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FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, Tyson Salomon, left, gets a pedicure outside Pampered Hands nail salon in Los Angeles. A steady drop in coronavirus cases across California cleared the way Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, for the wider reopening of businesses in nine counties, including much of the San Francisco Bay Area, the state's top health official said. Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state health secretary, said nail salons could also reopen with restrictions, though he cautioned that California's reopening must remain

The Latest: Concerns over coronavirus upticks in California

Sep. 25, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California has begun to see concerning upticks in coronavirus data after a period of decline. The state health secretary said Friday that there have been increases in the number of newly confirmed cases, hospital emergency department visits for COVID-19 and new hospitalizations for...

Judge won’t extend time to count ballots from Navajo Nation

Sep. 25, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has refused to give officials an extra 10 days after election day to count mail-in ballots for Navajo Nation members who live on the tribe’s reservation in Arizona and whose ballots are postmarked by the close of voting on Nov. 3. U.S. District Judge Murray Snow said in a...

Flower vendors wait for buyers at a wholesale market in Bengaluru, India, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. The nation of 1.3 billion people is expected to become the COVID-19 pandemic's worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: $14M more in virus funds for 3 Ariz universities

Sep. 24, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona will provide the state’s three public universities with $14 million in additional funding to boost their efforts to test, track and respond to the coronavirus. Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday the money will help the universities build on their current efforts to track and contain...

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey speaks during a press conference regarding innovative COVID-19 solutions on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in Phoenix. (Sean Logan/The Arizona Republic via AP)

Arizona sees 566 new virus cases, very low hospital counts

Sep. 24, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona will provide the state’s three public universities with $14 million in additional funding to boost their efforts to test, track and respond to the coronavirus, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Thursday. The money will help the universities, which combined have more than 190,000...

Maricopa County prosecutor wants all police to wear cameras

Sep. 24, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The top prosecutor in Maricopa County wants lawmakers to require body-worn cameras for all Arizona police officers in the field. County Attorney Allister Adel urged six lawmakers in letters on Wednesday to take action in the next legislative session after the prosecutor declined two days...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs talks about voter registration at Phoenix College on National Voter Registration Day in Phoenix. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs are sparring over an effort by Hobbs to introduce telephone and videoconferencing options for people to register and vote in certain circumstances. Ducey and some county election officials say the changes Hobbs seeks are illegal. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Governor, secretary of state spar over election plans

Sep. 23, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An effort by Arizona's top election official to introduce more ways for people to register or vote in certain limited circumstances has drawn the ire of Gov. Doug Ducey and some county election officials who say it's illegal. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, and Ducey, a...

Arizona counts 438 more COVID-19 cases, another 27 deaths

Sep. 23, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Despite sharply lower coronavirus case counts, Arizona officials should not stop mandating that people wear masks in public as one Phoenix-area city did this week, an Arizona State University researcher said Wednesday. Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane rescinded his city's mask mandate Monday,...

Vice President Mike Pence participates in a Libre Initiative Roundtable at Grand Canyon University, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Trump looks to keep a changing Arizona in his column

Sep. 18, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Six days before the 2016 election, a confident Hillary Clinton landed in Phoenix in an audacious play to flip a longtime Republican stronghold into the Democratic column. She still lost to Donald Trump in Arizona, and her gambit came to symbolize in some quarters her neglect...

Second lady Karen Pence participates in a roundtable discussion with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and the Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett on barriers to employment for military spouses and how Arizona has eased those barriers Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

Karen Pence backs military as Trump campaign eyes Arizona

Sep. 17, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's wife Karen made a swing through Arizona Thursday to encourage support for military families and spouses. The visit by Karen Pence to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson and Luke Air Force Base in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale came as President Donald Trump's...

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey speaks at a news conference with U.S. Census Director Steven Dillingham and other state leaders to urge Arizonans to participate in the nation's once-a-decade census population count Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Phoenix. Ending the 2020 census at the end of September instead of the end of October, could cost Florida and Montana congressional seats and result in Texas, Florida, Arizona, Georgia, and North Carolina losing $500 million in federal funding for healthcare for its neediest residents. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

Ducey, US Census head push for complete Arizona count

Sep. 17, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey and the head of the U.S. Census Bureau encouraged Arizonans on Thursday to complete their census forms as statistics showed more than 10% of the state's residents haven't yet participated in the once-a-decade national count. With just 13 days remaining before the count ends,...