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An Arizona judge on Friday declined to put her order that allowed enforcement of a pre-statehood law making it a crime to provide an abortion on hold, saying abortion rights groups that asked her to block the order are not likely to prevail on appeal.

By Associated Press October 1, 2022
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A man accused of abducting and killing two young Tucson girls separately and dumping their bodies in the desert was convicted Friday of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the first of his two trials.

By Associated Press October 1, 2022
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Deliberations resumed Thursday in the first of two trials for a man accused of abducting and killing two young Tucson girls separately and dumping their bodies in the desert.

By Associated Press September 30, 2022
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A Lake Havasu City man accused in an armed confrontation with law enforcement officers earlier this year will now stand trial, after rejecting a proposed plea agreement last week.

By Brandon Messick, For the Miner September 27, 2022
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Arizona can enforce a near-total ban on abortions that has been blocked for nearly 50 years, a judge ruled Friday, meaning clinics statewide will have to stop providing the procedures to avoid the filing of criminal charges against doctors and other medical workers.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press September 24, 2022
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The seventh and final defendant has been sentenced for the 2010 fatal shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, a case that exposed a botched federal gun operation known as “Fast and Furious.”

By Associated Press September 22, 2022
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The Republican leaders of the Arizona Legislature will not try to defend a new law limiting up-close filming of police that has been blocked by a federal judge, a decision that essentially ends the fight over the contentious proposal.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press September 17, 2022
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A federal judge in Florida has dismissed Donald Trump's lawsuit against 2016 Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and former top FBI officials, rejecting the former president's claims that they and others acted in concert to concoct the Russia investigation that shadowed much of his administration.

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press September 10, 2022
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A former Tucson police officer fired after a fatal shooting last year in which he allegedly shot an armed shoplifting suspect in a motorized wheelchair nine times has been indicted for manslaughter.

By Associated Press August 27, 2022
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A local constable, who was also a U.S. Army veteran, was among four people fatally shot at an apartment complex while serving an eviction notice in Tucson, Arizona, officials said.

By Associated Press August 27, 2022
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Facebook's corporate parent has reached a tentative settlement in a lawsuit alleging the world's largest social network service allowed millions of its users' personal information to be fed to Cambridge Analytica, a firm that supported Donald Trump's victorious presidential campaign in 2016.

By Associated Press August 27, 2022
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A controversial Arizona law restricting how the public can film police faced its first legal challenge Tuesday with a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

By Associated Press August 23, 2022
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A Georgia man has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison for his role in an international romance fraud scheme, according to authorities in Arizona.

By Associated Press August 20, 2022
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Donald Trump’s longtime finance chief is expected to plead guilty as soon as Thursday in a tax evasion case that is the only criminal prosecution to arise from a long-running investigation into the former president’s company, three people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press August 16, 2022
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Donald Trump invoked the Fifth Amendment and wouldn't answer questions under oath in the New York attorney general's long-running civil investigation into his business dealings, the former president said in a statement Wednesday.

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, MICHAEL R. SISAK and MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press August 10, 2022
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The upcoming trial for the grandmother of a 6-year-old Flagstaff boy who died after being locked in a closet and denied food has been called off.

July 28, 2022
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The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction and death sentence handed down to a woman in the 2011 suffocation of her 10-year-old cousin who was locked in a plastic storage box as punishment and left to die.

By Associated Press July 27, 2022
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A judge has dismissed Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s demands that the state stop sending millions in federal COVID-19 relief money to schools that don’t have mask requirements or that close due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

By Associated Press July 23, 2022
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A federal judge in Phoenix on Monday blocked a 2021 state “personhood” law that gives all legal rights to unborn children and that abortion rights groups said put providers at risk of prosecution for a variety of crimes.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press July 12, 2022
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The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to fast-track an appeal from Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich after a judge sided with Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs over election rules.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press July 7, 2022
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday allowed enforcement of a 2021 Arizona law that lets prosecutors bring felony charges against doctors who knowingly terminate pregnancies solely because the fetuses have a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press July 1, 2022
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The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona and an abortion rights group filed an emergency motion Saturday seeking to block a 2021 Arizona “personhood” law that they worry can be used to halt all abortions in the state.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press June 27, 2022
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In a major expansion of gun rights, the Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense.

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press June 23, 2022
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Carolyn Redendo's restaurant is just 900 square feet, and the kitchen where she turns out Puerto Rican, Cuban and other Latin food is tiny.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press June 18, 2022
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On Monday, June 13, James Steele Saunders, 60, of Kingman, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi to 12 months and one day in prison.

June 18, 2022
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A southern Arizona man accused of killing his ex-wife and her male friend and then burning their bodies in a rented SUV last year has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

By Associated Press June 16, 2022
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The Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that state courts can keep juror identifies secret, rejecting a challenge from a southern Arizona journalist who argued that the right to observe trials included access to the names of jurors who decide the fate of people charged with crimes.

