Politics

Court: Holiday did not give Arizona voter an extra day to register

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Thursday rejected a Maricopa County man's claim that he was denied the right to vote in 2016 because the last day to register fell on a holiday, and he registered a day later.


1 in 4 Arizonans still insist Trump won, as second impeachment begins

WASHINGTON - As the Senate began debate on a historic second impeachment of former President Donald Trump, a recent poll shows that over half of Arizona Republicans believe Trump was the rightful winner of the November election.


The realism of imitation firearms: Who benefits and who suffers?

PHOENIX – Realistic imitation firearms are useful for training and profitable for gun manufacturers. But since 2015, 212 deadly police shootings nationwide have had victims holding fake weapons.


Arizona gets grades from failing to ‘OK-ish’ for anti-tobacco efforts

WASHINGTON - Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. but two recent national reports say Arizona - like most states - needs to do more to help people break free from using tobacco products.


Hobbs, other state officials discuss 2020 election ‘conspiracy circus’

WASHINGTON - Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs told a national panel Thursday that the best way to combat election misinformation is with truth, even if "there are some folks who are never going to believe anything I say."


Supreme Court halts hearings on Trump border cases after Biden reversals

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court postponed upcoming hearings on two Trump administration immigration policies Wednesday, after both had been reversed on the first day of President Joe Biden’s term.


Arizona mayors join plea for $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill with city aid

WASHINGTON - Six Arizona mayors were among hundreds who urged Congress to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief bill that includes $350 billion for state and local governments who say they are on the front lines of the crisis.


Hobbs calls for expanded voting rights, blasts GOP election proposals

WASHINGTON - Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said the 2020 elections "challenged our democracy in ways we've never seen before" but that officials still delivered a safe, secure election with record-breaking turnout.


Arizonans prepare for a March for Life with no marching, more surfing

WASHINGTON - In any other year, scores of Arizonans would be in Washington this week for the National March for Life, an annual anti-abortion event. But during COVID-19, this year's virtual event will have less marching, more surfing.


Advocates, lawmakers hail Biden pledge to respect tribal sovereignty

WASHINGTON - Native American policy experts and Arizona lawmakers welcomed President Joe Biden’s order calling for stronger relations with tribal governments.


Dreamers in Arizona have mixed feelings about Biden’s immigration plan

PHOENIX – Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program have mixed feelings about the immigration plan outlined by President Joe Biden.


Border wall foes hail order halting project, but say it’s only first step

WASHINGTON - Border wall opponents said President Joe Biden's order to pause construction of the wall is "a huge win." But they also said it's not the end of the fight, noting that they want to make sure no more is built - or that it's taken down.