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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.
Attorney for AZ secretary of state asks judge to toss lawsuit over Election Procedures Manual
Attorney Roopali Desai claims Secretary of State Katie Hobbs complied with state law, but Attorney General Mark Brnovich waited months before filing a lawsuit.
June 3, 2022
Friday NewsCap: Could AZ take action on gun violence?
Gun reform efforts in the state Legislature are making little headway. And former President Donald Trump has endorsed a candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona.
June 3, 2022
WATCH: Biden delivers address after mass shootings
President Joe Biden delivers a primetime address on guns following recent deadly mass shootings in New York, Texas and Oklahoma. Biden is expected to call on Congress to pass laws to combat gun violence.
June 2, 2022
Trump endorses investor Masters in AZ Senate primary
Former President Donald Trump is endorsing investor Blake Masters in Arizona’s crowded Republican Senate primary.
June 2, 2022
Boyer details gun reform efforts, continued 2020 fraud allegations at AZ Capitol
Early voting for this year’s primaries begins next month, but some Republican lawmakers spent time this week listening to a presentation about the 2020 election and alleged fraud related to ballot drop boxes; none of the allegations has proven to be true.
June 2, 2022
This man says nuclear test radiation killed his father. Hes still fighting for compensation
Some "downwinders" in Mohave County are still not eligible for federal compensation. Kingman resident Cullin Pattillo lost his father to cancer and is trying to change that.
June 2, 2022
AZ Senate passes bill that would make vans an alternative to school buses
As expected, the GOP-led Arizona Senate has passed a nearly partisan bill that will allow passenger vans to be used as a possible alternative to school buses to transport students. Due to revisions, that bill now heads back to the House.
June 2, 2022
Records show coordinated Arizona ballot collection scheme
An Arizona woman indicted in 2020 on accusations of illegally collecting ballots apparently ran a sophisticated operation using her status as a well-known Democratic operative in the border city of San Luis to persuade voters to let her gather and in some cases fill out their ballots, according to records obtained by the Associated Press.
June 2, 2022
Townsend encourages vigilantes to monitor ballot boxes
One of the leading proponents of the claim that there is fraud in Arizona elections wants "vigilantes'' to monitor ballot drop boxes in the upcoming election.
June 1, 2022
March for Our Lives protests for stricter gun control at AZ Capitol
Eight days after the school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, the Arizona branch of March for Our Lives protested for stricter gun control outside the state Capitol by laying nearly 300 white sheets on the lawn to represent victims of gun violence.
June 1, 2022
Bid to require background checks on gun purchases fails in AZ Senate
Senate Republicans blocked a bid on Tuesday to push a vote on a bill that would require background checks on private gun sales. The bill failed a procedural attempt from Sen. Martín Quezada to have the full chamber vote on it without committee approval first.
June 1, 2022
Gun reform, education spending, budget debated at the Capitol
Lawmakers at the Arizona Capitol this week are focused on gun reform, education spending and the state budget. To learn about that and what else is going on, The Show spoke with Mary Jo Pitzl of the Arizona Republic.
June 1, 2022
AZ education group unveils $1.3B budget proposal to Legislature
The Arizona Education Association has unveiled its budget proposal to the state Legislature. It asks for close to $1.3 billion for items like increases in teacher base pay and paid full-day kindergarten.
June 1, 2022
Bill that bans teaching about certain racial issues moves to AZ Senate debate
A bill set for Arizona Senate debate may prohibit teachers from promoting or advocating the idea that blame or judgment can be placed on a subject based on race or ethnicity.
May 31, 2022
Frustrations at the Arizona Capitol as lawmakers stall gun legislation
Some Democratic lawmakers shared anger after bill they have proposed to to reduce access to guns have stalled.
May 31, 2022
Polls of likely voters show Hobbs leading Democratic governor race
A poll of likely voters found that Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is leading other Democrats in the Arizona governor race. A poll from OH Predictive Insights has found that Hobbs holds 43% of potential voters.
May 31, 2022
The abortion debate often involves religious beliefs. But not all religions are against abortion
Since the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v. Wade surfaced, the debate over abortion rights in the country has been raging with no end in sight. And for many, it is an inherently religious issue.
May 31, 2022
AZ lawmakers are still trying to find agreement on a new budget
State lawmakers have about 30 days to come to an agreement on a new state budget.
May 31, 2022
Rep. Debbie Lesko heckled, exits stage during graduation speech
Arizona Republican Congresswoman Debbie Lesko was heckled and exited the stage during a commencement speech at a high school graduation ceremony on Friday. The Arizona Virtual Academy’s ceremony was held in Glendale, close to Lesko’s district.
More Arizona politics news
May 29, 2022
Arizona Gov. Ducey vetoes voter registration cancelation bill
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed a bill Friday that would require county recorders to launch an investigation anytime someone claims that a person's voter registration is invalid.
May 29, 2022