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From: The Copper Courier
AOC Did Not Hold Back in Her Vanity Fair Interview
AOC is on the cover of Vanity Fair and talked about death threats, how her career has impacted her family, and what the future holds....
The Economy Isn't Booming
Trump touts record growth, but GDP numbers for last quarter largely reflect how bad things got due to the coronavirus pandemic....
From: The Copper Courier
Suburban Families #ChalkTheVote Leading up to Election Day
Hundreds of chalk-laden families plan to decorate sidewalks with pro-voting messages in the days leading up to the Nov. 3 election....
From: The Americano
Lawsuit: Census Workers Lied Because Trump Wanted Rushed Count
Census takers were pressured to falsify data as the statistical agency cut corners and slashed standards, according to a lawsuit....
From: The Arizona Republic
President Donald Trump, Sen. Kamala Harris campaign across Arizona as election nears
The visit is the 7th for President Donald Trump this year. Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential candidate, makes her 2nd trip to...
From: Fox News
Dems make early-voting history against Arizona Republicans
Democrats accounted for three percentage points more of the 1.1 million ballots received through Monday than Republicans. Some 39% of ballots were...
From: Courthouse News
Arizona Continues Steady Leftward March
Arizona hasnt had two Democratic senators since the early 1950s and no Democratic presidential candidate has won here since Bill Clinton in 1996,...
From: The Copper Courier
Trump Touts Arizona as a COVID-19 Success Story as Outbreak Continues to Spread
Over 21,000 Arizonans have been hospitalized and nearly 6,000 have died due to COVID-19....
From: The Copper Courier
LIVE BLOG: As-It-Happens Updates on Arizona’s Tightest Legislative Races
The outcome of races in LD6, LD17, LD20, LD21, and LD28 could end the Republican trifecta over Arizonas state government....
From: The Copper Courier
LIVE BLOG: Your Ultimate Guide to Election Day in Arizona
Bookmark this page for the latest on-the-ground updates on what’s happening in Arizona on Election Day.
From: The Copper Courier
Judges Got You Stumped? Use These Voter Guides to Help You Finish Filling Out Your Ballot
Voters can use the Judicial Review tool or recommendations from local organizations to help them fill out their ballot....
Campaign Rallies Boost Trump’s Ego and COVID Cases in Counties They’re Held
According to new analysis, recent Trump campaign rallies were followed by county-level jumps in COVID-19 cases....
From: The Americano
Biden: I Will Create a Task Force to Reunite 545 Children With Families on Day One
In a new ad, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said he plans to reunite 545 undocumented children with their families....
From: NPR
Coronavirus Weighing Heavily On Voters In Arizona
The presidential race and the balance of power in the U.S. Senate could come down to how the vote goes in this battleground state, which also has...
From: The Copper Courier
The Stark Difference in How McSally and Sinema Decided On Barrett
Sinema says her decision came after studying Barretts previous legal opinions, scholarly works, and meeting with her privately....
From: The Hill
Biden retains slight lead over Trump in Arizona: poll
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden retained a slight lead over President Trump in the battleground state of Arizona in a poll released Tuesday....
From: The Copper Courier
Today Is the Last Day to Mail in Your Ballot Arizona
Voters who do not mail back their ballots today can still vote in person or return their ballot at any ballot drop off location in the state....
From: The Copper Courier
Fourth Arizona Lawmaker Tests Positive for COVID-19
Another Arizona legislator, Rep. Lorenzo Sierra, is recovering from the virus after being put on a ventilator....
Lack of Relief Funding Is Desperately Widening the Inequality Gap
Black workers unemployment rate has reached historic highs, and their participation in the labor force has plummetted....
Middle-Class Americans Should Be Earning More, According to Biden. He Says His Tax Plan Will Help.
According to one study, the American middle class should be earning $42,000 more per worker. That's a stark contrast to how tax breaks have helped the...
From: AZFamily
Cher performs in Phoenix area Sunday at campaign rally for Joe Biden
Cher will also be distributing campaign materials and other information to encourage Arizonans to vote....
From: NBC News
Arizona voters have Covid-19 top of mind. That could spell trouble for Trump.
Biden holds a narrow lead, according to polls, aided by pandemic upheaval and demographic shifts years in the making. But don't count the president...
