Arizona Elections

Under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump, in order for states and counties to accept refugees, they must opt in and notify the State Department in writing. Gov. Doug Ducey sent a letter to the State Department consenting to refugees resettling in Arizona.
Attorney General William Barr traveled south of the border this week to meet with Mexican authorities, including the president. The conversations focused on improving security, and Mexico insists on protecting its sovereignty.
Dec. 6, 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives has moved much closer to the impeachment of President Trump after Speaker Nancy Pelosi officially called for articles of impeachment on Thursday.
Dec. 6, 2019
A report released by investigators found no evidence that embattled Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen neglected his duties. But the County Board of Supervisors believes his suspension is justified based on the report, which accuses him of misusing county resources for criminal activities.
Dec. 6, 2019
Just a few weeks ago, Tucson got a new Mexican consul. But the diplomat is already raising concerns regarding his political affiliations and his relationship with the press.
Dec. 5, 2019
The Green Party will not be recognized in Arizona in the 2020 elections after it failed to meet a threshold of registered voters laid out in state law. The Republican, Democratic and Libertarian parties did qualify. But the next guest on The Show says the un-recognition of the Green Party is detrimental to all voters — and to the principles of our democracy.
Dec. 5, 2019
Violence and corruption are two major issues that Mexico’s president has vowed to confront. But so far, progress has been minimal. So, to explain why, The Show turned to a researcher who studies politics, corruption and violence in Mexico. David Shirk is a professor of political science and international relations, and director of the Justice in Mexico Program at the University of San Diego.
Dec. 5, 2019
Scott Warren, a volunteer with the humanitarian group No More Deaths, was recently acquitted of charges of harboring migrants at the Arizona border. The jury took just two hours to determine he was not guilty, dealing a blow to the Trump administration’s crackdown on border activists. In short, some see the verdict as an affirmation of No More Deaths’ work.
Dec. 5, 2019
Immigration advocates fear another move by the Trump administration will deter immigrants from seeking citizenship, this time through paperwork. For more on what this means for would-be applicants, The Show talked to Lynn Marcus, director of the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of Arizona’s College of Law.
Dec. 5, 2019
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is set to address a group of conservative state lawmakers on Thursday to tout her $5 billion plan to fund tuition for private school students. DeVos will also join Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey for a separate roundtable discussion at the same Scottsdale resort where DeVos will address a conference held by the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Dec. 5, 2019
In the ongoing inquiry into President Donald Trump’s actions on Ukraine, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from four law professors Wednesday. They discussed the constitutional grounds for impeachment. The hearing drew mixed reactions from Arizona committee members.
Dec. 5, 2019
Conservative lawmakers gathering in Arizona Wednesday for a conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council were greeted with protests and a lawsuit. The council, known as ALEC, has faced growing scrutiny over the model legislation shared at its conferences, which critics say provides corporations and special interest groups a chance to exert influence on state laws.
Dec. 5, 2019
Fifty years ago, 89 Native Americans set out into the San Francisco Bay by boats. Their destination was Alcatraz Island, home of the infamous federal prison that closed 16 years earlier.
Dec. 3, 2019
The holidays can be a great time to catch up with family and friends. It can also be a time to avoid certain topics of discussion with those family members and friends, especially if they hold opinions you disagree with.
Dec. 3, 2019
In addition to impeachment, Congress is trying to finish the budget process for the current fiscal year. That can crowd out other bills, even bipartisan ones, like the Land and Water Conservation Fund. It's a fund for governments to buy land, and advocates are trying to make it permanent.
Dec. 3, 2019
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is holding its first hearing in the impeachment inquiry. The Judiciary Committee is tasked with drafting potential articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Video is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Arizona time.
Dec. 4, 2019
Almost a month ago, three mothers and six children were murdered by suspected drug cartels in Sonora. Their relatives, still seeking justice, met with the Mexican president and participated in a protest against his government.
Dec. 2, 2019
Regina Romero, Tucson’s first Latina chief executive, was sworn in Monday. The former Tucson City Council member defeated independent Edward Ackerley in November, earning over 57% of the vote in the heavily Democratic city.
Dec. 2, 2019
Three Arizona charter schools are facing closure, and 27 similar schools across the country are in financial jeopardy after accepting seed capital from the Green Valley-based company, Education Fund of America.
Dec. 2, 2019
The U.S. Census Bureau is doing a massive push over the next 12 weeks to get people to apply to become Census Takers.
Dec. 2, 2019
A couple of decisions coming up this week could impact investigations into potential war crimes in Afghanistan, and whether Russian athletes will be able to compete under their country’s flag.
Dec. 2, 2019

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