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Judge: GOP elections case won't be resolved before meeting

Apr. 10, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge has said it was unlikely that a court case over Arizona Republican Party elections in January would be resolved before a proposed special meeting in April where a redo election could take place. The lawsuit was temporarily delayed by top...

US to keep migrant families in hotels as amid rush for space

Apr. 10, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

Migrant families will be held at hotels in the Phoenix area in response to a growing number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Friday, another step in the Biden administration's rush to set up temporary space for them. U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was...

Arizona governor signs bill banning private election grants

Apr. 09, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed legislation banning the use of private funding for elections but said the money the state received last year from organizations with funding from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s foundation was helpful and used with "integrity.”...

Arizona businesses won't have to enforce mask mandates

Apr. 09, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona businesses will be free to ignore mask mandates meant to contain the spread of diseases like COVID-19 under legislation signed Friday by Gov. Doug Ducey. The bill's advocates said business owners should be allowed to decide for themselves whether...

Arizona daily virus count jumps as older cases included

Apr. 09, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The slight increases of COVID-19 cases reported in Arizona in recent days are to be expected and not necessarily cause for alarm, the state's top health official said Friday. “We’ve got schools returning, we’ve got people going back to...

Senators propose support for child abuse hotline

Apr. 09, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A pair of senators wants to provide federal support to a national hotline that handles calls about child abuse. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have proposed a bill that would allow the federal...

Police arrest couple in student's 2018 hit-and-run death

Apr. 08, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Peoria couple has been arrested in a hit-and-run crash in which a SUV struck and killed a 21-year-old Grand Canyon University student in a Phoenix crosswalk, authorities said Thursday on the three-year anniversary of the death. Police said Adrian...

Arizona man charged in scheme targeting sex offenders

Apr. 08, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Three people have been charged with fraud in Arizona in what prosecutors say was a harassment scheme to get payments from sex offenders in exchange for removing their names from a website. In an indictment released Thursday, Charles Rodrick of Scottsdale...

Vaccination site at Phoenix stadium moving inside ASU arena

Apr. 08, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The state-run COVID-19 vaccination site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium will move indoors Monday as it relocates to Desert Financial Arena on Arizona State University's Tempe campus, the Department of Health Services announced Thursday. The relocation of the...

Booker, Paul lead Suns to 117-113 OT win over Jazz

Apr. 08, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Deandre Ayton kept bouncing up and down in the lane, tipping rebounds off missed shots to his Phoenix teammates on the perimeter. Devin Booker wasn't having a great night shooting, but kept chucking the ball toward the rim anyway. Then there's Chris Paul,...