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This is how voting by mail will look in Arizona in November

Arizona, for years considered solidly Republican, is in play this year as a battleground state.

Arizonan on Trump’s short list for Supreme Court has low profile

Second Lady Karen Pence talks on unemployment among military spouses

  With Democrats in the lead in the state, Arizona could be turning blue

Is Arizona turning blue? Polls show state favors democratic candidates

Report: Arizona teens paid to file social media posts for campaigns

  Barr under fire over comparison of virus lock-in to slavery

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Karen Pence to visit D-M, meet with military spouses

Poll finds Tucson residents reject government-controlled health care

USPS sends vote-by-mail postcard to households

Cruz urges Department of Justice to investigate Netflix film ‘Cuties’

Vice president to visit Phoenix on Friday

Kansas City Chiefs fans boo teams during display of unity against racism, social injustice

Prosecutor looking into the origins of Russia probe resigns

Nora Dannehy was a top prosecutor on an investigation into how the FBI and other federal agencies set out to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign had coordinated with the Kremlin.

President Trump to host roundtable in Phoenix on Monday

President Trump will host a roundtable in Phoenix on Monday, Sep. 14 for Latinos for Trump.

Challenger to QAnon supporter bows out of race in Georgia

Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal bowed out of the race for “personal and family reasons."

Russian hackers targeting U.S. campaigns, Microsoft says

Most of the infiltration attempts by Russian, Chinese and Iranian agents were halted by Microsoft security software and the targets notified.

Democrat Mark Kelly apologizes for offensive joke

Despite judge’s order, plans being made for census layoffs

  ‘Deadly stuff’: Trump’s own words bring focus back to virus

AZ Supreme Court rules Kanye West cannot appear on the November ballot

Everything you need to know about the Nov. 3 election

House expected to vote on marijuana decriminalization bill in September

Voting groups support Coyotes, Gila River Arena decision for additional voting center

Voters can expect physic.al distancing and safety protocols in alignment with CDC guidelines

Judge halts plan to end Census early, as Arizona, tribal responses lag

Census Bureau to keep counting, put on hold any plans to wind down enumeration until at least Sept. 17, when fuller hearing is scheduled.

  Mayor promises police reforms following Daniel Prude’s death

The mayor of Rochester says reforms are coming to the police department as community elders seek to bring calmer minds to a fifth night of demonstrations over the the March death of Daniel Prude, who lost consciousness after police held a hood over his head.

  Veterans are divided about reports Trump disparaged military

Veterans and military families are divided about reports that President Donald Trump made disparaging comments toward the military.

  From canvassing to car parades; locals work to mobilize voters

Advocates on both sides of the political spectrum are making sure eligible voters understand the significance of this year’s presidential race.

  Local high tech balloon company says political ads are smearing its reputation

Local high tech balloon company, World View, says political ads are smearing its reputation.

Trump denies calling US war dead ‘losers,’ ‘suckers’

President Donald Trump defended himself Friday against accusations that he mocked American war dead as his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, intensified efforts to frame the election as a referendum on the president’s character.

  Protesters gather outside Pelosi’s California home after her salon visit

Hairstylists took to the street outside of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home Thursday.

  Pima County Recorder dispels President’s voting push

"If you want to know what really's going on, you call the Pima County Recorder's Office that conducts these elections. Not your Facebook friends, not someone whose talking on national news."

  Pima County reaching out to voters in vulnerable communities

Pima County reaches out to vulnerable voters to make sure they can cast their votes for the General Elections in November.

Paralyzed Veterans of America urges people with disabilities to plan their vote ahead of time

PVA says they want to ensure all Americans can vote safely and securely and by their preferred method, regardless of their disability.

President suggests voters should attempt to cast ballot twice in interview with WECT’s Jon Evans

The president is making national headlines for what he said in that interview about voting, when he suggested voters should "check their vote" by casting their ballot in person and by mail. “Let them send it in and let them go vote,” said President Trump.

Ducey appoints McGill to fill Yavapai County court vacancy

Michael McGill is a supervising deputy county attorney with the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office.

September 1 is National Poll Worker Recruitment Day

Many poll workers are over 61 and cannot work this year because of health concerns.

Pima County Board of Supervisors suspends county constable without pay

Pima County Constable Oscar Vasquez suspended until the end of the year by the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

Arizona student group slammed for raising money for gunman

College Republicans United announced this week that half of any funds they raise during the semester will go toward paying for the legal defense of Kyle Rittenhouse.

Gov. Ducey pushes masks but goes without in big crowd

Attended the South Lawn speech where President Donald Trump formally accepted the GOP presidential nomination.

Cities: Census ending early so counting is on Trump’s watch

Biostatistician: Shortened deadline causing bureau 'to cut corners,' and will compromise accuracy, reliability and legitimacy of the 2020 census.

Ducey in Washington for Trump’s convention speech

Governor has praising president for helping Arizona’s fight against the coronavirus.

US officials: No signs of foreign targeting of mail-in vote

U.S. officials say they have no intelligence to suggest that foreign countries are working to undermine mail-in voting.

Mother of Mesa police officer killed by drunk driver to speak at RNC

She is expected to speak at the convention Tuesday night.

  WHAT TO WATCH: Melania, Pompeo and Trump at GOP convention

First lady Melania Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are the featured speakers Tuesday at the Republican National Convention.

  Invest In Ed to appear on November Ballot

The Invest in Ed measure proposes a tax-surcharge for high-income earners or single people making over $250,000 and joint households making more than $500,000.

USPS launches election website to provide information about voting by mail

Site serves voting customers seeking information and election officials seeking resources.

