Arizona Elections

The motion for another round of litigation, filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, comes after attorneys for the Senate failed to meet a deadline to rehire former staffer Talonya Adams and pay her more than $350,000 in damages and back pay.
Arizona state Rep. Kevin Payne wants to improve school safety by installing livestream cameras that first responders could access in emergency situations. Payne introduced a similar bill in February that would have appropriated $9.5 million to the Arizona Department of Public Safety to install the communication system in schools.
Nov. 4, 2019
A U.S. State Department official is heading to South Korea on Tuesday. Who is he and what will he be talking about?
Nov. 4, 2019
The outcome of dozens of elections held by Maricopa County school districts may be a bellwether for education advocates that want voters to approve more K-12 funding in 2020.
Nov. 4, 2019
National Democrats are suing Arizona over the way it lists candidates on the ballot, which favors the governor's party.
Nov. 3, 2019
The union representing Phoenix police officers is no longer calling for a vote of no confidence against Police Chief Jeri Williams. The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association had previously sought the vote after Williams fired two officers for their involvement in two high-profile incidents.
Nov. 1, 2019
A federal judge has dismissed former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s defamation lawsuit against three media corporations. Arpaio had sued CNN, the Huffington Post and Rolling Stone magazine claiming they published inaccurate and defamatory information that caused him to lose the 2018 Senate race.
Nov. 1, 2019
A group African American clergy members from the Valley delivered a letter to city leaders this week urging them to support Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams.
Oct. 31, 2019
The Green New Deal is not just the sweeping package of legislation introduced by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That’s the first thing Craig Calhoun wants you to know about the plan.
Oct. 31, 2019
A shuttered body parts company and its owner are the focus of a civil trial in Maricopa County Superior Court. Family members are suing Biological Resource Center and its owner Stephen Gore. They accuse the company of telling them their loved one’s bodies would be used for medical purposes when a federal investigation found that wasn’t the case.
Oct. 31, 2019
Democrats rammed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump through a sharply divided House Thursday, the chamber's first formal vote in a fight that could stretch into the 2020 election year.
Oct. 31, 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would permanently ban new mining near the Grand Canyon. The ban would affect over a million acres. The bill has no Senate sponsor.
Oct. 30, 2019
Arizona has an education funding problem, but it might not be exactly what just came to your mind.
Oct. 30, 2019
A sweeping ballot measure unveiled Wednesday would legalize automatic and same-day voter registration in Arizona, while also restricting the dollar amounts individuals and political committees can contribute to candidates.
Oct. 30, 2019
The Trump administration was ordered by a federal judge in 2018 to stop separating most migrant children from their parents on the border. The public outcry was fierce, and the administration said it’s not enforcing the policy anymore. But, a new report from journalists Jude Joffe-Block and Valeria Fernandez shows families are still being separated.
Oct. 29, 2019
If you’re one of nearly 1.85 million Maricopa County voters who got a ballot in the mail earlier this month, now's the time to mail it back.
Oct. 29, 2019
As the 2020 legislative session approaches, debates around education are heating up. Republicans are already at odds with Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman over her management of state school voucher program, and Hoffman is planning a fight against requirements for what she calls bilingual or multilingual students.
Oct. 29, 2019
About a decade ago, Arizona was one of the worst hit areas when the housing crisis hit. Now, investigative reporter Aaron Glantz uncovers how an elite group took advantage of the losses of millions of Americans during the housing crisis — often using taxpayer money — in his new book called "Homewreckers."
Oct. 29, 2019
Auditors combed through Petersen's computer and his office files. They also analyzed his internet search history, emails, phone records and use of county resources.
Oct. 29, 2019
Arizona’s congressional delegation is expressing mixed reactions to President Trump’s announcement of a U.S. military operation that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Oct. 29, 2019
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to suspend Assessor Paul Petersen, who is accused of running a human smuggling scheme involving pregnant women from the Marshall Islands brought to the U.S. to give birth for adoptions.
Oct. 28, 2019

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