From: Fox News
Arizona city pulls police from early voting sites after intimidation complaints
The Democratic mayor ofArizona's southeastern city of Tucson has barred city police officers from providing security atearly voting sites, forcing...
From: The Copper Courier
Viral Déjà Vu: Arizona COVID Numbers Show Signs of Repeating Summer Spike
Health experts urge Arizonans to continue to wear masks, social distance, and get tested every week until a reliable vaccine is ready....
From: The Americano
WATCH: Latino Christian Pastors Make the Case for Biden and Harris
Christian Latino pastors are uniting to say the issue of abortion isn't the only concern they have in the election. They are backing Biden....
From: Roll Call
Arizona race sets stage for Senate battles to come
Arizona has now had two straight election cycles with competitive Senate races, and voters there can expect the same for 2022 and 2024....
From: The Copper Courier
All the Arizonans That Are Early and Mail-in Voting This Year
Public officials and public figures alike are voicing their support of mail-in voting as an overwhelming number of Arizonans are voting early....
From: The Copper Courier
How to Use Your Vote to Fight for Arizona's Students
If passed, Prop 207 and Prop 208 are estimated to bring in "hundreds of millions" of extra funding dollars to K-12 schools and community colleges....
From: The Ritz Herald
Clean Elections and the Democracy Fund Discuss Arizona's Ballot by Mail Preparedness
Arizona voters benefit from a well-established mail ballot option, but voters still need to keep in mind key deadlines as November 3rd approaches, one...
From: 12 News
Arizona early ballots in 2020 election will be counted starting Tuesday. Here's what that process looks like.
What exactly does the process of counting ballots look like, and who does it? 12 News' Plan Your Vote team is breaking that down for you....
From: The Copper Courier
Food Insecurity Among Arizona Children Skyrockets Amidst Pandemic
Nearly 30 million households nationwide say they dont have enough food to feed their family....
From: The Americano
Latinos Are Really Excited to Vote, New Poll Shows
The report offers a clear insight into the Latino electorates views on the 2020 presidential election and their chief concerns....
All of the Times Republicans Have Refused to Help Americans During the Coronavirus Pandemic
While Pelosi and the Trump administration continue stimulus negotiations, Senate Republicans have so far refused to offer meaningful assistance to...
From: The Americano
545 Undocumented Children Are Orphans Because of Trump
A lawsuit shows that 545 children that were separated from their parents in 2017 under the Trump administration cannot be reunited as of yet....
From: The Copper Courier
Trump Administration Ramps Up ICE Raids Ahead of the Election
Over the span of six days in early October, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 172 people in six so-called sanctuary cities....
From: Up North News
Health Group to Trump: Please Just Stop Your ‘Super-Spreader’ Rallies Already
Wisconsins Lieutenant Governor joins demand that the president stop holding events that put lives at risk and normalize unsafe behavior....
From: PBS News Hour
WATCH: Trump holds campaign rally in Prescott, Arizona
Trump sought Monday to buck up his campaign staffers two weeks from Election Day, dismissing the cautionary coronavirus advice of his scientific...
From: The Americano
Alejandro Fernández and Maná: We Need to Vote for Those Who Can't
Mexican singer Alejandro Fernndez and Mexican rock band Man seek to increase the Latino vote with a new campaign....
From: The Arizona Republic
What poll watchers can — and can't — do at voting sites in Arizona
Only trained and certified people can observe inside a polling location. Even outside, Arizona law prohibits intimidation of voters, among other rules...
From: The Arizona Republic
President Donald Trump is set to visit Prescott, Tucson. Here's why
Rural Arizona is the key for President Donald Trump to have any chance to carry Arizona on Nov. 3, and Pima County cannot be solidly blue, either....
From: NPR
Latino Voters Face Even More Voting Challenges Because Of Pandemic
Latino voters are the largest non-white voting demographic this year. But the pandemic has created new obstacles to registration in a community that...
From: The Arizona Republic
Extension of registration deadline nets more than 35,000 new voters in Arizona
Though the extension was sought by progressive advocacy groups, the Republican Party ended up gaining more voters than Democrats during the extra...
From: NBC News
Seeds of change: For the first time in decades, farmers in Arizona are divided over presidential election
Arizona has not voted for a Democrat since 1996. But President Trump's immigration, trade and environmental policies have sown division among farmers....
