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Senate confirms Chris Magnus as CBP Commissioner
The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday afternoon to confirm Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus as U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner.
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Arizona congressmen are at odds over the path to raise the nations debt limit
Senate leaders are looking to attach legislation to increase the debt ceiling to the annual defense reauthorization bill, but congressional Republicans are pushing back against the plan.
Dec. 7, 2021
AZ college students supporting voting rights bill go on a hunger strike
A group of 20 Arizona college students pushing for the passage of a voting rights bill in Congress have started a hunger strike.
Dec. 7, 2021
AZ Redistricting Commission getting ready to craft maps for next decade
The members of the Independent Redistricting Commission are getting ready to recraft proposed congressional districts. Notably, the district maps keep more of Tucson together and separates non-Hispanic areas of Yuma from the rest of the city.
Dec. 7, 2021
Report: Low voter registration rates among Pima, Maricopa teens
Midterm elections are less than a year away, but a recent report finds that a low rate of 18-year-olds in Maricopa and Pima counties are prepared to vote in them.
Dec. 6, 2021
Boas: Ducey should be doing nothing about the pandemic right now
As the new year approaches, we’re not far from reaching the two-year mark of when COVID-19 became part of a pandemic that has affected all of our lives. And the recent emergence of deadly variants hasn’t calmed fears or lessened the arguments about how to deal with the virus.
Dec. 6, 2021
Jeff Flake on Arizonas political turmoil, ambassador job
On Dec. 7, former Sen. Jeff Flake will become the U.S. ambassador to Turkey. The Show spoke with him and began the conversation by asking whether he has the same concerns about a number of Arizona Republican candidates for governor and U.S. Senate as he did about former President Trump.
Dec. 6, 2021
Lawmaker introduces bill to penalize districts that go against AZ laws
State Rep. Steve Kaiser's proposal would mean schools would lose funds that mostly go to teachers if they have a policy that breaks state law.
Dec. 6, 2021
Ugenti-Rita proposes bill to change school board elections
Scottsdale lawmaker Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita is proposing to change the way people run for local school boards. The proposal would make candidates run with their parties in primaries before facing off in a general election.
Dec. 6, 2021
Mesa City Council to vote on whether food truck park can stay open following complaints
A popular food truck park in Mesa has received complaints about noise and traffic from nearby residents. Owners claim the land is a public park, which allows food trucks under city zoning law, but City Council members are expected to decide the fate of the food trucks this week.
Dec. 5, 2021
Dems accuse Redistricting Commission chair of political bias
Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission has drawn criticism from Democratic members of the state House and Senate, with accusations that IRC Chair Erika Neuberg, intended to be the commission’s independent deciding vote, is acting with political interest.
Dec. 4, 2021
Asylum officers union: Remain in Mexico revamp is a source of shame
DHS says its reinstating the controversial Trump-era policy under court order by next week.
Dec. 4, 2021
Maricopa supervisors narrow search for Steve Chucris replacement
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has reached the final interview phase with seven candidates to replace Supervisor Steve Chucri, following his resignation from the position.
Dec. 3, 2021
NewsCap: Hobbs may not be frontrunner much longer
Lorna Romero of Elevate Strategies and political analyst Chris Herstam joined The Show to talk about Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ position as Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner; Gov. Doug Ducey commenting on school boards and abortion; and more.
Dec. 3, 2021
Sinema says she votes same way shes been campaigning for 10 years
In an interview with CNN on Thursday, Arizona’s senior Sen. Kyrsten Sinema talked about the Build Back Better Act, which passed in the U.S. House this week.
Dec. 3, 2021
Apache elders urge Sen. Kelly to stop Oak Flat mine
Members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and Phoenix high school students protested outside Sen. Mark Kelly’s office Thursday, urging him to support legislation protecting a sacred site threatened by a proposed copper mine near Superior.
Dec. 2, 2021
Biden canceled the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, but an Indigenous protester is still on trial
It’s been almost a year since President Joe Biden officially ended his predecessor’s wall project along the U.S.-Mexico border. But a trial continues for one Indigenous protester facing federal charges for blocking construction machinery at a wall site in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
Dec. 3, 2021
Tucson police dealing with 2 recent incidents involving off-duty officers
Two recent cases involving the Tucson Police Department have led to some questions, including about whether the department can investigate itself.
Dec. 2, 2021
WATCH: Biden details strategy to fight COVID-19
President Joe Biden visits the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, to talk about measures the White House will take to fight COVID-19 this winter. Watch his remarks live.
Dec. 2, 2021
Phoenix City Council approves police plan to add security cameras downtown
Two Phoenix City Council members who often represent opposing views found common ground Wednesday when they voted against a police proposal.
Dec. 1, 2021
Tucson police will fire officer who killed shoplifting suspect in wheelchair
A Tucson police officer is set to lose his job and potentially face charges after shooting and killing a man in a motorized wheelchair earlier this week.
Dec. 1, 2021

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