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PHOENIX — A first-term legislator convinced colleagues Wednesday to let businesses ignore mask mandates to stem the spread of COVID by arguing that they weren't needed decades ago to stop the spread of AIDS.

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WILLCOX — Another major topic of discussion during the Feb. 18 City Council meeting was the future of the city of Willcox Cemetery. City Manager Caleb Blaschke presented the possibility of forming a committee to help with funding, cleaning up, renovations and community support for future pro…

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WILLCOX — A presentation before the Willcox City Council via Zoom on Feb. 18 highlighted the success of the General Fund alongside a report of revenues surpassing city expenses across the board.

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PHOENIX — The question of whether state senators get access to Maricopa County’s voting equipment and ballots could turn on the question of whether they dotted their i’s and crossed their t’s.

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PHOENIX — A veteran lawmaker is proposing what amounts to an end-run to allow some business owners to avoid paying the just-approved income tax surcharge for education.

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BISBEE — On the one hand, having deputies involved with the federal Operation Stonegarden program out and about in rural areas is a good thing; on the other hand, the additional pay Cochise County Sheriff’s Office deputies get for the overtime they work adds to the county’s debt to the Publi…

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PHOENIX — The chair of the House Ethics Committee won't pursue a complaint by Rep. Mark Finchem against Democrat lawmakers.

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SIERRA VISTA — Residents of recreational vehicles who have been ordered to remove their homes from their properties because they’re in violation of their neighborhood’s zoning filed a lawsuit against the city on Tuesday in Cochise County Superior Court.

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BISBEE — When the results from the 2020 Census come April, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors will be changing the boundaries of their prescriptive districts.