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Kari Lake wins GOP primary for governor
Two days after polls closed in Arizona, the Associated Press called the Republican primary for governor for former local news anchor Kari Lake, an election-denying new convert to Republican causes.
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Democrat Fontes wins AZ primary for secretary of state
Former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes has won the Democratic nomination for Arizona secretary of state and the right to take on a supporter of former President Donald Trump who believes the false narrative that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
NewsCap: Will Karrin Taylor Robson endorse Kari Lake?
Tuesday's primary election saw big wins for Trump-endorsed candidates on the Republican side, including Kari Lake defeating Karrin Taylor Robson for the governor nomination.
Former ambassador helping with possible Griner prisoner swap
A former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is assisting in a possible prisoner swap that would bring Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner home. Bill Richardson served in the Clinton administration and was governor of New Mexico from 2003 to 2011.
Aug. 7, 2022
Some business leaders arent happy with Inflation Reduction Act
U.S. Senate Democrats have passed a Biden-backed economic package worth around $740 billion. Some Arizona business leaders are not happy with the legislation.
Aug. 7, 2022
Brittney Griner recognized with WNBA moment of silence
On Saturday, the Phoenix Mercury played their first home game since star center Brittney Griner was sentenced to prison for nine years in Russia.
Aug. 7, 2022
Q&AZ: Why does vote counting take so long in Arizona?
Every two years, Arizonans cast their votes in primary and general elections. And every two years, critics complain it takes too many days for all the votes to be counted. Through KJZZ’s Q&AZ project, a listener asked: Why does the vote counting process take so long?
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Aug. 6, 2022
AZ groups push for Dems economic, climate and health care bill
Democrats in Congress are expected to hold votes this weekend on a major economic, health care and climate bill.
Aug. 5, 2022
Dana Lewis becomes the new Pinal County recorder
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors has unanimously voted to appoint Dana Lewis as the new recorder.
Aug. 5, 2022
NewsCap: Will Karrin Taylor Robson endorse Kari Lake?
Tuesday's primary election saw big wins for Trump-endorsed candidates on the Republican side, including Kari Lake defeating Karrin Taylor Robson for the governor nomination.
Aug. 5, 2022
Democrat Fontes wins AZ primary for secretary of state
Former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes has won the Democratic nomination for Arizona secretary of state and the right to take on a supporter of former President Donald Trump who believes the false narrative that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
Aug. 4, 2022
Kari Lake wins GOP primary for governor
Two days after polls closed in Arizona, the Associated Press called the Republican primary for governor for former local news anchor Kari Lake, an election-denying new convert to Republican causes.
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Aug. 4, 2022
Pinal County, reeling from voting errors, fires elections director
Pinal County Elections Director David Frisk was fired two days after his department’s second blunder in two months. Frisk, who was hired in March, oversaw the election in Pinal County, when voters in several cities and towns were mailed ballots with missing or inaccurate local races.
Aug. 4, 2022
Ads promote, attack Masters as Dems call out GOP Senate candidate
Arizona’s Republican nominee for U.S. Senate released his first campaign ad for the general election right after beating a crowded field of GOP candidates.
Aug. 4, 2022
Jonathan Nez, Buu Nygren advance for Navajo presidency
Voters from the Navajo Nation will see familiar faces in the tribe's general election: their current president and a former vice presidential candidate, both of whom were on the ballot in 2018.
Aug. 4, 2022
What AZ primary results could mean for November
It’s two days after the primary election in Arizona, and we’re creeping ever closer to getting the final results. With The Show to talk about what happened and what it could mean for November is Chuck Coughlin, president and CEO of HighGround.
Aug. 4, 2022
How Kansas vote on abortion could influence Arizonas approach
With the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade earlier this summer, red and blue states have been scrambling to determine how they will define reproductive rights going forward. To learn how that could affect how Arizona approaches the issue at the ballot box, The Show spoke with Stacy Pearson, co-founder of Lumen Strategies.
Aug. 4, 2022
Russian judge sentences Brittney Griner to 9 years in prison
A judge in Russia has convicted and sentenced American basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison for drug possession and smuggling. Judge Anna Sotnikova said the time Griner has served in custody since her arrest in February would count toward the sentence.
Aug. 4, 2022
Pinal County officials apologize for ballot shortages at some polling sites
Pinal County officials apologized on Wednesday for failing to print enough ballots for certain in-person voters on Tuesday, the latest setback in a county that already mailed voters incorrect ballots.
Arizona primary election results
Aug. 3, 2022
Mitchell claims victory in GOP race for Maricopa County attorney; winner to face Democrat Gunnigle
Rachel Mitchell declared victory in the Republican race to be Maricopa County's next attorney. Mitchell tweeted that Gina Godbehere, her closest opponent in the race, called to concede Wednesday evening.
Aug. 3, 2022
Trump-backed legislative candidates are beating incumbent Republicans in the primary
A slate of Republican candidates for the Legislature endorsed by former President Donald Trump could be headed to the state Capitol.
Aug. 3, 2022
Judge rules in favor of Phoenix candidate who rented house for election
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ruled against a Phoenix City Council candidate’s attempt to get his opponent knocked off the ballot for not meeting residency requirements.
Aug. 3, 2022
Horne will likely face Hoffman in superintendent race
Republican Tom Horne will likely face incumbent Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman in the November election. As of Wednesday afternoon, Horne was leading the primary race with about 43% of the vote.
Aug. 3, 2022

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