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The Biden administration is pulling back an environmental review that had cleared the way for a parcel of federal land held sacred by Apaches to be turned over for a massive copper mine in eastern Arizona.

By Associated Press March 2, 2021
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday received a vaccination against COVID-19 with the state health director administering the shot at a mass vaccination site in Glendale a day after the state allowed people as young as age 55 to get the vaccine.

By Associated Press March 2, 2021
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Shortly after the Arizona Supreme Court created a task force on countering disinformation in 2019, its members realized their approach was a losing battle.

By KYRA HAAS, Arizona Capitol Times March 1, 2021
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Arizona on Saturday reported 1,179 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 70 deaths as the state's death toll from the recently slowing coronavirus outbreak approached 16,000. The latest figures reported by the state Department of Health Services increased Arizona's pandemic totals to 815,707 confirmed cases and 15,967.

February 27, 2021
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Many grocery store workers in Arizona say they're still anxious about customers who won’t wear masks, with 1 in 5 employees affiliated with a major grocery union saying they're worried they could be physically assaulted by a shopper as the coronavirus pandemic grinds into its second year.

By ANITA SNOW Associated Press February 27, 2021
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The five-member Board of Supervisors argued that the ballots were secret, that the Legislature had no right to access them and that the subpoenas issued by Senate President Karen Fann were for an illegitimate purpose, among other arguments.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press February 27, 2021
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he defendants are scheduled to go on trial in August 2022.

By Associated Press February 27, 2021
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The U.S. Air Force says it will be distributing bottled water to thousands of residents and business owners near its base in suburban Phoenix until at least April, marking the latest case of chemicals from military firefighting efforts contaminating the water supply in a nearby community.

By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press February 26, 2021
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The GOP-dominated county board is asking Judge Timothy Thomason to quash the subpoena issued by the Senate. They argue that the ballots are sealed under laws the Legislature passed and the Senate does not have a right to access them.

By Associated Press February 25, 2021
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One measure would prohibit police and sheriffs from enforcing federal gun laws that violate the 2nd Amendment. Backers said it would ensure that the rights of gun owners are protected from what they say is the potential for overreach by President Joe Biden’s administration.

By Associated Press February 25, 2021
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A Senate committee on Tuesday brought back to life the proposal to purge the permanent early voting list.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press February 25, 2021
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In addition to banning abortions because of fetal disabilities, the bill would make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion for that reason and allow a father or maternal grandparents to sue on behalf of the fetus.

By Associated Press February 25, 2021
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The 939 additional cases marked the first day since Nov. 30 that the state Department of Health Services reported fewer than 1,000 additional confirmed cases.

By Associated Press February 25, 2021
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Two independent audits of election equipment in Arizona's most populous county found no modified software, malicious software or incorrect counting equipment, and none of the computers or equipment were connected to the internet.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press February 24, 2021
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has joined President Joe Biden in ordering the lowering of flags for five days starting Tuesday to honor the thousands of lives lost due to COVID-19.

February 23, 2021
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Arizona's super-low $240 maximum weekly unemployment benefit would increase to $320 by mid-summer and employers would have a small increase in their premiums under a new proposal unveiled Tuesday by Republican Senate President Karen Fann.

By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press February 23, 2021
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A widespread electrical grid failure like the one that crippled Texas and left millions without power last week would be unlikely to occur in Arizona, even with a prolonged period of exceptionally hot weather, grid experts and utility officials say.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER Associated Press February 23, 2021
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Deb Haaland stood with fellow tribal members protesting an oil pipeline outside a reservation in North Dakota, advocated for protecting cultural landmarks in her home state of New Mexico and pointedly told government witnesses in a hearing about blasting sacred Native American sites near the U.S.-Mexico border: “I don't know how you can sleep at night.”

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press February 22, 2021
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Overwhelmed border officials have started releasing migrants into Arizona’s rural Yuma County as more people arrive with hopes of making their home in America amid a pandemic that won't allow authorities to hold as many in detention.

By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press February 20, 2021
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Rural Arizona counties forced to cancel or postpone vaccination appointments because of delayed shipments of thousands of doses will hopefully receive them next week, health officials said Friday.

By PAUL DAVENPORT and TERRY TANG, Associated Press February 20, 2021
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The head of the Arizona House Ethics Committee on Friday dismissed a complaint filed by Republican Rep. Mark Finchem against 28 Democrats who accused him of promoting the violent overthrow of the U.S. government.

By Associated Press February 20, 2021
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After waiting months and sometimes years in Mexico, people seeking asylum in the United States are being allowed into the country starting Friday as they wait for courts to decide on their cases, unwinding one of the Trump administration’s signature immigration policies that President Joe Biden vowed to end.

By ELLIOT SPAGAT and JULIE WATSON, Associated Press February 19, 2021
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Arizona on Thursday reported 1,143 additional COVID-19 cases and 213 deaths while health officials in some areas said bad weather delayed vaccination deliveries, causing cancellations and the rescheduling of appointments.

By Associated Press February 19, 2021
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A former Arizona politician who acknowledged running an illegal adoption scheme in three states that involved birth mothers from the Marshall Islands has asked an appeals court to throw out his six-year prison sentence, arguing a judge double-counted factors in the case that increased the severity of his punishment, such as concluding that he abused his position as an adoption attorney.

By Associated Press February 18, 2021
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Republicans in the Arizona Legislature advanced a pair of bills Thursday backed by anti-abortion groups — one that would make the procedure illegal if the mother sought it because of a fetal disability and a second that would send $3 million to a program designed to persuade young women not to seek an abortion.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press February 18, 2021

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