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In April 2010, Arizona enacted the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, better known as Senate Bill 1070. The state law required police officers to inquire about the legal status of anyone they thought might be in the country illegally. But what would make an officer think someone was in the country illegally? To its opponents, it codified and provided legal cover for racial profiling, something that continues to be an issue. To its supporters, SB 1070 tackled the issue of ...
 
Helping you keep up with what matters in Arizona's political news. Each week we interview politicians, public figures or journalists to break down one local issue and how it affects your life in Arizona. Coming to you every Wednesday morning, The Gaggle is hosted by The Arizona Republic's national political reporters Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Ron Hansen. You can find them on Twitter at @yvonnewingett and @ronaldjhansen.
 
There is nothing more dangerous than an educated voter. The Vote 2018 Election Podcast will give you the insight you need to make an informed decision at the polls this year. We'll take you state to state to learn about all of the biggest upcoming races in the 2018 mid-term election year, hearing from political journalists from all over the nation for a fact-based discussion about our upcoming races. We provide the information, you make the decision. #VOTE2018
 
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Everyone wants this Cinderella Suns team to stay together, so it's time for a dive into the mailbag to imagine what new contracts could look like for Chris Paul, Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges over the next couple seasons so the Suns can continue to compete for titles going forward. Then, a wonderful closing segment featuring Katherine Fitzgerald …
 
Brandon Duenas joins the show for a live Spotify Greenroom conversation about all things Suns heading into a big weekend in the Western Conference. Along with an early preview of the Western Conference Finals, we also hit on the news that Devin Booker will play for Team USA this summer, Willie Green potentially interviewing to be the head coach in …
 
After a 119-111 win by the Los Angeles Clippers minus Paul George over Utah, you know it's time for a Postgame Pod. On the Jazz side, it's clear the offense is breaking down without Mike Conley in the lineup, and Royce O'Neale was badly exposed on both ends by George and the Clippers. From LA's perspective, they are starting to look scarier as they…
 
We all woke up to the news that Chris Paul had landed on the NBA health and safety protocol, but how, why, and what does it mean? On today's bonus episode, you can find the most accurate answers (at this point in time). Follow on Twitter: @LockedOnPHXSuns, @BrendonKleen14 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Daniel McCarthy, a successful businessman, made a name for himself in Arizona politics after mounting an unsuccessful U.S. Senate primary run against former Sen. Martha McSally in 2020. While he lost that race, McCarthy established himself as a voice of a faction of Arizona conservatives who see both major political parties as failing them. McCarth…
 
To start the show, a rant about why it's insane that to say that these Phoenix Suns have gotten any luckier than any number of recent NBA champions, and why the criticism is so absurd. Then, Cam Cox of 12 News joins the show to discuss the ways that Chris Paul has elevated Devin Booker and the rest of this Suns team and why he's likely to stay in t…
 
Brandon Duenas of Bright Side of the Sun and Zona Hoops joins the show as he does every Monday to talk SUNS IN FOUR. We discuss the flagrant foul and ejection called on Nikola Jokic that ended Denver's season, Chris Paul coming alive in Games 3 and 4, what this year's run could mean for CP3 and his legacy, and whether this Suns team is better offen…
 
Jackson Frank of Dime Mag and The Analyst joins the show to break down the Suns' strategy against Nikola Jokic and Michael Porter Jr. and how Phoenix broke down Denver's weaknesses over and over throughout Games 1 and 2. Could adding size to the starting lineup help (hello, Will Barton), or are the Nuggets basically toast in this series? And if tha…
 
Coming to you fresh off a 123-98 win by the Suns over Denver in Game 2 of the second round, it's hard to feel anything but optimistic. It's time to start thinking big picture about the greatness of this team and how far it can go, especially after a vintage Chris Paul performance with 15 assists and zero turnovers. Also, after another somewhat quie…
 
Michael Pina of Sports Illustrated joins the show to break down Game 1 of the Suns-Nuggets series and get you ready for Game 2. We discuss how Deandre Ayton was able to win the center matchup, why the Suns generated so many open threes, and how Denver can bounce back. That could mean a lot more Aaron Gordon both in the post and in a two-man game wi…
 
Whether you turn on CNN or Comedy Central, the chances of hearing something about Arizona news on television is high. National news and comedy shows alike are covering the ongoing Maricopa County election audit, political moves from Arizona's senators and more. This week on The Gaggle: An Arizona politics podcast, hosts Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and R…
 
These Suns continue to play dominant basketball, and their latest victim was an ailing Denver team, as the Suns took Game 1, 122-105. While it's true that the Nuggets' backcourt missed its 3s and Nikola Jokic didn't get his typical whistle, the Suns just flat out played better than Denver in this game. They successfully defended Jokic and the Nugge…
 
