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With 70 more deaths in the past 24 hours, more than 4,000 Arizona lives have now been claimed by COVID-19.

By Dan Engler August 6, 2020
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Democrats won't get a free seat this year on the Arizona Corporation Commission.

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Gov. Doug Ducey's meeting with President Trump on Wednesday comes as both are seeking to write a new narrative about their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The downward trend of new Arizona COVID-19 infections continues this week but the death count from the virus remains at the high end of the state’s daily average.

By Dan Engler August 5, 2020
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Arizona gyms and fitness centers could be open this coming week.

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An attorney representing the criminal justice reform initiative measure warned Tuesday that if the measure is barred from appearing on the ballot it would effectively place a "significant burden'' on the constitutional right of Arizonans to craft their own laws.

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Arizona should not be forced to give voters a chance to "cure" the fact that they forgot to sign the the envelopes holding their ballots before dropping them in the mail, Attorney General Mark Brnovich contends.

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Friday July 31, shortly after 2 p.m., an inmate from the Coconino County Detention Facility died while at Flagstaff Medical Center, according to a news release.

By Staff report August 3, 2020
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The state's top health official acknowledged that she and Gov. Doug Ducey are ignoring some Arizona-specific recommendations from the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

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Arizona’s downward trend of COVID-19 cases has continued into August as the state’s Department of Health Services reports 1,080 new cases in the past 24 hours.

By Dan Engler August 3, 2020
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Six months after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the state, the disease is well on its way to becoming the third-leading cause of death for Arizonans this year, following cancer and heart disease, according to state data.

By Farah Eltohamy, Cronkite News August 2, 2020
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Despite the downward trend in new COVID-19 cases that began early in the month, July still recorded the highest monthly totals for new cases and deaths since documentation on the novel coronavirus began in January.

By Dan Engler August 1, 2020
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A measure to boost taxes on the state's most wealthy can't go on the November ballot because the description of the measure fails to inform voters of what it really does, a judge ruled late Friday.

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The former state health director says Gov. Doug Ducey is "scientifically wrong'' in lumping gyms and fitness centers with bars as places that cannot be safely operated during the pandemic.

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The Arizona Corporation Commission has the legal right to seize managerial control of utilities that pose a risk to public health and safety, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.

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According to the U.S. Forest Service, smoke might be visible in the Verde Valley, stemming from the Pine Fire.

By Staff report July 31, 2020
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The Arizona Department of Health Services Friday reported 3,212 new COVID-19 cases and 68 deaths in the past 24 hours.

By Dan Engler July 31, 2020
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Gov. Doug Ducey said the state won't make up the money that Arizona unemployed will lose when the $600 a week in extra federal benefits dries up this coming week.

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Projections by the state Office of Economic Opportunity means a 16.8 percent in the number of people working over that period, an average of 1.6 percent a year.

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If you get your advice from Doug Ducey you're going to want to vote against at least three of the four measures expected to be on the November ballot.

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Arizona should add more than 511,000 jobs by the end of 2028 compared with 2018 -- assuming no major economic disruptions, people keep moving here and residents get older.

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The Arizona Department of Health Services Thursday reported its highest single-day COVID-19 death count since testing began in January.

By Dan Engler July 30, 2020
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Thousands of gallons of wasted milk. Unpredictable, zigzagging prices. Abrupt dips and surges in demand.

By Saradon Raboin Luce Foundation: Southwest Stories Fellowship July 30, 2020
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When Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Schools Superintendent Kathy Hoffman ordered state schools to open for some type of in-person instruction on Aug. 17, they gave school administrators the flexibility to design a plan that best suits their districts.

By Ellie Borst, Cronkite News July 30, 2020
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Business interests trying to quash a vote on higher taxes on the rich sought to convince a judge Wednesday that extent and breadth of the proposed new levy is being purposely understated and misleading.

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