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Arizona reports 385 new COVID-19 cases and 5 more deaths

Jun. 20, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 385 new cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths. They said the state now has recorded 889,727 known cases of the disease and 17,843 coronavirus-related deaths since the pandemic started more than a year...

Arizona reports 364 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths on Friday

Jun. 18, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials reported 364 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and 13 additional deaths. The state has recorded 888,701 known cases of the disease and 17,822 deaths since the pandemic started last year, according to the Arizona Department of...

Arizona governor signs $100M wildfire funding plan

Jun. 18, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed a bill rushed through in a special legislative session that provides $100 million in funding this year to battle wildfires, react to the damage they cause and to create a new force of more than 700 state inmates to clear brush. ...

Arizona GOP budget holdouts near win on tax cut changes

Jun. 17, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A pair of Republican Arizona lawmakers who objected to a $1.9 billion tax cut in a $12.8 billion GOP budget deal were close Thursday to winning major concessions that would secure their support for the spending plan before the whole deal came to a halt over the tax cut's...

Arizona Legislature passes $100M fire funding plan

Jun. 17, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bill creating a $100 million fund to respond to a wildfire emergency as fires continue to burn across the state. Despite the broad approval — the House vote was 56-2 and the Senate vote was...

Arizona reports 332 new coronavirus cases, 18 deaths

Jun. 17, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona reported 332 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, as the state gets closer to half of its residents receiving at least one dose of the vaccine. The new cases bring the statewide total of COVID-19 cases to 888,337, according to the Arizona...

Arizona lawmakers advance $100M fire fund in special session

Jun. 16, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature advanced bills Wednesday creating a $100 million fund to respond to a wildfire emergency after hearing dire warnings from state officials and praise from worried leaders of rural counties and cities amid a brewing fight on the role of climate change in...

Florida gov heeds call from Texas, Arizona for border help

Jun. 16, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis castigated the Biden administration for what he called “a disaster and an emergency” at the nation's border with Mexico and said Wednesday that he would send law enforcement to Texas and Arizona, whose Republican governors have appealed...

Former US Rep. Matt Salmon enters Arizona governor’s race

Jun. 16, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon announced Wednesday that he is running for governor of Arizona, a post he narrowly lost 18 years ago to Democrat Janet Napolitano. Salmon, a Republican, served in the Arizona Legislature before winning three terms in Congress...

New education tax again survives, high court appeal pending

Jun. 15, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A trial court judge on Tuesday threw out several legal challenges to a new voter approved tax on high-earning Arizonans, leaving just one additional issue raised by challengers to Proposition 208 in play while the state Supreme Court is considering whether the measure is...