Arizona Politics News

Fontes seeks inquiry into Lake after she posts signatures
Secretary of State Adrian Fontes is seeking an investigation of losing GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake after she published signatures of individuals from voter registration records.
NewsCap: Expect errors, grift if counties hand count
This week, a couple of counties have garnered attention for how they've decided to count their ballots. And former President Barack Obama stopped in Laveen to rally support for Arizona's Democratic candidates in the election cycle's waning days.
Nov. 4, 2022
Phoenix to add 769 beds for emergency shelters and transitional housing
Over the next two years, Phoenix plans to add 769 beds to emergency shelters and temporary housing facilities. That’s in addition to 475 beds added this year.
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Nov. 3, 2022
Abortions have resumed in Arizona, but clinics face high demand and staffing shortages
It’s been nearly a month since an Arizona court temporarily blocked enforcement of the state’s near-total abortion ban. But patients seeking abortions are still facing hurdles while some providers struggle to get back up and running.
Nov. 3, 2022
Pinal County votes against expanding hand count of election ballots
Pinal County officials have voted against expanding its full hand count of ballots in next week's election. The majority of the county’s board of supervisors said they saw no reason to expand its current hand-count audit to include more precincts.
Nov. 3, 2022
How education could decide who wins Arizona’s midterm elections
This election season, education is at the top of voters' minds. To walk us through some of what voters are thinking about, The Show spoke with both Chris Kotterman, director of government relations for the Arizona Schools Boards Association, and former state Schools Superintendent Lisa Graham Keegan.
Nov. 3, 2022
Coyotes arena may end up in hands of Tempe voters
According to the team’s president, the Tempe City Council is now set to vote on the proposed arena project at the end of this month. However, the council is also likely to send the proposal to a vote of Tempe residents next year.
Nov. 3, 2022
Obama, Democrats say democracy is at stake in the Arizona midterm election
Former president Barack Obama and a slate of statewide Democratic candidates say nothing less than the fate of democracy is at stake in Arizona during this midterm election.
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Nov. 3, 2022
Here’s where and why Phoenix will add overnight patrols at city parks
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council approved a pilot program to add overnight security to 11 city parks, along with Cholla Trail at Camelback Mountain.
Nov. 3, 2022
Cochise County hand-count plan challenged in court
An Arizona county's plan to hand count all ballots cast in next week's election has triggered a court challenge, marking the latest twist to the effort by rural Cochise County to mollify skeptics distrustful of its vote-counting equipment.
Nov. 2, 2022
How AZ should be thinking about immigration during the 2022 election
Immigration is top of mind for many voters — and candidates — this election cycle. But, especially here in Arizona, it’s hard to get past the divisive rhetoric.
Nov. 2, 2022
Judge limits activities of drop box monitors
A federal judge late Tuesday immediately shut down most of the activities of those monitoring ballot drop boxes. In an extensive temporary restraining order, Judge Michael Liburdi acknowledged that there is a First Amendment right of people to "gather on a public sidewalk and watch at a distance.''
Nov. 1, 2022
Kari Lake makes joke about Paul Pelosi attack
Though U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says her family has received thousands of messages of support, some have decided to make fun of the event.
Nov. 1, 2022
This group is trying to reach young Asian American voters with their give a f--- campaign
This midterm election cycle, Run AAPI is doing something a little different. It's partnering with Arizona artist Safwat Saleem to create a rather untraditional political mailer campaign.
Nov. 1, 2022
This Phoenix pastor wants more clergy to help ensure peaceful elections in Arizona
A group called Faiths United to Save Democracy is looking to recruit 2,000 clergy members in a handful of states, including Arizona, to "promote peaceful and safe elections for all voters."
Nov. 1, 2022
The national media spotlight is on AZ. Could it influence undecided voters?
Arizona's politics are in the national spotlight. And it's not just ads that are boosting interest, but sketches and interviews as well.
Nov. 1, 2022
Obama to hold rally Nov. 2 for Mark Kelly, Katie Hobbs
Former President Barack Obama is on his way to Arizona this week to hold a rally for Democratic candidates Mark Kelly and Katie Hobbs.
Nov. 1, 2022
Navajo presidential hopefuls represent change or continuity
Navajos next week will choose whether to elect a president who has never held political office or one whose career in tribal government spans more than two decades.
Nov. 1, 2022
Libertarian ends Arizona Senate bid, endorses GOPs Masters
The Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate from Arizona, Marc Victor, dropped out of the race Tuesday and urged his supporters to vote for Republican Blake Masters.
Nov. 1, 2022
They were an elite womens unit of the Afghan military. Now theyre fighting to stay in the U.S.
Tens of thousands of Afghans were evacuated from their country after U.S. troops withdrew and Taliban forces took control last year, including members of an all-women tactical unit of the Afghan military. Some are safe in Tempe now, safe, but also stuck in limbo.
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Nov. 2, 2022
Environmentalists raise more concerns about shipping containers
As Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's shipping container wall continues to advance along a stretch of border on Coronado National Forest land in Cochise County, conservationists monitoring wildlife are expecting the worst.
Nov. 1, 2022