By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX -- The state's top lawyer is telling a federal judge that there may be legitimate claims that Gov. Doug Ducey has exceeded his legal authority in closing certain businesses.
And he's urging her to take a closer look.

In a new filing Wednesday, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said that the claims by Xponential Fitness against the governor "raise serious issues of first impression involving executive authority in an emergency.'' More to the point, he said these "deserve close and careful consideration by the court.''

Yuma Police announced Wednesday they arrested a man and woman who became combative with them after they reportedly refused to wear face masks inside a Walmart store and coughed on some employees.


While Yuma Regional Medical Center continues to manage an uptick in COVID-19 patient admissions, hospital leadership says it continues to focus on staff safety.  

On KAWC's weekly episode of Arizona Edtion, we asked YRMC CEO and President Dr. Robert Trenschel how it manages to keep staff healthy and safe? He says on-sight transmissions are less concerning than the risk workers face outside the hospital environment.

University of Arizona

U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva and four other Arizona Democrats signed a letter to Congress Wednesday calling for a massive COVID-19 testing blitz throughout the state of Arizona. 


Arizona Representatives Ruben Gallego, Ann Kirkpatrick, Tom O'Halleran, and Greg Stanton joined Grijalva in a letter aimed at the Department of Health Services Secretary and the Federal Emergency Management Agency Acting Administrator. 


Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- A judge on Tuesday rebuffed a bid by a locally owned chain of fitness club to remain open while it challenges the order by Gov. Doug Ducey shuttering all of them through July 27 -- if not longer.