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President Donald Trump meets with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump lauds Arizona as success of virus 'embers' strategy

Aug. 5, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lauded Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey at the White House on Wednesday, as he pointed to the state as a model for the nation for handling “embers" of the coronavirus. The state, like much of the Sun Belt region, began experiencing a severe spike in COVID-19 cases...

FILE - A trainer and club member at Mountainside Fitness, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Phoenix, which has challenged Gov. Doug Ducey's gym shutdown order. A judge heard arguments Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in the challenge filed by Mountainside Fitness and another health club chain. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Judge: Arizona gym closure violated rights of health clubs

Aug. 4, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has ruled Gov. Doug Ducey’s closure of gyms across Arizona in response to the pandemic violates the due process rights of health clubs and he set an Aug. 11 deadline for the governor to set up a system for giving fitness businesses a chance to apply to reopen. Judge Timothy...

Pence to visit Arizona next week with stops in Tucson, Mesa

Aug. 4, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Arizona next Tuesday with scheduled stops in two cities before returning to Washington that evening., the White House announced. Pence will visit Tucson to accept the endorsement of the Arizona Association of Police and then go to Mesa to...

FILE - A trainer and club member at Mountainside Fitness, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Phoenix, which has challenged Gov. Doug Ducey's gym shutdown order. A judge heard arguments Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in the challenge filed by Mountainside Fitness and another health club chain. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Health clubs try again to undo Ducey’s gym closure order

Aug. 3, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s top public health official was grilled in court Monday over why health clubs must remain closed in a bid to guard against the spread of the coronavirus, yet supermarkets, restaurants and other businesses can remain open. Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of...

FILE - In this March 12, 2018 file photo, Arizona State Rep. Daniel Hernandez, a Tucson Democrat, speaks during a news conference at the state Capitol in Phoenix. With Democrats eyeing November pickups they hope will give them control of the Arizona Legislature for the first time in decades, business interests are pumping cash into their primaries. But the biggest knock-down, drag-out primary fight pits two sitting lawmakers in a Republican north Phoenix district battling for the soul of the GOP base. (AP Photo/Bob Christie, File)

Business interests look to primaries as Democrats surge

Aug. 1, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — With Democrats eyeing November pickups they hope will give them control of at least one chamber of the Arizona Legislature for the first time in decades, business interests that usually back Republicans are pumping cash into their Tuesday primaries. The hundreds of thousands of dollars spent...

A person is tested for the COVID-19 Coronavirus Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Cesar Chavez City Park in Phoenix. The two-week testing event is aimed at bringing tests to Phoenix's Laveen neighborhood, home to many Latinos and Blacks who have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. Latino leaders say governments need to do more to communicate effectively with Hispanic communities to ensure people know where to get tested and encourage them to participate. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Latino leaders urge better promotion of free virus tests

Aug. 1, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — When some 45,000 coronavirus test kits went unused during a 12-day testing blitz in Phoenix's hardest-hit Latino neighborhoods, it was clear Arizona health officials failed to adequately spread the word to a community that's often distrustful of government. On the last day of testing in a...

Ducey declines to back increase in Arizona unemployment

Jul. 30, 2020 9:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday pushed Congress to renew federal payments for people left jobless because of the pandemic but declined to support increasing state unemployment payments that are among the lowest in the nation. “Congress needs to act,” Ducey said....

Flags to be lowered for dead Arizona National Guard soldier

Jul. 30, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Friday to honor an Arizona Army National Guard soldier who died after collapsing during a training event. Authorities said U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Robert Dwayne Bryant Jr. was taking a physical...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 29, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: The World’s Covid Resurgence Wall Street Journal July 28 Remember the stories blaming America’s virus resurgence on states reopening too fast and praising other countries for crushing the virus with lockdowns?...

FILE - In this May 6, 2020, file photo, Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The race to finish John McCain's last term in the Senate is one of the hottest tickets in U.S. politics this November, but there's likely to be little fanfare in next week's primary. Retired astronaut Mark Kelly has only a write-in opponent for the Democratic nomination, while a conservative firebrand has struggled to mount a vigorous challenge to Republican incumbent Martha McSally. (Shawn Thew/Pool via AP, File)

McSally, Kelly look to formalize Senate nominations

Jul. 29, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The race to finish John McCain's last term in the U.S. Senate is one of the hottest contests in U.S. politics this November, but there's likely to be little fanfare in next week's primary. Retired astronaut Mark Kelly has only a write-in opponent for the Democratic nomination, while a...