Arizona Elections

APM Reports: Soldiers For Peace
During the Vietnam War, roughly one in five GIs actively opposed the conflict. Many servicemen and women came to believe they were not liberating the country from communism but acting as agents of tyranny. In the combat zone, they rebelled against their commanders' orders. At home, they staged massive protests.
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For many, civil discussion and a knowledge of civics and American history are a combination required to move the nation forward and preserve its traditional institutions. That involves bringing sides with disparate views together, even as they disagree.
Nov. 11, 2019
The number of international students enrolling in U.S. universities has been on the decline over the past year. For Arizona’s public universities, there has a been a significant drop over the last several years.
Nov. 11, 2019
All eyes will be on Washington, DC this week as the U.S. House begins public hearings in their impeachment inquiry intro President Donald Trump.
Nov. 11, 2019
Statistics and figures don’t necessarily grab the public’s attention. They also don’t go viral in the same way that relatable stories often do. Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller digs into that topic and its importance in his new book "Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events."
Nov. 8, 2019
Phoenix-based Grand Canyon University was handed a surprise this week when the U.S. Department of Education decided not to recognize the formerly for-profit GCU as nonprofit. Expectations were that, with the Trump administration’s focus on deregulation, GCU wouldn’t have any difficulty getting the status change approved.
Nov. 8, 2019
Closing a loophole in Arizona law that prevents state investigators from disciplining non-certified teachers and school employees would exacerbate the overwhelming caseloads tracked by only a handful of investigators.
Nov. 8, 2019
Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen is appealing a four-month, unpaid suspension, but the governing body that put Petersen on ice has to figure out what the review process will be first.
Nov. 8, 2019
Two Republican state lawmakers and Attorney General Mark Brnovich are crafting legislation to protect Arizonans with preexisting medical conditions from losing their health insurance if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act.
Nov. 8, 2019
The city of Phoenix will no longer have offices in Mexico, Arizona’s main trading partner. On Wednesday, the City Council voted to shut down the two business liaison offices in Hermosillo, Sonora, and Mexico City.
Nov. 7, 2019
KJZZ listener Enrique reached out to us through our Q&AZ program to ask if Arizona will receive more Electoral College votes after the 2020 census and what impact that will have on our status as a potential swing state.
Nov. 7, 2019
Climate change has become a national security issue. The Pentagon acknowledges that flooding, drought and extreme storms can disrupt U.S. military capabilities and threaten military facilities worldwide.
Nov. 7, 2019
This week, Tucson voters elected Democrat Regina Romero to serve as the city’s next mayor. Her victory over her Independent and Green Party challengers was widely predicted, but Romero’s tenure will now mark several firsts for the second largest city in Arizona. She is the first woman to hold the job, and the first Latina to claim the seat.
Nov. 7, 2019
As the formal impeachment process against President Donald Trump heats up, two members of Arizona’s congressional delegation now find themselves in the crosshairs, too — sort of.
Nov. 7, 2019
The Arizona Supreme Court has backed down from an order banning photography and videos outside the courthouse. Instead, Chief Justice Robert Brutinel replaced the order with another, specifically banning activity threatening a person, disrupting court operations, or compromising security in and around the court.
Nov. 7, 2019
After Monday’s attacks in Sonora, Mexico, where three women and six children from a binational Mormon community were murdered, the Mexican government has promised to reinforce gun trafficking operations, while collaborating with its American counterparts.
Nov. 6, 2019
The United States has assisted Mexico on the war on drugs for years, providing training, intelligence and equipment. The question is what more can the U.S. do? How effective have we been in dealing with the cartels?
Nov. 6, 2019
Democrats Sweep Tucson City Council Elections
Three City Council seats were up for grabs on election night, and the Democrats took them all. The party has had complete control over Tucson for four years, and on Tuesday it won two more years.
Nov. 6, 2019
Tucson voters elected their first Latina mayor Tuesday. Regina Romero will be the first woman to lead Arizona's second-largest city. Tucson's last Hispanic mayor was Estevan Ochoa, who was elected in 1875.
Nov. 6, 2019
Tucson voters overwhelmingly rejected Proposition 205 on Tuesday. The initiative would have made Tucson Arizona’s first sanctuary city, adding protections for undocumented immigrants. Opponents said it went too far in restricting police officers, endangering public safety and the city's budget. Proponents said the measure would have sent the message that immigrants are safe and protected.
Regina Romero Will Be Tucson's First Latina Mayor | Dems Sweep City Council
Nov. 5, 2019
Voters in dozens of school districts in Maricopa County have decided whether those districts can borrow more and spend more on K-12 schools. Results are from the Maricopa County Recorder's Office as of 6:47 p.m. on Friday.
Nov. 5, 2019

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