Politics

Giles joins mayors questioning reliability of shortened census count

WASHINGTON - Mesa Mayor John Giles joined mayors from around the country Monday questioning the reliability of the just-ended census and demanding that the Census Bureau be given more time to verify its count of the U.S. population.


U.S. House, District 3: School choice, illegal immigration top issues for Daniel Wood

Daniel Wood, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 3, stresses the importance of reforming immigration laws. He also says that while the initial pandemic response was good, it’s now time to get more people back to work.


U.S. House, District 3: Raul Grijalva says change requires investment in people

Rep. Raul Grijalva talks about climate change, COVID-19, education and what the future of America could look like.


U.S. House, District 2: Brandon Martin wants secure borders, in-person voting

Republican Brandon Martin plans to increase border security and push for local control of pandemic efforts if elected to the U.S. House of Representatives District 2.


U.S. House, District 2: Ann Kirkpatrick puts health care at forefront

Kirkpatrick said the pandemic has been managed fairly well in Arizona, giving much of the credit to mayors and local efforts.


Court: Mailed Navajo ballots should not get extra time to be counted

WASHINGTON - Native Americans may face barriers to voting in general, but that is not enough to require that ballots mailed from the Navajo Nation get 10 extra days to be counted, a federal appeals court said Thursday.


Rush to register voters is on after court shortens registration window

WASHINGTON - Voting rights groups who thought they had until Oct. 23 to register new voters were scrambling Wednesday after a federal court set a new registration deadline of 11:59 p.m. Thursday.


Groups mount ‘all hands’ push to count people with Census cut short

WASHINGTON - Arizona advocacy groups mounted an "all hands on deck" push to boost last-minute census response rates after the Census Bureau announced plans to end the 2020 census count Thursday, two weeks earlier than expected.


Glendale homeowners association orders removal of Black Lives Matter sign

GLENDALE – A Glendale HOA sent a violation notice to a homeowner for displaying a Black Lives Matter flag on her home, raising questions about the power of HOAs to dictate political expression.


Arizona faces back-to-back court hearings with weeks to Election Day

WASHINGTON - The road to the ballot box in Arizona apparently runs through the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which heard two cases in just the past two days concerning ballots and voter registration in the state.


Proposition 208 proposes income surtax on high earners to fund education

Proposition 208 proposes a 3.5% income tax raise to increase funding for teachers, support staff and education programs.


U.S. House, District 1: Tom O’Halleran calls for unity, more information on COVID-19

Congressman Tom O’Halleran is seeking his third term as representative of Arizona’s 1st Congressional District. O’Halleran calls for unity for all people, no matter their political beliefs.