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KNAU and Arizona News
3:31 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Still Too Close to Call in First Congressional District Republican Primary

State House Speaker and Republican candidate for the first congressional district Andy Tobin.
Credit Gage Skidmore

With all precincts reporting, Andy Tobin leads Gary Kiehne by fewer than 500 votes out of more than 43,000 cast in the first congressional district’s Republican primary. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, no clear winner has yet been determined in one of the state’s most closely watched races. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:53 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Navajo Nation Holds Primary for President, Council

Former Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr.
Credit AP

Along with the State of Arizona, the Navajo Nation is holding primary elections today. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, a crowded field of candidates are competing for president and tribal council along with other positions.

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State Capitol News
1:37 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Brewer Casts Her Ballot, Describes Dark Money Influence on Primary as ‘Astounding’

Gov. Jan Brewer arrives at her polling place this morning. The governor said the amount of personal and "dark money" poured into the election has been "astounding."
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

Governor Jan Brewer had one word today when she cast her ballot for the amount of personal cash and dark money in this year’s Republican primary: Astounding. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue August 26, 2014

State Primary Election to Narrow Down U.S. House, Governor and Attorney General Races

Gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones takes part in a Flagstaff forum last week.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

Arizonans head to the polls today to vote in the state’s primary election. As Arizona public radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, a crowded field of candidates are vying for several statewide offices, including governor and the U.S. House of Representatives.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Spending Surges in Arizona Gubernatorial Primary

Candidates Christine Jones, Frank Riggs, John Mealer and Ken Bennett speak with constituents before last week's gubernatorial forum in Flagstaff.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

Voters finally get their say today in what is likely the most expensive Republican gubernatorial primary in state history. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:58 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Seven O’Clock Deadline for Voting and Turning in Early Ballots

Credit azcapitoltimes.com

Election day is Tuesday. But there are still many early ballots out there that haven’t been turned in. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains how to get them counted.

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State Capitol News
4:58 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Gubernatorial Candidates Make Final Pitch at Phoenix Forum

Candidates (from left) Andrew Thomas, Scott Smith and Frank Riggs at the last gubernatorial forum prior to Tuesday's primary.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

The state’s Republican gubernatorial hopefuls — at least most of them — made their last-ditch pleas Tuesday night for votes in next week’s primary. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer was there and files this report.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Flagstaff Hosts Gubernatorial Forum with a Week to Go Before the Primary

Mesa Mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Smith at Monday's Flagstaff forum.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

Last night, Flagstaff hosted its first-ever gubernatorial forum on the campus of Northern Arizona University. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, seven candidates for the state’s highest office fielded a variety of questions collected from an online Gallup poll.

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State Capitol News
3:30 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

State Election Director Claims Group Violating Campaign Finance Laws

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The state’s election director says an organization that has so far put nearly $1.7 million into this year’s primary election likely is violating campaign finance laws. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Monday’s Gubernatorial Debate is a First for Flagstaff and Northern Arizona

Flagstaff City Councilman Jeff Oravits and Flagstaff Vice Mayor Coral Evans discuss the gubernatorial debate at the KNAU studios.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

Tonight, Flagstaff will host its first-ever gubernatorial debate. Each candidate will spend 15 minutes in an interview-style forum with the moderator, fielding questions gathered from an online poll. The event will take place at the Cline Library Assembly Hall at Northern Arizona University. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the event begins at 5:30. It’s free and open to the public and will go until 8 p.m. To become part of the debate, take the Gallup poll at www.thearizonawewant.org/azpoll.

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