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The Texas primary is the first election of the 2022 midterms

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

It's primary day in Texas. Voters there will decide who to nominate for governor, attorney general and a host of other offices.


How Gerrymandering stifles potential voters and candidates as well as skews policy

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

New voting maps in Texas are already facing legal challenges for discrimination, but that's just the start of how gerrymandering affects the nation's democracy.


Demand For Vaccines Are Dropping — So Local Doctors Are Working To Convince Patients

Monday, July 05, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine mega-sites across the U.S. are closing down due to the drop in demand for the shot. Much of the hard work of getting people vaccinated will now fall on primary care providers.


With A Drop In Demand, Getting People COVID-19 Vaccines Will Be Up To Local Doctors

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine mega-sites across the U.S. are closing down due to the drop in demand for the shot. Much of the hard work of getting people vaccinated will now fall on primary care providers.


Under Boil-Water Orders, Texas Water Supply Is Strained

Thursday, February 18, 2021

As power outages begin to ease in Texas, utility problems still remain. High demand continues to stress hundreds of local water systems as millions of Texans are now under orders to boil water.


Major Winter Storm All But Shuts Down Texas

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Texans are experiencing the winter storm of the century: sub-freezing temperatures, frozen precipitation and prolonged power outages. The storm is reaching as far south as the Gulf Coast.


Senator Ted Cruz Faces Backlash For His Role In The Capitol Violence

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Sen. Ted Cruz played a role in amplifying the false claims of voter fraud that drove the insurrection at the Capitol. Now the question is whether he faces political consequences at home.


Texas Attorney General Gets National Attention After Pursuing High-Profile Lawsuits

Thursday, December 31, 2020

The role of state attorneys general has shifted toward national politics in recent years, including Ken Paxton of Texas, a Republican, who aligned himself with Trump through attention-getting suits.


In Large Texas Cities, Access To Coronavirus Testing May Depend On Where You Live

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

An NPR investigation shows that black and Latino neighborhoods in four large Texas cities have fewer coronavirus testing sites, leaving communities blind to potential COVID-19 outbreaks.


Governors Face Criticism For Reopening Or Not Reopening States

Friday, May 01, 2020

When will states reopen? We talk to reporters in Texas, which will start reopening Friday, California, which has a four-phase reopening plan, and Arizona, which extended its stay-at-home order.


In Arizona's Competitive Senate Race, Gun Control Is A Major Issue

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

GOP Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona faces questions about gun control measures as the Senate returns to debate the issue. Her Democratic opponent Mark Kelly is pressing for new restrictions.


In Arizona, Trump's Reelection Campaign Seeks To Woo Latino Voters

Friday, July 26, 2019

Trump's reelection campaign is trying to woo Latino voters in what's likely to be a key swing state: Arizona. But with the president's record of racially charged remarks, it may be an uphill effort.


After Democrats Surged In 2018, Republican-Run States Eye New Curbs On Voting

Monday, April 22, 2019

After high turnout in the 2018 midterms gave Democrats big gains, several Republican-controlled states are considering changing the rules around voting in ways that might reduce future turnout.


Arizona GOP Lawmakers Propose New Laws To Remove Some People From Early Voting List

Monday, April 08, 2019

After Democrats surged to new levels of success in Arizona last fall, Republican state lawmakers there have proposed new voting laws that could make casting a ballot there more complicated.


Democrat Wins Arizona Senate Race, Flipping 2nd GOP Seat

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Arizona voters have elected Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema to be the state's first female U.S. senator. She defeated Republican Rep. Martha McSally.


Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Defeats Republican Martha McSally In Arizona Senate Race

Monday, November 12, 2018

The Associated Press projects that Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has defeated Republican Martha McSally, flipping the seat held by Republican Jeff Flake.


In Arizona, A Virtual Tie For U.S. Senate Seat

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake's retirement has set the stage for a showdown in Arizona. Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema are neck and neck, according to recent polls.


Arizona Governor Names Former Sen. Jon Kyl To Replace John McCain

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday that former Sen. Jon Kyl will replace the late Sen. Jon McCain. One of Kyl's first orders of business will be to vote on a new Supreme Court justice.


Arizona GOP Senate Candidates Embrace Trump In Primary. But What Comes Next?

Thursday, August 23, 2018

GOP candidates are trying to prove they're with President Trump on immigration. But Arizona's late primary means little time to shift to the general election, when Democrats hope to flip the seat.


Republicans Avoid An Upset In Tight Arizona Special Election

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Republican Debbie Lesko won by 5 points in a district near Phoenix that President Trump won by 21 percent. National Republicans spent about $1 million to defend the seat.