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Biden more active on southern border issues than Trump, research finds
Former President Donald Trump's list of priorities when he took office had immigration and border enforcement at or near the top. But the actual number of executive actions or orders related to immigration by Trump pales in comparison to what President Joe Biden did in his first year in office.
Q&AZ: Are political campaign signs allowed on public land now?
There are more than 1,000 days until the next presidential election. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener asked: Are campaign signs for 2024 allowed on public land now?
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Jan. 10, 2022
Coconino County supervisors fill a vacant seat in District 7
The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has appointed Theresa Hatathlie to fill a vacant seat in Legislative District 7.
Jan. 7, 2022
Authors track how electors stood their ground against the steal in 2020
In the new book, "The Steal: The Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped It," Mark Bowden and his co-author Matthew Teague write about leaders in states including Arizona, Georgia and Michigan who were attacked by partisans but ultimately held their ground in confirming accurate election results.
Jan. 7, 2022
Phoenix contributes $80K to expand incubator kitchen
Phoenix will use $80,000 in federal coronavirus funds to support food entrepreneurs.
Jan. 10, 2022
Cyber Ninjas faces fines over election audit records. The company says its shutting down
A judge said Thursday he will fine Cyber Ninjas, the contractor that led Arizona Republicans' 2020 election review, $50,000 a day if the firm doesn't immediately turn over public records related to the unprecedented inquiry.
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Jan. 7, 2022
Sen. Townsend withdraws request for investigation in vaccine mandate
Arizona Republican Sen. Kelly Townsend from Mesa withdrew her request for Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate Pima County’s religious exemptions for their COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Jan. 7, 2022
Supreme Court: Last-minute bills violated constitution
The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday issued a broad ruling that will change forever how state budgets are adopted. In a 17-page ruling, the justices said the way lawmakers have been piling unrelated issues into last-minute "budget reconciliation'' bills is unconstitutional.
Jan. 7, 2022
Phoenix touts more staff, outreach, cleanups addressing homelessness
When the city’s current fiscal year began on July 1, 2021, the Phoenix City Council allocated more money to enhance services for people experiencing homeless downtown.
Jan. 6, 2022
Phoenix council picks Laura Pastor as vice mayor
The Phoenix City Council chose member Laura Pastor to serve as vice mayor this year. She takes over the job from Councilmember Carlos Garcia.
Jan. 6, 2022
After Jan. 6, some children reported their parents. It tore some families apart
Jan. 6 marks one year after the attack at the U.S. Capitol, and we’re hearing about this tragic day in U.S. history. One journalist took a different approach, talking to people whose parents stormed the building, about how they are dealing with it, and how it’s torn apart their families.
Jan. 6, 2022
Democratic candidate for governor Aaron Lieberman discusses his diversity plan
Promoting diversity has become a primary talking point in the 2022 governor's race, and The Show is hearing about the candidates' plans to bolster it. Continuing the series, The Show heard from the third Democrat in the race: former state Rep. Aaron Lieberman.
Jan. 6, 2022
Jan. 6 vigil scheduled for Arizona Capitol lawn
On Thursday afternoon, a vigil will be held at the Arizona Capitol lawn to reflect on on year since the Jan. 6 insurrection. Executive director of the Arizona Faith Network, Katie Sexton-Wood, is in charge of one the organizations behind this event.
Jan. 6, 2022
Phoenix approves funds for at-home COVID-19 tests
With COVID-19 cases rising, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved $4.9 million in federal funds to expand vaccine and testing programs and provide residents with at-home tests.
Jan. 6, 2022
County debunks falsehoods in GOPs election audit
An analysis of the widely criticized, GOP-led review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County concluded that nearly every claim made about the county’s election system was either inaccurate, misleading or demonstrably false.
Jan. 6, 2022
Bill Gates elected as chairman of Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
Maricopa County supervisors elected Republican Bill Gates as the board’s new chairman for 2022.
Jan. 5, 2022
Biggs, Lesko seeking hearings on treatment of Jan. 6 suspects
U.S. Reps. Andy Biggs and Debbie Lesko of Arizona want congressional hearings on the treatment of those jailed in connection with the Capitol insurrection one year ago. They’re among roughly 20 GOP lawmakers who signed a letter to top House Democrats demanding an investigation of conditions at the D.C. jail.
Jan. 5, 2022
Candidate for governor Marco Lopez talks about his diversity plan
Arizonans will choose a new governor in 2022. Ahead of this, The Show is speaking with gubernatorial candidates to learn about their plans. The series continues with Marco Lopez, former mayor of Nogales.
Jan. 5, 2022
Duceys new school program has some worried about politicization of public health
With the possibility of some schools closing due to COVID-19 cases and staff shortages, Gov. Doug Ducey announced a program to provide funds for parents if that happens. But some say he has had an inconsistent track record.
Jan. 5, 2022
WATCH: White House, Congress mark one year since the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol
President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and congressional Democrats commemorate the anniversary of the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol. Supporters of then-President Trump stormed the building after a rally at the White House to protest the 2020 election certification.
Jan. 6, 2022
Election officials to rebut claims in Arizona ballot review
Election officials in Arizona plan to present a point-by-point rebuttal of a partisan review of the 2020 election that former President Donald Trump and many of his supporters have used to promote the myth that Trump lost because of fraud.
Jan. 5, 2022