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All AZ public school students are now eligible for a voucher. But the debate continues
All of Arizona’s 1.1 million public school students would be eligible for a voucher to attend a private school under a bill approved by Republicans in the state Legislature during the final hours of the session.
SCOTUS ruling allows Biden to end Remain in Mexico
A Supreme Court Ruling will allow the Biden administration to scrap the Trump-era policy commonly referred to as “Remain in Mexico.”
Maricopa County attorney: Pre-statehood abortion law is enforceable
While state prosecutors are still navigating the legal landscape after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell believes a pre-statehood law can be enforced.
New info on Arizonans, Jan. 6 insurrection could emerge at D.C. hearing
The select committee investigating the deadly insurrection by a pro-Trump mob at the U.S. Capitol is promising to reveal new materials at a hearing Thursday.
June 9, 2022
2022 Arizona treasurers race: The candidates
Here are the candidates for Arizona's treasurer race in the 2022 midterms.
June 8, 2022
Interim Maricopa County attorney asked about Charles Ryan case
The former state prisons director faces felony weapons charges in connection with a January standoff in which Tempe police said he pointed a gun at officers.
June 8, 2022
Poll: Nearly 40% of GOP voters undecided on governor
A poll from OH Predictive Insights asked likely Republican voters who they plan to vote for in the August primaries to replace Gov. Doug Ducey. While Kari Lake and Karrin Taylor Robson are neck and neck, nearly 40% of likely Republican voters are undecided.
June 8, 2022
UA professor argues gun debate should focus on survivors. Heres why
In the wake of the murder of 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, we are, once again, in the midst of a debate over gun violence in the United States.
June 8, 2022
Phoenix will ask voters to approve $500M in new bonds
Phoenix leaders are laying the groundwork for an election next year when voters will be asked to approve $500 million in new bonds.
June 8, 2022
Gabby Giffords speaks at D.C. gun violence memorial
Tuesday morning, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords spoke at the temporary gun violence memorial installed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
June 7, 2022
GOP leaders shop $15.1B budget to Republican lawmakers
Republican leaders in the Arizona House and Senate are shopping a $15.1 billion budget to lawmakers this week. But the spending plan, which includes $1.3 billion in tax cuts and $1 billion for water over the next three years, won’t pass as is.
June 7, 2022
New law protects some flags from HOA rules
Residents of Arizona homeowner associations will be able to fly flags supporting law enforcement, first responders, and those that honor POWs and those missing in action. But you won't be able to raise a flag proclaiming gay pride or Black Lives Matter unless your HOA approves.
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June 7, 2022
Why independents often get left out of Arizonas primaries
Primary season is almost upon us. Early ballots will be mailed out early next month, but not all registered voters will have a say.
June 7, 2022
ABC15 investigation: Many complaints against county judges go ignored
When a judge in Maricopa County is investigated for wrongdoing in the courtroom, the complaint is almost always dismissed. And the reasons behind that dismissal remain secret, exempt from public records and open meetings laws.
June 7, 2022
Arizona judge declines GOP request to block mail voting
An Arizona judge is declining a request by the state Republican Party to block most mail ballots for the 2022 election, preserving the voting method used by the overwhelming majority of voters.
June 6, 2022
AZ superintendent calls on state for mental health funding
As there is no sign for when the legislature will pass the budget, she called on it to continue funding from the pandemic that allowed schools to hire more counselors.
June 6, 2022
Are red flag laws effective at preventing mass shootings?
There is talk again at the state Capitol about “red flag laws." But would such a law be effective when it comes to preventing mass shootings?
June 6, 2022
Arizona Agenda: Trumps endorsement of Masters could turn the tides
The race to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly in the race for the Arizona Senate has been without a clear Republican frontrunner for months. But that could change as former President Donald Trump has come out with an endorsement of one of those candidates, Blake Masters.
June 6, 2022
Huge surplus complicates budget talks during AZ legislative session
It’s June 6, and considering this is an election year and many lawmakers want to go out and campaign, some were expecting the legislative session to be approaching its end.
June 6, 2022
Judge rejects Arizona prisoners bid to delay execution
A federal judge has denied an Arizona prisoner’s bid to delay his execution in the 1984 killing of an 8-year-old girl, according to the ruling posted Sunday.
June 5, 2022
Arizona Republican Party urges judge to end mail-in voting
A lawyer for the Arizona Republican Party and its firebrand leader, Kelli Ward, urged a judge Friday to invalidate Arizona's overwhelmingly popular system of mail-in voting, a process used by about 90% of voters.
June 5, 2022
Consultant: Gun violence could impact the outcome of midterm elections
Recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas have renewed focus on talks of gun control ahead of the August midterm elections in Arizona. But polling shows Arizona voters also remain concerned about issues like education, abortion and the economy.
June 5, 2022
Maricopa County to eliminate drive-thru voting
Maricopa County is eliminating the drive-through drop boxes it opened in 2020 during the pandemic, but expanding the number of locations where voters can drop off an early ballot.
June 3, 2022