Arizona Elections

Frustrated by what she calls oversteps of Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ authority, state Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita plans to sponsor legislation to change how the state’s election procedures manual is written. The election procedures manual is intended to provide guidance for county recorders to implement laws enacted by the Legislature in the name of keeping elections uniform and fair throughout Arizona.
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Climate change has become a national security issue. The Pentagon acknowledges that flooding, drought and extreme storms can disrupt U.S. military capabilities and threaten military facilities worldwide.
Nov. 7, 2019
This week, Tucson voters elected Democrat Regina Romero to serve as the city’s next mayor. Her victory over her Independent and Green Party challengers was widely predicted, but Romero’s tenure will now mark several firsts for the second largest city in Arizona. She is the first woman to hold the job, and the first Latina to claim the seat.
Nov. 7, 2019
As the formal impeachment process against President Donald Trump heats up, two members of Arizona’s congressional delegation now find themselves in the crosshairs, too — sort of.
Nov. 7, 2019
The Arizona Supreme Court has backed down from an order banning photography and videos outside the courthouse. Instead, Chief Justice Robert Brutinel replaced the order with another, specifically banning activity threatening a person, disrupting court operations, or compromising security in and around the court.
Nov. 7, 2019
After Monday’s attacks in Sonora, Mexico, where three women and six children from a binational Mormon community were murdered, the Mexican government has promised to reinforce gun trafficking operations, while collaborating with its American counterparts.
Nov. 6, 2019
The United States has assisted Mexico on the war on drugs for years, providing training, intelligence and equipment. The question is what more can the U.S. do? How effective have we been in dealing with the cartels?
Nov. 6, 2019
Democrats Sweep Tucson City Council Elections
Three City Council seats were up for grabs on election night, and the Democrats took them all. The party has had complete control over Tucson for four years, and on Tuesday it won two more years.
Nov. 6, 2019
Tucson voters elected their first Latina mayor Tuesday. Regina Romero will be the first woman to lead Arizona's second-largest city. Tucson's last Hispanic mayor was Estevan Ochoa, who was elected in 1875.
Nov. 6, 2019
Tucson voters overwhelmingly rejected Proposition 205 on Tuesday. The initiative would have made Tucson Arizona’s first sanctuary city, adding protections for undocumented immigrants. Opponents said it went too far in restricting police officers, endangering public safety and the city's budget. Proponents said the measure would have sent the message that immigrants are safe and protected.
Regina Romero Will Be Tucson's First Latina Mayor | Dems Sweep City Council
Nov. 5, 2019
Voters in dozens of school districts in Maricopa County have decided whether those districts can borrow more and spend more on K-12 schools. Results are from the Maricopa County Recorder's Office as of 6:47 p.m. on Friday.
Nov. 5, 2019
Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act also establishes minimum requirements for pay, transportation and housing, which has some in the agricultural industry worried.
Nov. 5, 2019
Erica Maxwell is the state’s first ever associate superintendent of equity, diversity and inclusion, a position created by Democratic Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman.
Nov. 5, 2019
Michael Britt London, the president of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, told KJZZ they would not go forward with their threat of a no-confidence vote in Chief Jeri Williams. This comes in reaction to the chief’s firings of two officers last week who were involved in high-profile cases.
Nov. 5, 2019
Twenty-five years ago this week, nearly 60% of Californians voted to pass Proposition 187. The initiative forbid free health care, education and other state services to undocumented immigrants.
Nov. 5, 2019
Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes addressed voters on Facebook Live on Tuesday morning. He said almost 2 million ballots were sent out to residents, but 75% of those had yet to be returned.
Nov. 5, 2019
On Tuesday, voters will decide whether to declare Tucson the state’s first “sanctuary city,” a term with no concrete legal definition that has nonetheless taken on a life of its own in law enforcement and national politics.
Nov. 4, 2019
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

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