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The exterior of the Findlay Toyota Center is shown in Prescott Valley, Ariz., on May 12, 2020. A multipurpose arena in Prescott Valley will be the latest large venue in Arizona to become a COVID-19 vaccination site. Cottonwood-based Spectrum Healthcare on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, will open an appointment-only setup called

COVID-19 vaccination site to open in Prescott Valley arena

Jan. 23, 2021 11:17 AM EST

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — A multipurpose arena in Prescott Valley will be the latest large venue in Arizona to become a COVID-19 vaccination site. Cottonwood-based Spectrum Healthcare on Monday will open an appointment-only setup called “Vaccination Station" inside Findlay Toyota Center, a...

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic shoots over Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Jokic scores 31, Nuggets rally to beat Suns 130-126 in OT

Jan. 23, 2021 1:38 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Denver coach Michael Malone is a little exasperated with his players after 15 games. Sometimes the Nuggets look like one of the NBA's best teams. Sometimes they've looked awful. He's just thankful the good version showed up in time on Friday night. Nikola Jokic scored 31 points, Gary Harris...

This photo provided by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office shows a Las Vegas-based tour that rolled over in northwestern Arizona on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. One person died, and two were critically injured. The cause of the rollover is under investigation. (Mohave County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Bus heading to Grand Canyon rolls over; 1 dead, 2 critical

Jan. 22, 2021 10:40 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Las Vegas-based tour bus heading to the Grand Canyon rolled over in northwestern Arizona on Friday, killing one person and critically injuring two others, authorities said. A spokeswoman for the Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the cause of the Friday afternoon wreck was not yet known,...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif. Top prosecutors in the vast majority of Arizona counties are dropping all existing possession of marijuana cases even before a new voter-approved law eliminating criminal penalties for having small amounts of the drug takes effect when results of the Nov. 3, 2020 election are certified. An Associated Press survey of county attorneys received responses from 13 of 15 elected county attorneys, all of whom said they were either immediately dropping existing cases or in one case pausing prosecutions and planning to drop them when Proposition 207 goes into effect.  (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Arizona, 15th state with legal pot, sees recreational sales

Jan. 22, 2021 7:35 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Legal sales of recreational marijuana in Arizona started on Friday, a once-unthinkable step in the former conservative stronghold that joins 14 other states that have broadly legalized pot. The state Health Services Department on Friday announced it had approved 86 licenses in nine of the...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2021, file photo, several tents are set up so people who have registered can get their COVID-19 vaccinations as they drive-thru the parking lot of the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Health officials say the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are declining despite the state having the worst infection rate in the country. Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, that the number of patients and even the positivity test rate have dipped slightly in the last few weeks. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Arizona COVID-19 hospitalizations down as deaths reach 12K

Jan. 22, 2021 6:50 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are declining despite the state having the worst infection rate in the country, health officials said Friday. The number of patients and even the positivity test rate have dipped slightly in the last few weeks, according to Dr....

Arizona GOP plots its future after Trump's presidency

Jan. 22, 2021 4:24 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — As a changing Arizona inches away from its staunchly Republican roots, the state GOP charged with reversing the trend is focused for now on showing its loyalty to former President Donald Trump. The Arizona Republican Party confronts its future this weekend after losing the presidential race...

Niche growers supply high-end marijuana market in Arizona

Jan. 22, 2021 2:35 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Inside a nondescript block building near Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, workers pack hundreds of vacuum-sealed glass jars with high-end marijuana. They will sell for a steep premium at medical dispensaries across the state. Nearby, thousands of marijuana plants are meticulously...

Correction: Exchange-Marijuana Growers story

Jan. 22, 2021 2:34 PM EST
PHOENIX (AP) — In a story published Jan. 10, 2021, about Arizona marijuana growers, The Associated Press erroneously reported the spelling of the last name of the Arizona Republic reporter who wrote the story. He is Ryan Randazzo, not Ryan Andazzo.

Arizona lawmaker proposes 'homicide by abortion' legislation

Jan. 22, 2021 1:38 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker has introduced legislation that would require prosecutors to charge women who decide to get abortions and the doctors who perform the procedures with homicide. Republican state Rep. Walt Blackman, who is known for his strict stance against abortion, had previously said he...

Pam Johnson, former Arizona Republic executive editor, dies

Jan. 21, 2021 6:34 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Pam Johnson, a former executive editor of Arizona’s largest newspaper, has died. She was 74. The Arizona Republic reported Thursday that Johnson died Jan. 20 in Overland Park, Kansas after a lengthy battle with dementia. Johnson led the Republic’s newsroom and that of the...