Arizona Elections

Early ballots go out on Wednesday for the runoff for Phoenix City Council. Mail-in ballots go out Wednesday to people on the Permanent Early Voting List and people who have requested an early ballot. Those ballots can be mailed back or dropped off at early voting locations.
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A proposal in California to tax soda appears dead after its sponsor said he’d delay a vote until next year. While there are currently soda taxes in a handful of California cities, the state legislature last year passed a law banning any new local soda taxes.
Apr. 23, 2019
A case involving three Chandler children taken from their parents by the Arizona Department of Child Safety is garnering national attention. It has also resulted in a judge ordering how the media can report on the case. Arizona Republic reporter Dianna Náñez is covering the story and joined The Show.
Apr. 23, 2019
How interested are Americans in voting? How much of a generational difference are we seeing when it comes to high-efficacy voting? And, finally, does the deemphasizing of civics education in schools affect that?
Apr. 23, 2019
In the past decade, pedestrian deaths in the City of Phoenix have more than doubled, according to a policy memo from city staff. The Phoenix City Council will get an update on efforts to improve driver and pedestrian safety.
Apr. 22, 2019
As the border region continues to be at the center of the political debate in Washington, and those who live there are the ones who feel the effects.
Apr. 22, 2019
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation aimed at reducing distracted driving and using hand-held devices while behind the wheel. Speaking to members of the press, Ducey thanked the families of victims like Salt River tribal Officer Clayton Townsend who was killed in January by a distracted driver.
Apr. 22, 2019
A potential high-profile meeting and a pair of elections top the list of big international stories in the coming days. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
Apr. 22, 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.
Apr. 22, 2019
After officer-involved shootings spiked in 2018, the Phoenix Police Department asked a Washington, D.C., research firm to figure out why. The report came out late last week, and The Show spoke to KJZZ’s Bret Jaspers to get a rundown.
Apr. 22, 2019
This week, the Arizona legislature will hit its 100th day in session.
Apr. 22, 2019
Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams says she’s committed to following nine recommendations from an outside group that studied her officers’ actions.
Apr. 19, 2019
On Thursday, The Show spoke with a representative of activist group LUCHA (Living United for Change) about their protest outside of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office this week. They say the office is a major factor in Arizona’s fourth-highest incarceration rate.
Apr. 19, 2019
Thursday night saw the first debate among three of the Democratic candidates on the University of Arizona campus, about four months ahead of the primary. Those candidates are Randi Dorman, Steve Farley and Regina Romero.
Apr. 19, 2019
This week, New York City declared a public health emergency associated with a measles outbreak, and mandatory vaccinations have been called for. However, five parents filed a lawsuit against the city’s department of health, claiming it had gone too far in requiring vaccinations.
Apr. 19, 2019
A proposal banning the use of hand-held cellphones by drivers across Arizona is on the way to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's desk following a vote by the Arizona House.
Apr. 18, 2019
The six-person panel of bipartisan representatives has been investigating Rep. David Schweikert since April 2018, on allegations that he misspent official funds, improperly funneled funds to his chief of staff and omitted information from his financial and campaign reports.
Apr. 18, 2019
Later this hour, the Arizona House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a few bills that deal with texting while driving. One is a general ban on using hand-held cell phones, except when drivers are parked or at a stop light or railroad crossing. Another bill deals more broadly with distracted driving.
Apr. 18, 2019
LUCHA, which stands for Living United for Change in Arizona, says their organization has proposed sentencing reforms — and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery has opposed them every step of the way.
Apr. 18, 2019
The influx of migrants to Arizona’s border cities is overwhelming the shelters and services that help them. Yuma’s mayor Doug Nicholls just declared an emergency in that city as a result. Now, Gov. Ducey is pledging state help for Yuma. So, how are other cities in Arizona preparing and dealing with this issue?
Apr. 18, 2019
The Arizona law restricts the use of emergency voting centers. It comes in response to Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes’ creation of five emergency voting centers in the last election, which Republicans say didn’t do enough to vet voters’ emergencies.
Apr. 18, 2019

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