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Ben Giles is a senior editor at KJZZ. He was previously a senior field correspondent specializing in political coverage. Before that, Ben spent six years as a reporter at the Arizona Capitol Times, where he covered the Arizona state Senate, the Governor’s Office, and state and federal elections.

Giles came to Arizona by way of Washington, D.C., where he reported on the Maryland Legislature, crime and various news beats in the metro region for the Washington Examiner.

Giles lives in Phoenix with his wife and two dogs, Doris and Jules. In his free time, he’s probably chipping away at a never-ending list of home improvement projects.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Critics: GOP bill would force unknown number of Arizonans to re-register to vote Ben Giles March 25, 2022
New plan for K-12 spending would reduce funding in dozens of districts Ben Giles March 25, 2022
Fann hopes a new report restores confidence in elections. Republicans still claim fraud Ben Giles
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
March 24, 2022
Another report confirms county election equipment wasn't connected to the internet Ben Giles March 23, 2022
Gates: Latest Senate GOP subpoena is unnecessary Ben Giles
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
March 22, 2022
Schweikert: U.S. must reassess agricultural policies Ben Giles March 21, 2022
LGBTQ anti-discrimination bill given a House hearing, but not a vote Ben Giles March 21, 2022
'Crowdsourcing audits': A GOP push to make copies of every cast ballot a public record Ben Giles March 17, 2022
Man gets 21 months for stealing Coronado Forest fees Ben Giles March 14, 2022
Ducey dodges questions about his prior commitment to now-censured Rogers Ben Giles March 2, 2022
What's a censure in the Arizona Senate? 'Better than nothing,' but far from impactful Ben Giles March 2, 2022
Arizona Senate censures Sen. Wendy Rogers for threats and calls to violence Ben Giles
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
March 1, 2022
After Ducey defends supporting Rogers, her inflammatory rhetoric spurs some GOP criticism Ben Giles Feb. 28, 2022
GOP effort to avoid a ballot referendum on tax cuts runs aground in AZ Senate Ben Giles Feb. 25, 2022
Maricopa County now offers paid leave to either parent of newborn or adopted children Ben Giles Feb. 24, 2022
The 2020 Arizona audit is still underway. Here's what is happening in 2022 Lauren Gilger, Ben Giles Feb. 24, 2022
AZ lawyers can't dismiss jurors without cause. Some lawmakers want to change this new rule Ben Giles Feb. 22, 2022
Criminal justice advocates want repeal of AZ felony murder statute Ben Giles Feb. 21, 2022
AZ Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick recuses himself from case related to election audit Ben Giles Feb. 17, 2022
Faith leaders urge NFL to take Super Bowl away from AZ Ben Giles Feb. 14, 2022
Legal bills mount for Senate GOP in audit records suits Ben Giles Feb. 11, 2022
GOP-backed measures would create hurdles for AZ ballot initiatives Ben Giles Feb. 10, 2022
Bill to outlaw gender-affirming surgery for minors fails in committee Ben Giles Feb. 10, 2022
Kelly backs bill to streamline licensing for truck drivers Ben Giles Feb. 7, 2022
Rep. Gallego tells CNN the U.S. must back democracies versus autocracies Ben Giles Jan. 31, 2022

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