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Arizona, a COVID-19 hot spot with the worst diagnosis rate among U.S. states, on Friday reported that its pandemic death toll now exceeds 12,000 and that the number of known cases has topped 700,000 since the coronavirus outbreak began.

By PAUL DAVENPORT, Associated Press January 22, 2021
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A Buckeye man has been accused of fatally running over a friend with his vehicle in Topock, Mohave County Sheriff’s officials said Thursday.

By Associated Press January 21, 2021
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In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as symbol of international friendship.

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press January 21, 2021
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Got a bit of a lead foot while behind the wheel? But short of cash?

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner January 21, 2021
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Rick Renzi, the former three-term Republican congressman in Arizona who served nearly two years in prison for extortion and money laundering convictions and complained that he was treated unfairly by federal law enforcement authorities, was among the 73 people pardoned by President Donald Trump in the final hours of his presidency.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press January 21, 2021
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Maricopa County officials and the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate on Wednesday agreed to avoid further court hearings while they work on a deal to get the Senate a raft of data from November's election.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press January 21, 2021
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As Arizona remains the worst state in the nation for the rate of new COVID-19 cases, a public health expert warned Wednesday that more people in the state need to get tested.

By Associated Press January 21, 2021
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orecasters say parts of the drought-stricken Southwest can expect some relief from off-and-on wet weather the rest of this week and into next, with rain expected in lower elevations and snow in higher terrain.

By Associated Press January 21, 2021
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A former Arizona politician must report to prison by midday Thursday to begin serving the first of what will be three sentences stemming from an illegal adoption scheme he acknowledged running in three U.S. states involving pregnant women from the Marshall Islands.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press January 20, 2021
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As Arizona prepares to expand its vaccination reach, health officials reported more than 6,400 new COVID-19 cases and one new death Monday.

By Associated Press January 19, 2021
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The Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature is moving to strip the state utility regulation commission of the power to require electric utilities to get a certain percentage of their power from renewable sources.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press January 19, 2021
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So if you see those posted speeds on highways as more of a suggestion than a limit, a Southern Arizona lawmaker has some legislation for you.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner January 19, 2021
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Tall stacks of logs left over from a forest thinning project in mountains overlooking Flagstaff are being processed into thousands of cords of free firewood to provide a winter heat source for northern Arizonans, including residents of the Navajo and Hopi reservations.

By Associated Press January 19, 2021
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Experts have predicted another dry year for Arizona following 2020, when the driest year on record stressed forests across the state's northern region.

By Associated Press January 19, 2021
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Several Arizona lawmakers figure prominently in the controversy over the Republican effort to overturn President Donald Trump’s election loss and the ensuing chaos after a mob stormed the Capitol.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press January 16, 2021
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Clay Hernandez, a Tucson attorney and avid outdoorsman, has been nominated to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.

By Associated Press January 16, 2021
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing the largest tax cut in his seven years for the coming budget year while using savings from a pandemic-induced drop in school enrollment to pay for summertime make-up classes for K-12 students who have fallen behind because of virtual learning.

By BOB CHRISTIE and JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press January 16, 2021
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Arizona on Saturday reported over 200 additional deaths from COVID-19 as the state retained its worst-in-the-nation infection diagnosis rate.

By Associated Press January 16, 2021
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Arizona prison officials started offering COVID-19 vaccinations Friday to corrections officers at the Perryville prison in Goodyear, with other prisons to follow in the future.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press January 16, 2021
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Some state lawmakers are calling for enhanced oversight after an audit showed most baggage scales at metro Phoenix’s largest airport weren’t inspected for years.

By Associated Press January 16, 2021
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The U.S. Forest Service released an environmental review Friday that paves the way for the creation of one of the largest copper mines in the United States, against the wishes of a group of Apaches who have been trying for years to stop the project.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press January 16, 2021
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday that President Donald Trump “bears some responsibility” for the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week but he does not support impeachment.

By Associated Press January 15, 2021
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Gov. Doug Ducey wants to open the door to allowing Arizonans to bet on – or against – the Diamondbacks and the Cardinals.

By HOWARD FISCHER For the Miner January 14, 2021
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Arizona, currently facing the worst COVID-19 infection rate in the country, is teetering on the brink of having to ration life-saving care, leaders of the state's major hospitals said Wednesday.

By TERRY TANG, Associated Press January 14, 2021
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Eight Democratic state legislative leaders are asking the FBI and the Department of Justice to investigate four Arizona Republican officials over any roles they had in the Jan. 6 riot where protesters breached Congress, resulting in five deaths.

By HOWARD FISCHER For the Miner January 14, 2021

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