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Arizona election bill dies amid Republican infighting

Apr. 22, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate on Thursday voted down an election bill that critics deride as an attempt at voter suppression because of infighting among Republicans. But the measure could come back at a later date. The measure would purge inconsistent voters from...

Arizona Legislature OKs abortion ban for genetic issues

Apr. 22, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans who control the Arizona Legislature on Thursday approved a sweeping anti-abortion bill that bans the procedure if the woman is seeking it solely because a fetus has a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome. Doctors who perform an abortion...

Ducey says National Guard will go first to Yuma

Apr. 21, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona National Guard troops being sent to the border region will focus initially on the Yuma area but could eventually expand to other areas, Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday. The Republican governor traveled to Yuma to renew his frequent criticism of...

GOP advances Arizona election bill criticized by businesses

Apr. 20, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans on Tuesday advanced an election bill that's drawn fierce opposition from voting rights advocates, Democrats and prominent business executives who say it would disenfranchise voters of color. The measure passed the House in a party-line...

Arizona governor vetoes strict sex education legislation

Apr. 20, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have made the state's sex education laws some of the strictest in the nation when it comes to teaching about LGBTQ issues. The governor called the legislation overly broad and vague and said...

Arizona governor sending National Guard to southern border

Apr. 20, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he is sending 250 National Guard troops to the state's southern border with Mexico amid the increased arrivals of migrants. The announcement came the day Customs and Border Protection held an open house at a new...

Arizona Supreme Court questions new education tax legality

Apr. 20, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court cast doubt Tuesday on whether hundreds of millions of dollars in new taxes collected under a voter initiative enacted in November can be legally spent when a provision of the state constitution caps school spending. The justices...

Arizona reports 702 new COVID-19 cases, another 40 deaths

Apr. 20, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials have confirmed 702 new COVID-19 cases and another 40 deaths. The latest figures released by the state Tuesday bring the total number of cases and deaths since the pandemic's onset to 855,155 and 17,193, respectively. ...

Abortion ban for genetic issues revived with minor changes

Apr. 19, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans who control the Arizona Legislature on Monday amended a sweeping anti-abortion bill to satisfy concerns of a lone GOP senator who voted against the measure earlier this month and blocked it from advancing. The move clears the way for the...

The Latest: Schools reopen in Mexico's Campeche state

Apr. 19, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — For the first time in a year, Mexican school children have returned to classrooms — at least in the southern state of Campeche. The Gulf coast state has been the state least affected by the pandemic in Mexico, and it was the first to get its teachers...