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Arizona jobless rate holds steady at 4.6%; U.S. average at 3.9%

The state’s economy continues to be propelled along by people wanting some new place to live or at least to fix up the one they way.

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Attorney General changes language on Prop 127 ballot

PHOENIX -- A key aide to Attorney General Mark Brnovich altered language of the ballot description of Proposition 127 that the state's top elections officer called "eyebrow raising'' and the lawyer for initiative organizers said is designed to help Arizona Public Service convince voters to reject it.

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Ducey open to reforms in charter schools amid reports of financial controversies

PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey said he's open to the idea of reforms in how charter schools are operated, including how they handle their finances.

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School super candidates unite in opposition to Prop 305

The two contenders for state schools chief found one key area of agreement in a debate Thursday: Both oppose Proposition 305.

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Flushing Rates: Increase in sewer prices small for some, large for others as Camp Verde eliminates residential rate cap

Camp Verde’s wastewater customers pay fees based on the number of discharge units in their home.

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Border Patrol union aligns with Ducey in gubernatorial race

The head of the local Border Patrol union is telling Hispanics they should not support David Garcia for governor simply because he also is Latino.

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New Arizona law keeps Libertarians off election ballot

For the first time in more than two decades, Arizonans won't have the option to vote for a Libertarian Party candidate for governor.

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Attorney seeks reversal on ruling that hashish not part of medical marijuana law

Attorneys for a Yavapai County resident are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision which makes criminals out of medical marijuana patients who choose to use edibles and liquids rather than smoking the plant's dried flowers and leaves.

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Tapped out, or plenty to tap? Developers argue there’s more water in Colorado River Basin

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Colorado River, which supplies water to croplands and 40 million people in the Southwest, is projected to hit a historic low mark within two years, forcing mandatory cuts to deliveries in Arizona, Nevada and Mexico.

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Governor selects Jon Kyl to assume McCain’s Senate seat

PHOENIX -- Saying there’s no time for on-the-job training, Gov. Doug Ducey tapped former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl to replace John McCain -- and become a vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Court rejects bid to throw energy proposal off ballot

PHOENIX -- Arizonans are going to get a chance to decide whether they want to require utilities in the state to produce more of their power from renewable sources.

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WATCH: Arizona Memorial Service for Sen. John McCain

Watch the John McCain Memorial Service held at North Phoenix Baptist Church on Thursday, August 30, 2018.

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‘Dark money’ political funding initiative won’t be on November ballot

The Arizona Supreme Court late Wednesday rejected a last-ditch effort by supporters of a ban on “dark money’’ in political races to put the issue to voters in November.

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WATCH: Memorial ceremony for Sen. John McCain at Arizona Capitol

Aug. 29, 2018: A private, formal ceremony inside the Rotunda of the Arizona State Capitol to honor Senator McCain’s life and service to the State of Arizona and the nation.

Michele Reagan ousted as Arizona Secretary of State

PHOENIX -- Incumbent Secretary of State Michele Reagan found herself unable to hang on to her office Tuesday as she spent the campaign defending herself from election day problems from years' past -- some of those not even her fault.

Garcia moves forward to general election vs. Gov. Ducey

PHOENIX -- An educator who couldn't defeat Diane Douglas for state schools chief two years ago is in line to be the Democrat who takes on incumbent Republican Gov. Doug Ducey in November.

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Yavapai County Election Results 8:08 PM

US Senator (Republican) Joe Arpaio – 7862 25.1% Martha McSally -14201 45.38% Kelli Ward – 9054 28.93%

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Hear/read full text of John McCain's farewell statement

"My fellow Americans, whom I have gratefully served for 60 years, and especially my fellow Arizonians, thank you for the privilege of serving you and for the rewarding life that service in uniform and in public office has allowed me to lead."

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Political experts say Ducey faces ‘unenviable’ task in picking McCain replacement

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has steadfastly refused to discuss a replacement for Sen. John McCain until after the senator’s funeral, but political consultants say the governor faces an “unenviable” task when he does name an appointee.

White House reverses course, returns flag to half-staff to honor McCain

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump reversed course Monday and ordered the flag over the White House lowered to half-staff to honor Arizona Sen. John McCain after briefly raising the flag Monday, less than two days after the senator’s death.

Judge: Education tax on richest would affect other taxpayers

PHOENIX -- Voters will be told that a proposed income tax hike on the richest Arizonans to fund education also would affect taxpayers who earn a lot less.

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‘You are not forgotten’: Arizona residents honor John McCain

PHOENIX – Across Arizona, as a the sun set on a motorcade carrying the body of Sen. John McCain, others honored him in words and in actions.

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Sen. McCain to ‘lie in state’ at state Capitol Wednesday, mourners continue to pay respects

PHOENIX – As Arizonans continued to mourn Sunday, Gov. Doug Ducey announced that Sen. John McCain will lie in state at the state Capitol on Wednesday – McCain’s birthday.

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U.S. Sen. John McCain, 81, passes Saturday at his Cornville home (with local videos)

Sen. John McCain has discontinued treatment for the deadly brain cancer he has been living with since last summer, his family announced Friday.

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$650K dog bite verdict against sheriff’s office rejected by AZ Supreme Court

PHOENIX -- The state’s high court has thrown out the $650,000 verdict awarded by a jury to a former Pima County resident who was bitten and permanently disfigured by a sheriff’s department dog.

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