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The Biden administration said Tuesday it will release 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in an effort to drive down the surging cost of gasoline and home heating oil.

By By Genesis Sandoval, Cronkite News November 25, 2021
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The nation's largest manufacturer of vaping products has agreed to change how it does promotion in Arizona and elsewhere.

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The governor's chief medical adviser said Tuesday said COVID infections could be cut sharply if people would do more to protect themselves, including wearing masks.

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Gov. Doug Ducey remains adamant he's not going to force anyone to get inoculated or even wear a mask as COVID cases in Arizona rise to the highest level since before the vaccine was available.

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A Scottsdale Republican lawmaker is trying to stop the public from voting on a proposal that would allow "dreamers'' who meet certain conditions to pay the same in-state tuition at public universities as other Arizona residents.

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Arizonans are one step closer to being able to vote whether to repeal $1.9 billion of tax cuts that mainly benefit the most wealthy.

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Gov. Doug Ducey is hoping to portray a voter referendum to quash the largest tax cut in Arizona history instead as a bid to increase taxes.

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Arizona's employment situation continues to improve.

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For those of you who thought the Thanksgiving feast this year would break the bank, there's some good news.

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A federal judge Tuesday, Nov. 16, denied a bid by the Senate to overturn a $2.75 million discrimination award against the Senate, leaving Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and state Democrats scrambling to blunt the effects of the verdict on her gubernatorial ambitions.

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With his legal challenges to vaccine and mask mandates rejected by a federal judge, Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Mark Brnovich now wants Gov. Doug Ducey to order lawmakers back to the Capitol in hopes of a legislative fix.

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Tempe is now the second Arizona city to ban discrimination based on hair texture and hairstyles, including at schools and in the workplace.

By The Associated Press November 15, 2021
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The deadline to get state-mandated training to run a marijuana dispensary or similar business in Arizona as part of a “social equity ownership program" is fast approaching.

By The Associated Press November 15, 2021
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Been thinking about buying one of those all-electric cars? How about one fueled by natural gas?

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A federal judge on Wednesday, Nov. 10, rejected a bid by Attorney General Mark Brnovich to issue an immediate nationwide injunction blocking President Biden from requiring federal workers and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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The Court of Appeals has shot down the latest bid by Cyber Ninjas to keep secret the records it has related to the audit of the 2020 election.

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Democrats will get another chance to try to overturn a law they contend gives Republicans an edge in future elections.

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The attorney for an anti-tax group told a judge Friday, Nov. 5, that Arizonans have no legal right to second-guess the decision by state lawmakers to cut taxes for the state's most wealthy.

November 8, 2021
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Gov. Doug Ducey is telling federal officials that there's nothing illegal about his using COVID grant dollars in a way that financially penalizes schools that impose mask mandates.

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If you can drive a truck, move a package or dress a wound you're likely to have no problem finding employment between now and the end of the decade.

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Thursday he plans to sue to block the Biden administration’s new mandate that large employers require their workers to either be vaccinated for COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing starting in January.

By The Associated Press November 5, 2021
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The Arizona Supreme Court has refused to narrow the situations in which a bar can be held liable when one of their drunken patrons goes out and kills someone else.

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The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday, Nov. 2, voided a ban on mask mandates in public schools and a host of other legislative changes, ruling it was illegal for lawmakers to pile them into a handful of budget bills.

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A judge has set a hearing for next month on whether to subpoena -- and possibly jail -- Senate President Karen Fann for failing to produce records related to the election audit.

When the Arizona Supreme Court slapped down how lawmakers approve "budget reconciliation'' bills on Tuesday, Nov. 2, they quashed more than the ban on schools requiring masks of faculty and students.

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