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Bicyclist Tony Quinones had only just shaken hands with a fellow cyclist and wished him good luck in this weekend's community race in an Arizona mountain town when a truck sped into a crowd of bike riders.

By Associated Press June 21, 2021
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An Arizona teenager suspected of killing one person and injuring a dozen others during a 90-minute string of drive-by shootings in metropolitan Phoenix told police he believed people were after him because of his involvement in another shooting, according to court documents released Friday.

By TERRY TANG and FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press June 19, 2021
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed a bill rushed through in a special legislative session that provides $100 million in funding this year to battle wildfires, react to the damage they cause and to create a new force of more than 700 state inmates to clear brush.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press June 19, 2021
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Extreme temperatures like the ones blistering the American West this week aren't just annoying, they're deadly.

By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press June 19, 2021
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A pair of Republican Arizona lawmakers who objected to a $1.9 billion tax cut in a $12.8 billion GOP budget deal were close Thursday to winning major concessions that would secure their support for the spending plan before the whole deal came to a halt over the tax cut's effects on city revenue.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press June 18, 2021
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One person was killed and 12 others injured in reported drive-by shootings over a 90-minute span Thursday in three cities west of Phoenix, authorities said.

By Associated Press June 18, 2021
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Arizona reported 332 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, as the state gets closer to half of its residents receiving at least one dose of the vaccine.

By Associated Press June 17, 2021
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis castigated the Biden administration for what he called “a disaster and an emergency” at the nation's border with Mexico and said Wednesday that he would send law enforcement to Texas and Arizona, whose Republican governors have appealed to other states for help.

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, Associated Press June 17, 2021
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The Arizona Legislature advanced bills Wednesday creating a $100 million fund to respond to a wildfire emergency after hearing dire warnings from state officials and praise from worried leaders of rural counties and cities amid a brewing fight on the role of climate change in driving blazes and drought.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press June 17, 2021
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Matt Salmon, who came within 11,819 votes of becoming governor nearly two decades ago, is making another bid for the office.

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A trial court judge on Tuesday threw out several legal challenges to a new voter approved tax on high-earning Arizonans, leaving just one additional issue raised by challengers to Proposition 208 in play while the state Supreme Court is considering whether the measure is constitutional

By Associated Press June 16, 2021
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The Republican governor's order Tuesday says students at the state's three public universities and community colleges can’t be required to get the vaccine, submit vaccination documents, be tested or forced to wear masks.

June 15, 2021
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The U.S. vaccine shipment will be used to vaccinate anyone over 18 in four cities along the U.S. border: Tijuana, Mexicali, Ciudad Juárez and Reynosa.

By Associated Press June 15, 2021
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In the Southwest, the problem of burns from hot surfaces is growing as temperatures rise due to climate change and increasing urbanization.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press June 15, 2021
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The number of people statewide hospitalized because of COVID-19 is 509. Of those, 120 are patients in the ICU.

By Associated Press June 15, 2021
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“This wildfire season has already been devastating, and we still have a long, hot summer ahead of us,” Ducey said in a statement.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press June 15, 2021
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Bennett said the formal hand recount ordered by Senate President Karen Fann will be completed by the end of the month.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press June 15, 2021
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Some call it a fee, others a tax, but in a matter of weeks it will all be in the past.

By MICHAEL ZOGG, For the Miner June 12, 2021
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Dangerously hot temperatures are expected in Arizona next week. The excessive heat warning has prompted health officials to reschedule outdoor COVID-19 vaccination operations in Tucson, fire officials in Phoenix are rotating crews working major fires and the Border Patrol is warning about the dangers migrants face crossing the desert.

June 12, 2021
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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Thursday he's running for U.S. Senate, becoming the third major candidate seeking the Republican nomination to take on Democrat Mark Kelly.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press June 11, 2021
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday called a special session of the state Legislature to boost wildfire funding as two large wildfires continue to burn in south-central Arizona.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press June 11, 2021
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A key reservoir on the Colorado River has dipped to its record low in the latest showing of the drought's grip on the region.

By FELICIA FONSECA and SAM METZ, Associated Press June 10, 2021
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The Arizona Legislature made a brief appearance Thursday and conducted virtually no business weeks into a budget stalemate that shows no sign of abating soon.

By Associated Press June 10, 2021
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As it aims to resume executions after a seven-year hiatus, Arizona has refurbished its gas chamber, where the nation's last lethal-gas execution was carried out more than two decades ago before the United States rejected the brutal nature of the deaths.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press June 10, 2021

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