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Arizona high court: Signatures must be collected in person

PHOENIX (AP) — Backers of voter initiatives must collect qualifying signatures in person even during a pandemic because the Arizona Constitution clearly requires it, the state Supreme Court said Friday.
The Gila River Arena, home of the Arizona Coyotes hockey team, is pictured Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Glendale, Arizona.

Glendale hockey arena to serve as polling location

To ensure voting access during the pandemic, the Arizona Coyotes and the city of Glendale have partnered with the Maricopa County Elections Department to provide Gila River Arena as a Vote Center for the 2020 General Election.
Protesters demonstrate during a “National Day of Action to Save the Peoples Post Office!” outside the Flagler Station post office in Miami Aug. 25. Despite reported concerns about the role of the U.S. Postal Service in the upcoming general election, local officials expressed confidence in Arizona’s largely mail-in balloting procedures.

Arizona officials confident about mail-in ballots

Protesters demonstrate during a “National Day of Action to Save the Peoples Post Office!” outside the Flagler Station post office in Miami Aug. 25. Despite reported concerns about the …

Health measure won’t appear on Arizona ballot

PHOENIX — Arizonans won’t get a chance to vote on a measure designed to ensure that people with pre-existing conditions can get affordable health insurance.

Arizona education tax measure to appear on November ballot

PHOENIX — Arizonans will get a chance to decide if they want to hike taxes on the state’s most wealthy to help fund K-12 education.
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Independent influence: Non-party voters are shaping Arizona’s election landscape

A purple state refers to a region where the Democratic and Republican parties receive an analogous range of support.
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Poll: Phoenix voters support prohibition of the sale of flavored tobacco products

Phoenix voters are concerned about the sale of flavored tobacco products to youth and support an ordinance to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products in Phoenix, according to a new poll …
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POLITICAL OPINION

McKinney: Stop Arizona police brutality, debate Sen. Tim Scott’s bill

In July, Phoenix police officers opened fire on James Porter Garcia as he sat in his parked car. Witnesses captured the fatal shooting on video. Following Garcia’s death, dozens of …

Wilson: Calls for civility in discourse

The recent debate was disgraceful. Moderator Chris Wallace was not able to control Trump’s interruptions. I like Chris Wallace and watch his show every Sunday, but he did the public a …

Lux: Responds to rebuttal on mail ballots

In the Opinions section, Jean Goncalves wrote a rebuttal stating that there is a difference in mail-in ballots and absentee ballots (“Reader responds to Lux,” Daily Independent, Aug. 29, …

Collins: Counters commentary on elections

In response to Howie Verrill’s recent guest commentary (“Resident calls for reform of campaign, election laws,” Daily Independent, Aug. 26, 2020), he had a good idea in reform of …
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Brewer: As a mom, I don’t trust Joe Biden to keep our kids safe

As a mom of three, there is nothing more important than the safety of my family. In Arizona, there are millions of moms like me who are willing to fight for the safety of their children. Under the …
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