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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KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Lorna Romero of the Arizona Chamber Foundation, and former Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano, who is President and CEO of Greater Phoenix Leadership.
Aug. 2, 2019
Several thousand people attended a campaign rally for Democratic candidate for president Elizabeth Warren in Tempe. According to the Warren campaign, 3,500 people showed up to hear the Massachusetts senator speak.
Aug. 2, 2019
Former Arizona state legislator Don Shooter underwent two surgeries this week. Rep. Bob Thorpe said Shooter underwent surgery Wednesday and is now connected to a breathing tube. Family friend Gretchen Jacobs said Shooter had been on life support and had a blood clot, but seems to be past the worst of it.
Aug. 1, 2019
The median cost of an immigration bond in Arizona today is $12,000. That marks an astronomical increase since 2006, when the median bond was set at just $60. It's more than most asylum seeker can afford.
Aug. 1, 2019
A federal judge blocked the construction of what would be the third largest copper mine in the United States on Wednesday, halting plans to break ground on the Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, at least for now.
Aug. 1, 2019
As of this week, the Bureau of Land Management has a new acting director, and environmental groups are outspoken in their disappointment and concern. William Perry Pendley is an attorney who has supported selling public lands in the Unites States.
Aug. 1, 2019
The agriculture industry is a linchpin in America's economy and provides much of the food on our tables. But many don’t realize hundreds of thousands of those workers are children, and that their labor is perfectly legal.
Aug. 1, 2019
Arizona lawmakers are doing well in many areas of cancer prevention, but less well in others. The state earns a green ranking — within the top group of states — in areas like Medicaid eligibility, cigarette excise tax rates and smoke-free legislation, but it gets lower marks in categories including state tobacco control funding, laws banning kids from using tanning devices and pain management policies.
Aug. 1, 2019
Districts, educators and parents in Arizona are working to improve how students are learning, even with continued funding shortfalls. There are areas of agreement and disagreement, but most seem on board to push for change.
Aug. 1, 2019
In the summer of 2015, Mexico’s Supreme Court issued a clear ruling: any state law that defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. Nevertheless, the situation for same-sex couples wanting to marry in Mexico four years later remains complex. Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, is one of a number of Mexican states where such couples still face additional barriers to wed.
Aug. 1, 2019
Phoenix residents have the chance to vote on a proposed extension of the metro area's light rail line down Central Avenue, into south Phoenix. Early voting starts Wednesday and ballots containing Proposition 105 are in the mail.
July 31, 2019
Gov. Doug Ducey defended his role in the Arizona Commerce Authority’s decision to pull an incentive from Nike when reporters questioned him about the move Tuesday.
July 31, 2019
Early voting for the city of Phoenix Special Election starts today and mail-in ballots are being sent out. The Phoenix City Clerk’s Office is organizing the Aug. 27 vote, in which residents will be able to make decisions on two city propositions related to the future of light rail and pension reform.
July 31, 2019
Mexico might soon have its own electric car, made entirely with Mexican talent and components. There’s hope that this is the start of a new auto industry in Mexico, less dependent on foreign trade and a chance for the country’s business — and natural — environment.
July 31, 2019
Wednesday night, the second set of 10 candidates took the stage in Detroit for Night 2 of the July Democratic debates. Catch up with NPR's coverage of both debate nights.
July 30, 2019
Environmental groups have tried to hinder expanded coal mining on the Navajo Reservation that powers the Four Corners Power Plant. But the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals put a stop to their bid on Monday.
July 30, 2019
The U.S. and China will restart talks this week in an effort to end their ongoing trade dispute. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rich Preston.
July 29, 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.
July 29, 2019
Republican Rep. Mark Finchem wants the Attorney General’s office to investigate the handling of the state’s school voucher program under Democratic Superintendent Kathy Hoffman. Some say his real goal is to move the state closer to shifting oversight of the program away from the Department of Education entirely.
July 29, 2019
A year after former state Rep. David Stringer made racist comments about immigrants and African Americans, state Sen. Sylvia Allen, a Republican from Snowflake, was recorded saying she thought the United States would soon “look like South American countries,” among other things.
July 29, 2019

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