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The state Democratic Party wants Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate decisions by the Independent Redistricting Commission that give a political edge to three incumbent GOP senators.

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A national organization involved in election issues is moving to keep state Rep. Mark Finchem from running for secretary of state.

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Flagstaff residents burned in effigy Gov. Lewis Wolfley to protest his veto of a bill that was to create Coconino County.

By The Associated Press April 10, 2022
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A judge has certified the Iraqi government’s extradition request for a Phoenix driving school owner on charges that he participated in the killings of two police officers 15 years ago in the Iraqi city of Fallujah as the leader of an al-Qaida group, sending the extradition decision to Washington to decide.

By By JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press April 6, 2022
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Attorney General Mark Brnovich is going to get a chance to challenge a deal that he says illegally gives away taxpayer funds to benefit a private company.

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Wet weather last year and predicted hot, dry spring and summer are going to result in a “very extreme’’ potential for wildfires this year according to the state’s fire management officer.

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In 1920, several people were injured and a number of buildings were damaged or destroyed when the powder magazine at the United Verde Mine at Jerome exploded.

By The Associated Press April 3, 2022
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It took less than a day for opponents to file multiple court challenges to a new Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to vote, a measure almost identical to one rejected by the Supreme Court in 2013.

By By Emily Sacia, Cronkite News April 1, 2022
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Arizona's Republican governor on Wednesday signed a bill requiring voters to prove their citizenship to vote in a presidential election, drawing fierce opposition from voting rights advocates who say it risks affecting some 200,000 people.

By By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press April 1, 2022
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U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized another COVID-19 booster for people age 50 and older, a step to offer extra protection for the most vulnerable in case the coronavirus rebounds.

By By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE Associated Press March 30, 2022
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Arizona’s senators urged the White House this week to keep a controversial border control policy in place unless the administration is prepared to handle the surge in migrants that would come from lifting Title 42.

By By Emily Sacia, Cronkite News March 30, 2022
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An Arizona Senate committee on Monday revived and advanced a wide-ranging election bill that would eliminate nearly all forms of early voting and require ballots to be counted by hand.

By By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press March 23, 2022
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Arizona voters may get one more chance to decide if they’d like to have a lieutenant governor.

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Arizona could be a primary target when federal officials meet with tribes next week to talk about possible new names for places that currently contain a slur against Native American women.

By By Camila Pedrosa, Cronkite News March 20, 2022
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Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and party left the town of Tombstone, never to return.

By The Associated Press March 20, 2022
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Don’t be surprised if sometime this year a motorcycle pulls up next to your vehicle while you’re stopped at a traffic light.

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Gov. Doug Ducey is not interested in suspending the state's 18-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax to help Arizonans weather higher prices even though it would save the average Arizonan more than $100 a year.

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Russia stepped up its bombardment of Kyiv on Tuesday, devastating an apartment house and other buildings, while civilians in 2,000 cars fled Mariupol along a humanitarian corridor in what was believed to the biggest evacuation yet from the desperately besieged seaport.

By By ANDREA ROSA Associated Press March 16, 2022
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The state Senate on Monday rejected a bill sponsored by a Republican lawmaker that would have expanded the state’s laws allowing the use of deadly force to include stopping someone from damaging property.

By By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press March 16, 2022
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A little girl, unnamed for 62 years, turned out to be exactly whom law enforcement suspected she was – a missing child called Sharon Lee Gallegos.

March 15, 2022
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The state's top elected Republican says he believes the lawsuit filed by his political party to quash early voting is "ill conceived."

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A trial judge on Friday permanently blocked the state from imposing a voter-approved surcharge on the wealthy to help fund education.

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Nearly 62 years ago, the decomposed body of small child was found outside Congress in Yavapai County. Ever since, her identity has been unknown, her body unclaimed.

By Verde Independent March 14, 2022
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In 1860, Mrs. Larcena Page was kidnapped from her husband’s lumber camp in Madera Canyon. She suffered 16 lance wounds and was beaten before being left unconscious in the snow. After three days, she crawled 15 miles back to her husband’s camp.

By The Associated Press March 13, 2022
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The U.S. Forest Service has completed an environmental review that paves the way for large-scale thinning projects and prescribed burns along a prominent line of ponderosa pines and mixed conifer that divide Arizona's desert from the high country.

By By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press March 12, 2022

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