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A federal judge won't give reservation residents more time to submit their early ballots and ensure they will be counted.

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Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes wants a court to bless the practice he is using that allows some people to cast a ballot by video conference.

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Lawyers for internet giant Google are arguing it doesn't legally matter if the buyers of their Android cell phones were misled about the company's tracking of users.

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Gov. Doug Ducey will not not order businesses to re-close or impose new restrictions even when the infection threat of COVID-19 in any area returns to "substantial."

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Arizona State University is getting $6 million from the state to finish developing what is being billed as a virtually instant test for COVID-19.

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In LD 6, Wendy Rogers pushed aside incumbent Republican Sylvia Allen in the GOP primary. Chispa hopes to use that divisive race to elect Democrat Felicia French who, like GOP opponent Wendy Rogers, is retired military.

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The state's top elected officials of the two major parties are squabbling over election procedures, with the ability of some nursing homes and other facilities to vote hanging in the balance.

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A years-old movement to reform police departments, which reentered the national debate last spring when a Minneapolis police officer dug his knee into George Floyd’s back until he couldn’t breathe, has taken root in Arizona.

By Isabella Martillaro, Cronkite News September 23, 2020
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Gilbert resident Nadia Saco bought the home of her dreams this August. But landing it, she said, was a “nightmare.”

By Rob Winder, Cronkite News September 23, 2020
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Nationally and in Arizona, as Nov. 3 approaches, many Arizonans still have concerns about getting their mail-in ballots returned on time – and counted.

By Ray Alonzo, Cronkite News September 23, 2020
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The fate of a voting rights lawsuit could depend on whether a federal judge believes current practices discriminate against Native Americans or just people who live in rural areas.

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Saying they're still "reviewing'' the issue, state officials have not acted on various plans to deal with a controversial monument to Confederate soldiers at a state-run cemetery and ignored a request by a member of the Sierra Vista city council asking to find out how to get rid of it.

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Gov. Doug Ducey is justifying his directive to liquor investigators and police to ignore violations of some state laws by restaurants because they need the money from the otherwise illegal sales they are being allowed to make.

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Environmental groups have filed suit to remove most of the cattle off of 143 miles of the Verde River watershed.

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Arizona users of the popular apps TikTok and WeChat brushed off federal government threats Friday to prohibit the platforms, and downplayed concerns that the two products are being used as a tool for Chinese spying.

By Joycelyn Cabrera and Caroleina Hassett, Cronkite News September 20, 2020
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When President Donald Trump sits down to pick a Supreme Court nominee to take the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, Phoenix native Bridget Bade will be on the list.

By Catherine Fusillo, Cronkite News September 20, 2020
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Claiming he botched the state’s response to COVID-19, a new group hopes to force a recall election against Gov. Doug Ducey.

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A new report Thursday by the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association finds that schools surveyed were able to fill just 28 percent of the vacancies they had due to retirement and other reasons that teachers leave their jobs.

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Governor touts monthly drop in unemployment rate
Agency director says dramatic decrease is unusual

A good portion of the drop in the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from 10.7 percent in July has nothing to do with a bunch of Arizonans suddenly finding work. It's because some just gave up.

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The nation's top Census Bureau official came to Arizona Thursday in a last-minute push to get people to respond to the decennial count.

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The Thursday morning report from Arizona Department of Health Services shows the first 1,000-plus day for positive COVID-19 tests since Sept. 3.

By Dan Engler September 17, 2020
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Arizona State University researchers are working on a home-based coronavirus test that could deliver results within 10 minutes rather than 24 to 48 hours, university officials said Wednesday.

By Sierra Poore, Cronkite News September 17, 2020
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Ivanka Trump on Wednesday made a case for her father’s reelection, saying he is committed to business deregulation, tax cuts and supporting businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic, and she praised Arizona as a model for its response to the deadly disease.

By Ray Alonzo, Cronkite News September 17, 2020
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Federal officials said Wednesday that the western yellow-billed cuckoo should remain a threatened species, rejecting an appeal by miners, ranchers and other groups that claimed the bird no longer needs protection.

By Allen H. Awfe, Cronkite News September 17, 2020
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Facebook and Twitter opened investigations this week into a number of Arizona teenagers’ social media accounts for operating fraudulent profiles and spreading misinformation in support of the Trump campaign, reportedly for pay.

By Catherine Fusillo, Cronkite News September 17, 2020

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