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A man suspected in the death of a woman who was fatally bludgeoned in a New York City hotel room earlier this month has been arrested in Arizona, where police say he is a suspect in two stabbings in recent days.

February 21, 2024
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For nearly two decades, it was a mystery who had left "Baby Skylar" — an unidentified newborn found dead inside a t trash can at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

February 20, 2024
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Republican lawmakers took the first steps Monday to making it more difficult for those who have crossed the border illegally to get public benefits.

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It was the winter of 2021 when Philbert Shorty's family found his abandoned car stuck in the mud outside the small community of Tsaile near the Arizona-New Mexico state line. "We knew something happened from the get-go," said his uncle, Ben Shorty. "We couldn't find any answers."

By By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press February 19, 2024
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Valle del Sol, a health clinic serving Latino and underserved communities in Phoenix, recently unveiled a naloxone vending machine at its south Phoenix location on S. First Avenue and Buckeye Road.

By By Jack Orleans, Cronkite News February 17, 2024
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"The Greatest Show on Grass" may be a bit tamer next year.

By By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer February 16, 2024
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The way Justine Wadsack sees it, some people looking for new homes may want to be in a legislative district where they are represented by someone who shares their political views.

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A year after exempting themselves from public records laws, state lawmakers took the first steps Wednesday to formally repeal requirements that they obey the same open meeting laws that exist for everyone else.

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Walking into the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) West Valley Animal Care Center, visitors are met with endless rows of barking dogs, some two to a kennel, with the organization at more than 100 dogs over capacity as of Monday.

By By Julia Schamko, Cronkite News February 15, 2024
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More than 23,000 children each year will experience cardiac arrest, according to the American Heart Association. Of these incidents, 40% are related to sports.

By Lauren Kobley, Cronkite News February 14, 2024
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The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis predicts Arizona will have 28,100 fewer registered nurses than are needed in the state by 2025, a bigger disparity than in any other state in the country.

By Annika Tourlas, Cronkite News February 14, 2024
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Arrests for illegal crossings on the U.S. border with Mexico fell by half in January from record highs in December to the third lowest month of Joe Biden's presidency, authorities said Tuesday.

By REBECCA SANTANA and ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press February 14, 2024
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The Arizona Free Enterprise Club is asking a judge to void proposed rules that say its members have no right to photograph, approach, question and even seek "documentation'' of voters who are using drop boxes.

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The Arizona Legislature's top two Republicans have challenged Democratic President Joe Biden's creation of a new national monument last summer just outside Grand Canyon National Park, alleging he exceeded his legal authority in making that designation under a century-old law that lets presidents protect sites considered historically or culturally important.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press February 13, 2024
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Heavy snow shut down parts of major interstates in northern Arizona on Thursday while low-lying clouds delayed dozens of flights in Phoenix, after storms earlier this week battered California and left a muddy mess.

By WALTER BERRY and JOHN ANTCZAK, Associated Press February 9, 2024
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Authorities are investigating the death of a 73-year-old skydiver in Arizona, the second deadly incident involving skydiving in Eloy in less than a month.

February 6, 2024
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In the rapidly evolving campaign landscape of the upcoming presidential election, artificial intelligence is already a large and active participant, revolutionizing campaign strategies and communication.

By By Sadie Buggle, Cronkite News February 6, 2024
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Arizona schools could soon be providing lessons that have an animated video of Christopher Columbus saying that "being taken as a slave is better than being killed.''

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A new lawsuit against Secretary of State Adrian Fontes could end up affecting whether Arizonans will actually get a voice in the November presidential election.

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Saying thieves pay attention, a state lawmaker and a prosecutor are moving to enhance the penalty against those who engage in multiple incidents of organized retail theft.

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The flying cars that The Jetsons made us believe we would all have by now haven't quite materialized.

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Gov. Katie Hobbs insists that her plan to take 8.9% out of the state land trust every year to pay for her plan to boost education funding won't harm the account.

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It's not quite like taxing Arizona's abundant sun.

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A Republican state senator has introduced legislation dealing with illegal immigrants that could conflict with a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling which said Arizona has no right to enforce federal immigration laws.

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Failed Republican Arizona governor’s candidate and current Senate candidate Kari Lake now appears firmly in charge of the state party after orchestrating the ouster of the party chairman.

By Bob Christie, Capitol Media Services January 25, 2024

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