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  • Phoenix middle school educator wins Mac & Gaydos’ Pay Tribute to a Teacher

    A teacher at a middle school in Phoenix has been named the latest recipient of KTAR News 92.3 FM's Mac & Gaydos' Pay Tribute to a Teacher award. 
  • Sheriff Paul Penzone said he’s fired employees for racial profiling

    Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said he’s had to fire employees for racial profiling, and others have quit while under investigation.
  • Arizona Gov. Ducey promises to finish term, won’t run for Senate in 2020

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey won’t discuss a potential successor for U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, but he did promise one name won’t be on the ballot in 2020: Doug Ducey.
  • Mac & Gaydos to hold Caring for Kids collection drive through Dec. 21

    It's that time of year again: KTAR News 92.3 FM's Mac & Gaydos is kicking off its sixth-annual Caring for Kids collection drive to gather supplies for children in need. 
  • Penzone: Campaigns should focus on what candidates stand for

    Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone won't endorse any political candidates, but he will endorse a certain campaign style. Penzone told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Mac & Gaydos on Tuesday he'd like to see more candidates campaign on their personal merits rather than their opponent's misgivings.
  • Arizona schools chief says she will address teacher shortage, workload

    Kathy Hoffman, Arizona's new superintendent of public instruction, won't be in office until January, but she is already making a list of what she will address once she gets there. 
  • GOP lawsuit settled, letting all Arizona counties verify ballots

    All 15 of Arizona's counties can work to verify ballots that have signature irregularities after a Republican lawsuit was settled Friday afternoon without a hearing.
  • Doug Ducey for president? He’s got Meghan McCain’s vote

    Meghan McCain, whose father twice ran for president and was the Republican nominee in 2008, called Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey “my kind of conservative.”
  • Adrian Fontes confident that Election Day will go smoothly in Phoenix area

    Maricopa County recorder Adrian Fontes expressed confidence that there won’t be a repeat of the major glitches that marred the August primary election.
  • US House candidate Tipirneni says Congress must address immigration

    Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, an Arizona Democratic congressional hopeful, said Tuesday that recent events are highlighting the fact that Congress needs to act on immigration reform.
  • Arizona schools chief candidates Riggs, Hoffman spar over safety

    Arizona superintendent of public instruction candidates Kathy Hoffman and Frank Riggs sparred over school safety during a radio debate Thursday.
  • Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema won’t say she’s proud of Democrats

    U.S. Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema said that while she’s a Democrat, it's not a point she's putting at the forefront of her campaign.
  • Stanton responds to union claim that inaction as mayor led to robbery

    Greg Stanton pushed back on claims made by a Phoenix police union that his robbery over the weekend was result of his inaction during his time as mayor. 
  • Martha McSally says she’d vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh

    U.S. Rep. Martha McSally of Arizona, who was sexually abused when she was in high school, said she would vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court despite allegations against him.
  • Watch Pat McMahon’s exclusive interview with Mac & Gaydos

    To celebrate 10 years of Mac & Gaydos, former KTAR News 92.3 FM Arizona's Morning News host Pat McMahon sat down with them for an interview that can only be seen at 
  • Gov. Ducey supports Flake’s request to delay vote for FBI investigation

    Gov. Doug Ducey said he supports Sen. Jeff Flake's request to delay the final vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until the FBI can further investigate sexual misconduct claims made against him. 
  • Look back on a decade of the Mac & Gaydos show

    Over the past 10 years, Mac Watson and Larry Gaydos have informed -- and entertained -- listeners across Arizona. Relive the last decade through the hosts themselves.
  • Norterra Elementary teacher wins Mac & Gaydos’ Pay Tribute to a Teacher

    Phoenix third-grade teacher Leslie Harris was named this month’s honoree of Mac & Gaydos’ Pay Tribute to a Teacher, a program that rewards teachers in the area for their hard work and dedication.
  • Arizona Gov. Ducey hopes Jon Kyl changes mind about short Senate stay

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wants U.S. Senate appointee Jon Kyl to remain in office beyond January. “Hopefully he stays for two years,” Ducey told KTAR News 92.3 FM.
  • Gov. Ducey ‘to get to work’ on replacement after McCain laid to rest

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is set with the task of naming U.S. Sen. John McCain's replacement. While there's been talks of potential candidates, Ducey is not ready to name a successor until after the senator is properly memorialized.