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Arizona election officials quitting over threats, misinformation
A survey from the Brennan Center found 1 in 5 local election officials are increasingly unlikely to stay in their jobs through 2024. The reasons include stress and politicians' attacks on the system.
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Arizona sends 1st bus carrying migrants from Yuma to D.C.
After the Texas governor sent migrants from the Lone Star state to Washington, D.C., in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's decision to end Title 42, Arizona has chosen to follow suit.
House asks DOJ to investigate southern AZ development deal
Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee have asked the Justice Department to investigate possible criminal conduct regarding a development in southern Arizona during the Trump administration.
Former Afghan diplomats are stuck in limbo abroad. A church wants to bring more to Phoenix
When the government he worked for lost power, Javid Qaem was Afghanistan’s ambassador to China. He’d been in Beijing since right before the pandemic started. Now back in Arizona, Qaem is grateful to the U.S. State Department.
March 21, 2022
Brnovich wants to know why county attorney didnt file 180 cases
Arizona Attorney general Mark Brnovich is asking for an explanation from Maricopa County Attorney Alistair Adel about the failure to file charges in 180 cases.
March 19, 2022
Arizona law allowing motorcycles to split lanes is awaiting Duceys signature
A bill approved by the Arizona Legislature would allow motorcycles to lane filter on Arizona’s roads. That means motorcyclists could move between cars up to the intersection.
March 19, 2022
NewsCap: What would happen if AZ ended mail-in voting
This week, Gov. Doug Ducey spoke out against the the Republican lawsuit to end early voting in Arizona, as well as the situation at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.
March 18, 2022
Former state legislator sentenced in tax fraud ruling
Former state legislator and Justice of the Peace Keith Allan Bee of San Tan Valley was sentenced yesterday to six months in prison for tax fraud.
March 18, 2022
House passes bill to stop insurance companies from denying coverage based on dog breed
The Arizona House of Representatives approved a bill that prohibits insurance companies from taking a homeowner’s dog breed into consideration when providing coverage.
March 18, 2022
Bill to allow Botox at the dentist heads to Duceys desk
Supporters of the bill say dentists already administer Botox for therapeutic reasons and study facial structures more than any other profession.
March 18, 2022
Arizonas police videotaping bill is moving forward
The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed a bill that requires people filming police encounters to keep an 8-foot distance from officers.
March 18, 2022
Pressure is building on Biden administration to repeal Title 42
Enacted by The trump administration almost two years ago to the day, Title 42 is a pandemic-era policy that allows border officers to quickly turn away migrants and asylum seekers on public health grounds.
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March 17, 2022
DHS grants temporary protected status to Afghans
The Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary protected status, or TPS, to Afghans who were in the U.S. by March 15.
March 17, 2022
ABC15: Adel reveals pattern when facing criticism
Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel continues to face criticism for how her office has handled a number of things — some related to prosecutions of protesters, and others to how she is dealing with her own addiction issues.
March 17, 2022
Griners arrest extended past the start of WNBA season
A court in Moscow announced that the arrest of Phoenix Mercury player Brittney Griner will be extended until May 19. Griner may miss the May 6 start of the WNBA season.
March 17, 2022
From journalist to fighter: Yuriy Matsarsky reports on his efforts to defend Ukraine
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its fifth week, citizens continue defending their homeland. Yuriy Matsarsky, formerly a reporter, is one of them.
March 17, 2022
How greed for power has made appointing judges more partisan
The Show spoke with former Arizona Supreme Court Justice Stanley Feldman to learn how partisanship has changed judicial appointments over the years.
March 17, 2022
Senate passes bill to put transportation sales tax on ballot
The Arizona Senate OK’d a bill that will give Maricopa County voters the chance to extend a transportation tax approved in 2004. The half-cent sales tax expiring in 2025 is used to fund road projects in Maricopa County.
March 17, 2022
Report on Native American boarding schools coming soon
The Interior Department is on the verge of releasing a report on its investigation into the federal government's past oversight of Native American boarding schools. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said Wednesday the report will come out next month.
March 17, 2022
Maricopa County wants more buildings for voting locations in November
The county is looking for specific types of facilities in certain areas across the Valley.
March 17, 2022
Crowdsourcing audits: A GOP push to make copies of every cast ballot a public record
Some Arizona GOP lawmakers are trying to push through legislation that would make a picture of every ballot cast in most elections a public record.
March 17, 2022
Masks not required at Phoenix facilities; emergency declaration stays
For two years, council meetings and other important city meetings have been held virtually, not in person. Appointments are still required to do business at City Hall and the Calvin Goode municipal building downtown but masks have not been required at city facilities since Feb. 28. That’s when Maricopa County dropped to moderate transmission levels.
March 21, 2022
Ducey not happy with Maricopa County Attorneys Office
Gov. Doug Ducey is not happy with the state of the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.
March 16, 2022