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The Arizona commission that regulates utilities cannot prevent a single member from issuing subpoenas to investigate companies that the panel oversees, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press September 28, 2022
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When an Arizona judge ruled last week that prosecutors can resume enforcing a near-total ban on abortion that dates to the Civil War, it fell to the staff at Camelback Family Planning to break the news to the women scheduled for appointments in the coming weeks.

By Associated Press September 27, 2022
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Most Americans prefer politicians who work across the aisle, Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said Monday in a forceful defense of her brand of bipartisanship, which has infuriated the left and is likely to draw her a primary challenge.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press September 27, 2022
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A massive expansion of Arizona’s private school voucher system will likely go into effect after public school advocates failed to gather enough signatures to block the law, a conservative think tank that supports the expansion said Monday.

By Associated Press September 27, 2022
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Arizona Democrats vowed Saturday to fight for women's rights after a court reinstated a law first enacted during the Civil War that bans abortion in nearly all circumstances, looking to capitalize on an issue they hope will have a major impact on the midterm elections.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press September 26, 2022
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The House committee investigating the events around the Jan. 6 riot is entitled to get the phone records of the head of the Arizona Republican Party.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner September 24, 2022
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Arizona can enforce a near-total ban on abortions that has been blocked for nearly 50 years, a judge ruled Friday, meaning clinics statewide will have to stop providing the procedures to avoid the filing of criminal charges against doctors and other medical workers.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press September 24, 2022
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An Idaho judge has banned cameras from the courtroom in the high-profile triple murder case against a mother and her new husband, saying he fears the images could prevent a fair trial.

By Associated Press September 24, 2022
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Public school advocates who oppose a massive expansion of Arizona's private school voucher system enacted by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey in July filed enough signatures Friday to block it from taking effect.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press September 24, 2022
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A Republican Arizona lawmaker who embraces election conspiracies and has former President Donald Trump’s endorsement sparred with the Democrat who helped oversee the 2020 election in Maricopa County in a debate Thursday evening as they each seek the state's top elections post.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press September 23, 2022
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The seventh and final defendant has been sentenced for the 2010 fatal shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, a case that exposed a botched federal gun operation known as “Fast and Furious.”

By Associated Press September 22, 2022
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Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is misrepresenting the voting record of her opponent, Democrat Katie Hobbs, charging in a video released this week that her work in government shows Hobbs is “Anti-American and Un-Arizonan.”

By JOSH KELETY and ALI SWENSON, Associated Press September 22, 2022
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The state's chief election officer is telling a federal judge there is merit to claims that two new laws could interfere with the rights of some people to register and vote.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner September 22, 2022
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Top House Democrats want an investigation into allegations that a male lawmaker made disparaging comments about a female colleague.

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services September 22, 2022
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An environmental review for a proposed copper mine in eastern Arizona did not adequately analyze the potential impacts of climate change and the strain that drought and demand have put on water resources in the region, a U.S. Bureau of Land Management report has found.

By Associated Press September 22, 2022
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Wildlife managers say 58 bison have been successfully relocated from the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

By Associated Press September 21, 2022
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Attorney General Mark Brnovich is trying a new legal theory to combat Biden administration border policies: a claim the president wants to encourage illegal migration to grow the U.S. population. And what makes that illegal, Brnovich says, is the failure of the president to consider the impact of those migrants on Arizona.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner September 20, 2022
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Discontent among a segment of Arizona Republicans over John McCain's famous penchant for bucking his party boiled over in the winter of 2014 with the censure of the longtime U.S. senator.

By Associated Press September 20, 2022
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Authorities are trying to identify four people who died in a fiery crash involving a passenger car and a tractor-tractor near Sedona.

By Associated Press September 20, 2022
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In a midterm campaign season dominated by inflation, abortion and crime, there’s another issue that is becoming more urgent in Western states: drought.

By GABE STERN, Associated Press/Report for America September 20, 2022
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To guide fishing trips for a year or two, that's what brought Terry Gunn to the red canyons of northern Arizona.

By BRITTANY PETERSON, Associated Press September 19, 2022
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Simmering discontent among a segment of Arizona Republicans over John McCain's famous penchant for bucking his party boiled over in the winter of 2014 with the censure of the longtime U.S. senator.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press September 19, 2022
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Workers at the bottom of the Arizona wage scale are going to be legally entitled to a pay hike of $42 a week beginning in January.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner September 17, 2022
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After strapping on knee-high snake guards and bowing his head to invoke God’s protection, Óscar Andrade marched off into a remote desert at dawn on a recent Sunday to look for a Honduran migrant missing since late July.

By GIOVANNA DELL'ORTO, Associated Press September 17, 2022
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The Republican leaders of the Arizona Legislature will not try to defend a new law limiting up-close filming of police that has been blocked by a federal judge, a decision that essentially ends the fight over the contentious proposal.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press September 17, 2022

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