trump administration has closed the U.S.-Mexico border to nonessential travel, implemented health protocols to swiftly deport migrants at the border and delayed court hearings for asylum seekers waiting in Mexico. The Show explored what these policies mean for asylum seekers waiting at the border.
May 7, 2020
AZ Senate To End Legislative Session On Friday
Arizona senators are pulling the plug on the 2020 legislative session, but Republican lawmakers in the House refuse to do the same. The Senate’s move, announced Thursday morning by Senate President Karen Fann, comes more than a month since lawmakers recessed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
May 7, 2020
Arizona Gov. Duceys Stay-At-Home Order Headed To Court
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home order goes to court on Friday. U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow will hear arguments regarding the constitutional legality of the order.
May 7, 2020
Controversial Phoenix Country Club Condo Project Moves Forward
More than a year ago the Phoenix City Council approved plans for a condo complex at the northeast corner of 7th Street and Thomas Road. There was so much pushback from neighbors that the council said the project could move forward only after the developer made architectural and landscape changes.
May 7, 2020