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Goddard, Romley call for investigation into Cochise County Board of Supervisors
Former state and county prosecutors are calling for a criminal investigation into the Cochise County Board of Supervisors who have not certified the results of the recent election.
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Russian diplomat says prisoner swap with U.S. remains possible
Russia and the United States have repeatedly been on the verge of agreement on a prisoner exchange, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday, adding that a deal is still possible before the year's end.
President Joe Biden to visit Arizona on Dec. 6
President Joe Biden will travel to Arizona on Tuesday, Dec. 6, to visit the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company in north Phoenix.
Arizona candidates for governor appear on CNNs State of the Union
With mail-in voting for the general election underway, Arizona’s gubernatorial candidates appeared separately on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Oct. 17, 2022
Federal officials want Ducey to remove border containers
Federal officials want Gov. Doug Ducey to remove shipping containers he ordered placed along the border near Yuma and abandon his plans to put more there. Jacklynn Gould, regional director of the Bureau of Reclamation, said the state's "unauthorized placement" is a violation of federal law.
Oct. 14, 2022
25,513 applications for AZ school vouchers turned in since opening universal category
The Arizona Department of Education has received 25,513 applications for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts since opening the universal application category on Aug. 16. The deadline to receive first quarter funding is Saturday, Oct.15.
Oct. 14, 2022
Attorney asks to toss GOP lawsuit against County Board of Supervisors
Lawyers for the GOP are asking a Maricopa County Superior Court judge to order the Board of Supervisors to make adjustments to requirements for election workers. Attorneys claim there is no legal basis for the request.
Oct. 14, 2022
Millennial Democrat Robbie Pfeffer on educating younger voters
More young people are interested in politics, but figuring out how to get involved can be confusing. That's why Robbie Pfeffer, millennial Democrat and frontman for Playboy Manbaby, has made it his mission to help educate younger voters.
Oct. 14, 2022
NewsCap: Fallout continues on canceled governor debate
Arizonans didn't get to witness their gubernatorial candidates debating, but they are watching the dramatic fallout from that decision.
Oct. 14, 2022
The next secretary of state could transform how Arizona votes
As the overseer of Arizona’s elections, the secretary of state holds great influence over the democratic process. The two candidates vying for that position present a stark contrast in choices.
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Oct. 14, 2022
Why business, political leaders want Arizona governor to reconsider transportation tax
Proposition 400, a voter-approved half-cent sales tax dedicated to transportation projects is set to expire in 2025. The Legislature approved a plan for a special election next spring but Ducey vetoed the bill in July.
Oct. 13, 2022
Glendale approves ordinance that would prohibit panhandling
Last week, the city of Glendale approved an ordinance that would prohibit panhandling. City officials say the initiative is designed to address traffic and pedestrian safety concerns that arise from solicitation activities.
Oct. 17, 2022
Lobbyist says Arizona has outgrown its government
There have been efforts over the years to change the way business is done at the state Capitol, but lobbyist Kevin DeMenna says those changes haven’t really done much to improve the process.
Oct. 13, 2022
Why this young Arizona Republican is so passionate about politics
This election season, The Show is bringing you voices from young Arizonans, beginning with Nico Delgado, a 15-year-old Republican.
Oct. 13, 2022
Tucson activists canvas for Prop. 308 as early voting begins
Proposition 308 would give all students who graduate from an Arizona high school and live in the state for at least two years access to in-state tuition, regardless of immigration status.
Oct. 13, 2022
Feds are putting a price tag on water in the Colorado River basin to spur farmers to conserve
The Department of the Interior designated $4 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act for drought mitigation in the Colorado River basin.
Oct. 13, 2022
Why Phoenix leaders want to add private security to parks
A movement is underway to expand private security officers to Phoenix city parks.
Oct. 13, 2022
Lake interview canceled after KAET makes time for Hobbs
Democrat gubernatorial hopeful Katie Hobbs is going to get the interview she wanted on Arizona PBS despite refusing to participate in a debate with Republican Kari Lake.
Oct. 12, 2022
Cochise County mulls ballot hand-count, but county attorney says no
Officials in a southeastern Arizona county were prepared to move ahead with a plan to hand count all ballots in November’s election alongside the normal machine count on Tuesday, but at the last minute the county attorney told the board they had no legal authority to do so.
Oct. 12, 2022
Judge to hear arguments next month in physician-backed abortion lawsuit
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge will hear arguments next month in a case brought by some Arizona physicians; they’re arguing Arizona’s pre-statehood law generally banning abortions does not apply to them.
Oct. 12, 2022
Arizonas former U.S. marshal reflects on his career in law enforcement
After 20 years as U.S. marshal for Arizona, David Gonzales has retired. The Show spoke with him, and he reflected on his career and the ongoing public conversation around law enforcement.
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Oct. 12, 2022
The race to be Maricopa County Attorney oozes national politics
The Republican stokes fear that her challenger would turn metro Phoenix into a sanctuary for illegal border crossers. The Democrat relentlessly ties her opponent to the confirmation of a U.S. Supreme Court justice who voted to overturn the right to abortion.
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Oct. 13, 2022
Phoenix makes enforcement of state abortion laws the lowest priority
The Phoenix City Council has approved a resolution making enforcement of state abortion laws the lowest priority for police.
Oct. 12, 2022

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