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200K Arizona drivers getting refunds over public safety fee

Sep. 26, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of drivers will be getting $32 refund checks from the Arizona Department of Transportation. About 200,000 checks are going out in the mail this month, worth about $6.6 million, according to ADOT. The Arizona...

Ducey replaces massage therapist regulatory board's members

Sep. 25, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey has ousted and replaced all five members the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy in the wake of a newspaper's critical report about the occupational regulatory panel's handling of complaints about alleged sexual abuse by therapists. ...

Exchange: Rights concerns curb vaccinations in Mohave County

Sep. 25, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Mohave County has the worst vaccination percentage of any county in Arizona and while some local leaders are being careful not to trample on individual freedoms, there are some residents who say they wish more was being done. According to...

EXPLAINER: As Arizona election 'audit' ends, new ones begin

Sep. 25, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The most closely watched attempt by Republicans to examine the 2020 presidential election in a battleground state lost by former President Donald Trump is coming to an embarrassing end in Arizona, but their efforts are cranking up elsewhere. The...

GOP review finds no proof Arizona election stolen from Trump

Sep. 24, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican-backed review of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona’s largest county ended Friday without producing proof to support former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election. After six months of searching for evidence of...

Scottsdale workers to be trained how to identify trafficking

Sep. 24, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Over 2,400 municipal employees of Scottsdale, a Phoenix suburb with a tourism industry serving large numbers of visitors, are to undergo training in how to identify, report and report human and sex trafficking. City employees to be trained come...

Buckle up: Arizona Republicans to show 2020 recount results

Sep. 23, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump supporters hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to review the 2020 vote count are preparing to deliver their findings on Friday, the climax of a bizarre quest to find evidence supporting the former president’s false claim that he lost because of fraud. ...

Arizona nurse shortage sidelines non-COVID patient transfers

Sep. 23, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An ongoing nursing shortage in Arizona will likely keep non-COVID-19 patients from quickly getting transferred to more equipped hospitals. State health officials this week rejected a request to expand the state “surge line,” a call-in system to find...

Judge considers request to block Arizona abortion law

Sep. 22, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for several Arizona abortion providers urged a federal judge Wednesday to block a new state law that would allow prosecutors to charge doctors who knowingly terminate a pregnancy solely because the fetus has a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome. ...

Arizona official resigning after secret recording released

Sep. 22, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A recording that emerged of a Republican elected Arizona official criticizing his GOP colleagues for opposing a partisan review of the 2020 election result in Maricopa County led him to announce his resignation just days before the state Senate's review is set for release. ...