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Arizona’s Legislature has blocked cities’ attempts to ban single-use plastic shopping bags. (RYAN ABELLA/Miner)

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Arizona putting more and more restrictions on local governments

PHOENIX - Vexed by the litter caught in cactus and shrubs, one Arizona city banned plastic bags on Earth Day last year. Two others considered similar bans as part of a growing trend around the country to outlaw the single-use of plastic bags at checkout counters.