Arizona Politics News

What Sonoras Gubernatorial Election Means For Mexico, Arizona
Sonora, Arizona's neighbor to the south, recently elected a new governor — and did so in a fairly convincing fashion. To get a better sense of how that election played out and its implications for the Arizona-Sonora relationship, The Show spoke with KJZZ's Murphy Woodhouse, who is based in Sonora's capital Hermosillo.
Judge Suddenly Recuses Himself In Ballot Audit Case
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury suddenly recused himself because of a conflict of interest with one of the attorneys representing the firm Cyber Ninjas, which is conducting the audit.
April 25, 2021
Amnesty International Presents Concerns About Mexicos Human Rights
The human rights non-profit Amnesty International recently presented its 2020 report in which Mexico shows an alarming development. According to the report, impunity, austerity, indifference and the deployment of the armed forces are becoming increasing worrisome.
April 26, 2021
Polarization And Misinformation Threaten Mexico’s Upcoming Elections
In early June, Mexico will hold federal elections — the largest ones in its recent democratic history. With tens of thousands of candidates, one of the main concerns is to keep the electorate well informed.
April 24, 2021
Dems Wont Post Bond To Trigger Halt Of Senate Election Audit
A judge ordered a brief halt to the Arizona state Senate’s audit of Maricopa County’s recent election, but the state Democratic Party won't post a bond required by the judge's order for the stoppage to take effect.
Arizona Democrats Asking Judge To Stop Republicans' Audit Of Maricopa County Elections
April 23, 2021
Arizona Democrats Asking Judge To Stop Republicans Audit Of Maricopa County Elections
The Arizona Democratic Party and Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo are asking a judge to stop Senate Republicans’ controversial audit of the county’s November 2020 election results before it officially starts.
GOP Senator Rejects Voting Bills Pending Audit Of Maricopa County Elections
April 22, 2021
At Climate Summit, AMLO Boasts About Oil And An Activist Condemns Fossil Fuels
Forty world leaders are meeting virtually Thursday and Friday at the Summit on Climate hosted by President Joe Biden to discuss stronger global environmental actions. Two Mexican guests, one activist and the president, offered conflicting perspectives.
April 22, 2021
GOP Senator Rejects Voting Bills Pending Audit Of Maricopa County Elections
A Republican state senator broke ranks and voted against a GOP-backed bill that could remove tens of thousands of voters from Arizona's early ballot mailing list.
April 22, 2021
Phoenix Pledges Tree Equity For All Neighborhoods By 2030
Phoenix is partnering with the nation’s oldest conservation nonprofit to achieve what the group calls “tree equity” by 2030.
April 22, 2021
Arizona GOP Wants To Purge Non-Recent Voters From Early Voting List. Whos Getting Kicked Off?
Republican state lawmakers plan to send to Gov. Doug Ducey a bill to purge from the early voting list people who haven’t voted recently. Business groups, voting rights activists and Democrats have argued the law is unnecessary and will disenfranchise voters.
April 22, 2021
D-Backs President Explains Plans For Attendance, Renovation At Chase Field
After playing in an empty stadium for most of 2020, the Diamondbacks are now allowing up to 20,000 fans to watch games in person at Chase Field. And the team has been looking to make upgrades to the 23-year-old stadium. The Show spoke with Diamondbacks’ President and CEO Derrick Hall to learn the plan for these upcoming changes.
April 22, 2021
ASU Launches Center To Fight Fake News
The concept of disinformation is hardly a new one. But we’ve seen the power of that disinformation grow in the age of social media, and many would argue we have never seen a period quite like the one we just saw during the Trump administration. So how can and should we prepare ourselves for it and react properly?
April 22, 2021
Bidens 100-Day Plan: The Impact On Arizona
The new president established a list of priorities for his administration to achieve by his 100th day in office. The week of April 26, a new KJZZ series looks at how those policies play out for Arizona.
April 22, 2021
Hobbs Urges Rejection Of Mail Voting List Purge
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said Republican lawmakers are bucking the will of the people by proposing changes to the state’s popular Permanent Early Voting List.
April 21, 2021
How The Chauvin Verdict Will Impact The Justice System
On April 20, a Minneapolis jury found former officer Derek Chauvin guilty of all counts in the killing of George Floyd — including third degree murder and second degree unintentional murder. Even those who cheered the verdict, though, have some disagreements about what it means for progress toward racial justice in our society.
April 21, 2021
MIT Professor: Election Audit Wont Find Anything New
What will this audit actually accomplish? Would any kind of additional audit make sense? To learn about that, The Show spoke with Charles Stewart, MIT political science professor and a member of the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project.
April 21, 2021
Cities Worry About Losing Millions With Proposed Flat Tax
Republicans in the state Legislature appear headed toward implementing a version of a flat tax for Arizona. Cities across the state say if that happens, they could stand to lose millions of dollars.
April 21, 2021
Scottsdale Passes LGBTQ Inclusive Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
On Tuesday, the Scottsdale City Council unanimously passed an LGBTQ inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance. Scottsdale joins Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Tempe and other cities that have adopted an ordinance to fully protect LGBTQ families and individuals from discrimination in public accommodations, employment and housing in the city.
April 21, 2021
Arizona Governor Vetoes Strict Sex Education Legislation
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have made the state's sex education laws some of the strictest in the nation when it comes to teaching about LGBTQ issues.
April 21, 2021
House Republicans Approve Bill To Purge Arizonas Early Voting List
After hours of contentious debate, Arizona House Republicans approved a bill that would purge voters from the state’s popular mail-ballot system. Senate Bill 1485 would end the permanent aspect of the Permanent Early Voting List, the roster of voters who’ve elected to receive a ballot by mail weeks before Election Day.
April 21, 2021
Maricopa County To Deliver Ballots, Voting Machines To AZ Fairgrounds
Maricopa County election officials will begin delivering vote-counting machines and 2.1 million ballots from the 2020 General Election to the Arizona fairgrounds on Wednesday morning.
April 20, 2021