Arizona Elections

Phoenix voters soundly defeated Proposition 105, which sought to end the expansion of light rail in Phoenix in the Aug. 27 special election, largely thanks to neighborhoods where light rail already exists.
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“We do have a lot of inequities in our education system in Arizona, whether that be from school to school or even within schools we’re seeing that different groups of students are achieving at different levels,” said Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman.
Aug. 20, 2019
With the director of the Arizona Department of Corrections scheduled to step down Sept. 13, Gov. Doug Ducey sees an opportunity to make a "fresh start." Ducey weighed in after two former Arizona Supreme Court justices published a report on long-standing problems during Director Charles Ryan's 40-year career at the ADC.
Aug. 20, 2019
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Aug. 19, 2019
It’s a big week for the country of Sudan. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rich Preston.
Aug. 19, 2019
Planned Parenthood says it will withdraw from Title X, the federal program that administers millions of dollars for contraceptives and other family planning services that largely goes to low-income people across the country.
Aug. 19, 2019
Just a few months after completing the drought contingency plan for the Colorado River, water managers in the southwest will have to implement it starting in 2020.
Aug. 19, 2019
A Scottsdale lawmaker claims the Arizona Secretary of State's Office is overreaching its authority to resolve a lawsuit over early ballots. State Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita said Katie Hobbs’ office has created new election policy without legislative approval.
Aug. 19, 2019
Arizona's 2020 U.S. Senate Candidates seem to agree on one thing: gun control legislation must be bipartisan.
Aug. 18, 2019
Local Republican organizers sought to keep the initiative from reaching the ballot in November. They sued in Pima County, and Friday afternoon, a judge threw out their argument. Judge Douglas Metcalf said in the ruling that the local GOP effort arguing there weren't enough valid signatures to make the initiative go to the ballot was wrong.
Aug. 16, 2019
A new federal court ruling coupled with a provision in the state constitution could give Arizonans new legal protections against the use of software by private firms that captures and stores facial images.
Aug. 17, 2019
The new U.S. ambassador to Mexico arrived in Mexico City on Friday to fill a key diplomatic role that will put him at the center of continued disputes between the two countries on trade and immigration.
Aug. 16, 2019
To talk about the governor’s reaction to proposed changes to how green cards are issued and more, former state lawmaker David Lujan, with the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, and former state schools superintendent Jaime Molera with the firm Molera Alvarez joined The Show.
Aug. 16, 2019
Sen. Martha McSally has spoken out against Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib for their criticism of Israel and in support of their initial ban from entering the country for an official visit.
Aug. 16, 2019
Announced changes to the Endangered Species Act are expected to go into effect next month. The modifications will be prospective and apply to new additions in the endangered species list. Environmental groups are concerned about the changes, but some observers say the impact is most likely to be incremental.
Aug. 15, 2019
China has said it would officially stop buying American agricultural products. That’ll likely have a big impact on Arizona farmers. To talk about what that might look like, The Show reached out to Chelsea McGuire, director of government relations at the Arizona Farm Bureau.
Aug. 15, 2019
The Tempe City Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday about the use of bicycles and scooters. The proposed changes include repealing and amending parts of the city code.
Aug. 14, 2019
Gov. Doug Ducey split from President Trump on immigration this week. Not only did he express a desire for a balanced approach to granting permanent legal status, but he also questioned recent immigration raids, arguing that law enforcement should be prioritizing criminals.
Aug. 14, 2019
The renewed push to legalize recreational marijuana use in Arizona has begun. The campaign is calling itself the Smart and Safe Arizona Initiative, and it’ll need to collect more than 237,000 valid signatures to get on the 2020 ballot.
Aug. 14, 2019
The City of Surprise will no longer be picking up recyclables. Instead, items in the blue bins will go to the landfill along with the rest of the trash.
Aug. 14, 2019
As the new school year gets underway, state education funding is still a front and center issue in Arizona. The teacher shortage in the state persists and many educators say they still aren’t seeing enough money go toward education.
Aug. 14, 2019

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