From: The Hill
Biden, Kelly maintain leads in Arizona
PEORIA, Ariz. Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Trump in Arizona, a rapidly changing state that has emerged as one of the marquee...
From: Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting
History of rejected Arizona ballots creates further election uncertainty
Less than a month away from the November election, Arizonas voter registration deadline has changed twice in two weeks, putting into question...
From: NYT
For the Navajo Nation, Everything Takes Time, Including Voting
Post offices are few and far between on the reservation, and mail can take a week and a half to reach the county seat. In this years election,...
From: The Copper Courier
Legal Weed — and More Money for Public Safety — Could Soon Be Coming to Arizona — if You Vote
The measure would allow anyone with less serious marijuana-related offenses to petition to have their criminal records expunged....
Trump 'army' of poll watchers could frighten voters, incite violence, election officials warn
Voting rights groups worry that President Donald Trump's call for an "army" to monitor polls could lead to violence and intimidation....
From: NPR
Normally Invisible, National Security Figures Assume Prominent Election Role
National security leaders are playing a far more prominent role than in previous elections. Current officials are trying to reassure voters. Many...
From: The Copper Courier
CDC Report Finds That Arizona’s COVID Peak Ended When Mask Ordinances Began
Gov. Doug Ducey prevented local governments from implementing their own public health guidelines until mid-June....
Trump's Rallies Have Previously Been Connected to COVID Cases. And They're Back.
President Donald Trump is back stumping on the campaign trail since his release from Walter Reed Medical Center last week due to COVID-19....
From: AZFamily
Court ruling puts end to 3-week voter registration extension in Arizona
The deadline to register to vote had been pushed back due to the pandemic....
Election week? Maybe not: Arizona, Florida and others could give early indication of who is winning
Several battlegroundstates are expected tohave a substantial number of votes counted on election night and offer major clues on who will win....
From: The Copper Courier
From Climate to Immigration, Here's Where Mark Kelly Stands on Six Important Policies
Former NASA astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly is facing off against Sen. Martha McSally in the race to represent Arizona in the US Senate....
Interested in criminal justice reform? Pay attention to these Arizona races
For voters who feel there should be changes to the criminal justice system, there are many races for positions that shape and support the criminal...
From: The Ridgefield Press
Court mulls whether to end Arizona’s registration extension
PHOENIX (AP) - An appeals court considering whether to put on hold an extension of Arizona's voter registration posed tough questions at a hearing...
From: The Copper Courier
Advocacy Group Educates Incarcerated Arizonans on Voting Rights
A voting advocacy group is working to make sure incarcerated individuals know what their voting status is and have information to make their voices...
From: The Copper Courier
Biden Support Among Latinos Grows With Promises of Economic Mobility, Access to Education
Nearly one in four eligible voters in Arizona is Latino, and Mission for Arizona plans to reach out to every single one of them before Nov. 3....
Amy Coney Barrett Could Bring the Climate Crisis to Its Breaking Point
How a conservative Supreme Court could make it harder for future presidents, Congress, and states to enact meaningful efforts to fight climate change....
From: The Copper Courier
9 Things You Don't Know About Jill Biden
From book author to fun prankster, Jill Biden, who could become First Lady of the United States, has a fascinating life of her own....
From: The Copper Courier
Battle Over Arizona's Ballot Collection Law Heads to Supreme Court
Republicans are arguing to protect laws that restrict individuals from mailing ballots on the behalf of others and out-of-precinct voting....
From: Mother Jones
Will this ad turn Arizona blue?
Cindy McCain's endorsement could help Biden, but Latinx voters hold the key to the state....
Once-dominant Republicans fret Arizona is slipping into blue column
If Democrats flip both chambers of the state legislature next month, it could leave Republicans in a semi-permanent minority in fast-growing Arizona....
From: The Arizona Republic
Targeting Arizona's left, Sen. Bernie Sanders joins video town hall for Biden
The push to turn Arizona blue continues. Sen. Sanders spoke forcefully in a "virtual town hall" Saturday to Arizona's young people and Hispanics....
From: Fox News
Early voting starts in Arizona with record-breaking turnout
Early voting started this week in Arizona, with millions of ballots mailed to registered voters by county recorders....
