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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U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said that more unaccompanied minors are attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. He said as many as 300-350 minors a day are crossing and that there aren’t any sustainable solutions to curb the issue.
Apr. 7, 2019
All 50 states saw increases in average teacher salaries over the last decade, but when adjusting for inflation, there was only an increase in 14 states. There were decreases in 36 states, including Arizona, which saw a decrease of almost 10 percent.
Apr. 5, 2019
Voters elect legislators, and legislators in turn write laws to meet the needs of those who put them in office. But some laws are not the work of legislators. Some laws were written by special interest groups to serve a specific agenda.
Apr. 5, 2019
The Department of Agriculture has proposed changes to SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps.
Apr. 5, 2019
Victims of child rape and sexual abuse won't get more time to sue their assailants, at least not this year.
Apr. 5, 2019
The Tempe City Council will make a final decision at a special city meeting on April 12. Former students of a school Councilman Kolby Granville taught at allege he facilitated underage drinking and made unwanted sexual advances toward them after they graduated.
Apr. 4, 2019
Arizona Sen. Martha McSally delivered the keynote address today at a National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment.
Apr. 4, 2019
State lawmakers are going to create a code of conduct for Arizona legislators. This comes more than a year after legislative leaders promised to create the code. That was after former Rep. Don Shooter was expelled from the House over accusations of sexual harassment.
Apr. 4, 2019
In February, Arizona legislators rejected a bill that would have forced makers of alternative milks, like soy and almond, to stop using the word “milk” on its labels. “Almonds don’t lactate” was widely quoted as a major reason for the bill. But, this phrase and the debate did not start in Arizona and do not look to end anytime soon.
Apr. 4, 2019
On Wednesday, outside of the White House, Gov. Doug Ducey shifted his position on President Trump’s threat the close our Southern border. He told reporters that, while trade is important, “border security comes first.” This is a new take on a possible government shutdown for Ducey.
Apr. 4, 2019
It was a split along party lines Wednesday as the Congressional House Judiciary Committee voted to allow subpoenaing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s full report without redactions.
Apr. 4, 2019
A panel of state senators has given its OK to a plan that would require school districts to consolidate. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. John Fillmore, an Apache Junction Republican, would force elementary and high school districts to merge into unified districts by July 1, 2024.
Apr. 3, 2019
The state House has been short one member since Rep. David Stringer submitted his resignation last week. Now legislative district 1 and the House took a key step to moving on as the Yavapai County Supervisors chose Stringer’s successor.
Apr. 3, 2019
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump spoke to the press from the White House about his threat to close the entire U.S. southern border. But then the president reversed course just a few hours later, saying he felt Mexico was stepping up efforts to keep migrants from entering the U.S.
Apr. 3, 2019
Customs and Border Protection announced it is shifting officers from its Nogales crossing point to other regions along the border to assist with a surge in migration.
Apr. 3, 2019
The Drought Contingency Plan that Arizona and the six other Colorado River Basin states have been working on to maintain water supplies needs federal approval, and a vital step toward that conclusion was introduced in the Senate this week.
Apr. 3, 2019
President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border is not sitting well with one of his ardent supporters: Gov. Doug Ducey.
Apr. 3, 2019
A bill attempting to pay young adults $3.75 an hour less than other Arizonans earning minimum wage has hit a wall.
Apr. 3, 2019
In Arizona, full-time females working year-round on average make 85 cents for every dollar a full-time male worker makes, which amounts to roughly a $7,000 annual difference. This dollar to cent ratio, however, is five cents smaller than the national wage gap of 80 cents to the dollar.
Apr. 2, 2019
Councilman Kolby Granville was a teacher at a Tempe charter school until he was fired in December 2017. Former students of the school allege Granville served alcohol to them after they graduated and made unwanted sexual advances.
Apr. 2, 2019

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