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An organization that won a legal battle with the Senate over audit-related records is now asking a judge to hold Senate President Karen Fann in contempt -- and possibly jail her -- for failing to comply with the court order.

By Howard Fischer, For the Independent September 24, 2021
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The question of whether Arizona gets to enforce a new restriction on the right to abortion could turn on whether a federal judge considers it a ban or a restriction.

By Howard Fischer, For the Independent September 23, 2021
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The State Board of Nursing is slow in handling complaints, according to a new state report, a practice it says that could endanger public safety.

By Howard Fischer, For the Independent September 22, 2021
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Did you just get a check for $32 from the state? It's not a gift from your friends at the the Department of Transportation to you and about 200,000 others.

By Howard Fischer, For the Independent September 22, 2021
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A new statewide poll suggests there may be little, if anything that Gov. Doug Ducey and his new $400-an-hour health adviser can do to convince many more Arizonans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 than already have made that decision.

By Howard Fischer, For the Independent September 22, 2021
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A judge has slapped down the latest claim by Cyber Ninjas that it doesn't have to respond to demands for public records -- at least not from the public.

By Howard Fischer, For the Independent September 20, 2021
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Claims by state Attorney General Mark Brnovich that the Biden administration is altering federal immigration law as part of "population augmentation strategies'' is a figment of the state's imagination,'' according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

By Howard Fischer, For the Independent September 20, 2021
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The Arizona Senate is dropping its demand for Maricopa County to produce its computer routers.

By Howard Fischer, For the Independent September 20, 2021
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Arizonans will finally get to see on Sept. 24 what auditors have concluded about whether there was fraud, misconduct, mistakes or anything else in the conduct of the 2020 election in Maricopa County that denied a Donald Trump victory in the state.

By Howard Fischer, For the Independent September 20, 2021
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Arizonans are poisoning themselves with medication meant for horses and cattle in their belief it will prevent or fight COVID-19.

By Howard Fischer, For the Independent September 15, 2021
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Attorney General Mark Brnovich is filing suit in a bid to block the Biden administration from imposing a vaccine mandate on workers.

By Howard Fischer, For the Independent September 15, 2021
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Workers at the bottom of the Arizona wage scale appear to be in line for a pay hike of $26 a week.

By Howard Fischer, For the Independent September 14, 2021
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The Arizona Senate has no legal excuse to refuse to publicly produce the records of the firm it hired to audit the 2020 election returns.

By Howard Fischer, For the Independent September 14, 2021
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The attorney for a coalition of educators, school board members, child welfare advocates and others warned a judge Monday, Sept. 13, that children could die if she does not void a legislative ban on schools requiring students to be masked.

By Howard Fischer, For the Independent September 13, 2021
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Gov. Doug Ducey says it's illegal and "will never stand up in court.'' And Attorney General Mark Brnovich says it is taking "federal overreach to unheard of levels.''

By Howard Fischer, For the Independent September 13, 2021
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A Republican state senator who has backed away from the election audit she once supported is now the victim of at least one threat.

By Howard Fischer, For the Independent September 13, 2021
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Arizona is free to tell women they can't have an abortion if the reason is because of genetic fetal defect, even if it is prior to viability, the state's top prosecutor is arguing.

By Howard Fischer, For the Independent September 13, 2021
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Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is trying to do what the head of the Arizona Republican Party considers an end-run around a U.S. Supreme Court ruling about when votes can be counted.

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Arizonans can start laying down bets beginning Thursday for or against the Cardinals - or any other professional or collegiate team.

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Gov. Doug Ducey violated state law when he unilaterally cut off the extra $300 a week the unemployed in Arizona were getting, a new lawsuit charges.

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An attorney representing state lawmakers told a judge Thursday, Sept. 2, she has no right to decide whether they broke the law in prohibiting schools from requiring students and staff to weak masks.

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The head of the state's premier anti-abortion organizations said Thursday, Sept. 2, she is looking to use the newly enacted Texas ban on the terminating a pregnancy after fetal heartbeat has been detected as a template for legislation here.

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Gov. Doug Ducey is offering up $60 million in federal cash to hospitals to help with staffing - but only if they start promoting and treating some patients with early indications of COVID with monoclonal antibodies.

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Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday, Aug. 31, he's not interested in revisiting the ban on mask mandates despite new data showing schools that don't require face coverings are twice as likely to have an outbreak of COVID as those who have defied his edict.

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A Yuma Democratic lawmaker is asking a judge to toss a defamation lawsuit filed against her by two Republican legislators and a member of Congress.

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