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The Republican nominee to become the state’s chief elections officer is someone who has publicly denied that Joe Biden actually won the popular vote here in 2020 -- and someone who said he might not certify the results of the 2024 presidential race.

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The Republican Governors Association is going to put at least $11 million into commercials to ensure that Doug Ducey’s successor is of the same political party.

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Will the dust settle?
With Lake’s Primary win, Fann asks for a ‘unity’ that is slow in coming

Kari Lake proved this week that she has the backing of the largest share of Arizona Republicans who voted in the primary.

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As election workers spend long hours tallying ballots in Arizona and elsewhere in the days after Tuesday’s primary elections, some critics are arguing they should be finished counting by now.

By By ALI SWENSON and JOSH KELETY, Associated Press August 7, 2022
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Now that WNBA star Brittney Griner has been convicted of drug possession and sentenced to nine years in prison, attention turns to the prospect of a prisoner swap between the United States and Russia that could get her home.

By By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press August 7, 2022
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Blake Masters will lead the bid by Republicans to take back control of the U.S. Senate.

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You remember all those claims of dead people voting in 2020?

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Add another item to the long list of things that Republican and Democratic members of Arizona’s congressional delegation disagree on: Earmarks.

By By Neetish Basnet, Cronkite News August 3, 2022
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Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's views remained a mystery Monday as party leaders eyed votes later this week on their emerging economic legislation and both parties pointed to dueling studies they used to either laud or belittle the measure's impact.

By By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press August 3, 2022
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Gov. Doug Ducey has a word of advice for people who believe Arizona elections lack integrity.

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The FBI arrested a Massachusetts man Friday on charges he made a bomb threat sent to the office of Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.

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The city of Williams has made a stand against pozzolan mining on Bill Williams Mountain.

By By Wendy Howell. Williams-Grand Canyon News July 31, 2022
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Gov. Doug Ducey cannot deny COVID relief dollars to schools that impose mask mandates or give vouchers to parents so they can remove their children from those schools, a federal judge has concluded.

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More than 1.74 million migrants had been stopped at the southwest border through June, breaking the record set through all of the last fiscal year with three months still to go in this fiscal year.

By By Daisy Gonzalez-Perez, Cronkite News July 24, 2022
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The Arizona Republican Party has censured state House Speaker Rusty Bowers after his gripping public testimony to the Jan. 6 panel about Donald Trump's relentless pressure to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

By By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press July 24, 2022
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Former President Donald Trump and his estranged vice president, Mike Pence, will hold rival campaign events in Arizona on Friday, turning the governor's race into a broader referendum on the Republican Party's future.

By By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press July 22, 2022
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The House Jan. 6 committee closed out its set of summer hearings with its most detailed focus yet on the investigation's main target: former President Donald Trump.

By By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press July 22, 2022
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Prescott Valley officials expect crowds next week when former President Donald Trump brings his Save America PAC to a political rally there.

By By Tracy Abiaka, Cronkite News July 17, 2022
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A man who brutally killed an Arizona elementary school teacher after she bailed him out of jail will spend the rest of his life prison, a judge said Tuesday.

By By FELICIA FONSECA and TERRY TANG, Associated Press July 14, 2022
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Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking a Pima County Superior Court judge to immediately restore his power and the power of local prosecutors to bring criminal charges against doctors who perform abortions.

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Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Wednesday to provide $1.2 billion to fund grandiose projects to find new water for Arizona and smaller ones to conserve what the state already has.

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Gabrielle Giffords and the late John McCain were among the 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom announced Friday by the Biden administration.

By By Morgan FischerM Cronkite News July 5, 2022
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FBI agents looking into events surrounding former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss have subpoenaed Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, who orchestrated a discredited review of the election.

By By BOB CHRISTIE and JONATHAN J. COOPER Associated Press July 5, 2022
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An inmate of the Coconino County Jail died in his cell Monday.

July 5, 2022
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The Verde Independent and its readers presented a series of questions to candidates running for the new Legislative District 1 House and Senate seats this year. Responses to introductory questions were published June 29. Early voting begins July 6.

By Verde Independent July 3, 2022

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