Arizona Politics News

Missouri man charged with threatening county recorder
The Department of Justice has charged a Missouri man for allegedly threatening Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer. Walter Lee Hoornstra, 50, faces charges of communicating an interstate threat and making a threatening phone call.
Judges reject challenges to 2 Arizona ballot initiatives
Judges rejected challenges to two Arizona voter initiatives on Wednesday, siding with proponents of a measure limiting so-called predatory debt collection and for one that would require people who fund political campaigns through nonprofit groups to be identified.
Planned Parenthood to spend record $50M in midterm elections
Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading reproductive health care provider and abortion rights advocacy organization, plans to spend a record $50 million ahead of November's midterm elections, pouring money into contests where access to abortion will be on the ballot.
Brnovich files motion allowing charges against doctors who do abortions. What that could mean
Attorney General Mark Brnovich took aggressive action on Wednesday afternoon, filing a motion to remove a decades-old injunction which currently prevents prosecutors from filing criminal charges against doctors who perform abortions.
July 14, 2022
How Trump and the 2020 election are still influencing politics 2 years later
Arizona's gubernatorial race — and candidates' backers — puts the 2020 presidential election at the center of the 2022 race yet again, and Politico's Alex Isenstadt says it’s happening in similar races all over the country.
July 14, 2022
Phoenix police shot and killed a disabled man in crisis. Now his family is suing
The Phoenix Police Department is facing a new lawsuit from the family of a 64-year-old man named Stanley Howard, who was shot and killed by police on the night of July 8 last year.
July 14, 2022
Drag queen ad attacks Lake ahead of rally
Kari Lake hopes a rally with former President Trump in Prescott Valley on Saturday will help her win the Republican nomination for governor. But a political action committee set on electing “true conservative leaders” is using a drag queen to call Lake a phony.
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July 13, 2022
AZ law offers incentives for film industry. But is it too late?
Last week, Arizona became one of many states that offers some big tax incentives to attract the film industry. But Arizona is decades behind other states in trying to compete for this kind of business.
July 13, 2022
Documentary follows Giffords recovery after shooting
A documentary about Gabrielle Giffords' life and career, "Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down," is being released nationally July 13. Julie Cohen and Betsy West made the documentary.
July 13, 2022
Arizonas AG says a 1901 law on abortion will be enforced. What other laws from that time are still around?
Arizona's attorney general says an Arizona law banning abortions that dates back to territorial days will be enforced. That got The Show wondering: What other laws from 1901 are still on the books?
July 13, 2022
Biggs, Gosar at White House day of meeting to make plans for Jan. 6
Two Arizona congressmen were at the White House the day of a meeting to make plans for Jan. 6, according to the House Select Committee reviewing the Capitol insurrection.
July 12, 2022
Tempe touts most diverse city council in Maricopa County
Tempe says its newly sworn-in City Council is the most diverse in Maricopa County and possibly the Southwest.
July 12, 2022
Where to vote or drop off your mail-in ballot
Early voting is underway in the Aug. 2 primary in Arizona. On July 6, Maricopa County opened several voting centers where any registered voter can cast their vote in person or drop off their mail-in ballots.
July 12, 2022
Supreme Courts recent rulings may cause Americans to consider moving to a different state
The Supreme Court decision related to abortion has many Americans considering moving to a different state or deciding to go to college in a place more likely to offer reproductive freedom.
July 12, 2022
Federal judge blocks Arizonas personhood abortion law
A federal judge in Phoenix on Monday blocked a 2021 state “personhood” law that gives all legal rights to unborn children and that abortion rights groups said put providers at risk of prosecution for a variety of crimes.
July 12, 2022
Hearings investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection to continue
The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection holds another hearing Tuesday morning.
July 11, 2022
AZ independents remain largest voter demographic
Independents continue to have the largest number of registered voters in Maricopa County before the Aug. 2 primary.
July 11, 2022
Federal court hears lawsuit on AZ Personhood Provision
A federal judge will decide whether a provision in a 2021 law could be used to make bring criminal charges against doctors who perform otherwise-legal abortions, including those to save the life of the mother.
July 11, 2022
Why the U.S. Supreme Court has become more political
The Supreme Court's recent rulings have increased calls to reform the high court. First Amendment expert Joseph Russomanno details how political the court has become in a conversation with The Show.
July 11, 2022
Advocate: Bidens abortion order better than nothing
President Biden on Friday signed an executive order aimed at protecting access to reproductive health services in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. The order takes steps to safeguard access to emergency contraception, protect patient privacy, and legally assist those seeking and providing abortion services.
July 10, 2022
Pinal County sends over 60,000 erroneous primary ballots to voters
The state’s Aug. 2 primary election is just a few weeks away, and early ballots are now arriving. But in Pinal County, thousands of those ballots contain significant errors.
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July 9, 2022
Will Arizona come up again at Jan. 6 hearing Tuesday?
The House Select Committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection is scheduled to hold a hearing at 10 a.m. Arizona time on Tuesday.
July 11, 2022
Federal judge hears arguments on AZ law that would provide personhood to fetuses
A federal district court judge heard oral arguments Friday on whether to block an Arizona law that classifies fetuses, embryos and fertilized eggs as “people” starting at the point of conception.
July 8, 2022