It's time for Round 2 against The Joker and his Denver Nuggets. To preview the series and discuss what to watch for in Game 1, Brandon Duenas of Bright Side of the Sun and Zona Hoops joins the show as he does every Monday. We look at how Deandre Ayton could continue to score in the pick and roll against Denver's back line, the enormous defensive ch…
 
They did it! After the lottery years, the Devin Booker slander, everything, the Suns took down the Lakers in six games, handing LeBron James his first-ever first round defeat with a 113-100 Game 6 win. Brandon Duenas of Bright Side of the Sun and Zona Hoops joins the show to celebrate it all. We get into Booker's massive game, the Lakers' recklessn…
 
The biggest game of the Suns' season is here. Will this group dig deep and take down LeBron James in the first round for the first time in his career, or are we coming back to the Valley for Game 7? Christian Rivas of Silver Screen and Roll joins the show to give us the latest on Anthony Davis and KCP heading into Thursday night, explain his best-c…
 
The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Feb. 24 to hear arguments from federal judges across the country about the need to expand the bench including Diane Humetewa, a federal judge in Arizona and the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona. She testified about the longstanding, unmet need for more federal judges in her state. Ariz…
 
One win away. Despite another scary tumble from Chris Paul and a shaky start to the game, the Suns dominated Game 5 in convincing fashion, winning 115-85 behind 30 points from Devin Booker, stellar defense, and another huge Cameron Payne game. Listen for Book's mentality heading into Game 6 on the road, the latest on Paul's injury, and what final a…
 
Gina Mizell of Suns.com joins the show to get you ready for a massive Game 5 in the Valley, from what we can expect regarding Anthony Davis, the Suns' ability to regain momentum and weather The Look from LeBron James in Game 4, and why Deandre Ayton is suddenly a lock to play well after so much uncertainty heading into the series. But first, Gina t…
 
Brandon Duenas of Bright Side of the Sun and Zona Hoops joins the show as he does every Monday to break down a ridiculous Suns win, 100-92, over the Lakers in Game 4 to even the series at 2-2 and give the Suns new life in the first round. Chris Paul looked mostly like his old self again, came up big in the clutch, and made everyone around him bette…
 
Coming to you after a 109-95 Suns loss to the Lakers in Game Three, it's do or die time. We saw the Suns lose their composure and start to crack during a dominant Lakers third quarter, but this L.A. team still looks mortal. To beat them, it'll take a bounce-back performance from Devin Booker and more urgency in their decisions, including playing Ca…
 
To start the show, hear your questions get answered on how the Suns can make up for a depleted Chris Paul, how to survive the minutes when Deandre Ayton is off the floor, and whether Jevon Carter could make an appearance in the series. Listen for Monty Williams' comments on why he's playing Dario Saric over Torrey Craig. Then to close, it's time to…
 
A spending plan of over $12 billion for fiscal 2022 was introduced to the Arizona House on Monday. The plan calls for some pay raises, some money for education and calls for a controversial flat tax. Governor Doug Ducey’s proposed state flat tax of 2.5%, phased in over two years, is expected to cut state revenue by an estimated $1.9 billion each ye…
 
Brandon Duenas of Bright Side of the Sun and Zona Hoops joins the show to recap another messy and hard-fought Suns-Lakers game, this time ending with an L.A. win to even the series at 1-1. We discuss what Monty Williams said about Chris Paul and whether CP3 should consider sitting for Game Three, plus the maturation of Devin Booker, the consistency…
 
Duane Rankin of the Arizona Republic joins the show in the aftermath of a whirlwind Game One to recalibrate and set the stage for Game Two in Phoenix on Tuesday night. With Chris Paul expected to play after a shoulder stinger, what can we expect the Suns to change for this matchup, and how are the young Suns already so disciplined on not giving any…
 
Fresh off a wild, thrilling 99-90 Phoenix Suns win over the Lakers in Game One of the Western Conference first round series, it's time to celebrate YOU, the fans. The home crowd showed up in full force and made a real impact on the game, and the Suns needed it with an injury to Chris Paul, an ejection for Cam Payne, and a full 48 minutes of excelle…
 
Brandon Duenas of Bright Side of the Sun and Zona Hoops joins for a chat on Locker Room, breaking down all the matchups, big questions, and keys to the Suns dethroning the Lakers in this massive first-round series. Join Brendon and Brandon on Locker Room every Friday at noon MST to talk Suns and get your questions answered. Follow on Twitter: @Lock…
 
In a very special weekend episode of the show, Suns forward Cameron Johnson joins the show to give an update on his status ahead of Game One against the Lakers, discuss the team's response watching the play-in game on Wednesday, how badly they wanted the eighth seed, and more. We close by discussing the Suns' recent challenges on defense, what the …
 
