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Howard Fischer, For the Independent
Capitol Media Services

Howard Fischer is a veteran journalist who has reported on state government and legal affairs in Arizona since 1982, the last 25 for Capitol Media Services which he founded in 1991. Fischer's news reports appear in daily and weekly newspapers around the state, and are heard on Arizona Public Radio.

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A judge on Tuesday tossed out Abe Hamadeh's legal bid to have himself declared the winner in the race for attorney general.

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Lawyers for the federal government say a lawsuit by Gov. Doug Ducey seeking control of land along the border to place shipping containers is “flawed on so many fronts” that it should not be allowed to proceed.

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Cost of Thanksgiving dinner leaps 45%
Avian flu, war, supply-chain issues at core of problem

A war half way around the world is going to take a huge bite out the wallets of Arizonans this Thanksgiving.

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Democrat Kris Mayes will be the next attorney general of Arizona.

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Attorney General Mark Brnovich is demanding answers from Maricopa County about what he said appear to be violations of state election law.

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The last two statewide races appear headed for a recount. But one will be unnecessary.

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Katie Hobbs will be the next governor of Arizona.

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Republican Kari Lake closed the gap slightly on Sunday in the governor's race with Katie Hobbs.

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The question of who will be the next governor will likely come down to which voters waited until the last minute to drop off their early ballots.

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