Arizona Elections

Lawmakers Fight For GOPs Soul In AZ Senate Primary
The biggest knock-down, drag-out primary fight among the 90 Senate and House seats up for grabs in November features two sitting Republican lawmakers in a suburban north Phoenix district battling for the soul of the GOP.
4 hours ago
Business Interests Look To Primaries As Democrats Surge
Democrats are eyeing November pickups they hope will give them control of at least one chamber of the Arizona Legislature for the first time in decades. That's drawn interest from business groups that usually back Republicans.
Aug. 3, 2020
Record Primary Turnout In Maricopa County
The Maricopa County Primary Election is Tuesday and there has already been a record turnout. As of Monday evening, the county had received more than 713,000 ballots.
Aug. 3, 2020
4 Republicans In Maricopa County Sheriff Primary
The Republican race for sheriff is among contested Maricopa County elections in the Tuesday primary.
Aug. 3, 2020
Boas: Should Arizona Require Ethnic Studies Classes?
A decade ago, controversy over a Tucson Unified School District series of ethnic studies courses led to the state banning such classes. But schools can now require ethnic studies classes because of a federal judge blocking the previous law.
Aug. 3, 2020
Ruben Gallego Blasts Fellow Congressmans COVID Behavior
Arizona Democrat Ruben Gallego is blasting a fellow House member, Texas Republican Louie Gohmert, for refusing to wear a mask and social distance prior to testing positive for COVID-19.
Aug. 2, 2020
U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva Tests Positive For COVID-19
U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced on Saturday. He is the first member of Arizona’s congressional delegation to test positive.
Aug. 1, 2020
Supreme Court Rules On Corporation Commissions Handling Of Johnson Utilties
In a 6-1 decision, the justices rejected claims by the owners of Johnson Utilities that there was no constitutional authority for the regulators to appoint an interim manager as it did two years ago.
Aug. 1, 2020
Ex-Flagstaff Mayoral Candidate Indicted Over Fraudulent Petition Signatures
Victor Varela, a former candidate for Flagstaff's upcoming mayoral election, was charged with 12 counts relating to forged and fraudulent signatures on his nominating petition. He dropped out of the election on July 9.
July 31, 2020
Ducey: AZ Will Not Postpone Elections, Despite What Trump Says
At his Thursday press conference, Gov. Doug Ducey made it clear that his office has no intention of postponing the November general election. He also said Arizonans could trust the state's mail-in ballot process.
July 31, 2020
Hotel No Longer Contracting With ICE To House Migrant Kids
Earlier this week, a Phoenix hotel released a statement confirming it had been used as a place to house migrant children. The hotel was being surreptitiously used by a private contractor hired by ICE. To learn more, The Show talked with Daniel Gonzalez of the Arizona Republic.
July 31, 2020
Gov. Ducey Opposes 3 Out Of 4 Ballot Measure
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey opposes three of the four initiatives expected to be on the ballot this November. The only measure he didn’t respond to was about criminal justice reform.
July 31, 2020
COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Continue Decline In Arizona
Key metrics for tracking the spread of the coronavirus in Arizona continue to trend in the right direction, Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday.
July 30, 2020
ASU Law Professor Says Election Cant Be Delayed
President Trump tweeted that he wants Election Day to be delayed until everyone can safely vote in person. An ASU constitutional law professor says delaying it indefinitely is unconstitutional.
July 30, 2020
Trump Administration Takes Third Shot At Eliminating DACA
It was just over a month ago that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold the DACA program, which allows immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as kids to stay and work in the country. But now the Trump administration says it will not accept new DACA applications despite a lower court order explicitly saying it needed to.
July 30, 2020
Mexico Plans To Make Medicine Free And Centralize Their Distribution
After facing criticism for cutting costs in the health care system, the Mexican president is launching a groundbreaking strategy. And part of the plan involves a future coronavirus vaccine and more supplies bought from the U.S.
July 30, 2020
 U.S. Rep. David Schweikert Admits To Ethics Violations
Now, in a deal with the House Ethics Committee, five-term Republican Congressman David Schweikert has admitted to 11 ethics violations and agreed to a $50,000 fine.
July 30, 2020
Congress Urged To Offer More Aid For Those Hurt By Pandemic
The latest national economic numbers were released July 30, and they are terrible. On the bright side, nearly everyone watching for those figures expected the dramatic downturn, and some presumed they would be worse. On the side of reality, though, is the fact the COVID-19 pandemic has crushed many aspects of the U.S. economy.
July 30, 2020
What Change In Adoption Services Policy Means For Same-Sex Couples
In a significant move earlier this week, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced it was shifting a policy. In circumstances of uncontested adoptions, families are supposed to receive free legal representation. But the outsourcing of the legal work was causing some families to have to pay for that representation.
July 30, 2020
Dems Urge Ducey To Boost State Unemployment Benefits
State Reps. Diego Rodriguez and Isela Blanc say Gov. Doug Ducey should extend and increase Arizona’s unemployment benefits, at least until Congress decides if they’ll extend federal benefits for those impacted by COVID-19.
July 29, 2020
Tucson Has A New Mexican Consul After Controversies
During the current Mexican president’s administration of less than two years, Tucson has had three Mexican consuls. The third one was appointed after a controversial removal of his predecessor.
July 29, 2020