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State lawmakers were are to come up with a plan to adopt what might be called a no-frills budget for the coming year and then go home, at least temporarily.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 17, 2020
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Planning to party for St. Patrick's Day? Gov. Doug Ducey has a word of advice. Don't.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 17, 2020
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Ohio's governor wants the state to delay in-person voting for the state's Tuesday presidential primary for three months to let the coronavirus outbreak subside, but Florida, Illinois and Arizona plan to push ahead.

By JULIE CARR SMYTH and TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press March 16, 2020
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Arizona public schools will be closed for at least the next two weeks.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 16, 2020
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COVID-19 is creating fallout at the Arizona Legislature, with leaders having to figure out whether to stay in session and, if so, for how long – or whether they should just take a hiatus.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 14, 2020
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Arizona's top prosecutor is providing advice to state and local agencies on how to meet their legal obligations under the Open Meeting Law in the face of COVID-19.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 14, 2020
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A Senate panel on Wednesday approved what essentially amounts to finders-keepers legislation when it comes to road kill.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 13, 2020
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State lawmakers approved $55 million Thursday to provide resources for the Department of Health Services to deal with COVID-19.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 13, 2020
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Schools in a town in rural southeastern Arizona were closed Thursday while health officials determine whether students had been exposed to the coronavirus. But there were no plans for a statewide shutdown.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press March 12, 2020
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Gov. Doug Ducey declared a public health emergency Wednesday to give state officials more leeway and tools to deal with the COVID–19 outbreak.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 12, 2020
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State lawmakers voted Tuesday to require warning labels on medical marijuana and use proceeds from a new tax to study any link between the drug and schizophrenia or violent behavior.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 11, 2020
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Hanging around a roadway median, for whatever reason, could soon land you in jail.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 11, 2020
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Arizona can expect to have thousands, if not tens of thousands, of confirmed cases of COVID-19 this year, the state's top health official said Monday.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 10, 2020
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Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he's not worried that a stock market in disarray and fewer visitors will undermine his call for lawmakers to approve a new tax cut.

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Rep. Gosar under self-quarantine at home over coronavirus fears
Arizona congressman came into contact with someone infected by COVID-19 virus

Congressman Paul Gosar announced Sunday, March 8, 2020 that he is quarantining himself at home after he came in contact with a person infected with the new coronavirus at a national conservative politics conference in the Washington, D.C., area.

By Kingman Miner March 9, 2020
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The Bible may say that the last shall be first and the first shall be last.

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Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally has introduced long-promised legislation aimed at reducing drug prices, particularly for seniors on Medicare, as she ramps up a tough election campaign in which health care is likely to figure prominently.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press March 5, 2020
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The Arizona House has approved a measure that would legalize needle exchange programs in the state as part of an effort to cut down on diseases and overdoses among illicit drug users.

By Associated Press March 5, 2020
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Arizonans may get to decide if they want to elect the state's chief executive the same way they elect the president: with a built-in replacement.

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The state's top health official said Monday there will be more cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Arizona. But state Health Director Cara Christ said that doesn't necessarily mean there are actually more people getting sick.

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An Arizona man who came in direct contact with a coronavirus patient is now the state's second case.

By Associated Press March 3, 2020
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Did you receive an offer to be a secret shopper for a well-known company? It might come as text, email, or letter inviting you to work on a "research project starting soon in your area."

March 3, 2020
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Martha McSally can keep the U.S. Senate seat she was given by Gov. Doug Ducey through at least the end of the year, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner February 27, 2020
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A proposal to double the state's gasoline tax is in trouble.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner February 27, 2020
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An appeals court has denied former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s bid to erase his criminal conviction for disobeying a 2011 court order, saying President Donald Trump's pardon makes it unnecessary.

By Associated Press February 27, 2020

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