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Gov. Ducey works to expand broadband in rural Arizona

According to a news release, Ducey’s broadband proposal is a central element of the state spending plan announced on Jan. 15. It includes investing $33.1 million to install broadband conduit and fiber from Flagstaff to the California border along I-40.

  Historic day for women’s equality as Kamala Harris becomes vice president

  Arizona Air National Guard troop deploys to third inauguration

President Biden takes action to protect transgender Americans from discrimination

Former Rep. Rick Renzi among last-minute pardons

AZ Rep. Finchem fails to comment on backlash after Holocaust comparison tweet

Tribal leaders blast congressman opposed to Biden nomination

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Gov. Ducey honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day

FBI Phoenix coordinates with partners ahead of inauguration

Gov. Ducey will attend 2021 Presidential inauguration

Here’s how Arizona lawmakers voted in the impeachment of President Donald Trump

Police, FBI investigating after Calvin Goode memorial hacked with racist comments

Trump issues emergency declaration for inauguration

  Gov. Ducey outlines priorities for 2021 during State of the State address

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey delivered his 2021 State of the State address on Monday, Jan. 11.

Arizona GOP to vote on resolution to censure Cindy McCain

McCain took to Twitter defending her decision to support Biden saying, “I am a proud lifelong Republican and will continue to support candidates who put country over party and stand for the rule of law.”

Pima County Republican headquarters vandalized amid chaos in Washington D.C.

Tucson Police have been notified and are investigating the incident.

Not the ‘blue wave’ they hoped for, but Democrats made gains in 2020

While they grabbed the top two races on the ballot, Democrats made little to no headway in state, local or other congressional races.

Arizona Secretary of State responds to Trump call to Georgia Secretary of State

Gov. Doug Ducey to give 2021 state-of-the-state address

Democrats pass independents, can’t overtake GOP in voter registration

Gov. Ducey rejects 2-week ‘quarantine’ for schools

Arizona GOP chair joins lawsuit against Vice President Mike Pence

Republicans block $2,000 virus stimulus checks despite Trump demand

Judge will not force county to obey subpoena on Arizona vote

Ruling is a setback to the effort to get access to materials in time to audit them and send a report to Congress before Electoral College votes are counted on Jan. 6.

Tribal leaders optimistic about Biden; call Haaland nomination a good start

Tribal leaders said they hope Biden can build their trust in the federal government.

After four years of tumult, businesses hopeful for Biden trade policy

President Donald Trump entered office pledging to blow up trade deals, and he later imposed tariffs on trading partners around the world – but the biggest threat to Arizona-Mexico trade over the past four years appears to have been COVID-19.

Biden’s work cut out for him in plan to undo Trump immigration policy

President Donald Trump has touched virtually every part of the immigration issue.

US wildlife agency gives more deference to economic benefits

Critics argue the change would open lands to more energy development and other activities at the expense of imperiled plants and wildlife.

Phoenix PD offers officers mental health training; community members say that’s not enough

Activists point to police shooting deaths of mentally ill Arizonans in the past as evidence that law enforcement officers need help defusing such situations.

Three Arizona tribal leaders on diverse slate of 11 electoral voters

Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr., Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis and Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez will join eight other Democrats to cast the state’s votes for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Election results cause rift between Gov. Ducey and President Trump

When state law required Ducey to certify Arizona’s presidential election results and sign off on Trump’s defeat last week, four years of loyalty wasn’t enough to protect him from the president.

House calls: Arizona lawmakers land in COVID-19 quarantine more often

Except for states with just one House member, Arizona has the highest percentage of delegation members who have quarantined.

COVID-19, Trump and racism drive increases in voter turnout in some tribal communities

The largest jump in voter turnout in Arzona came in Apache County, which has a 73% Native population.

Arizona legislature buildings close due to rise in COVID-19 cases

Officials say the move comes out of "an abundance of caution" as COVID-19 cases rise.

Copper rush: Opponents worry feds have fast-tracked Resolution mine OK

The Resolution Copper mine is a project planned for lands near Superior, Arizona, that are claimed as sacred by the San Carlos Apache.

Arizona certifies Biden’s win over President Trump

The Arizona general election results were certified Monday morning by Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero to deliver Inaugural State of the City Address virtually on Dec. 2

For the first time, the Mayor’s address will also be in Spanish

Arizona Secretary of State calls out governor for silence over refuted election results, responds to violent threats

"These actions are utterly abhorrent, especially when directed at my family and my staff," Hobbs wrote in a statement.

  Pima County Sheriff Race: Nanos Reacts to Napier’s Concession

Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier (a Republican) concedes election for sheriff to opponent Chris Nanos (a Democrat) almost two weeks after election day.

Sen. Martha McSally concedes loss to Democrat Mark Kelly

Sen. McSally's current term ends January 2021.

  Money to support Trump court fight could flow to president

The unusual way the Trump campaign is divvying up the contributions has drawn scrutiny from election watchdogs, who say Trump and his family are poised to financially benefit from the arrangement.

Associated Press calls Tom O’Halleran winner of Arizona’s 1st Congressional District

The Associated Press predicts democratic nominee Tom O’Halleran the winner of Arizona’s 1st congressional district.

Restaurants can’t sell cocktails to go, judge rules

The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed by Arizona bar owners and tenders that challenged the governor's executive order. That lawsuit argued that the order didn't treat bars the same as restaurants.

