Arizona Elections

Saturday is the first day to cast ballots in person in the Phoenix City Council runoff election. One seat is open in District 5 and another in District 8. The city of Phoenix will operate 11 voting centers to fill the vacancies.
Arizona lawmakers blew past the 100 day mark last week, and members have been talking openly about staying in session for a while longer. For a look at the coming days at the state Capitol, Ben Giles of the Arizona Capitol Times joined The Show.
Apr. 29, 2019
Gov. Doug Ducey has made the latest pick for the Arizona Supreme Court: James Beene, currently a judge on the Arizona Court of Appeals, will replace John Pelander, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
Apr. 29, 2019
Early last week, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a measure that prohibits the use of mobile devices while driving. But on Friday, Ducey vetoed a different distracted driving bill.
Apr. 28, 2019
Security is a word and concept that has become increasingly prevalent in our lives as more of us are tied to our smartphones and the internet almost every minute we’re awake. But in the bigger picture, security also encompasses the military, international conflicts and foreign policy.
Apr. 26, 2019
It’s been one year since tens of thousands of teachers walked out of their classrooms and marched on the Arizona state Capitol, in what became a week-long strike. Arizona was just one of many states that saw teachers harnessing their political power last year as they demanded higher pay..
Apr. 26, 2019
Reversing course, state senators agreed to give a Gilbert teen one more chance to make his case that lemonade is the best drink to represent Arizona.
Apr. 26, 2019
The #RedForEd strike ended when lawmakers approved a new state budget, which included Gov. Ducey’s proposal for a 20 percent teacher pay raise by 2020. But many people in the education world said, and continue to say, that the plan wasn’t enough.
Apr. 26, 2019
As tension over immigration reform and border security continues to boil over, a number of Latinos feel there is a misperception about how American they may be.
Apr. 26, 2019
The polling firm Latino Decisions and the progressive data company Catalist compared last year’s Senate races to House races in the 2014 midterms..
Apr. 25, 2019
Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill to increase state oversight of federally funded facilities that house migrant children who come to the United States alone, and most of the new law’s provisions take effect immediately.
Apr. 25, 2019
Much of the rhetoric around immigration — and there is a lot of it these days — focuses on the border. But research shows that most of the people living in the United States illegally did not cross the southern border to get here. The Show spoke more about that with Robert Warren.
Apr. 25, 2019
There have been eight men who’ve made the move from vice president to president following the death of the U.S. commander-in-chief. The most recent was when Lyndon Johnson assumed the role when John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Apr. 25, 2019
Frances Willard Munds is a name you might not recognize, but the turn-of-the-century school teacher forever changed the course of Arizona’s history. In the early 1900s, she emerged as the leader of the Arizona suffragette movement.
Apr. 25, 2019
On Wednesday, The Show told you about a decision by the Phoenix City Council not to go forward with a proposal to consider adopting the so-called “Vision Zero” pedestrian safety plan. This came in the face of sobering statistics here in Arizona, which has the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the nation.
Apr. 25, 2019
On a 18-12 vote, the Arizona Senate voted against making lemonade the official drink of the state of Arizona. Some lawmakers voted no because they said there are more important bills to vote on. The Legislature is behind schedule and still needs to pass a budget.
Apr. 25, 2019
The Arizona Republican Party's leader on Wednesday pushed for state lawmakers to back a stalled proposal raising the state sales tax to provide additional funding for schools, a move she acknowledged has triggered anger among members of her own party.
Apr. 25, 2019
The Arizona House Ethics Committee spent just over $218,000 investigating former Rep. David Stringer, including $16,000 paid to a private investigation firm that tracked down a 1983 police report showing former Rep. David Stringer was accused of paying boys for sex, according to records released Wednesday.
Apr. 25, 2019
One of the largest aerospace fairs on the continent kicked off this Wednesday at the outskirts of Mexico City. And Arizona has one of the biggest pavilions there to promote the state’s industry and to look for new partners.
Apr. 24, 2019
Research suggests having too many choices isn’t always great for consumers, but does that apply to politics? Psychologist Barry Schwartz says while it seems intuitive that having a lot of choices would be a good thing, in reality, too many choices can be a bad thing.
Apr. 24, 2019
April 24 marks the 20th anniversary of the American Lung Association’s State of the Air report. The goal of the report is to identify unhealthy air in cities and counties around the country. Last year, the Phoenix area was on the list of most ozone-polluted cities.
Apr. 24, 2019

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