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Drownings, child neglect and firearms contributed to an increase in child deaths in Arizona during 2021, marking the highest rate of child deaths in the last 10 years, according to an annual report issued by a state agency.

November 26, 2022
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Kari Lake, the defeated Republican candidate for Arizona governor, has filed a public records lawsuit demanding Maricopa County hand over a variety of documents related to the election.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press November 26, 2022
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The head of the Senate Government Committee is demanding that Maricopa County officials produce a laundry list of documents and records regarding the just completed general election.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner November 25, 2022
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The widow of an unarmed Texas man fatally shot by police outside his suburban Phoenix hotel room in 2016 has agreed to settle her wrongful death lawsuit.

By Associated Press November 25, 2022
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Outgoing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday his Republican administration will ensure an orderly transition to Democrat Katie Hobbs, his first public statement on her victory.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press November 25, 2022
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An Arizona-based law firm founded to defend what it says are Christian values in court is trying to block the most used method of abortion.

By HOWARD FISCHER For the Miner November 25, 2022
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The apparently losing candidate for attorney general is asking a judge to block the secretary of state from declaring Kris Mayes the winner.

By HOWARD FISCHER For the Miner November 23, 2022
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For years, the Indian Garden name assigned to a popular Grand Canyon campground has been a painful reminder for a Native American tribe that was displaced by the national park.

By Associated Press November 22, 2022
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A coalition of conservative-leaning states is making a last-ditch effort to keep in place a Trump-era public health rule that allows many asylum seekers to be turned away at the southern U.S. border.

By REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press November 22, 2022
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Two children are hospitalized after being shot by their father, who then killed himself, Chandler police said Sunday.

By Associated Press November 21, 2022
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The board overseeing a southeastern Arizona county whose Republican leaders hoped to recount all the Election Day ballots is set to meet Friday to certify the results of last week's election, a move the other 14 counties will follow and that will trigger a recount in at least one statewide race.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press November 19, 2022
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The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the state Department of Environmental Quality illegally issued a Clean Water Act permit for the proposed Resolution Copper Mine, which is being opposed by the San Carlos Apache Tribe.

By Associated Press November 19, 2022
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Two Republicans who control the board in a rural southeastern Arizona county on Wednesday told a judge they want to withdraw a lawsuit they had filed just two days prior that sought to force their own elections director to hand-count all the ballots cast in-person on Election Day.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press November 18, 2022
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Refusing to concede, Kari Lake, the defeated Republican candidate for Arizona governor, said Thursday she is assembling lawyers and collecting evidence of voters having trouble casting ballots on Election Day as she considers her next move.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press November 18, 2022
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WNBA star Brittney Griner has begun serving her nine-year sentence for drug possession at a Russian penal colony, her lawyers and agent said Thursday.

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press November 18, 2022
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Arizona voters who overwhelmingly cast their ballots by mail have rejected a measure that would have required them to add more information to the simple signature and date they now put on the back of the return envelope.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press November 17, 2022
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Governor-elect Katie Hobbs laid out her priorities for the next four years, promising to work with the Republican-controlled Legislature to solve problems — but with a political warning to those who choose a different path.

By Associated Press November 17, 2022
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A war half way around the world is going to take a huge bite out the wallets of Arizonans this Thanksgiving.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner November 17, 2022
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An Arizona man convicted of murdering two people in 1980 was put to death Wednesday in the state’s third execution since officials started carrying out the death penalty in May after a nearly eight-year hiatus.

By BOB CHRISTIE and JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press November 16, 2022
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Arizona voters have approved an initiative to extend cheaper in-state college tuition to some non-citizen students, cheering supporters who hope the measure’s passage Monday will help spark momentum for wider immigration reform in Congress.

By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press November 15, 2022
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Democrats lost a second U.S. House seat in Arizona on Monday after a former aide to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey won a seat in the state's southeast that is being vacated by retiring Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press November 15, 2022
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Plans to execute an Arizona man on Wednesday remain on track after a judge refused to postpone the lethal injection, rejecting a bid to allow fingerprint and DNA testing on evidence from two 1980s killings that led to the inmate's death sentence.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press November 15, 2022
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Democrat Katie Hobbs was elected Arizona governor on Monday, defeating an ally of Donald Trump who falsely claimed the 2020 election was rigged and refused to say she would accept the results of her race this year.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press November 15, 2022
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The nation's last undecided race for governor got even closer Sunday as Democrat Katie Hobbs' lead shrank against Republican Kari Lake in the race to lead Arizona, but it was too early to call.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press November 14, 2022
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When the Republican candidate for Arizona governor accused the state’s most populous county of “slow-rolling” the vote count to skew early election results, a local official fired back.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press November 14, 2022

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