Politics

Trump cites Arizona’s success fighting COVID-19, as cases resume rise

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump cited Arizona early in Thursday's presidential debate, claiming the "very big spike" in COVID-19 cases in the state is "now gone." Except that cases in the state are rising and health officials are urging people not to let down their guard.


Judge denies early Pascua Yaqui voting site, ending years-long feud

WASHINGTON - The Pascua Yaqui Tribe will not get the early voting location it has been asking for since 2018, after a federal judge flatly denied the request he said would overburden an elections office "already stretched to its breaking point."


Maricopa County Sheriff: Paul Penzone wants to build more trust in law enforcement

After taking over a sheriff’s office with a history of racial profiling in 2017, incumbent Paule Penzone hopes to build trust and relationships.


Maricopa County Sheriff: Jerry Sheridan wants to repair law enforcement’s relationship with the public

Jerry Sheridan, former chief deputy for Sheriff Joe Arpaio, said he would improve officer morale and strengthen relations with minority communities if elected Maricopa County sheriff.


U.S. House, District 9: Dave Giles emphasizes individual freedom in bid for Congress

Dave Giles says education and security are top priorities for Arizonans as he vies to represent the 9th Congressional District in Congress.


U.S. House, District 9: COVID-19 relief package, climate change are top priorities for Greg Stanton

If reelected, U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton says his focus will be providing COVID-19 relief and improving Arizona’s economy.


Friday is deadline to request mail ballot, arrange for remote voting from hospitals, nursing homes

PHOENIX – Friday at 5 p.m. is the deadline to request a ballot-by-mail or a special election board for voters in hospitals and nursing homes.


U.S. House, District 8: Michael Muscato looks to revive economy, put people over party

Michael Muscato looks to disrupt what he sees as ineffective leadership as he vies for a seat representing the 8th Congressional District. Immigration, health care and climate change are among his campaign’s main focuses.


U.S. House, District 8: Debbie Lesko applauds COVID-19 response, backs law enforcement

Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, wants to continue to focus on the economy. Following previous policy, Lesko said Arizona can get back to where it was economically pre-COVID-19.


McSally heaps praise on Barrett on eve of first confirmation vote

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Martha McSally left little doubt how she plans to vote on Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, calling Barrett "a gift to America" during a brief meeting Wednesday.


GOP expects Schweikert to hold off challenger; analysts aren’t so sure

WASHINGTON - A national Republican campaign official expressed confidence Wednesday that Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, can fend off a challenge from Democrat Hiral Tipirneni, who leads in some polls and has raised millions more for her campaign.


U.S. House, District 7: Arizona should have trusted the people on COVID-19, Josh Barnett says

Josh Barnett, the Republican candidate for District 7 in the U.S. House of Representatives, said his No. 1 issue is human and child trafficking, followed by immigration. He said that these problems are all tied to the border, and that a plan to reform the entire system is needed.