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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said he would protect the rights of peaceful protesters but not give a free pass to “rioters and looters” as a second week of demonstrations against police brutality got underway Thursday.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press June 5, 2020
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Arizona officials reported nearly 1,000 new coronavirus cases Wednesday amid a recent surge in hospitalizations, a little over two weeks after Gov. Doug Ducey ended his stay-at-home order.

June 4, 2020
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The Arizona National Guard has called up about 900 soldiers to help the state deal with protests after Gov. Doug Ducey declared a statewide 8 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew on Sunday, Guard spokesman Maj. Aaron Thacker said.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press June 3, 2020
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The Mexican wolf recovery effort recently got a genetic boost.

June 2, 2020
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The number of patients hospitalized with positive or suspected cases of COVID-19 in Arizona has reached an all-time high, according to state figures.

By Associated Press June 2, 2020
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Arizonans won't be learning which nursing homes have residents who have contracted or died from COVID-19, at least not from the state.

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Arizona's top school official released guidelines on Monday for reopening the state's K-12 schools that includes detailed suggestions on how the districts can decide whether to start traditional classes after summer break or switch to partly or fully digital learning models.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press June 2, 2020
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Saying he needs to act because of "lawlessness,'' Gov. Doug Ducey has imposed an 8 p.m. statewide curfew for one week.

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Phoenix police fired tear gas Sunday night at protesters who marched downtown after the city's curfew, local media reported.

By Associated Press June 1, 2020
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For the third consecutive day, Arizona health officials are reporting a large number of additional COVID-19 cases that has pushed the state’s total to nearly 20,000.

June 1, 2020
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The "worlds oldest rodeo” can take place as scheduled this summer despite the COVID-19 restrictions.

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In a forest clearing outside Flagstaff, Arizona, Sasha Krause was found cold and stiff, with a bullet wound to the back of her head.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press May 29, 2020
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Youth sports and summer day camps can resume, and schools will reopen in the fall following closures because of the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Thursday.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER and BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press May 29, 2020
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The Grand Canyon is expanding access to its more popular South Rim entrance and planning to let visitors in around the clock next month after it shuttered temporarily over coronavirus concerns.

By Associated Press May 29, 2020
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Hundreds rallied in downtown Phoenix to demonstrate against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody in a protest that turned into a clash with police.

By Associated Press May 29, 2020
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Customers aren't exactly filling the places up.

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With a possible lawsuit looming, Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday finally let go of some of the federal cash he got for local communities.

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said Tuesday that recent data indicates the coronavirus peak for hospitalizations on the vast reservation occurred from April 21-26, a month earlier than initial projections.

May 27, 2020
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A Phoenix-based company that was eyeing the Little Colorado River for power generation is floating a new proposal that would rely on groundwater rather than surface water to make electricity.

By Associated Press May 27, 2020
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The Arizona Senate abruptly adjourned for the year Tuesday, leaving for an expected special session legislation protecting businesses from liability lawsuits if their employees or patrons contract the coronavirus.

By Associated Press May 26, 2020
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The Pima County Board of Supervisors has voted to amend some of its health code regulations intended to protect employees and customers as businesses begin to reopen across Arizona.

May 26, 2020
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Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is scheduled to be at the Grand Canyon this weekend to highlight the park's partial reopening after it shuttered temporarily over coronavirus concerns.

By Associated Press May 23, 2020
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The taxpayer tab for the racial profiling case focusing on former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration patrols in metro Phoenix is expected to reach $178 million by the summer of 2021 – and no one in county government can say when the spending is expected to end.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press May 22, 2020
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The Arizona Senate plans to return to the Capitol on Tuesday to deal with measures the House enacted this week.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press May 22, 2020
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State representatives voted Thursday along party lines to put new hurdles in the path of people suing businesses, churches and schools over COVID-19 claims.

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