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GOP leaders pressure Hobbs to donate $1.3M in excess inaugural cash
The top two Republican lawmakers want Katie Hobbs to put money left over from the inaugural celebration into a state account — where it can't be used to elect more Democrats.
Hobbs hopes lawmakers will work across the aisle on abortion
On the campaign trail, Katie Hobbs promised she would work to repeal the Arizona's near-total abortion ban. But the governor-elect may face challenges.
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Nov. 25, 2022
Maricopa County voters nearly tie record in midterms
After nearly two weeks of counting, Maricopa County election officials finished tallying midterm votes Monday. Just over 64% of eligible voters in the county cast a ballot, nearly tying a record set in 2018.
Nov. 22, 2022
Mohave County delays certifying election, for now
A second Republican-controlled Arizona county on Monday delayed certifying the results of this month's election as a protest against voting issues in Maricopa County that some GOP officials have blamed for their losses in top races including the contest for governor.
Nov. 22, 2022
Maricopa County Board chairman, family relocated after threats
After threats were made, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates and his family were relocated for their safety for one night over the weekend. Although no arrests or indictments have been made, Sheriff Paul Penzone says authorities are continuing to investigate.
Nov. 21, 2022
Kris Mayes defeats Abe Hamadeh in AG race
All outstanding ballots in Maricopa County and across the state of Arizona have now been counted. With that, the unofficial tally released Monday reveals Democrat Kris Mayes has defeated Republican Abe Hamadeh in a neck-and-neck race for attorney general.
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Nov. 21, 2022
A closer look at how some AZ propositions fared
Arizona’s midterm elections are finally almost over. As results settle, The Show spoke with Hank Stephenson of the Arizona Agenda to learn how some of the many propositions fared with voters this year.
Nov. 21, 2022
Title 42 is coming to an end. What this means for asylum seekers
A federal judge has ended Title 42, giving the Biden administration five weeks to do so. To learn what this means for asylum seekers, The Show spoke with Joanna Williams of the Kino Border Initiative.
Nov. 21, 2022
Díaz: Voters rejection of election deniers mean Trump era ending
Results from the recent midterm elections show voters nationwide largely rejected election denialism related to the 2020 presidential election. The editorial board of the Arizona Republic has been reflecting on all of this and what it means in recent days.
Nov. 21, 2022
Cochise County board delays certifying election results
The board overseeing a southeastern Arizona county whose Republican leaders had hoped to recount all Election Day ballots on Friday delayed certifying the results of last week’s vote after hearing from a trio of conspiracy theorists who alleged that counting machines were not certified.
Nov. 20, 2022
AZ attorney general and superintendent races likely headed for a recount
Races for attorney general and superintendent of public instruction are likely headed for a recount, even though current Democratic Superintendent Kathy Hoffman conceded to her Republican opponent Tom Horne on Thursday.
Arizona 2022 midterm election results
Nov. 18, 2022
Maricopa County supervisors receive complaints about printer problems on Election Day
At the first public comment the board has taken since Election Day, some came to express complaints about election laws.
Nov. 18, 2022
NewsCap: The fatal flaw in Kari Lake’s campaign
This week saw Republicans call for the resignation of the state Republican Party chair, Kelli Ward, following disappointing midterm results. And a number of high-profile elections saw their conclusions this week, but there are still races that have not yet been called.
Nov. 18, 2022
Respect for Marriage Act clears crucial step in U.S. Senate
After clearing a crucial procedural vote Wednesday, the Respect for Marriage Act is closer to final passage in the U.S. Senate. The bipartisan bill would protect federal marriage rights for same-sex and interracial couples.
Nov. 17, 2022
AZ Republicans, still in control of Legislature, now dealing with Democratic governor
Republicans had disappointing midterm results around the country, but here in Arizona, they've managed to retain control of the Legislature, but by thin margins. The Arizona Republic’s Ray Stern is covering it all. The Show spoke with him to learn what to expect.
Nov. 17, 2022
How Arizona could shift politically, culturally as Latinos become the largest demographic
It appears as though it’s a matter of when, not if, Latinos will overtake white Arizonans as the state’s biggest demographic group.
Nov. 17, 2022
Legality of Indian Child Welfare Act to be decided by U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month heard arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act. And Robert Miller says how they rule could have major impacts on Native law beyond the act itself.
Nov. 17, 2022
Hoffman concedes race for superintendent of public instruction to Horne
Democrat Kathy Hoffman has conceded the race for Arizona superintendent of public instruction to Republican Tom Horne. According to the Associated Press, the race remains too close to call.
Nov. 17, 2022
Phoenix City Council approves stadium lease for Phoenix Rising FC
The highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona will soon call its namesake home. On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved leasing Sky Harbor Airport-owned land to the Phoenix Rising FC.
Nov. 16, 2022
Redevelopment plans for former Metrocenter Mall moving forward
Redevelopment plans for the former Metrocenter Mall are moving forward after a final vote by the Phoenix City Council on Wednesday.
Nov. 16, 2022
Analysts examine why Dems won some of the highest-ranking offices in AZ in midterms
Following Democrat Katie Hobbs’s win in the governor’s race over Republican Kari Lake, analysts are examining what caused voters to sway to the left across some of the state’s highest ranking offices.
Nov. 16, 2022