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QAnon figure says hes running for Congress in Arizona
Ron Watkins, one of the most prominent figures in the QAnon conspiracy movement, said Monday he is running for Congress in Arizona because the state is at the forefront of the fight by many Republicans over the 2020 election results.
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Arizona Restaurant Owner Running For Governor
A Tucson restaurant owner who made headlines for his support of former President Trump on the campaign trail last year is now running for higher office.
Aug. 30, 2021
These 2 Lawsuits Could Stop Or Delay Sports Betting In AZ
Sept. 9 marks the first day that sports betting will be legal in the state. But last week, the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe filed suit, along with race track operators Turf Paradise, to stop the new gaming law from taking effect and prevent any sports betting transactions from taking place in Arizona.
Aug. 30, 2021
Phil Boas: Proposition 208s Approach Was Supremely Stupid
The Arizona Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that made it seem likely that the voter-approved Proposition 208 — Invest in Ed — will never actually be implemented. Abe Kwok of the Arizona Republic criticized the approach of the people who crafted Proposition 208. The Show spoke with Republic editorial page editor Phil Boas about the column.
Aug. 30, 2021
Voting Rights Rally In Phoenix Draws Energy From March On Washington Anniversary
Arizona and several other states imposed new restrictions making it harder to vote. Saturday's event at Pilgrim Rest church is part of a national effort to sign up two million new voters and press Congress to act on voting rights legislation.
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Aug. 30, 2021
Arizona Lawyers Will No Longer Be Able To Bar Jurors Without Cause
Arizona is making a major shift to fight discrimination in court trials. The state Supreme Court this week will announce a new rule eliminating the ability of attorneys to strike prospective jurors without cause.
Aug. 29, 2021
8 Candidates Vie For Vacant State Senate Seat
On Tuesday, a citizen panel will interview eight candidates vying to be the next state senator in Legislative District 30.
Aug. 30, 2021
Maricopa County Officials: Senate Subpoena Enforcement Puts Public Safety At Risk
The county has so far refused to comply with the Senate’s latest demands to turn over routers, user names, passwords and other information related to Maricopa County’s election equipment. Officials say the efforts by Senate Republicans have now put the county’s operating budget at risk.
Aug. 27, 2021
Ruling: Multiple Factors Count In Paying Records Case Costs
A new court ruling says reimbursement of attorney fees and costs of litigants who prevail in legal fights over release of public records isn’t determined solely by what records they receive.
Aug. 27, 2021
The Friday NewsCap Aug. 27, 2021
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Paul Bentz of HighGround and political analyst Chris Herstam.
Aug. 27, 2021
AG Brnovich: County Must Comply With Senate Subpoena
Maricopa County is breaking the law by refusing to provide materials demanded by GOP state senators for a controversial review of the 2020 election, Attorney General Mark Brnovich concluded Thursday.
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Aug. 26, 2021
WATCH: Biden Speaks After Kabul Attack
President Biden speaks after at least 12 U.S. service members were killed in explosions near the Kabul airport in Afghanistan. The attacks also injured at least 60 people, with officials warning that number could grow. Video is scheduled to begin around 2 p.m. Arizona time.
Aug. 26, 2021
U.S. Census Sees More Asian Americans Living In AZ
The recent U.S. census numbers showed that Arizona continued to be one of the fastest-growing states, led by Maricopa County’s nearly 16% growth from 2010 to 2020. As part of that, the area showed an increase in diversity, with residents of Hispanic or Latino descent at the top. But another group steadily grew again: Asian Americans.
Aug. 26, 2021
John Lewis Voting Rights Act Clears U.S. House, Heads To Senate
The John Lewis Voting Rights Act passed through a House vote Aug. 24 along a party-line vote of 219-212. The bill would strengthen portions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 — specifically addressing the federal government's ability to intervene in state election operations.
Aug. 26, 2021
Phoenix Councilwoman Wants Free Bus, Light Rail Service For All By 2050
A Phoenix councilwoman wants the city to work toward offering fare-free bus and light rail service for every resident. Her target: free transit for every resident by 2050.
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Aug. 30, 2021
Ducey Calls For Emergency Help With Flagstaff Flooding
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s office has issued an emergency declaration to address post-wildfire flooding in Coconino County. In July, the Flagstaff area was hit with heavy rains, which resulted in flooding, and prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency.
Aug. 25, 2021
Delays Plague AZ Senate Republicans Election Review
A report from a partisan review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County was supposed to be handed over to Republican state senators on Monday. Now officials involved say there’s no timeline for when those findings will be delivered, let alone released to the public.
Aug. 25, 2021
Court To Hear Arguments On School Mask Mandate Ban
The Maricopa County Superior Court will hear arguments in September over whether it was legal for state lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey to bar schools from requiring students and staff to wear masks.
Aug. 25, 2021
How Continuation Of Remain In Mexico Policy Could Impact AZ
The U.S. Supreme Court allowed a controversial asylum policy borne under former President Donald Trump to revive Aug. 24. It forces the Biden administration to comply with a Texas court's rule.
Aug. 25, 2021
How Spreading Election Conspiracies Hurt One Arizonans Life
The so-called audit of Maricopa County ballots has shown a clear political divide — between Democrats and Republicans, of course, but also between Republicans who believe there has been widespread voter fraud and conspiracy and those who don’t. Staci Burk is a Republican who once fell into the former category — but who now has landed in the latter one.
Aug. 25, 2021
AZ Supreme Court Will Decide In 3 Weeks If Audit Records Will Go Public
The Arizona Supreme Court says it will not decide the issue of whether Maricopa County ballot audit records, in the hands of the contracted firm Cyber Ninjas, are subject to public disclosure until at least Sept. 14.
Aug. 25, 2021