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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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Elizabeth Holmes, who got state lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey to change Arizona law in 2015 to financially benefit her company, goes on trial this week on criminal charges of fraud and conspiracy.

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Arizona is about to become the first state in the nation to eliminate the ability of attorneys to strike prospective jurors based on what may only be hunches, a practice that often ends up culling minorities.

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A company that uses your image to promote its product or service without first getting your approval is breaking the law and can be sued for damages, the Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled.

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A federal appeals court has given the go ahead for criminal defense attorneys in Arizona to challenge a state law that prohibits them from directly contacting crime victims.

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The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a national eviction moratorium late Thursday, Aug. 26, comes as an estimated one-fifth of U.S. renters are behind on the rent – including 253,000 in Arizona.

By SIMON WILLIAMS, Cronkite News August 30, 2021
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A judge will hear arguments Sept. 13 over whether it was legal for state lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey to bar schools from requiring students and staff to wear masks.

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Maricopa County is breaking the law by refusing to provide the materials demanded by the state Senate, Attorney General Mark Brnovich concluded Thursday, Aug. 26.

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Facing a slowing rate of Arizonans getting vaccinated, Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday, Aug. 26, tapped former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona to be his new senior health advisor on COVID matters.

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Facing a surge of patients, COVID and otherwise, the state's largest hospital chain is providing care in hallways, waiting rooms and even ambulances during surges and is making "day-by-day decisions'' on admitting patients for elective surgeries, its chief clinical officer reported Wednesday.

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It's going to be at least another three weeks before Arizonans have any chance of getting access to all of the documents in the hands of Cyber Ninjas about how it has conducted its audit.

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A felony conviction in another state does not preclude someone now living in Arizona from getting the right to own a gun, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.

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Private businesses in Arizona are free to require that their workers be vaccinated against COVID-19, Attorney General Mark Brnovich has concluded.

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The attorney for the firm conducting the audit of the 2020 election for the Senate told a judge on Monday, Aug. 23, he has no right to order the firm to cough up the records of the audit in its possession.

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The Hawaii lieutenant governor watched in horror as protesters showed up outside his condo, yelled at him through bullhorns and beamed strobe lights into the building to harass him over vaccine requirements.

By The Associated Press August 22, 2021
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A toddler who was pulled unconscious from a backyard pool has died, Phoenix police confirmed Sunday.

By The Associated Press August 22, 2021
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Arizona health officials on Sunday reported more than 3,000 new coronavirus cases and an additional three deaths as a surge driven by the delta variant continued for the sixth week.

By The Associated Press August 22, 2021
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A cybersecurity firm plucked from relative obscurity to conduct an unprecedented review of ballots in Arizona's largest country is readying to present its findings to Republican lawmakers.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press August 22, 2021
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Gov. Doug Ducey lashed out Thursday, Aug. 19, at President Biden's bid to go after governors who ban mask mandates, calling his administration's message to him "weak and pathetic.''

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. August 19, 2021
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Arizona Supreme Court allows education tax on wealthy to stand for now
Prop 208 may generate funds past expenditure limit, making it unconstitutional

The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday, Aug. 19, ruled the income tax surcharge on the wealthy can remain, at least for the time being.

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President Biden on Wednesday, Aug. 18, directed the nation's top education official to take action "against governors that are trying to block and intimidate local school officials and educators'' by prohibiting them from requiring the use of masks.

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Maricopa County officials are sending a bill for $2.8 million to the state Senate to cover the cost of having to acquire new voting machines. But don't look for Senate President Karen Fann to pull out her checkbook any time soon.

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