By Associated Press June 14, 2022
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The Supreme Court has ruled against immigrants who are seeking their release from long periods of detention while they fight deportation orders.

By Associated Press June 14, 2022
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A suspect still awaiting trial for the murders of two Tucson girls has been sentenced to 65 years in prison in a separate case.

By Associated Press June 9, 2022
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Michael Avenatti was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for stealing book proceeds from Stormy Daniels, the porn actress who catapulted him to fame as he represented her in courtrooms and cable news programs during her legal battles with then-President Donald Trump.

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN and LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press June 4, 2022
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A federal judge is considering whether to postpone the execution of an Arizona prisoner who argues the state’s death penalty procedures would violate his rights by subjecting him to unimaginable pain.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press June 4, 2022
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A prosecutor told jurors in closing arguments at a criminal trial Tuesday that there is overwhelming evidence that organizers of a “We Build The Wall” campaign to raise millions of dollars for a wall along the U.S. southern border defrauded investors by lying to them.

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press June 1, 2022
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A federal appeals court has denied a request by lawyers for an Arizona man scheduled to be executed June 8 to be allowed to make new arguments in an effort to overturn his death sentence in the 1984 kidnapping and killing of an 8-year-old Tucson girl.

By Associated Press May 31, 2022
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A federal appeals court on Thursday revived Arizona’s lawsuit challenging the part of President Joe Biden’s massive coronavirus rescue law that bars states from using the federal money to offset tax cuts.

May 20, 2022
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An attorney for an Arizona real estate developer who was referred to the Department of Justice for a criminal investigation along with a former Trump administration Cabinet member by Democrats on a congressional committee demanded Thursday that he be allowed to publicly rebut the allegations against his client.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press May 20, 2022
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A judge has sentenced a 21-year-old Phoenix man to more than six years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to charges related to a human smuggling operation he was running that led to a fatal crash involving a driver he recruited via Snapchat.

By Associated Press May 14, 2022
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Local justice courts in Kingman, Bullhead City, North Canyon and Lake Havasu City are now receiving state funding under Proposition 207, but now a new budget fund will be needed to store that funding.

By BRANDON MESSICK, For the Miner May 12, 2022
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's in-house lawyer has dropped her bid for the Republican nomination as the top prosecutor in Maricopa County.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press April 26, 2022
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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday chose one of the three Republicans running to replace former County Attorney Allister Adel to temporarily fill her post, a move that gives longtime prosecutor Rachel Mitchell incumbent status and a leg up in August's GOP primary.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press April 23, 2022
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The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the state's voters do not have the right to reject a massive income tax cut approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey last year.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press April 23, 2022
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Arizona victims of long-ago child sex abuse can proceed with lawsuits against groups like the Boy Scouts of America after the state Supreme Court rejected claims that a state law extending victims' right to sue was unconstitutional.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press April 16, 2022
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The man charged with opening fire on subway riders on train in Brooklyn was ordered held without bail Thursday at his first court appearance, where prosecutors told a judge he terrified all of New York City.

By TOM HAYS, Associated Press April 14, 2022
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The Arizona Supreme Court declined Tuesday to consider a request by the Arizona Republican Party to eliminate the early voting system used by 90% of the state's voters and require nearly all voters to cast ballots in person on Election Day.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press April 6, 2022
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The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Mark Brnovich against the board that oversees the state's three public universities over a hotel development agreement, giving him the right to try to prove the deal doesn't benefit taxpayers.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press April 5, 2022
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The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that state officials were wrong to put a woman who legally used medical marijuana while pregnant on an employment-related list indicating she had neglected a child through prenatal exposure of her infant.

By Associated Press April 2, 2022
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A judge in Prescott has saved Republicans in the Arizona Legislature from a political mess they created when they repealed elections for political party precinct committeemen and set off a firestorm among Republican party activists.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press March 24, 2022
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A judge in Prescott has saved Republicans in the Arizona Legislature from a political mess they created when they repealed elections for political party precinct committeemen and set off a firestorm among Republican party activists.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press March 23, 2022
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A longtime bookkeeper for two Tucson-area construction companies and a homeowner’s association in Mexico has been indicted for allegedly embezzling more than $5 million from the businesses, according to authorities.

By Associated Press March 22, 2022
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A federal appeals court has revived a claim in a lawsuit that alleged the U.S. Bureau of Indian Education has failed to provide basic education services for Native American students at a school deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press March 18, 2022
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Prosecutors in Arizona's most populous county have dropped nearly 200 criminal cases because charges were not filed before the statute of limitation expired.

By Associated Press March 15, 2022
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A judge dismissed the sex abuse lawsuit against Britain's Prince Andrew on Tuesday, three weeks after lawyers for the American woman who filed it reached a deal calling for the prince to make a substantial donation to his accuser's charity and declare he never meant to malign her character.

