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Redistricting leaves Native voters worried their votes wont matter

Arizona’s new legislative and congressional districts will see their first test drive this November when voters head to the polls. But some voting advocates in Indian Country are worried they will water down the impact of the Indigenous vote.

Advocacy group needs over 100,000 signatures by Sept. 23 to put school vouchers back on the ballot

Save Our Schools needs to gather nearly 119,000 signatures by Friday to put a plan for universal school vouchers back on the ballot.

ASU professors discuss how independents can influence AZ politics

With the general election coming up, candidates must appeal to as many voters as possible. Arizona State University professors Thom Reilly and Jackie Salitt recently wrote a new book about independent voters and their influence on politics in the state.

Phoenix street signs to honor longtime pastor

New street signs will recognize a longtime Phoenix pastor known for his leadership in Arizona’s holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sept. 6, 2022

Lawsuit challenges law that could purge voters who are registered to vote in multiple counties

Attorney Daneil Arrellano argues the law includes provisions that could disenfranchise voters and make felons of those volunteering to register others.

Sept. 6, 2022

BBC Look-Ahead: The UK has a new prime minister

Liz Truss takes over for Boris Johnson, who resigned amid scandal. Truss went to Scotland Sept. 6 to meet with Queen Elizabeth II, which is the last formal step to her taking the position. To learn about what lies ahead for Truss, The Show spoke with the BBC’s Rich Preston.

Sept. 6, 2022

Democratic lawmaker who just won  primary resigns

A Democratic member of the state House of Representatives who just won his primary for state Senate announced Friday that he is resigning, leaving no one on the ballot in his southwest Phoenix district.

Sept. 5, 2022

Election could decide future of AZ Republican Party, consultant says

Primary elections in Arizona were especially polarizing within the Republican Party, with a slate of Trump-endorsed candidates winning nominations for major office. Chuck Coughlin, CEO of the Phoenix-based political consulting firm, HighGround, said reduced tolerance for GOP moderates could send some voters “into the laps of Democrats.”

Sept. 6, 2022

Arizona AG wont defend constitutionality of police video taping law

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich will not be defending a legal challenge against a new law that makes it a crime to be within 8 feet of police activity while taking videos.

Sept. 5, 2022

Planned Parenthood Arizona awaits 2 important dates

Planned Parenthood Arizona is on the lookout for a Pima County court decision set to be released, as well as a state law to take effect, later this month.

Sept. 5, 2022

Maricopa County injects $3.6 million into emergency HVAC repair program

Maricopa County has dedicated more money to a program designed to provide complimentary air conditioning repairs to homeowners in the Valley.

Sept. 3, 2022

Katie Hobbs hasnt agreed to debate Kari Lake. She proposes this alternative instead

Democrat Katie Hobbs has yet to agree to debate her opponent in the Arizona governor’s race, Kari Lake, and instead proposed back-to-back town hall-style interviews that will keep her separated from the conservative firebrand.

Sept. 2, 2022

Tempe enforces Town Lake trespassing ban

On Thursday, the city of Tempe enforced a trespassing ban on homeless individuals living outside near Tempe Town Lake. The move follows an outreach to provide unsheltered individuals with housing, services and resources. Paul Bentley is the deputy human services director for Tempe.

Sept. 3, 2022

KJZZs Friday NewsCap: Why Katie Hobbs may be hesitant debate Kari Lake

The fate of Arizona’s gubernatorial debate is in limbo as Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs considers whether or not to participate with Republican candidate Kari Lake.

Sept. 2, 2022

WATCH: Biden delivers speech about democracy

President Joe Biden traveled to Philadelphia to deliver a speech about what the White House calls the “battle for the soul of the nation” outside Independence Hall. The speech comes two months before the midterm elections and as his travel schedule, especially to the battleground state of Pennsylvania, has ramped up.

Sept. 1, 2022

Controversial speaker at ASU underscores division in the Republican party

College Republicans United, a splinter group at ASU, has invited a speaker who espouses racist views. College Republicans at ASU, a different and officially ASU-recognized club, has strongly condemned the event

Sept. 1, 2022

Arizona Gov. Ducey hails Taiwan semiconductor investment

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday hailed economic and educational cooperation with Taiwan, marked by a $12 billion investment in his state by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp.

Sept. 1, 2022

Phoenix approves $232,000 contract for interim police chief

The Phoenix City Council approved a one-year contract for an interim police chief to begin Sept. 12. Michael Sullivan will replace retiring Chief Jeri Williams. In Baltimore, Sullivan led police reform efforts following a federal investigation and he will lead Phoenix through an open Department of Justice investigation into use of force, retaliation and discriminatory policing.

Sept. 1, 2022

Group says migrant bussing program is helpful

Arizona and Texas are sending chartered buses of asylum seekers to the Washington D.C. area. They are two controversial programs that some, including the Biden administration, have billed as political theater at a costly taxpayer expense. But an aid group part of the effort tells a different story.

Sept. 1, 2022

¿Tiene alguna pregunta sobre las elecciones de medio mandato?

Las elecciones de medio mandato de 2022 se avecinan: ¿tiene previsto votar? ¿sabe cómo votar, dónde hacerlo y qué puede necesitar cuando se presente en las urnas? ¿qué pasa si su registro de votantes está desactualizado o tiene un error, y tiene dificultades en las urnas: qué puede hacer?

Aug. 31, 2022

Supreme Court: Senate can withhold some audit records

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled the state Senate does not have to release all of its communications regarding the so-called audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County.

Aug. 31, 2022

Bowers says support for Trump is eroding

Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers says that support for Donald Trump is eroding. In an MSNBC interview, he says that many in the GOP have reacted negatively towards the former president and his rhetoric.

Aug. 31, 2022

Sen. Kelly touts Arizona opportunities to rake in CHIPS Act funding

U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly says Arizona is “well-positioned” to take advantage of new funding available via the CHIPS and Science Act, which includes $52 billion dedicated to boosting domestic semiconductor manufacturing.

Aug. 31, 2022