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Arizona reports 5,236 more COVID cases; hospitalizations up

Dec. 03, 2021 13:08 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Friday reported over 5,000 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases as virus-related hospitalizations continued to rise. The 5,236 additional cases and 14 deaths reported by the Department of Health Services raised the state's pandemic totals to...

Arizona DPS arrest man in stolen SUV with military ordnance

Dec. 03, 2021 00:20 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona authorities have arrested a man who was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle that had an inactive military ordnance inside. State Department of Public Safety officials said 36-year-old Timothy Carpenter is facing one count of theft of...

Arizona abortions could end with Supreme Court decision

Dec. 02, 2021 15:08 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Abortions in Arizona could become illegal overnight if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 decision that said a woman has a constitutional right to end her pregnancy without government interference. A state law that predates the Roe v. Wade...

North Rim highway closed for winter; caution on routes urged

Dec. 02, 2021 00:03 AM EST

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The highway to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is barricaded for winter and authorities urge drivers heading into snow country to be cautious, particularly if GPS or navigation apps recommend taking alternative routes. The...

Ducey kick offs holidays with lighting of Capitol tree

Dec. 01, 2021 14:56 PM EST

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

Arizona history-Dec. 5-11

Dec. 01, 2021 11:57 AM EST

Sunday, Dec. 5 On this date in 1873, a Telegraph Ball was held in Tucson to celebrate completion of the first military telegraph to the town. On this date in 1905, there was great public indignation when President Theodore Roosevelt’s message to...

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...