From: KSAT
Biden, Harris aim to tip battleground Arizona for Democrats
A decade ago, Arizona was known as the epicenter of the Republican push against illegal immigration....
Trump Administration Knew What It Was Doing With Its Child-Separation Policy, Watchdog Report Says
The Justice Department's inspector general found that Jeff Sessions and others actively encouraged the 2018 child-separation policy....
From: The Copper Courier
Kelly and McSally Clash on Climate and More in Arizona Senate Debate
Kelly has consistently led McSally in the polls in a race that could decide the future of the Supreme Court....
From: NPR
Navajo Reservation Files Lawsuit Over Mail-In Voting In Arizona
In a lawsuit over voting by mail in Arizona, plaintiffs say timely mail delivery is not a given on a remote Navajo reservation and are demanding...
From: Prescott E News
Swipe right on 2020 election: Groups grapple for young Arizona voters in new ways | Prescott eNews
In Arizona, progressives plan to send 38,000 handwritten letters and postcards as part of a national strategy, and they're moving past mainstream...
Health Care, Presidential Powers, and More: Five Influential Supreme Court Cases to Watch This Fall
The Supreme Court began its new term on Monday. Here are a few cases that will outline how a conservative majority may impact generations of American...
From: Tulsa World
Federal judge delays Arizona voter registration deadline
PHOENIX (AP) Republican organizations are appealing a federal judge's ruling that pushes back Arizonas voter registration deadline by nearly...
WATCH: Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions Sound Off on the Potential Repeal of the ACA
Up to 133 million Americans have pre-existing conditions covered by the Affordable Care Act...
From: Cardinal & Pine
Trump Will Get Top-Notch Care for COVID-19. Not All Americans Can Say the Same.
The care President Trump is likely to receive will set him apart from most Americans...
Trump Appointee Pressured CDC to Alter Report on COVID-19 Risks in Children
Political operative requested changes that downplayed the risks of COVID-19 to children as schools...
From: AZFamily
Judge rules Arizona must extend voter registration deadline to Oct 23
Mi Familia Vota and the Arizona Coalition for Change filed the lawsuit on Sept. 30...
From: The Copper Courier
JUST IN: Judge Extends Arizona Voter Registration Deadline to Oct. 23
The decision was met with opposition by Gov. Doug Ducey, the Republican National Committee...
From: DemCast
Do No Harm: Dr. Hiral Tipirneni for AZ 06
Dr. Hiral Tipirneni seeks to oust Republican incumbent in Arizona House race...
From: The Copper Courier
Majority of Arizonans See Biden as More Capable Than Trump on Health Care
“We have 6.7 million Americans who have contracted coronavirus, which will be a preexisting condition...
From: The Copper Courier
Arizona State Representative on Ventilator for COVID-19 Treatment
Rep. Lorenzo Sierra of Avondale is the third member of the Arizona state legislature who has tested positive...
From: Prescott E News
Trump COVID-19 diagnosis scrambles Arizona events; Biden still to visit
News that President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 led to well-wishes from Arizona lawmakers Friday, a scrambling...
From: NBC News 12
How to vote if you have a disability in Arizona for the 2020 election
Ballots are available for those in large print, braille, or a different language in Arizona.
From: Fox News
Supreme Court will review Arizona ballot-harvesting law
Litigation began with Democrats saying the GOP-backed measure disenfranchised minorities
From: USA Today
'Operation MAGA': Trump campaign to resume in-person events with Pence Ariz. trip as president battles COVID-19
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is deploying Vice President Mike Pence to Arizona next week...
From: Courier
Trump Pretends the Stock Market Is the Economy, Again. Experts Say Biden’s Plan Is Better for American Workers.
In Tuesday night’s debate, President Trump continued to claim that the stock market would save the country. Meanwhile, economists say...
From: Courier
President Trump and First Lady Test Positive for Coronavirus
Trump has held multiple events without masks or social distancing, The presidents senior adviser, Hope Hicks, also tested positive.
From: CBS News
Supreme Court takes up dispute over Arizona election rules
The laws forbid anyone but family members or caregivers to turn in another's mail ballots and reject those cast in the wrong precinct.
From: AZ Central
With early voting set to begin in Arizona, Trump will campaign in Tucson, Flagstaff
President Donald Trump will return to Arizona next week to make appearances in Tucson and Flagstaff as early voting...
