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Brnovich says Phoenix not violating SB 1070

PHOENIX -- Calling the city’s policy of welcoming migrants more rhetoric than real, Attorney General Mark Brnovich ruled Monday that nothing the council told the police to do violates state laws on illegal immigration.

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Lawmakers take hospital assessment for AHCCCS to Arizona Supreme Court

PHOENIX -- Current and former Republican lawmakers are making a last-ditch effort to kill a program that provides health care to about 400,000 Arizonans.

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Food Price Comparison Is A Mixed Bag

PHOENIX -- If you consider bacon to be one of the basic food groups, the news from Arizona grocers is not good.

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Study shows acute teacher shortage throughout Arizona

TOLLESON -- More than 1,300 teaching positions are still unfilled four weeks into the school year according to a new report.

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Movement underway to re-name Arizona’s Jefferson Davis Highway

PHOENIX -- Efforts to eliminate the “Jefferson Davis Highway’’ in Arizona stalled Monday amid questions of exactly where it is, who has the authority to change the name -- and whether it even exists at all.

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Health care, restaurant industry drives Arizona employment

New figures show the state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate for August ticked down a tenth of a point to 5.0 percent. It has hovered in that area there for about a year.

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McCain to vote against health care bill, likely dooming GOP effort

Sen. John McCain said Friday that he cannot “in good conscience” vote for the latest plan to replace Obamacare, a surprise announcement that may have killed the bill for Senate leaders who can only afford to lose two GOP votes.

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Governor outlines plan to address chronic teacher shortage

Ducey proposed the Arizona Teachers' Academy in January as one method to deal with the state's chronic teacher shortage.

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Border Patrol murder trial delayed until March 2018

PHOENIX -- Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz won't have to face a jury in his murder trial until at least March.

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Court: Give gays full marriage rights

PHOENIX -- Saying all marriages are created equal, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the wife of a gay woman who has given birth is entitled to the same parental rights as if she had been a man.

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Ducey defends decision to back repeal, governor doesn’t know how many Arizonans will feel impact of new bill

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey is defending his support for the latest bid to repeal the Affordable Care Act even though he has no idea how much federal aid that would cost the state and how many Arizonans would lose health care.

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Sketches released of girl found in suitcase in Texas, likely Arizona connection

Crime scene photos released for the first time

On Sept. 17, 2016 a Texas ranger mowing his pasture discovered the remains of a young girl stuffed inside a suitcase. This week, investigators said a pollen analysis from her remains suggests the child was likely from southwest Arizona or a nearby location (see video).

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Ducey: Regents keep tuition promise

Tuition is ‘as nearly free as possible,’ despite AG’s assertion otherwise, governor says

Arizona’s three universities are in compliance with constitutional requirements to keep instruction “as nearly free as possible,” Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday, despite what Attorney General Mark Brnovich contends.

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Appeals court: ‘Substantial’ truth will set you free

Proof that a statement is “substantially true’’ is enough to escape being found guilty or libel or slander, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.

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Head of Board of Regents said lawsuit over tuition could force legislature to explain possible violation

The head of the state Board of Regents said Monday that a new lawsuit over tuition could finally force the legislature to explain whether it is violating a constitutional provision to keep instruction at the universities “as nearly free as possible.’’

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APS battle continues, Burns accused of illegal power grab

Turning the legal tables on Bob Burns, the state’s largest electric utility is accusing him of an improper and illegal power grab.

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Arizona AG takes on Regents over tuition costs

PHOENIX -- The state’s top prosecutor is charging that the Board of Regents is ignoring a constitutional requirement that tuition for Arizona residents be “as nearly free as possible.’’

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State health official looks to rein in opioids

Control of pills, prescriptions would help fight ‘epidemic’

The state’s top health official wants to limit how many pills with opiates patients can get at once, outlaw paper prescriptions for those drugs and outlaw doctors from giving out the drugs themselves.

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Dreamers get a wake up call

State to continue its lawsuit against colleges

PHOENIX -- The state's top prosecutor intends to pursue his lawsuits challenging benefits for "dreamers'' even as the president has given Congress six months to fix the program or have it start to go away.

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State cuts to college student support still among steepest in nation

State support for students at Arizona’s three public universities has fallen by 53.8 percent since 2008, more than three times the national decline over the same period, according to a new report.

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Arpaio lawyer wants criminal contempt conviction to be voided

A federal judge will hear arguments in October over whether she should set aside the criminal contempt of court conviction of Joe Arpaio.

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Medical cannabis urbanites, MomForce share stories

Lisa Olson wasn’t born with Multiple Sclerosis. She also didn’t grow up thinking cannabis could be used for medicinal purposes.

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Bald eagle no longer endangered? Court ruling ruffles feathers

PHOENIX - A federal appeals court on Monday rebuffed a bit to have the Sonoran Desert Area bald eagle listed as endangered, saying, in essence, that if they all are eradicated it wouldn’t make a real difference to eagle populations as a whole.

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Arpaio hints another run at public office; considers Senate seat held by Jeff Flake

Just days after having his criminal conviction wiped out with a pardon, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is weighing another bid for public office -- perhaps against Jeff Flake.

Court slaps down judges for ignoring order regarding shackling prisoners

PHOENIX -- A appeals court on Friday slapped down Arizona federal judges for ignoring their order limiting when prisoners can be shackled.