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Earlier fears of short-staffed elections averted, but some fears remain

WASHINGTON - Earlier fears that voter intimidation would make it hard to hire workers run state elections have not panned out. But county recorders say they are staffed up, they concede that workers may be looking over their shoulders more this year than in years past.


Fact-check: Katie Hobbs backed bill to double Arizona gasoline taxes

In mid-October, Kari Lake said Katie Hobbs “has voted to double our gas tax.” Politifact rates that claim as mostly true.


Fact-check: No, Katie Hobbs did not vote to pull the Pledge of Allegiance or the U.S. Constitution from school

Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake accused her Democratic opponent, Katie Hobbs, of voting to prevent students from learning about the Pledge of Allegiance, the Constitution, and other historical American documents.


Police promise protection as more reports of ballot box watchers come in

WASHINGTON - The Maricopa County sheriff said he plans to step up security at voting locations in the run-up to Election Day, following more reports of individuals - in some cases armed - filming and tailing voters at ballot drop boxes.


‘Reforma en los bordes’: Los cambios en la policía han sido fragmentarios no integrales

ALBUQUERQUE – Reformar un sistema vasto y complejo de aplicación de la ley requerirá soluciones innovadoras y probadas, un enfoque holístico y la voluntad de cambiar. Hasta ahora, hemos visto "reformas en los bordes", con departamentos, ciudades y estados particulares que abordan elementos de la reforma policial.

Elaine Maestas, a la izquierda, una socorrista de asistencia y respuesta orientada a la comunidad en Albuquerque, Nuevo México, hace una llamada telefónica junto con los socorristas de Seguridad Comunitaria de Albuquerque, Chris Blystone y Deborah Vigil, el 7 de julio de 2022. Respondieron a las secuelas de un SWAT allanamiento que dejó a una familia de cinco sin hogar. (Foto de Kate Heston/Noticias21)

Civility in elections declining as political polarization rises, but there may be hope

PHOENIX – “Coward.” “Conspiracy theorist.” “Psychopath.” These are just a few of the insults hurled at opposing candidates in Arizona political races this election season. Experts say election civility is declining as political polarization rises, and the Arizona gubernatorial race between Kari Lake and Katie Hobbs is a prime example.


Election officials probe alleged voter intimidation at ballot drop box

WASHINGTON - Election officials reacted swiftly to reported voter intimidation this week at a Mesa ballot drop box, condemning the action and reassuring voters that they are working with law enforcement to address such incidents.


Civilian oversight of police is popular, but does it work? A ‘million dollar question’

Civilian oversight agencies tout themselves as a way to improve police-community relations. We look at three different approaches – plus, what works and what doesn’t.


Title IX event highlights changes still needed for women’s soccer

TEMPE — In a panel discussion with two-time Olympian and World Cup champion, Briana Scurry highlights how far women’s soccer has come and the changes the women’s game still needs to reach equality.

Two-time Olympian and World Cup champion Briana Scurry helped start the fight for equality in women’s soccer. Despite her accomplishments, she said, “Part of my journey was impeded by the color of my skin.” (Photo by David Madison/Getty Images)

Clean Elections looks for new partner after fallout over Katie Hobbs, Kari Lake interviews

PHOENIX – Citizens Clean Elections Commission is moving forward with the search to find a new broadcast partner for the Arizona gubernatorial event after Arizona PBS scheduled an interview with Democrat Katie Hobbs, who had declined to debate Republican Kari Lake, without its knowledge.

Republican Kari Lake, left, is running against Democrat Katie Hobbs, right, in the Arizona race for governor. A kerfuffle over interviews with the two candidates has caused Citizens Clean Elections Commission to ditch Arizona PBS as its gubernatorial event partner. (Photos courtesy of Kari Lake, Katie Hobbs campaigns)

Secretary of state: Adrian Fontes wants to restore faith in elections, protect choices

Democrat Adrian Fontes looks to make elections more secure and accessible for Arizona voters.

Adrian Fontes (Photo courtesy of the Adrian Fontes campaign)

Governor: Kari Lake, a Trump-endorsed election denier, touts lack of political experience

Former news anchor and Arizona governor hopeful Kari Lake has no political experience – and that’s exactly why she thinks she should do the job. Her campaign has been associated with proximity to extremists and election conspiracies.

Kari Lake (Photo courtesy of the Kari Lake campaign)