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A word on the bird: Lower prices on turkey for consumers

PHOENIX -- A healthy supply of turkeys is going to make the cost of feeding the family Thanksgiving dinner a bit less expensive this year.

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Hoffman 54,000 votes ahead of Riggs for AZ schools chief

PHOENIX -- Democrats will take at least one statewide office for the next four years.

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Latest vote tally gives Sinema clear lead for U.S. Senate seat

PHOENIX -- The latest batch of votes counted Monday put the U.S. Senate out of the reach of Republican Martha McSally and into the hands of an Arizona Democrat for the first time since 1994.

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Record number of bald eagles take first flight in 2018

Arizona’s bald eagle population continues to soar as the number of breeding areas expanded statewide and a record 87 young hatched during the 2018 breeding season, according the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s annual survey.

Steve Gaynor leads race for Arizona Secretary of State

Political newcomer Steve Gaynor got the bid to be the Republican nominee after he knocked off incumbent Michele Reagan in the primary, capitalizing on a series of missteps she made in running prior elections.

Prop. 305: Voters reject state funding for private, parochial schools

PHOENIX -- Arizona voters refused Tuesday to ratify a bid by Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers to allow any of the state's 1.1 million students in public schools to get vouchers of state tax dollars to attend private and parochial schools.

Early returns show Proposition 127 going down to defeat

PHOENIX -- A $31 million campaign by the state's electric utilities proved enough to keep voters from adopting a constitutional mandate that they generate at least half of their power from renewable sources by 2030.

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Missing in Arizona: Searching for loved ones in bones and DNA

Last year, 48 new cases were processed with seven resolutions

Every year, families of missing people bring medical records, photos, fingerprints and maybe DNA samples to a team of forensic scientists who try to match them with jawbones and other skeletal remains, police sketches and dental records that put flesh on bones.

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AG sues Prop 127 campaign for defamation

PHOENIX -- Claiming he’s been defamed, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is suing the backers of the Proposition 127 campaign.

21 AZ cases linked to Salmonella outbreak

ADHS urges families to check their freezers for recalled beef

PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Health Services has now confirmed 21 cases of illness in Arizonans from Salmonella Newport linked raw beef products, which were recalled earlier this month.

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AG withdraws argument on marijuana extracts

Agency blames wording in legal filing

Fearing unintended consequences for patients, especially children, Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Monday withdrew his agency's arguments urging the Arizona Supreme Court to declare hashish and extracts of marijuana illegal in all situations.

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Board of Education rejects new public school standards proposed by outgoing state superintendent

PHOENIX -- The state Board of Education on Monday rebuffed a bid by schools chief Diane Douglas to adopt standards for public schools crafted by a Christian college for Arizona.

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McSally, Sinema face off in planned debate

Hoping to remind voters of her foe's history, Republican senatorial contender Martha McSally said Monday that Kyrsten Sinema, her Democratic foe, is guilty of "treason

Arizona plans earthquake training drill Thursday

PHOENIX -- It’s not quite the “duck and cover’’ exercises of the 1950 s when school children were practicing to be prepared for nuclear attack.

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Longtime Arizona School Superintendent Carolyn Warner: 1930-2018

PHOENIX -- If it weren't for Bill Schulz, Carolyn Warner, who died Tuesday, could have been the first woman governor of Arizona.

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Cottonwood man receives 145 years in prison for shooting at federal officer

TUCSON -- Tuesday, Jack Witt Voris, 47, of Cottonwood, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jennifer G. Zipps to 145.8 years in prison.

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Prop 305 seeks to reverse AZ Legislature’s action on vouchers

But the more than 100,000 people who signed petitions to put Proposition 305 on the ballot now find they have to vote against it to get what they want: repealing legislation to expand who can get vouchers of taxpayer funds to attend private and parochial schools.

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Ken Bennett lacking campaign funds after loss

Ken Bennett found himself out of the running when he was trounced by incumbent Doug Ducey in the Republican primary in August.

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Gov. Ducey accuses Garcia of ‘rigging election’

PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey is doubling down on his claim that David Garcia tried to “rig” the election for a sales tax for education even though there is no evidence the Democrat gubernatorial hopeful had any role in crafting the measure.

Supreme Court upholds ban on uranium mining at Grand Canyon

PHOENIX -- In a major victory for environmental groups and the Havasupai Tribe, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed a bid by mining interests to overturn a 20-year ban on extracting uranium from about a million acres around the Grand Canyon National Park.

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Lawmakers: Service tax ban is bad idea

To hear the proponents of Proposition 126 tell it, Arizona lawmakers are chomping at the bit to tax medical services, child care and even veterinary bills.

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Arizona prosecutor takes center stage in questioning Ford

Maricopa County prosecutor Rachel Mitchell took center stage at the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday, gently probing a “terrified” Christine Blasey Ford about her charge that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when they were both teens.

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NWS: Flash flood watch in Northern Arizona

The National Weather Service has put out a flash flood watch in portions of Northern Arizona, including Yavapai County.

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Gov. Doug Ducey crows added jobs in second debate

Incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey repeatedly throws around the phrase that Arizona is “open for business” as both a commercial for the state and as proof his policies are what’s driving the state economy.

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Zinke hears ‘substantial concerns’ during Grand Canyon visit

Most urgent need is repair of wastewater system

When the term deferred maintenance gets tossed out, different images come to mind. Maybe it’s some roads badly in need of repaving, or a few shingles missing from a leaky roof.

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