From: 12 News
Trump wants his voters to stake out polls. In Arizona, they can't do that
President Donald Trump's baseless claims have fueled a distrust of the election. But Arizona law spells out guidelines for poll observers.
From: NPR
'Unhinged,' 'Predictable': What Undecided Debate Watchers Thought Of Candidates
Undecided voters are typically the target of presidential debates, but it's unclear whether Tuesday night's...
From: The Star Tribune
Here's the reality behind Trump's claims about mail voting
President Donald Trump continued his assault on the integrity of the U.S. elections during the first presidential debate Tuesday...
From: Fox News
Arizona mail-in ballot printers kick into high gear as election nears
Phoenix's Runbeck Election Services expects to produce 31 million ballots for this year's general election
From: Tucson
Court reopens door to 'dark money' in Arizona political races
The Arizona Court of Appeals has reinstated a 2017 law that opens the door to “dark money” contributions to political races.
From: Fox 10 Phoenix
FOX 10 Voter Guide: 2020 Arizona General Election
A full county-by-county breakdown of the results can be found here.
From: Fox News
Arizona mail-in ballot printers kick into high gear as election nears
An Arizona business built around mail-in ballots is shifting into high gear as the 2020 election draws closer.
From: Arizona Capitol Times
Arizona election deadline legal, judge rules
A federal judge won’t give reservation residents more time to submit their early ballots and ensure they will be counted.
From: AZ Central
From hero to zero: Arizona was a leader in climate policy 15 years ago. What happened?
“The Grand Canyon is like the canary in the coal mine,” said Roger Clark
From: The Copper Courier
Arizona’s Unemployment Is Running Out. That Has Major Implications for the State’s Economy.
Inadequate unemployment payments don’t just hurt individuals needing the money...
From: The Copper Courier
McSally, GOP Abandon COVID Relief Efforts and Switch Focus to Supreme Court Replacement
But McSally may not even get the chance to vote on a Supreme Court nominee.
From: The New York Times
Why Arizona Is Tilting Blue: 'The State's Clearly in Motion'
If Joe Biden wins the state, it would be only the second time a Democratic presidential...
From: AZ Mirror
Advocacy groups say Biden campaign alone can’t mobilize Latino vote in Arizona
Groups working to turn out people to the polls said it’s clear that his campaign alone can’t energize the 1.2 million eligible Latinos voters in the state.
From: FiveThirtyEight
Arizona Is The Democrats’ Purple Splotch In The Sunbelt
Is Arizona turning blue in 2020?

By every polling indication, the answer is yes.
From: The Copper Courier
‘Blood on Their Hands’: Americans Who Lost Loved Ones to COVID-19 Blast Government Response
The United States recorded at least 200,000 American deaths related to the coronavirus.
From: The Copper Courier
College Students Commit to ‘Highest Youth Voter Turnout We Have Ever Seen in Arizona’
“The idea of young people voting scares politicians, as it should.”
From: DemCast
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From: Cronkite News
This is how voting by mail will look in Arizona in November
Many Arizonans still have concerns about getting their mail-in ballots returned on time – and counted.
From: Washington Post
Can Arizona save the nation?
Arizona is shaping up to be a pivotal state — perhaps the pivotal state — in the presidential election.
From: The Guardian
Arizona race could give Democrats extra Senate seat for supreme court fight
If he wins a US Senate seat in Arizona, the former astronaut Mark Kelly could take office as early as 30 November
From: 12News
Everything you need to know before voting on Proposition 208 in Arizona
Prop. 208 would increase income tax to those making $250,000 a year...
From: Washington Post
The four political states of Arizona
If it flips from red to blue this year, the question — not hard to answer — might be why it didn’t flip sooner.
From: 12News
Everything you need to know before voting on Proposition 207 in Arizona
Here's what you need to know before voting on Prop 207 in 2020.
From: AZCentral
How a Supreme Court decision from Ruth Bader Ginsburg shaped Arizona's political landscape
Proponents argue Arizona's redistricting process has led to fairer maps.
From: Prescott News
Arizona officials work to boost census responses with time running out
A federal judge could decide next week whether to force the Census Bureau to extend its 2020 count...

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