Latest Arizona state government News

Ducey to kick off holidays with lighting of Capitol tree

Dec. 01, 2021 00:17 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A 25-foot-tall (7.6-meter) white pine will be lit by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey for the first time Wednesday in the lobby of the state Capitol's executive tower in a celebration marking the start of the holiday season. The lighting of the Capitol tree is...

Arizona judge takes narrow view of legislative privilege

Nov. 30, 2021 18:35 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate can't claim legislative privilege to avoid releasing a wide variety of records from the review of the 2020 vote count conducted on behalf of Republican leaders, a judge ruled Tuesday. Meanwhile, a lawyer for Cyber Ninjas, the firm...

Arizona reports bump of 2,971 new COVID-19 cases, 77 deaths

Nov. 30, 2021 12:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A day after reporting fewer than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in weeks, Arizona's daily case count has shot up to nearly 3,000. The state Department of Health Services reported 2,971 new cases Tuesday along with 77 more deaths. ...

Trump endorses 2 Arizona audit supporters for state Senate

Nov. 29, 2021 19:38 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has given his influential endorsement to two Arizona legislative candidates who gained national notoriety for promoting the state Senate's partisan review of the 2020 election. Trump issued statements Monday endorsing Sen....

Arizona reports 1,961 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

Nov. 29, 2021 14:16 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials are reporting 1,961 new COVID-19 cases and one new death. It's the first time this month the daily new-case count has been under 2,000. The state Department of Public Health Services released the latest virus figures Monday, which...

Arizona reports 2,274 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

Nov. 28, 2021 12:04 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — As the holiday weekend winds down, Arizona health officials are reporting 2,274 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths. The state Department of Public Health Services released the latest virus figures Sunday, which now have Arizona at a total of 1,264,848...

DPS: Wrong-way driver killed in wreck involving 4 vehicles

Nov. 27, 2021 14:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A wrong-way collision on a Phoenix freeway early Saturday involved four vehicles and killed the wrong-way driver, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said. The crash occurred at about 3 a.m., closing eastbound lanes of the Loop 101 at Interstate 17...

Arizona's anti-mask school voucher plan faces tough start

Nov. 26, 2021 10:11 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s disputed effort to tap $10 million in coronavirus relief funds for a private school voucher program for parents who oppose public school coronavirus policies has funded fewer than 100 vouchers despite receiving more than 2,000 applications. ...

Arizona history-Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Nov. 24, 2021 12:08 PM EST

Sunday, Nov. 28 On this date in 1905, floods caused bridges to be washed out and other extensive damage at San Carlos, Florence, Maricopa, Phoenix, Globe and Dudleyville. On this date in 1927, Tucson became the terminal of the first daily air...

Juul to pay $14.5 million to settle Arizona vaping lawsuit

Nov. 23, 2021 21:05 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs will pay Arizona $14.5 million and vowed not to market to young people in the state to settle a consumer fraud lawsuit. The settlement announced by Attorney General Mark Brnovich Tuesday is the second Juul has reached with...