Politics

Pandemic, Trump and racism drive voter turnout in some tribal communities

Native American voters say they were driven to vote by COVID-19, racism and President Trump’s disregard for sacred tribal land.


What to know about open carry gun laws in Arizona

Arizona has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the U.S., a country that considers gun ownership a constitutional right under the Second Amendment.


Kelly takes oath, casts first vote as Arizona’s newest senator

WASHINGTON - Mark Kelly can drop "senator-elect" from his title .Less than a month after Election Day, Kelly was sworn in as the junior senator from Arizona on Wednesday and will serve the remaining two years of the late Sen. John McCain's term.


52% of young adults now live at home – the highest rate in 80 years

More than half of young adults 18 to 29 live with their parents, the Pew Research Center has found, and the COVID-19 pandemic is driving that rise.


State leaders deride daylong rehash of rejected voting irregularities

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's attorneys presented hours of rehashed claims of previously rejected voting irregularities during a daylong meeting Monday that legislative leaders called an "illegitimate" exercise meant to undermine confidence in the elections.


Census: Not sure it can exclude migrants, but wants to be left to try

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration said it does not know how many immigrants might be excluded from the Census under a 2019 presidential order, but it still urged the Supreme Court on Monday to overturn lower courts that blocked the proposal.


Proposition 207: What happens before recreational marijuana becomes legal in Arizona?

PHOENIX – Legalization of marijuana use will bring new business to existing dispensaries, add opportunities for marjiuana growers and lead to moves to expunge criminal records.


Kelly already playing part of senator ahead of next week’s swearing-in

WASHINGTON - He won't be sworn in for several days yet, but Sen.-elect Mark Kelly is already acting the part, meeting with the governor and senators, naming a transition team and hosting town halls. There's little time to waste: His swearing-in could come next week.


That’s awkward: Trump touts Arizona election review that won’t happen

WASHINGTON- When the Trump campaign announced Tuesday that the Arizona Legislature would hold a public meeting next week to review this year's elections, there was just one problem. Nobody told state lawmakers, who said it's not happening.


After weeks of fighting, ballot counting may be near finish in Arizona

WASHINGTON - All 15 Arizona counties had submitted official election results by Monday to the secretary of state, who will certify them in the next week or sooner - ending a contentious weeks-long battle over a normally routine process.


Another judge dismisses another GOP suit over election, ballot count

PHOENIX - Arizona Republicans suffered another blow Thursday to their legal challenges to the election when a Maricopa County judge dismissed a suit claiming that Maricopa County officials' audit of ballots was in technical violation of state law.


Judge promises quick decision in latest Arizona GOP attack on election

PHOENIX - A Maricopa County judge said he would decide by Thursday morning whether to let the Arizona Republican Party proceed with its challenge to Maricopa County's audit of ballots from this month's election, an audit the party claims violated state law.