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California released a plan Tuesday detailing how Western states reliant on the Colorado River should save more water. It came a day after the six other states in the river basin made a competing proposal.

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and SUMAN NAISHADHAM, Associated Press February 1, 2023
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Six Western states that rely on water from the Colorado River have agreed on a model to dramatically cut water use in the basin, months after the federal government called for action and an initial deadline passed.

By FELICIA FONSECA and SUMAN NAISHADHAM, Associated Press January 31, 2023
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Arizona Republicans on Saturday selected former state treasurer and Donald Trump aide Jeff DeWit to be the party’s next chairman, turning to a familiar face with relationships across the fractured party after its worst election in decades.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press January 30, 2023
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Democrat Ruben Gallego held the first public events of his U.S. Senate campaign Saturday, taking aim at independent incumbent Kyrsten Sinema and casting his candidacy in a patriotic appeal to the American dream.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press January 30, 2023
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Hefty snowfalls that fed the Colorado River in recent weeks may slow the water level decline of Lake Mead on the Nevada-Arizona border, according to some experts.

By Associated Press January 30, 2023
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Exposed to the beating sun and hot dry air, more than 10% of the water carried by the Colorado River evaporates, leaks or spills as the 1,450-mile (2,334-kilometer) powerhouse of the West flows through the region’s dams, reservoirs and open-air canals.

By SUMAN NAISHADHAM, Associated Press January 30, 2023
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Republicans in Arizona's Legislature have voted along party lines to approve new rules that will allow state lawmakers to destroy emails after 90 days and delete text messages as quickly as they arrive.

By Associated Press January 28, 2023
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Gov. Katie Hobbs on Wednesday announced the creation of a commission to study problems in Arizona’s prisons, including staffing levels and the health care offered to those behind bars.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press January 26, 2023
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Women in Arizona no longer have the legal right to an abortion due to a fetal abnormality at any stage of the pregnancy, even if Arizona courts finally conclude the procedure is legal through 15 weeks for no reason at all.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner January 26, 2023
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Democratic Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs is defending her decision to continue her Republican predecessor’s program to transport migrants out of border communities.

By Associated Press January 26, 2023
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A proposed bill would ban elections officers and employees that oversee significant portions of an election from serving as a chairperson, treasurer or other member of a Political Action Committee.

By MacKenzie Dexter January 26, 2023
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Hefty snowfalls from a series of atmospheric rivers have brought a slightly rosier outlook for the beleaguered Colorado River.

By COLTON LOCHHEAD, Tribune News Service January 26, 2023
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A man who died in a shootout that injured four Kansas law enforcement officers was a suspect in a double homicide in Phoenix, Arizona, police said Tuesday.

By MARGARET STAFFORD, Associated Press January 24, 2023
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An Arizona judge says she won't compel Scottsdale to resume an arrangement that allowed residents of a neighboring community to get their water from a city standpipe, saying the flap isn't the court's concern.

By Associated Press January 24, 2023
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The Navajo Nation has rescinded a mask mandate that's been in effect since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Friday, fulfilling a pledge that new tribal President Buu Nygren made while campaigning for the office.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press January 23, 2023
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Unusually cold weather is expected to continue across most of the Southwest into next week from the Sierra to New Mexico, the National Weather Service said late Saturday.

By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press January 23, 2023
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Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego, a liberal firebrand and prominent Latino lawmaker, announced Monday he'll challenge independent U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in 2024, becoming the first candidate to jump into the race and setting up a potential three-way contest.

By Associated Press January 23, 2023
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The Navajo Nation has rescinded a mask mandate that's been in effect since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Friday, fulfilling a pledge that new tribal President Buu Nygren made while campaigning for the office.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press January 21, 2023
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Gov. Katie Hobbs is asking the state Court of Appeals to toss out Kari Lake's latest bid to overturn the 2022 election saying it based on "mere speculation of election misconduct and conjecture regarding its supposed result."

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner January 21, 2023
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Arizona’s attorney general has put a hold on executions in the state until the completion of a review of death penalty protocols ordered by the new governor due to the state's history of mismanaging executions.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press January 21, 2023
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State House Majority Leader Leo Biasiucci (R-Lake Havasu) has proposed a bill to eliminate the municipal Transaction Privilege Tax on food for home consumption, raising concerns in cities that depend on its revenue.

By MacKenzie Dexter January 21, 2023
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A Republican state senator from Mesa's personal experience with mental illness and homelessness derailed a bid by another GOP lawmaker, this one a former cop, to make sleeping on a sidewalk a state crime.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press January 20, 2023
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Arizona Lottery officials have halted all ticket sales and prize redemptions after an update to install two new games caused the system to crash.

By Associated Press January 20, 2023
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U.S. agents in southern Arizona said Thursday they seized up to 440 pounds (about 200 kilograms) of what they suspect is a precursor chemical often used to manufacture the dangerous drug fentanyl, a chilling sign that producers may be moving to manufacture the deadly synthetic opioid on American soil.

By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press January 20, 2023
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Currently, municipal ordinances issued by governing bodies are required to be published in a newspaper that is printed and published within the town or county. However, an Arizona Senate bill is seeking to scrap that requirement.

By MacKenzie Dexter January 20, 2023

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