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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday he was supportive of school districts that have decided to fully reopen for in-person instruction even though their counties don’t meet the guidelines for controlling the spread of coronavirus that his own health director designed.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press August 14, 2020
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A coalition of voting rights groups in Arizona has banded together with the lofty goal of getting one million people to vote against President Donald Trump this November.

By ASTRID GALVAN, The Associated Press August 14, 2020
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A woman who has long opposed massive development in Tusayan on the outskirts of Grand Canyon National Park is the unofficial winner of the mayoral race.

By Associated Press August 13, 2020
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A state regulatory panel on Wednesday approved Union Pacific Corp.'s revised plan to rebuild part of a century-old railroad bridge that was damaged in a train derailment and resulting fire.

By Associated Press August 13, 2020
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Landlord advocacy groups filed a special action with the Arizona State Supreme Court Wednesday seeking to invalidate as unconstitutional Gov. Doug Ducey's moratorium on evictions of people who have missed rent payments because they became ill or lost their income due to the coronavirus.

By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press August 13, 2020
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The owners of a Mesa water park are suing to be allowed to reopen, claiming the policy of Gov. Doug Ducey that keeps it shuttered is discriminatory.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner August 12, 2020
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A judge has ordered changes to a description of a proposed tax increase on the wealthy designed to fund education that will be sent to voters if the initiative makes the November ballot.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press August 11, 2020
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Vice President Mike Pence brought the Trump campaign’s tough-on-crime re-election message to Arizona Tuesday, telling a group of law enforcement officers at a rally in Tucson that Democrats will undermine law and order if they win the November elections.

By Associated Press August 11, 2020
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Arizona's top elections official has certified that supporters of an initiative to legalize recreational marijuana collected enough valid petition signatures to put the proposal on the state's November ballot.

By Associated Press August 11, 2020
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A rally in suppot of reopening Arizona schools for in-person learning amid the coronavirus pandemic drew hundreds of people to the state Capitol.

By Associated Press August 11, 2020
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Arizonans whose enhanced jobless benefits ran out this week may get a chance for some additional cash.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner August 11, 2020
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Gyms, bars and water parks in Arizona that were ordered closed six weeks ago by Gov. Doug Ducey due to the pandemic will be able to reopen at a limited capacity and with health precautions once the spread of the virus within their county is downgraded to moderate or minimal, state officials said Monday.

By Associated Press August 11, 2020
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When the sun is up, he’s up and ready to hit the road by 8. Flatbed trucks are loaded with brimming barrels of water, and the teams take off – up and down the burnt orange washboard roads that crisscross the Navajo Nation.

By By JACQUELINE ROBLEDO, Cronkite News August 10, 2020
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Joe Arpaio on Friday was narrowly defeated in his bid to win back the sheriff’s post in metro Phoenix that he held for 24 years before being voted out in 2016 amid voter frustrations over his taxpayer-funded legal bills, his penchant for self-promotion and a defiant streak that led to his now-pardoned criminal conviction.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press August 8, 2020
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The standoff between Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and health club owners sharpened Friday as a judge rejected the governor's request to delay the process for reopening health clubs now closed for five weeks because of the pandemic.

By Associated Press August 8, 2020
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Maricopa County judges on Friday rejected challenges to two proposed voter initiatives, one implementing criminal sentencing reform and the other legalizing recreational marijuana.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press August 8, 2020
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An incomplete tunnel found stretching from Mexico to Arizona appears to be “the most sophisticated tunnel in U.S. history," authorities said.

By ASTRID GALVAN, Associated Press August 8, 2020
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Arizona's top health official and the state's education chief laid out a series of guidelines Thursday that public schools were urged to use when deciding whether coronavirus infection rates are low enough to safely reopen for full in-person learning.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER and BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press August 7, 2020
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Politicians in tight races should not expect final results from Arizona's primary election for at least a few days, a regular occurrence in the state even though it sees the vast majority of voters cast ballots early by mail.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press August 6, 2020
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Arizona has grown more politically moderate in the past five years, but Republican primary voters haven’t entirely abandoned Joe Arpaio, the six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix who lost the job in 2016 amid voter frustration over his legal troubles and headline-grabbing tactics.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press August 6, 2020
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Republican Sen. Martha McSally is challenging Mark Kelly to seven debates, claiming her Democratic rival has evaded scrutiny and presented a manicured image of himself.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press August 5, 2020
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Arizona corrections officials have said that 517 inmates at the state prison in Tucson have tested positive for the coronavirus even as the overall spread in the state seems to be turning a corner.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD and ANITA SNOW, Associated Press August 5, 2020
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Preliminary results of the Aug. 4 primary election posted by the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office show incumbent Paul Gosar (R-Prescott) outlasting challenger Anne Marie Ward (R-Prescott) by more than 27,000 votes for the Republican nomination for Arizona Congressional District 4.

By Miner Staff August 5, 2020
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Arizona voters turned out in near-record numbers to set the stage for a high stakes battle for the U.S. Senate, keep former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's comeback hopes alive and give a strong challenger to a wounded incumbent congressman.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER and BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press August 5, 2020
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The University of Arizona has announced that it is acquiring a San Diego-based online college and creating an online university to play into the digital college market.

By Associated Press August 4, 2020

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