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PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey violated state law when he unilaterally cut off the extra $300 a week the unemployed in Arizona were getting, a new lawsuit charges. 

 

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PHOENIX -- An attorney for American Oversight charged Wednesday that the Senate has not complied with a court order to surrender all the documents it has dealing with the audit of the 2020 election. 

 

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PHOENIX -- Tucson Medical Center has no right to sue a major national pharmacy on the claim that it is negligent for distributing opioids in the state, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. 

 

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PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey is offering up $60 million in federal cash to hospitals to help with staffing -- but only if they start promoting and treating some patients with early indications of COVID with monoclonal antibodies. 

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PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he's not interested in revisiting the ban on mask mandates despite new data showing schools that don't require face coverings are twice as likely to have an outbreak of COVID as those who have defied his edict. 

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PHOENIX -- A Yuma Democratic lawmaker is asking a judge to toss a defamation lawsuit filed against her by two Republican legislators and a member of Congress. 

 

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PHOENIX -- One of the state's Native American tribes is suing to bring a halt to off-reservation wagering on sports just weeks before it is scheduled to begin. 

 

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PHOENIX -- Arizona is about to become the first state in the nation to eliminate the ability of attorneys to strike prospective jurors based on what may only be hunches, a practice that often ends up culling minorities. 

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PHOENIX -- Maricopa County is breaking the law by refusing to provide the materials demanded by the state Senate, Attorney General Mark Brnovich concluded Thursday. 

 

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PHOENIX -- Facing a surge of patients, COVID and otherwise, the state's largest hospital chain is providing care in hallways, waiting rooms and even ambulances during surges and is making "day-by-day decisions'' on admitting patients for elective surgeries, its chief clinical officer reported Wednesday. 

 

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PHOENIX -- A judge will hear arguments Sept. 13 over whether it was legal for state lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey to bar schools from requiring students and staff to wear masks. 

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PHOENIX -- A felony conviction in another state does not preclude someone now living in Arizona from getting the right to own a gun, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. 

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PHOENIX -- The attorney for the firm conducting the audit of the 2020 election for the Senate told a judge on Monday he has no right to order the firm to cough up the records of the audit in its possession. 

 

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PHOENIX -- Private businesses in Arizona are free to require that their workers be vaccinated against COVID-19, Attorney General Mark Brnovich has concluded. 

 

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PHOENIX -- Senate President Karen Fann is making a last-ditch effort from having to publicly release the records of the firm conducting the Senate-ordered audit of the 2020 election. 

 

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PHOENIX -- The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the income tax surcharge on the wealthy can remain, at least for the time being. 

 

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PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey lashed out Thursday at President Biden's bid to go after governors who ban mask mandates, calling his administration's message to him "weak and pathetic.'' 

 

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PHOENIX -- President Biden on Wednesday directed the nation's top education official to take action "against governors that are trying to block and intimidate local school officials and educators'' by prohibiting them from requiring the use of masks. 

 

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PHOENIX -- Abortion rights advocates are going to court in a bid to overturn a new law which makes it a crime to abort a fetus because of a genetic defect. 

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PHOENIX -- An organization that is trying to block a public vote on the tax cuts approved by Republican lawmakers now is funding an initiative to impose new restrictions on voters before they can cast a ballot. 

 

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PHOENIX -- A coalition of groups is challenging two new laws approved earlier this year by the Republican controlled legislature they claim will impact the ability of people to vote. 

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PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey is moving to block cities and counties from telling their workers they have to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 

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PHOENIX -- Arizona schools are free to require students and staff to wear masks on campus, at least for the time being. 

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PHOENIX -- Backers of the successful effort to raise income taxes on the rich for education are going to court in a bid to void a legislative maneuver that created what they see as a loophole. 

 

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PHOENIX -- The state's largest community college systems are imposing their own mask mandates on students, staff and visitors in all indoor spaces, saying they are not violating a state law and gubernatorial executive order that appear to preclude that. 

 

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PHOENIX -- A top doctor at the state's largest hospital network said the facilities could begin to impose capacity restrictions at the rate COVID-19 is multiplying in Arizona.

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PHOENIX -- A judge agreed Monday to give foes of the $1.9 billion in tax cuts approved by legislators enough time to see if they can gather the signatures to force a public vote before deciding whether their efforts are legal. 

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PHOENIX -- A Republican gubernatorial contender wants to give vouchers to parents who don't want their children in public schools where masks are required so they can instead send them to private or parochial schools at state expense. 

 

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