Arizona Elections

On March 23, the U.S. Supreme Court denied to hear a case involving a man who spent more than four decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. That came after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals arrived at a similar conclusion.
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As polling places in nursing homes, senior centers, and schools close over coronavirus fears, the Maricopa County Recorders Office is sending mail-in ballots to all voters, regardless of whether or not they're on the early voting list. Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a lawsuit and sought a temporary restraining order to keep the Recorder's Office from mailing out ballots.
March 13, 2020
The Arizona Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey fast-tracked an emergency measure Thursday allocating up to $55 million to the Arizona Department of Health Services to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
March 14, 2020
Due to the coronavirus, top lawmakers say public access to the Arizona Capitol will be limited. Effective Friday, the public will be barred from the House and Senate galleries.
March 12, 2020
In 1963, then-Interior Secretary Stewart Udall, who also served Arizona in Congress, wrote the book "The Quiet Crisis." Stewart Udall’s son Tom is currently a U.S. senator from New Mexico. As part of marking his father’s 100th birthday this year, Sen. Udall is pushing for Congress to undertake a new agenda that focuses on protecting and preserving the environment.
March 12, 2020
The Democratic National Committee is moving Sunday's presidential debate from Arizona to Washington, D.C., because of concerns about the coronavirus. The party had already announced that the debate between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders would be held without a live audience. Now the location is changing due to concerns about cross-country travel.
Arizona Gov. Ducey Declares Statewide Public Health Emergency
March 12, 2020
Republican state lawmakers have so far voted along party lines to advance a bill to ban transgender student athletes from competing in girls sports. But the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBTQ civil rights group, has released an open letter from 40 major businesses, including Amazon, Google and Uber, opposing such measures.
March 12, 2020
There won’t be a live audience, but there will still be a Democratic presidential debate in Phoenix on Sunday. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign said the event is crucial.
March 11, 2020
Following reports of three new possible coronavirus cases in Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey has declared a statewide public health emergency. The declaration frees up tools to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. The Department of Health Services, led by state health Director Cara Christ, will now coordinate the state’s ongoing response. And state officials now have access to $500,000 in emergency funds.
March 11, 2020
Arizona lawmakers voted to require warning labels on medical marijuana on Tuesday. The measure would also use proceeds from a new tax to study any link between the drug and schizophrenia or violent behavior.
March 11, 2020
Five Phoenix-area polling places for next week’s presidential primary will be moved from senior living facilities to other locations to protect vulnerable residents from potential exposure to the new coronavirus, the Maricopa County Elections Department said Wednesday.
March 11, 2020
Tempe has elected a new mayor. On Tuesday, Corey Woods defeated incumbent Mayor Mark Mitchell, ending Mitchell’s eight-year tenure. Woods joined The Show to talk about his win and his priorities heading in office. For perspective on the race, The Show also turned to Paulina Pineda, who covers Tempe for the Arizona Republic.
March 11, 2020
The remaining top presidential candidates on the Democratic side along with President Trump are all at least 70 years old. So that may make it seem as though leaders of the next couple of generations behind that are simply not having impacts as leaders. A new book by journalist Charlotte Alter flips that narrative, though, by focusing on a group of 10 young politicians.
March 11, 2020
Before South Carolina’s primary, there were rumors Joe Biden would have to leave the race; those conversations are now about Bernie Sanders. Lobbyist Marilyn Rodriguez, owner of Phoenix-based Creosote Partners, joined The Show to talk about how progressives are feeling about it leading up to Arizona’s Presidential Preference Election next week.
March 11, 2020
Health care is emerging as a key issue in the U.S. Senate race between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Mark Kelly. Last week, McSally unveiled legislation aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs. And on Tuesday, Kelly released a new TV ad about the same thing. The Show spoke with Kelly about these and other issues.
March 11, 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders is holding a press conference as he falls farther behind former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Watch his remarks live. Video is scheduled to begin around 10 a.m. Arizona time.
March 11, 2020
As in the United States, Mexico has seen a meteoric rise in asylum requests from residents of Central America and elsewhere fleeing violence and other challenges. That jump has overwhelmed federal agencies, and those seeking refuge often navigate the complicated process with little support. But in Sonora, there is now at least one place where those asylum seekers can take a deep breath.
March 11, 2020
Due to concerns over the coronavirus, the Democratic presidential debate in Phoenix won’t have a live audience.
March 10, 2020
Yesterday, in front of City Hall, a group of climate activists gathered to demand that the City of Phoenix declare a climate emergency. They presented a resolution that would commit the city to becoming carbon-neutral by 2030 instead of 2050.
March 10, 2020
Six states are holding Democratic presidential contests today, including Michigan. And then, one week from today, Democrats in Arizona — along with those in Florida, Ohio and Illinois — will weigh in.
March 10, 2020
Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes and Maricopa County Director of Elections Scott Jarrett joined The Show to talk about the the Presidential Preference Election as well as the Tempe and Chandler elections.
March 10, 2020

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