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U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is growing increasingly isolated from some of her party’s most influential officials and donors after playing a key role in scuttling voting rights legislation that many consider essential to preserving democracy.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press January 22, 2022
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey sued the Biden administration on Friday over its demand that the state stop sending millions in federal COVID-19 relief money to schools that don't have mask requirements or that close due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press January 22, 2022
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Rejecting pleas from parents of transgender children, a Senate panel voted Thursday to limit their participation in public or private school sports to the biological sex of their birth.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner January 22, 2022
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Insisting it will make students safer, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to let anyone with a permit to carry a concealed weapon bring it on to university and college campuses, including classrooms and dorms.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner January 22, 2022
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An Arizona utility has signed an agreement with the Navajo Nation to get solar power from a new facility on the reservation.

By Associated Press January 22, 2022
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A Phoenix man accused of coordinating teams that were on standby to deliver guns to members and associates of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot will remain jailed until his trial on seditious conspiracy and other charges, a judge in Arizona ruled Thursday.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press January 21, 2022
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A Tohono O’odham woman was found not guilty Wednesday on federal misdemeanor charges stemming from her protest of border wall construction on her tribe's ancestral land.

By Associated Press January 20, 2022
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Police on Wednesday said they are recommending felony charges against former Arizona Corrections Director Charles Ryan in an encounter at his Tempe home nearly two weeks ago in which he was accused of pointing a gun at officers.

By Associated Press January 20, 2022
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The Arizona School Boards Association, which successfully sued the Arizona Legislature to invalidate key parts of the state budget last year, is now being targeted by Republican lawmakers who have long opposed its efforts to lobby for local school boards.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press January 20, 2022
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Senators opened an emotional, raw debate Wednesday on voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital for protecting democracy but that's almost certain to be defeated without a filibuster rules change.

By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent January 19, 2022
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An Air Force airman convicted of kidnapping a woman from a Mennonite community in New Mexico and fatally shooting her in northern Arizona is set to be sentenced Wednesday.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press January 19, 2022
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Health facilities on the Navajo Nation are increasing the ability to test for COVID-19 and vaccinate people as the omicron variant spreads, tribal leaders said.

By Associated Press January 18, 2022
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State Treasurer Kimberly Yee announced Saturday she is dropping out of Arizona's crowded race for the Republican nomination for governor and will instead run for re-election to her current position.

By Associated Press January 17, 2022
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Martin Luther King III came to Arizona with harsh words for Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, whose refusal to change the Senate's Jim Crow-era filibuster rules makes voting rights legislation unlikely to pass.

By TERRY TANG, Associated Press January 17, 2022
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Needing assistance due to staff shortages and increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients, including some requiring high levels of care, Yuma Regional Medical Center applied to the federal government for help.

By Associated Press January 17, 2022
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey quietly tapped $95 million in federal coronavirus relief money in November to boost pay for state troopers, prison guards and workers in several other state departments deemed essential.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press January 17, 2022
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The Arizona Medical Association on Friday pleaded with residents to get vaccinated and boosted and take other protective steps against the coronavirus, saying that the state’s health care system “is buckling under the weight” of the current surge of infections.

By Associated Press January 15, 2022
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The Biden administration is threatening to recoup COVID-19 relief funds sent to Arizona over state provisions that it says discourage families and school districts from following federal guidance recommending face coverings in schools.

By Associated Press January 15, 2022
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Nogales police say a homicide suspect was shot and wounded in an exchange of gunfire with officers following a pursuit.

By Associated Press January 15, 2022
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A review of potential voter fraud cases in the 2020 general election in Arizona's second-largest county ended Friday with an announcement by prosecutors that none of the 151 cases they reviewed merited criminal charges.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press January 15, 2022
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's announcement this week that he would work with the Legislature to provide $1 billion to “secure Arizona’s water future for the next 100 years” focused entirely on a new desalination plant in Mexico.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press January 15, 2022
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A Nevada congresswoman and several elected and tribal officials announced support Friday for national monument designation over a broad area south of Las Vegas they say is biologically diverse and rich with Native American cultural significance.

By Associated Press January 15, 2022
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As the nation prepares to mark the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., some members of his family are spending it in conservative-leaning Arizona to mobilize support for languishing federal voting rights legislation.

By TERRY TANG, Associated Press January 15, 2022
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Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday proposed a tax credit for Arizona's working poor, the first time in his eight years of pushing tax cuts that he pitched a benefit targeted at the lowest-income taxpayers.

By Associated Press January 15, 2022
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Former President Donald Trump stepped up his election-year effort to dominate the Republican Party with a Saturday rally in Arizona in which he planned to castigate anyone who dares to question his contention that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, likely including the state’s GOP governor, Doug Ducey.

By Associated Press January 15, 2022

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