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Arizona Budget Discussion Stalled For Special Wildfire Session
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced a special session for the state Legislature focused on wildfire mitigation and prevention. Ducey says wildfires are the new top priority, so the ongoing state budget discussions are moved to the back burner.
Arizona Delegates Arrive In Philadelphia, Embrace Unity Theme
One Arizona's delegates at the DNC is John V. Gomez. We talked with him to learn about his expectations.
July 25, 2016
NPR Reporter: Democratic Convention Already A Little Crazy
We checked in with NPR’s Don Gonyea for a preview and to find out about Arizona Democrats’ efforts to turn the state their way in November.
July 25, 2016
Arizona Delegation Pledges To Unify At DNC
Arizona’s delegation remains divided, but they’ve pledged to stay unified despite a series of email leaks that show party leaders trying to undermine Bernie Sanders in favor of eventual nominee Hillary Clinton.
July 25, 2016
Republican Platform, Speeches Differ On LGBT Issues
We talked about the GOP and LGBT issues with Matthew Shuman, co-president of Arizona’s Log Cabin Republicans, a group that represents gay conservatives.
July 22, 2016
Sheriff Arpaio Flies From RNC Thursday To Federal Court Friday
The Republican National Convention wrapped up last night, as Donald Trump accepted his party’s nomination for president. Hear a rundown of what happened from KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block.
July 22, 2016
For Many Arizona Delegates, Trumps Speech Exceeded Expectations
Many members of the Arizona delegation left the Republican National Convention optimistic after candidate Donald J. Trump accepted the party’s nomination in a 75 minute speech.
July 22, 2016
Arguments For, Against Legalizing Marijuana In Arizona
We’ll bring you two arguments today, one in favor and one against the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act.
July 21, 2016
What Are We Thinking About Elections? Ask Google.
Google's senior data editor says Arizonans are searching gun control and same-sex more than residents of other states.
July 21, 2016
Ted Cruzs Non-Endorsement Of Trump Could Complicate Republican Unity JJB RNC
Wednesday night was supposed to be about vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence’s speech, but an earlier speaker kind of stole some of his thunder. Ted Cruz's Non-Endorsement Of Trump Could Complicate Republican Unity
July 21, 2016
Arizona Delegates Disappointed Cruz Did Not Endorse Trump
Arizona delegates left the Quicken Loans Arena disappointed and angry on Wednesday night after Ted Cruz failed to endorse Republican candidate Donald Trump in his much anticipated speech at the Republican National Convention.
July 21, 2016
 3 Arizona Corporation Commission Candidates Want Utilities To Disclose Election Spending
Three candidates for Arizona Corporation Commission vowed Wednesday to force utilities to disclose the money they spend trying to elect the people who regulate them and the rates they can charge.
July 20, 2016
Arizona Delegates Unite Around Goal Of Republican White House
We checked in with KJZZ’s Jude Joffe-Block on what Arizona’s delegation is up to on the third day of the Republican National Convention.
July 20, 2016
Arizona’s 58 Votes Help Nominate Trump As GOP Presidential Candidate
Before the vote there had been whispers that members of the Arizona delegation who do not support Trump might try to abstain or do something disruptive.
July 20, 2016
McCain Challenger Kelli Ward Courts Would-Be Trump Voters
While Arizona’s senior senator is skipping the Republican convention, his chief challenger for the Republican nomination this summer has made the trip to Ohio.
July 19, 2016
Arizona Gov. Ducey Supports Trump Nomination
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has never formally endorsed Donald Trump. He’s making it clear this week in Cleveland that he supports the presumptive GOP nominee.
July 19, 2016
 Republican National Convention: Day One Recap, Day Two Preview
The second day of the Republican National Convention figures to be less dramatic than the first – when some delegates during the afternoon session noisily called for a roll call vote on the convention’s rules; that request was denied.
July 19, 2016
Arizona Delegation Split Over Contentious Rules Fight
The failed effort to vote down new party rules was seen as the last attempt by the anti-Trump camp. But some Arizona delegates argue their dissent is being mischaracterized.
July 19, 2016
Focus Your Message: Current, Former Arizona Governors To Donald Trump Ahead Of RNC
As GOP leaders gather in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention, current Gov. Doug Ducey, plus predecessors Jan Brewer and Fife Symington, say uniting the party— and building a team and political support to win in November — will require a consistent message.
July 18, 2016
Arizona Delegates Arrive In Cleveland Amid Calls For Party Unity
While the delegates are in Cleveland to nominate Donald Trump to be the party’s presidential nominee, the majority of Arizona’s delegates who are here originally backed Ted Cruz in the primary.
July 18, 2016
Approval Of Maricopa County Polling Places Postponed
Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell said she’s looking for more public input on the county’s polling places ahead of Arizona’s primary election.
July 15, 2016

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