November 2020

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Newscap - Lorna Romero (right) with Roy Herrera
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Lorna Romero, owner of Elevate Strategies; and attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera.
Nov. 13, 2020
The day before the election last week, the Federal Labor Relations Authority labeled immigration judges as managers, taking away their access to collective bargaining and delivering what some are calling an all-out assault on their rights to organize. The move comes after years of conflict between judges and the Trump administration.
Nov. 12, 2020
Phoenix Film Festival poster
The Phoenix Film Festival’s 20th anniversary kicks off Nov. 12 — about eight months after it was supposed to open. It was, of course, shut down by the pandemic in the spring. As usual, the festival has a huge variety of movies. Fans of the festival will actually go to the theater to watch the films, instead of a digital from-home component that other events have tried. But there are some changes.
Nov. 12, 2020
clean water
In an essay earlier this month, University of Wisconsin professor Manny Teodoro argues that water policy is the environmental issue the Biden administration should take up first in 2021 — in part, because it may be something Democrats and Republicans can agree on.
Nov. 12, 2020
Luke Perez
Whether it was a referendum on President Donald Trump or increasing access to voting this year, ASU's Luke Pérez says one thing is for sure: 2020's high voter turnout in Arizona and around the country is unprecedented.
Nov. 12, 2020
Mark Brnovich
Speaking on Fox Business News, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich laid out the statistical improbability that the president could win enough of the outstanding votes to close the narrowing margin between himself and President-elect Joe Biden in Arizona.
Nov. 12, 2020
Mark Kelly and Martha McSally
In Arizona's highly-watched U.S. Senate race, Mark Kelly is now Senator-Elect Mark Kelly. But the incumbent, Sen. Martha McSally, has not yet conceded the race — despite trailing Kelly by more votes than there are left to count.
Nov. 12, 2020
Maricopa County Elections Department opening envelopes
Election scholars were concerned that one side or the other — whichever logged fewer votes — would raise legal issues about the results. Rick Hasen, election expert from the University of California-Irvine, says this is a vital time for American democracy and a crucial moment for the nation’s traditional institutions.
Nov. 12, 2020
chairs on tables at empty restaurant
Some Phoenix city leaders recently put a multinational corporation on notice. They told HMS Host, which operates two dozen restaurants and coffee shops at Sky Harbor Airport, to provide written documentation involving furloughed workers before the council votes on more rent relief.
Nov. 12, 2020
Voters line up at a polling station
There are still tens of thousands of ballots left to be counted here, and it remains unlikely enough include votes for Trump for the president to overtake Biden's lead. And even if the president wins Arizona, he'd still lose the presidency. But the Trump campaign is claiming voting issues and fraud are at play. <br><small><b>→ <a href="" target="_blank">More Arizona Election News</a></small></b>
Nov. 11, 2020