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DOUGLAS — Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly was in Douglas Friday touring the Douglas Port of Entry in what was his first visit to the border as a senator.

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PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey wants to open the door to allowing Arizonans to bet on — or against — the Diamondbacks and the Cardinals.

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WILLCOX — Willcox City Council members discussed what the city stands to gain or lose by allowing recreational marijuana businesses to set up shop in their city, now that Arizona voters approved Proposition 207 in November

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PHOENIX — A coalition of rights groups is trying to overturn a trial judge’s ruling that essentially says the Arizona Legislature is subject to the state’s Open Meeting Law that it adopted only when it chooses to do so — and people can’t sue over violations.

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BISBEE — A videographer who was accosted by police after he recorded an animal control officer at a public park intends to sue the city and the police department for injuries he says he suffered after officers handcuffed him and took him to the ground face first.

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Editor’s Note: Political writer Howard Fischer has covered the Arizona Legislature since 1982. He offers a somewhat tongue-in-cheek look at how the process works — or does not, as the case may be.

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PHOENIX — While issues surrounding the ongoing emergency and election laws are likely to command a lot of legislative heat and light, there are dozens of other subjects, great and small, that will be debated.

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PHOENIX — The state’s top health official said Friday she sees no reason to impose additional restrictions on Arizonans even as available hospital beds drop to 7%, the number of deaths is poised to hit 10,000 and the state tops the world in rates of new infections.

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PHOENIX — Arizona finally got its 11 electoral votes for Joe Biden counted late Wednesday after Congress reconvened — and after a majority of federal lawmakers rejected claims on how the tally here was unreliable.

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BISBEE — Touted statewide as a boon to tourists, the ambitious Sun Corridor Trail stretching from Las Vegas, Nev., to Douglas is getting serious consideration from the counties it will cross, including Cochise.

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PHOENIX (AP) — Despite the state’s surge of coronavirus cases, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Saturday rejected the state’s top education official’s call for him to order public schools to use only distance learning for the next two weeks unless they have waivers from health officials.

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BISBEE — Environmental, border community and tribal groups have done everything in their power to stop a 30-foot border wall from going up across Arizona’s rich, diverse, fragile and remote desert ecosystems and have yet to prevail.

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BISBEE — Newly elected Bisbee Mayor Ken Budge faces an uphill battle in the first year of his administration as the city faces budget shortfalls, business slowdowns, reduced revenues and a seemingly relentless pandemic.

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PHOENIX — Political candidates and their supporters unhappy with the results of an election would get a chance to try to overturn the results under the terms of legislation to be considered this coming year by the state Senate.