With just two days to go before Game 1 of Suns-Lakers, it's time for a crossover show between Locked On Suns and Locked On Lakers, previewing the series from every angle. We discuss the latest on both teams heading into the postseason, including the health of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, how the Suns can match up when the Lakers go big vs. small…
 
It's finally here. After weeks of wondering whether the first round of the playoffs would feature a classic Suns-Lakers clash, we got our answer on Wednesday night as a LeBron James dagger took down Golden State, 103-100. The game showed us that James and Anthony Davis still aren't at the peak of their powers, while the Lakers' rotation is still in…
 
Arizona is joining 20 other states and Washington, D.C., allowing legal sports betting after Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1797 on April 15, expanding gaming in the state. The law also allows tribes to operate more slot machines, new tables and more casinos in the state. When will you be able to place bets on your favorite sports teams? How wi…
 
Trevor Booth of Bright Side of the Sun joins the show to give the latest on the Suns heading into Game 1 on Sunday. We don't know who the Suns' first-round opponent will be in the Western Conference yet, but we do know this week gives the Suns a chance to get healthy and put together a gameplan. How will Monty Williams deploy his frontcourt players…
 
Gina Mizell of Suns.com joins the show to count down the most memorable moments from a storybook 2020-21 season for the Phoenix Suns. We look back on huge wins over Milwaukee and Utah, inflection points like the win over Oklahoma City, dual All-Star berths, as well as personnel decisions including the decision to bring back Frank Kaminsky. There's …
 
Brandon Duenas of Bright Side of the Sun and Zona Hoops joins the show as he does every Monday to react to the finish of the Suns' first playoff season in 11 years. We give this team their flowers, look back on preseason expectations, and relish in how special the season has been. Then we give our quick thoughts on the Lakers-Warriors play-in game,…
 
When you thought we'd seen every kind of win from these Suns, they surprise again, coming from behind in the final moments to beat the Trail Blazers, 118-117, and again come within one game of the top seed in the Western Conference. We go inside the numbers and strategy behind Cam Payne's growing role, discuss the state of the Suns' center rotation…
 
Mike Prada of the Limited Upside podcast and Prada's Pictures newsletter joins the show to give an Xs and Os look at how the Suns match up with the other top teams in the Western Conference. How does the Suns' brand of physicality compare with the Lakers? Will the Suns be able to solve the Clippers' switching? And can Devin Booker put together a mo…
 
It has been nearly three weeks since Maricopa County started the ballot audit on April 23, 2021. Nearly 2.1 million ballots are being hand-counted more than six months after the election in 2020. The unprecedented political spectacle is drawing attention from national media, from CNN to Comedy Central. Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers, and John Oliver comm…
 
After a 122-116 Suns loss to the Golden State Warriors, it's time to take our words of wisdom directly from the superstar Devin Booker himself. He's not worried, so let's take a look at why - and how the Suns can score better when he's dealing with "junk" defenses. Aside from the junk, we also saw Jae Crowder return to the starting lineup and Dario…
 
Wes Goldberg of the Mercury News and Locked On Warriors joins the show to preview Tuesday night's Suns-Warriors matchup, discuss Steph Curry's magical season, debate whether Chris Paul could join Curry on the All-NBA First Team, and give a dispatch on Kelly Oubre Jr.'s season in Golden State. To close the show, we discuss why the Warriors should no…
 
After a difficult loss to the Lakers led by Anthony Davis (and LOTS of free throws) Brandon Duenas of Bright Side of the Sun joins the show as he does every Monday to break down the Suns' defense, how Devin Booker can outplay aggressive defense, and who the Suns can rely on as a consistent third scorer. We also take your questions on the Lakers gam…
 
It's time to get serious about the playoffs. Greg Esposito, aka Espo, of the Suns Solar Panel podcast joins the show to rate all the key Phoenix Suns players on a scale of 1-10 based on how confident we are in them heading into the postseason. Is Deandre Ayton consistent enough? What will Devin Booker's first playoff run look like? And is anyone on…
 
Rather than dig too deep into the Suns' worst loss of the season, it's time for a standings update. After a game in Atlanta where Dario Saric was out of the rotation and Mikal Bridges again ran into foul trouble, the Suns are a game back from Utah in the West standings. With that in mind, we look at who can clinch seeds this week and what games to …
 
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., is a central figure in a 50-50 split Senate. Democrats hold control but only with Vice President Kamala Harris acting as a tiebreaker. Sinema, a centrist Democrat, holds outsize political power and has the ability to make or break President Joe Biden's legislative agenda. She ran in 2018 on the promise to work in a bip…
 
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