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Proposed legislation could make wearing masks a felony during public offence

Thinking of wearing a Trump mask to a political demonstration?

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Report: State’s drug, alcohol, suicide death rates to climb by 2025

A new report says death rates in Arizona from drugs, alcohol and suicides could grow by 38 percent over the next decade unless action is taken now to head off the problem.

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Ducey silent on whether or not he’ll campaign with Trump

Facing a possible tough reelection next year, Gov. Doug Ducey won’t say whether he wants the help of the nation’s chief executive.

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Governor considers using VW payout to replace school buses

Auto company paid Arizona $59M to settle lawsuit

Gov. Doug Ducey is sitting on $59 million in unexpected cash.

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ASU revokes lifetime achievement award from Charlie Rose

Calling the behavior “unacceptable,’’ the journalism school at Arizona State University took the unprecedented move Friday of revoking the lifetime achievement award it gave just two years ago to Charlie Rose.

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‘Why do we need to allow underage marriages to happen?’’

Representative wants to repeal exiting laws

Saying 18 is plenty young enough, a Scottsdale lawmaker wants to repeal existing Arizona laws that allow children of any age to get married.

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Hunters may be solution to reducing destructive bison herd at Grand Canyon

A spring used to rush through a hillside on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, nourishing bats, mule deer and other wildlife — that is, until bison trampled the watering hole into a mud puddle.

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Attorney for opioid manufacturer says firm is immune from lawsuits over marketing practices

The attorney for a Chandler opioid manufacturer says his firm can’t be sued by the state over its marketing practices because anything it may have done wrong is in the past.

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Poll shows Arizonans not eager to vote in support of legalization of marijuana

Don’t look for Arizonans to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, at least not in the immediate future.

No state highway construction closures over Thanksgiving weekend

PHOENIX – Over Thanksgiving weekend, state and local agencies will focus on keeping motorists safe and placing equipment and resources along heavily traveled highways to help move traffic should incidents occur.

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Trump enjoys 45-49% popularity in Arizona poll, only 33% approval rating in national survey

Donald Trump remains more popular in Arizona than the nation as a whole.

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Medical marijuana patients claim state permit price too high

Calling the fees illegally high, an attorney for medical marijuana patients is asking the Court of Appeals to force state health officials to slash what they charge people to get the state-issued permit they need to buy the drug.

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2017 Turkey Dinner Won’t Gobble Up Your Budget

PHOENIX -- The cost to feed the horde this Thanksgiving is going to be as low as it’s been in a decade.

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Another woman accuses Rep. Shooter of sexual harassment

Another woman has come forward to the Arizona Capitol Times with details of being harassed by Rep. Don Shooter.

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State Rep. Don Shooter suspended as chairman of House Appropriations Committee amid sexual harassment claims

PHOENIX -- State Rep. Don Shooter was suspended today from his position as chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.

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Arizona a national leader in pre-trial justice reform

Judge: ‘It’s working in Yavapai County’

A national advocacy group focusing on how defendants are treated while their cases await adjudication awarded Arizona a “B” grade in its first effort to gauge what it calls “pretrial outcomes” across the U.S.

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Glendale teacher, Cathryn Gorospe, believed killed in Williams

WILLIAMS – The Flagstaff Police Department has filed a charging request asking Coconino County Attorney’s office to file charges against Charlie Malzahn for the murder of Glendale kindergarten teacher Cathryn Gorospe, 44.

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Governor signs order to prevent criminal history questions on job applications

Arizona is joining more than two dozen other states to give convicted felons a foot in the door for employment.

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Navajo Nation Council says no to Escalade development

Navajo Nation Council votes down Grand Canyon Escalade project legislation, 16-2

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation Council voted down legislation, during a special session Oct. 31, for the Grand Canyon Escalade project, which included a gondola tramway on the western edge of the Nation at the confluence of the Little Colorado and the Colorado rivers.

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Drug company founder indicted for pushing opioids

PHOENIX -- The founder of a Chandler manufacturer of opioids who was indicted last week is stepping down from his seat on the board of directors.

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House Speaker presses for firm policy on sexual harassment

In the wake of a complaint by a female lawmaker, House Speaker J.D. Mesnard on Monday released a detailed policy designed to curb sexual harassment.

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Court rules homeowners cannot sue state for negligence in Yarnell Hill Fire case

The state’s highest court won’t let homeowners burned out by the Yarnell Hill Fire sue the state for negligence.

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Lawmakers, advocates blast ‘misguided’ Grand Canyon fee hike plan

WASHINGTON – Arizona lawmakers and advocates are condemning proposed fee increases at the Grand Canyon and 16 other parks, a move the National Park Service said is badly needed to fund billions in backlogged maintenance projects.

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Report: ballot issue violates state law

The failure of Secretary of State Michele Reagan to get ballot brochures on time to the homes of 200,000 voters ahead of last year’s election broke state law, according to a new report released Wednesday.

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Governor irked when asked to weigh in on Flake, McCain comments on Trump

Gov. Doug Ducey won’t add his voice to that of two other top elected Arizona Republicans in criticizing President Trump.