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PHOENIX (AP) — Top prosecutors in the vast majority of Arizona counties are dropping all existing possession of marijuana cases even before a new voter-approved law eliminating criminal penalties for having small amounts of the drug takes effect when results of the Nov. 3 election are certified.

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TOMBSTONE — Robert Devere, superintendent of Tombstone Unified School District, is among 25 superintendents from across the country being recognized for completing the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Superintendent Certification program.

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PHOENIX (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak's current surge will present Arizona with a hospital crisis that could become a disaster unless the state takes steps such as ordering a three-week stay-home shutdown and implementing a statewide mask mandate, university researchers said.

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PINON, Arizona — One student runs 85 feet up a hill every morning, just to get a cellphone signal so he can call in his attendance. Another moved to Phoenix by himself, after his only parent died of COVID-19, to work construction while going to school online.

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BISBEE — With the wafting scents of Thanksgiving floating in the air, the crew was busy in the kitchen Thursday getting the traditional hot meal ready for those who would soon be at the Goar Park Lunches’ door.

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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has funneled nearly $400 million of federal coronavirus relief funds to state agencies to help pay for operations, allowing them to return some of their original budget allocations to the state treasury.

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PHOENIX — Unable to get permission for a formal hearing, a group of "select'' lawmakers is having its own unofficial away-from-the-Capitol event Monday to hear evidence from the Trump legal team on the just-completed election.

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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has funneled nearly $400 million of federal coronavirus relief funds to state agencies to help pay for operations, allowing them to return some of their original budget allocations to the state treasury.

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In the Thanksgiving season, it is tradition to exhibit appreciation and gratitude toward your friends, colleagues, those you love and those whom you interact with regularly.

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Dear M &M: COVID-19 has caused many changes in my store front business. Seems like I am responding daily to interruptions from it. Any ideas on what changes will be permanent? Will consumers continue the shift to online purchasing when this is all over? — Jane

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In the Disney classic, “The Sound of Music,” the troublesome but optimistic nun turned nanny, Maria, is teaching the Von Trapp children how to sing since they did not know how. She starts into song saying “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start, when you read begin wit…

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Health insurance can easily become a love-hate sort of thing. Having health insurance can be a great thing but paying for it isn’t as pleasant. This is evident by the fact that more than 50% of all bankruptcies in the United States are health related.

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Constance Baker considers service to one’s community and country an immense honor. She has been with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office nearly five years and is an Army Reservist.

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Every holiday season shoppers and retailers gear up for savings and sales that commence traditionally on Black Friday.

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SIERRA VISTA — Despite the scourge of COVID-19, Thanksgiving Day was not deterred, with a decades-old tradition observed on Fort Huachuca and a non-traditional meal-serving event at the Salvation Army.

DOUGLAS — Ana Samaniego, superintendent of the Douglas Unified School District, provided the school board with an update regarding the number of active COVID-19 cases within the district at a special board meeting that was held telephonically Nov. 19.

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PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday revived part of a lawsuit filed by the state attorney general over immigrants in the country illegally paying in-state university tuition — an allowance that ended two years ago — but shut down his ability to sue over high college costs f…

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SIERRA VISTA — Now more than ever people are relying on food distribution centers and charitable organizations to help them. This Thanksgiving local charities are seeing an increase in need for food items for families to celebrate the holiday.