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IRS warns of continuing scams

The IRS reminds people that they can know pretty easily when a supposed IRS caller is a fake.

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Senate health care bill could cost state $7.1 billion

May force Arizona to take away care from more than 400,000 residents

The new Senate health care plan would cost Arizona at least $2.9 billion between next year and 2026 -- and perhaps as much as $7.1 billion -- according to a new analysis by the Ducey administration.

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Basic law of supply and demand is good news for grill masters

The latest survey of food prices in Arizona shows that shoppers can find ground chuck at just two-thirds the price it was two years ago.

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Ducey seeks retention of hospital levy for expanded Medicaid program

PHOENIX -- Attorneys for the Ducey administration are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to preserve the levy that funds an expanded Medicaid program -- assuming that expansion isn’t undermined by the Trump administration and Congress killing the program.

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Kids Count report: AZ 46th in U.S. in child education, health and family

PHOENIX -- Arizona ranks among the five worst states for children’s well being in education, health, economics and family and community matters, according to the Kids Count annual report.

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Rep. Thorpe seeks restrictions on where college students can vote

PHOENIX -- Calling the practice unethical, a Flagstaff Republican lawmaker wants to bar college students from voting where they may live most of the year.

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Marketing practices of opioid manufacturer under scrutiny of Arizona attorney general

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich is looking into the marketing practices of an Arizona firm that manufactures opioids.

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Indictment prompts Corporation commission to take close look at policies

PHOENIX -- Citing the indictment of one of its former members, state utility regulators voted Tuesday to review a policy allowing utility company owners to pass along some of their personal income tax burden to customers.

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Study shows rental costs outpace average wage of renters

A new report shows that an affordable apartment -- one within their means -- requires more than what they typically earn in a 40-hour week.

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‘Thorn in side of state officials,’ Tim Hogan steps down from AZ Center for Law in Public Interest

PHOENIX -- He’s developed a reputation as sort of a thorn in the side of state officials. But that doesn’t bother Tim Hogan who after 26 years is leaving as the executive director of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest.

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Attorney General to appeal ruling that allows marijuana on college campuses

Start argues court erred in voiding 2012 Arizona law

PHOENIX -- The state's top prosecutor wants police to be able to arrest people for having marijuana on college and university campuses, even if they have a state-issued card allowing them to buy and use the drug.

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New travel restrictions for state lawmakers

PHOENIX -- House Speaker J.D. Mesnard is enacting new travel restrictions on members a year after his predecessor was forced to reimburse taxpayers for more than $12,000 in improper expenses.

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Innocent pleas entered in Corporation Commission bribery case

PHOENIX -- A former utility regulator, his wife, a water company owner and his lobbyist all pleaded innocent Wednesday to charges of bribery and fraud.

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New Census data shows Arizona population boom

Growth not so dramatic in Verde Valley, Northern Arizona

Arizona continues its most rapid growth on the edges of its largest communities.

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Prescription opioid deaths major concern for AZ Dept. of Health Services

PHOENIX -- Faced with an average of two deaths a day, the state's top health official is looking for ways to curb the abuse of opioids, both legal and otherwise. And some of that may involve getting doctors to find alternative relief for patients with chronic pain -- including possibly recommending the use of medical marijuana.

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Attorney wants to block damaging testimony in Border Patrol shooting case

PHOENIX -- The attorney for the Border Patrol agent who killed a teen in 2012 wants to block jurors from hearing a prosecution witness testify that the shooting was unjustified.

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Commission chairman: Indictment of former member makes case for appointing regulators

Tom Forese noted that Gary Pierce is charged with accepting money through his wife from a utility executive in exchange for supporting two separate financial matters to benefit that family-owned company. Pierce, through an attorney, has said the indictment represents selected use of facts by the government.

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Former Arizona utility regulator, his wife, indicted on bribery charges

PHOENIX -- A federal grand jury has indicted a former state utility regulator and his wife for taking bribes for him to vote to approve giving more money in a rate-hike case to a family-owned utility company.

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Lobbyist indicted on bribery allegations; attorney claims hidden motive to charges

PHOENIX -- The lobbyist at the center of a bribery indictment is denying he’s guilty of anything, with his attorney suggesting there’s a hidden motive behind the allegations.

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State Supreme Court sides with former AG on alleged campaign finance violations

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Supreme Court is giving former Attorney General Tom Horne another chance to escape a $1.2 million fine for campaign finance violations.

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AZDPS set to begin Memorial holiday traffic enforcement

This weekend, as you and your family head out to enjoy the holiday weekend, help law enforcement by staying alert, driving the speed limit and moving over when you see someone stopped on the shoulder.

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Governor makes final call on new laws in Arizona

PHOENIX -- Because of Gov. Doug Ducey, some of Arizona’s needy will be able to get an additional year of help.

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Gov. Ducey gives OK to $1 billion loan package for state universities

PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Monday to let the state’s three universities borrow $1 billion for repairs and new buildings -- but with nothing to directly relieve the increasing burden of tuition.

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Arizona jobless rate holds steady at 5%

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained steady last month at 5.0 percent as the number of people employed the private sector grew by just 7,500.

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Judge concludes law doesn’t prohibit state from taking inflated marijuana fees

A judge has rebuffed efforts by medical marijuana users to force the state to reduce the fees it charges patients.

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