  Latinos may be the reason Arizona turns blue

62% of Latino voters across the U.S. side with the Democratic Party, 34% chose Republicans, according to a Pew Research study.

Romney: Trump’s election fraud claim wrong, ‘reckless’

Trump, who has complained for weeks about mail-in ballots, escalated his allegations late Thursday, saying at the White House that the ballot-counting process is unfair and corrupt.

Sheriff Napier says it’s too soon to concede

With a margin of roughly 6,000 votes, Napier will wait for a full count.

Arizona’s renewable energy future at play in Corporation Commission races

Two Republicans and a Democrat were leading in the race to secure three of the five seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission.

ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Get results for all the races, propositions you care about here

Issues at stake: Recreational marijuana, funding for teachers.

  Pima County could take another week to count 18,000 provisional ballots

As of this morning, 40,000 ballots still needed to be counted in Pima County and we won’t have a complete count just yet.

Legislative leader selects 4th member of redistricting panel

Apache County man is the fourth appointment to the panel that will redraw congressional and legislative districts.

Hobbs learns Sharpie ballot rumor, like marker’s ink, is hard to erase

Sec. of State says there could be other reasons for 'canceled' ballots.

ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Maricopa County vote count continues

Gap between Trump, Biden narrows.

  Mark Kelly promises to improve health care access and the economy

For the first time in nearly a century, Arizona will have two Democrats holding seats in the Senate.

ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: AP projects Mark Kelly winner over Martha McSally in key Senate race

Gov. Doug Ducey appointed McSally to fulfill the term of the late John McCain.

Officials ‘braced for the worst,’ but report little voter intimidation

Elections officials saw few problems and the issues they did encounter were quickly resolved.

EXPLAINER: Why AP called Arizona for Biden

Analysis of ballots cast statewide concluded there were not enough outstanding to allow President Trump to catch up.

Maricopa County Attorney Adel undergoes emergency surgery

Republican was appointed in late 2019 to fill a vacancy.

ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Biden projected to win in Arizona, flip longtime Republican stronghold

The former vice president benefited from the state’s changing demographics and successfully won over swing voters.

EXPLAINER: Calling a race is tricky: How AP does it

In the 2020 U.S. general election, The Associated Press will declare winners in more than 7,000 races – starting with the White House and reaching down the ballot to every seat in every state legislature.

Everything you need to know about the General Election

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020

Arizona voters have already cast a record 2.3 million early ballots

There are 4.28 million registered voters in Arizona this year.

Judge rejects Arizona redistricting panel list injunction

Judge rules Democratic leaders waited too long to ask a court to step in.

Vice President Mike Pence to visit Flagstaff, Tucson

The vice president will hold two rallies in northern and southern Arizona on Friday, Oct. 30.

7 common mistakes to avoid when voting

As Election Day looms, the biggest worry for many Arizona voters is whether their votes will be counted.

Cost of Trump’s trips to campaign events still hard to pin down

When Air Force One touched down in Arizona on Wednesday, it was at least the 20th campaign stop for the jet in the past eight days.

#ChalkTheVote: Arizona families hit the sidewalks to encourage voting

A similar campaign in 2018 generated 1.2 million voting reminders across the nation.

Kamala Harris to visit Tucson, Phoenix

She is expected to meet with Latina business owners and visit a “get-out-the-vote event.”

  Sahuarita adopts ordinance to ban recreational marijuana stores if Prop 207 passes

The town of Sahuarita preemptively put rules in place for recreational marijuana.

  ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Sen. Martha McSally talks about the home stretch

Sen. Martha McSally said she’s ready for the home stretch leading up to Election Day.

  ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Mark Kelly says his work isn’t done

Mark Kelly, who is running for Senate, said healthcare is one of the biggest issues facing Arizona residents.

Top Democrats sue over Arizona redistricting panel list

Complaint alleges the state Commission on Appellate Court Appointments failed to properly vet two independent candidates chosen to chair a commission to redraw political districts.

Everything you need to know about the Nov. 3 election

Deadline to register to request a ballot-by-mail is Oct. 23.

NAU linebacker has spotlight in Biden ad during Monday Night Football

For Tristen Vance, addressing voters and sports fans directly is an opportunity to encourage others to be as productive as the pandemic will allow them be.

  UA law professor breaks down Barrett confirmation hearings as senators prepare to vote

The full Senate is slated to take up the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Friday, Oct. 23. The final vote is expected the following week, days before the election.

Kelly reports raising $39 million in Arizona Senate bid in third quarter

Fundraising was driven in part by a surge in donations following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  Experimental COVID-19 drug given to Trump has 3 trial locations in Tucson

Drug given to President Trump, Regeneron, is conduction clinical trials at three locations in Tucson.

Coconino County to hold its 1st judicial retention election

Voters gave up the right to elect judges and instead will only have power to keep or nix Superior Court judges who are appointed by the governor.

Trump Jr. headed to Tucson on Oct. 14

Make America Great Again event will be at the Port of Tucson.

  Common mistakes by voters that get ballots rejected

Nearly a thousand out of more than 226,000 ballots in Pima County were rejected in the 2020 Primary Election due to mistakes made by voters.

  Pima County taking steps to make sure your mail-in ballot counts

To ease the minds of Pima County voters, election officials have put in place steps to ensure your ballot is not tampered with.

California officials say unofficial ballot boxes are illegal

Boxes were reported in Fresno, Los Angeles and Orange counties at locations including political party offices, candidate headquarters and churches.