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Pima County Supervisors Vote to Drop Mask Mandate
Pima County’s board of supervisors voted to rescind its mask mandate, just a day after the CDC issued guidance easing mask recommendations for people vaccinated against COVID-19. From the Fronteras Desk in Tucson, KJZZ’s Michel Marizco reports.
The Arizona Senate Ballot Audit Continues, As Do Questions About Whos Paying For It
After a day off, the state Senate’s audit of Maricopa County ballots resumed May 3 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the state fairgrounds.
May 3, 2021
Former AG Slams Election Audit On MSNBC
Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods labeled the state Senate’s Maricopa County election audit as a "sham" to a national television audience.
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May 2, 2021
No New Congress Seat Means AZ Again Divided 9 Ways
Underwhelming Census turnout and no new seat in Congress means Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission must again divide the state nine ways.
May 2, 2021
Cindy McCain: Arizona GOPs Election Audit Ludicrous
The wife of late U.S. Senator John McCain Sunday called the ongoing audit of the 2020 election by the Arizona GOP, “ludicrous.”
May 2, 2021
Fear Of Authoritarianism After Mexico’s President Plans
Mexico has relied for decades on autonomous institutions similar to the U.S. government agencies that supervise, regulate or sometimes sanction the authorities. But the Mexican president has plans to change that, and many fear a strike to democracy.
April 30, 2021
Mexico Takes Steps To Make Feminine Hygiene Products Free In Schools
The lower chamber of the Mexican Congress approved a law to make female sanitary products — like tampons, pads and menstrual cups — free in schools.
May 2, 2021
Reporter Barred From Election Audit Over A Tweet
A reporter observing the Arizona state Senate’s recount of the 2020 election was removed after tweeting a photo of a former Republican lawmaker counting ballots.
April 30, 2021
Bill Banning Suspensions For Most Students Prior To 5th Grade Fails
Arizona schools remain free to suspend or expel students, no matter how young. A proposal to ban that practice for most students prior to the fifth grade failed by a single vote Thursday on the House floor. Foes suggested that it doesn't really go far enough.
April 30, 2021
Arizona Bill Restricts Post-Election Ballot Signature Fixes
Arizona voters who forget to sign their mail ballots would have to fix the problem by 7 p.m. on election day under legislation headed to Gov. Doug Ducey. The measure approved by House Republicans Thursday would nullify a settlement between Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and the Navajo Nation.
April 30, 2021
LeBarón Family Faces Investigations While Confronting State Authorities
A new conflict has erupted between the governments of Sonora and Chihuahua and the LeBaróns, the community near the U.S. border where nine women and children were attacked and murdered in 2019.
April 29, 2021
Former U.S. Ambassador: Mexico Needs A Stronger Arm Against Cartels
In an online public meeting, the US ambassador in Mexico during the Trump administration, Christopher Landau, criticized the Mexican president’s lack of actions against drug cartels.
April 29, 2021
UA Professor: Low Census Response Rate From Hard-To-Count AZ Populations
Earlier this week, most observers were surprised when the U.S. Census numbers were released, and Arizona did not gain a 10th congressional seat. To break down the results and some of the demographics, The Show spoke with Jason Jurjevich, an assistant professor of practice at the University of Arizona.
April 29, 2021
Hobbs: Election Experts Should Be Allowed To Observe Senate Audit
The new judge overseeing legal proceedings dealing with the state Senate’s audit of Maricopa County ballots and election equipment ruled April 28 that the procedures being used in that process cannot be kept secret. The Show spoke with Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to talk about all of this.
April 29, 2021
Opposing Sides Of Pro-Union Legislation Eye AZ Senators
Opposing ads about a bill in Congress that would reverse right-to-work laws have been launched in Arizona. Both sides hope to influence Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly's position on the legislation aimed at protecting the right to organize labor unions.
April 28, 2021
Maricopa County Audit, Recount Allowed To Continue
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled that Republican state senators and a private company can’t shield the policies and procedures used to conduct a Senate-led review of the county’s recent election from the public.
April 28, 2021
How Will Phoenix City Council Spend Once In A Lifetime Money?
Arizona’s largest city expects to get two American Rescue Plan payments totaling $416 million. Childcare, rent and utility assistance and small business grants are common themes among some Phoenix council members when it comes to spending federal funds.
April 28, 2021
Judge Not Convinced Audit Is Protecting Voters Rights
A judge said he’s not convinced private firms are protecting the rights of Maricopa County voters while conducting a review of the 2020 election ordered by the Republican-led Arizona state Senate.
April 27, 2021
WATCH: Biden Address To Congress
President Joe Biden is addressed a joint session of Congress Wednesday night on the eve of 100 days in office. Watch his remarks.
Biden's 100-Day Plan: The Impact On Arizona
April 28, 2021
Abortion For Genetic Reasons Will Be Illegal In Arizona
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed a sweeping anti-abortion bill that bans the procedure if the woman is seeking it solely because a fetus has a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome.
April 27, 2021
AZ Follows Trend Of Conservative States Seeking Anti-Abortion Bills
A controversial abortion bill that passed out of the state Legislature on party lines last week is now in the hands of Gov. Doug Ducey, who has never vetoed an abortion measure.
April 27, 2021