Trump wants Supreme Court’s OK to block critics on Twitter

A federal appeals court in New York ruled last year that Trump violated the First Amendment whenever he blocked a critic to silence a viewpoint.

LeBron James, other Lakers wear altered MAGA hats in honor of Breonna Taylor

Instead of reading “Make America Great Again,” the hats had “Great Again” crossed out and said, “Make America arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.”

WHAT TO WATCH: Biden agenda and reviving Obama enthusiasm

Former President Barack Obama, who picked Biden as his running mate a dozen years ago, has top billing for the third night of the all-virtual Democratic National Convention.

A US WeChat ban could hurt many in America, not just China

For people in the U.S., WeChat has less functionality than it does in China. But it’s what connects immigrants and students from China to their pasts and to each other.

2020 Primary Election results show historic ballot-by-mail participation

Every ballot-by-mail is authenticated through a rigorous signature verification process.

  Proposed effort could revive Mississippi’s rebel-themed flag

Organizers of a group called Let Mississippi Vote said they are starting an initiative to put the retired flag and three other flag designs on the statewide ballot.

Trump to withdraw Pendley’s nomination as public lands chief

President Donald Trump intends to withdraw the nomination of William Perry Pendley to head the Bureau of Land Management, a senior administration official said Saturday — much to the relief of environmentalists who insisted the longtime advocate of selling federal lands should not be overseeing them

  Birx says college football players can get back on the field if they’re ‘ultra careful’

White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Deborah Birx believes there is a “way forward” when it comes to college football this fall.

  Primary election sees moderate turnout

In the Pima County Attorney’s race, progressive Laura Conover defeated two challengers.

Social media stress rising country-wide, experts say set limits

During this unprecedented time, new research shows our social media habits i our country are changing due to increased tensions related to the pandemic, politics and race relations.

  Gov. Ducey meets with White House officials about COVID-19

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is at the White House this week to meet with President Donald Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

McSally challenges Kelly to 7 debates as Arizona Senate race heats up

McSally said she'll accept three debate invitations from media outlets in Phoenix and Tucson and wants to pursue three others in rural areas of the state, along with one televised nationally.

  High turnout expected for Tuesday’s primary election

Voters who want to cast a mail-in ballot need to take it to any polling place to drop off.

Raúl Grijalva tests positive for COVID-19

Congressman Raul Grijalva tests positive for COVID-19

Gov. Ducey gives COVID-19 update as hospitalizations decline

Ducey stressed wearing masks in public and credited them for keeping numbers down.

Fire that damaged Arizona Democratic Party headquarters being investigated as arson

The fire ignited at the Arizona Democratic Party building in Phoenix early Friday, July 24.

California salon continues cutting hair indoors in defiance of state orders

San Jose’s Salon Blu is now cutting hair outdoors amid California’s recently relaxed rules on hair salons, but it is also servicing clients indoors.

US Mint: ‘We need your help’ by using exact change when making purchases

The U.S. Mint is asking for the public to make purchases using exact change.

Election officials release guides, ensure voter safety at polls amid COVID-19

Arizona officials released two guides to ensure residents will be able to cast their vote come August 4th.

  Pima County facing poll worker shortage for Aug. 4 primary

The pay is $155 for the day. Poll workers classes begin on July 26.

Trump threatens to pull tax exemption for schools, colleges

In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, President Donald Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening their tax-exempt status.

  Fact Finders: How secure is my vote-by-mail ballot?

IT staff works alongside the Pima County government’s IT staff to make sure security measures are in place and tested.

Arizona residents may get to chance to vote on recreational marijuana in November

The Smart and Safe Arizona Act would legalize recreational marijuana use by people 21 and over.

  Vice President Pence meets with Gov. Ducey as Arizona leads nation in coronavirus cases

A masked Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Arizona on Wednesday, where the state leads the nation in new coronavirus cases per capita.

Trump credits new border wall with stopping migrants, virus

Trump’s rally in Tulsa was meant to be a sign of the nation’s reopening and a show of political force but instead generated thousands of empty seats and swirling questions about the president’s campaign.

UPDATE: President Trump’s Arizona visit to begin with survey of border wall in Yuma

President Donald Trump will also speak to students in Phoenix

Report: Trump to visit Border Fence near Yuma next week

The day has not yet been announced.

New Zealand down to one active coronavirus case

New Zealand health authorities have reported no new virus cases for a week.

Trump tours, touts mask factory -- but no mask for him

Trump revved up Air Force One and headed to Arizona to visit a Honeywell facility that makes N95 masks in what the president suggests will mark the return to more regular travel.

Reports: President Trump may be coming to Arizona next week

According to several reports, President Donald Trump may be coming to Arizona next week.

Former Sen. Flake says defeat of President Trump better for Republican Party than second term

Former Sen. Jeff Flake said he believes a win by Democrats in November would be better for the Republican Party than a second term for President Donald Trump.

  Mid-April in America is an unforgiving time, and now this

For a generation, mid-April has delivered some of American life’s most difficult moments. Traumatic anniversaries of the past 27 years are rolling by as Americans experience one of the most disruptive moments in their history: the coronavirus, and the effort to contain it.

Former Arizona Gov. Jane Hull dies at 84

She was Arizona’s second female governor, and the first to be elected to the job.

  Ivanka Trump ignores White House guidelines against discretionary travel

Ivanka Trump traveled with her family from Washington to Bedminster, New Jersey, last week to celebrate Passover despite coronavirus guidelines discouraging discretionary travel, which she's encouraged others to follow.