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Some teenagers find Legislature a dead end for their ideas

May. 25, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican-led Arizona Legislature has proved receptive in recent years to certain proposals offered up by teenagers, passing laws to designate lemonade as the state drink and copper as the state metal. But some students who went to the State Capitol this year say they got a different...

Multivehicle crash leaves 1 dead, others injured

May. 25, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Phoenix say a wreck involving multiple vehicles has left one person dead and at least seven others injured. The wreck occurred at about 4 a.m. Saturday near South Seventh Avenue and West Baseline Road and fire Capt. Kenny Overton said those involved ranged in age from 16 to 30...

Arizona House passes budget, Senate looks to resolve impasse

May. 25, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House approved most of an $11.8 billion state budget overnight, putting pressure on the deadlocked Senate to resolve an impasse that has stalled progress for days. The Senate was scheduled to meet Saturday as GOP leaders try to address the varied concerns of holdout Republicans...

The Latest: Arizona House passes budget, pressures Senate

May. 25, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on action in the Arizona Legislature on a state budget (all times local): 4:45 a.m. The Arizona House approved an $11.8 billion state budget in an overnight session that puts pressure on the deadlocked Senate to resolve an impasse. House Republicans backed the budget package in...

Diamondbacks break out of slump with 18-2 win over Giants

May. 25, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks took out a week of frustrations on San Francisco's pitching staff. Ildemaro Vargas had five hits and a home run, Adam Jones added four hits and a homer, and the Diamondbacks broke out of a slump in a big way, beating the Giants 18-2 on Friday night in the...

Arizona lawmakers push to finish work amid budget impasse

May. 25, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers pressed Friday to finish their yearly work. In between contentious budget negotiations that advanced in fits and starts, they voted on a wide variety of remaining legislation. Here's a look at the highlights: BUDGET The House approved some of the bills required to implement...

The Latest: Arizona lawmakers OK new initiative requirements

May. 25, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on action at the Arizona Legislature (all times local): 11 p.m. Legislation imposing new requirements for initiative petition circulators is headed to Gov. