Jude Joffe-Block

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Arizona Law Targets City Governments By Cutting Off Funds

Monday, December 19, 2016

A new Arizona law targets cities that pass laws state lawmakers deem to be in violation of state law by cutting off their funds. It's the latest escalation in a long-running conflict between rural and urban areas.


Wooing Latino Voters On The Border In The Year Of Trump

Friday, October 21, 2016

How do Republicans appeal to Latino voters in a year when their presidential nominee has campaigned for a wall with Mexico and mass deportation?


Despite Trump's Alienating Rhetoric, Arizona GOP Tries To Woo Latinos

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Although Donald Trump's rhetoric has alienated many Latino voters, Arizona's Republican Party is still trying to woo Latino voters along the Mexican border.


Undecided Catholic Voter Hopes Pence Is Persuasive In VP Debate

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

A third-generation Mexican-American, Mary Graham says she is hoping Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence — a fellow Catholic — can persuade her in tonight's debate to vote for his ticket.


A Local Sheriff's Race Is Drawing National Attention And A Hefty Price Tag

Saturday, October 01, 2016

One of the country's most expensive races for local office is in Arizona's Maricopa County where Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a noted opponent of illegal immigration, has the toughest challenge of his career.


Arizona Leaders Reach Settlement On Immigration Enforcement Law

Friday, September 16, 2016

State leaders in Arizona have reached a settlement over a controversial immigration enforcement law. The attorney general agreed to issue guidance directing police and sheriff's deputies not to make immigration arrests.


Is Arizona A Swing State This Year?

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The last time Arizona voters picked a Democrat for president was two decades ago to re-elect Bill Clinton in 1996. Before that, it was 1948 when Harry Truman was on the ballot.


Judge Seeks Criminal Charges Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio In Profiling Case

Monday, August 22, 2016

A federal judge in Phoenix wants Sheriff Joe Arpaio to face criminal charges for violating court orders in a racial profiling case. The case is now in the hands of federal prosecutors, who are deciding whether to take legal action against the six-term sheriff.


Arizona Hispanics Poised To Swing State Blue

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The GOP carried Arizona in nine of the last 10 presidential elections, but Hispanics in Maricopa County could swing the state to the Democrats this November.


Judge To Rule On Contempt Charges Against Maricopa County Sheriff

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sheriff Joe Arpaio was found in contempt for violating court orders related to a longstanding racial profiling lawsuit. Many believe the judge will ultimately refer the case to a criminal prosecutor.


Headed For Re-Election, Sen. John McCain Can't Afford To Upset Trump Supporters

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Arizona Sen. John McCain has spent 30 years in the Senate but he's worried that sharing a ballot with Donald Trump this November could cost him his Senate seat.


Arizona Polling Places Overwhelmed With Long Lines On Primary Day

Friday, March 25, 2016

Arizonans of all political stripes were appalled by extremely long lines at polling stations during this week's presidential primary. NPR explores why the lines were so long and if the problems will persist in November.


Ahead Of Arizona Primary, Business Community Fears Trump Will Inspire Backlash

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Business leaders remember an economic boycott against the state for its 2010 immigration bill and worry about international consequences of a Trump presidency.


Arizona Business Owners Hesitate To Support Trump Over Immigration Stance

Friday, March 18, 2016

Donald Trump's strong language on immigration has found many supporters in Arizona — a state where toughening border control has been popular for years. But that stance has also had a negative impact on the state's business community.


Sick Of Political Parties, Unaffiliated Voters Are Changing Politics

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The biggest group of voters politicians will have to woo this November are the ones who often don't get a say in which candidates make it to the general election ballot.

Turned off by the partisan wars in Washington, 39 percent of voters now identify themselves as independent rather than ...


Arizona's Independent Voters Claim They're Treated Like Second-Class Citizens

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Voters who aren't part of any political party make up the biggest chunk of the electorate in Arizona. But they don't have many rights and they're trying to change that through grassroots pressure.


2 FLDS Towns Set To Face Religious Discrimination Trial

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The towns serve as headquarters for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, known as FLDS. They're accused by the Justice Department of discriminating against non-FLDS members.


Can't Vote But Campaigning Hard For Presidential Candidates

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Some young immigrants whose parents brought them to the U.S. without papers are working for Democratic candidates who support a path to citizenship for them.


Racial-Profiling Case Stalled, Sheriff Wants Judge To Step Down

Thursday, June 11, 2015

In Arizona, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants the judge overseeing his contempt of court hearing recused from the case. The sheriff admitted that his department investigated the judge's wife.


Ariz. Sheriff Who's Tough On Illegal Immigration Faces Contempt Hearing

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his chief deputy have acknowledged violating a federal judge's orders in a racial profiling lawsuit. A hearing begins to determine the extent of the violations.