By Associated Press March 8, 2022
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Arizona Senate Republicans have voted to require the state bar to pay attorney fees and other costs if the bar seeks to discipline a lawyer and ends up losing.

By Associated Press March 3, 2022
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The family of a little girl who was killed when her mother's car was rear-ended by a Jeep on a Phoenix freeway can sue the SUV's manufacturer for wrongful death because it did not install automatic emergency braking devices that were available as optional equipment, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press March 2, 2022
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A Lake Havasu City woman was sentenced in federal court for voting more than once in the 2018 federal election.

By JOEY POSTIGLIONE, For the Miner March 1, 2022
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The Arizona Republican Party is asking the state Supreme Court to strike down the vote-by-mail system used by 90% of voters in a battleground state that will be crucial to determining which party controls the U.S. Senate after the 2022 election.

By Associated Press March 1, 2022
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A judge this week declined Secretary of State Katie Hobbs' request for an order blocking Arizona's attorney general from prosecuting her if she temporarily shuts down a candidate signature portal for a required update.

By Associated Press February 26, 2022
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Republican lawmakers are urging the Arizona Supreme Court to immediately rule that a voter-approved tax on the wealthy can’t be enforced, saying the high court already found a key provision unconstitutional and a trial court judge is needlessly delaying issuing a ruling that would effectively kill the measure aimed at funding schools.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press February 10, 2022
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An Air Force airman convicted of kidnapping a woman from a Mennonite community in New Mexico and fatally shooting her in northern Arizona is set to be sentenced Wednesday.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press January 19, 2022
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Far-right social media personality Tim Gionet, who calls himself “Baked Alaska,” was sentenced to 30 days in jail Thursday for misdemeanor convictions arising from an encounter in which authorities say he shot pepper spray at an employee at an Arizona bar.

By Associated Press January 13, 2022
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The Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature's argument that it alone can decide whether laws it enacts pass constitutional muster fell so flat that the Arizona Supreme Court reached back to a landmark 1803 U.S. Supreme Court decision to remind lawmakers that courts do in fact interpret whether laws violate the constitution.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press January 8, 2022
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The Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature's argument that it alone can decide whether laws it enacts pass constitutional muster fell so flat that the Arizona Supreme Court reached back to a landmark 1803 U.S. Supreme Court decision to remind lawmakers that courts do in fact interpret whether laws violate the constitution.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press January 7, 2022
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A jury has ended the suspense surrounding the fraud trial of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes by finding her guilty on four of the 11 charges facing her, but some issues in the legal drama remain unresolved.

By Associated Press January 4, 2022
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An Arizona appellate court has upheld a lower court's decision to deny a request for COVID-19-related medical records it said could include information that should be kept private.

By Associated Press January 3, 2022
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The attorney representing the private company that oversaw the Arizona Senate’s partisan review of Maricopa County's 2020 election results is trying to quit after a series of losses in cases brought by groups seeking records of the “audit.”

By Associated Press December 28, 2021
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A Phoenix real estate attorney has been disciplined for filing eviction cases last year against Arizona renters who were protected by the federal CARES Act.

By Associated Press December 23, 2021
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Jurors on Thursday convicted a suburban Minneapolis police officer of two manslaughter charges in the killing of Daunte Wright, a Black motorist she shot during a traffic stop after she said she confused her gun for her Taser.

By AMY FORLITI and SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press December 23, 2021
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A law enforcement union has filed a lawsuit challenging a $45 health insurance surcharge imposed each pay period on Pima County employees who haven’t received the coronavirus vaccination and haven’t been granted exemptions.

By Associated Press December 16, 2021
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An attorney for the Senate warned the Court of Appeals Wednesday that if the judges force public disclosure of records related to the audit of the 2020 election it will undermine the ability of lawmakers to do their jobs.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner December 2, 2021
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A longtime pilot for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein resumed his testimony at Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking trial Tuesday, saying that the British socialite charged with helping the financier find teenage girls to sexually abuse was “Number 2” in the hierarchy of Epstein's operations.

By Associated Press November 30, 2021
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A murder charge has been dismissed for a California divorce lawyer in the suburban Phoenix shooting death of his stepdaughter’s husband nearly 11 years ago.

By Associated Press November 27, 2021
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Jurors on Wednesday convicted the three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, the Black man who was chased and fatally shot while running through their neighborhood in an attack that became part of the larger national reckoning on racial injustice.

By RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press November 24, 2021
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A judge Monday refused to have a hearing on a bid to quash the chance for the public to vote on whether they approve of $1.9 billion in tax cuts approved by the Legislature.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner August 10, 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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he defendants are scheduled to go on trial in August 2022.

By Associated Press February 27, 2021

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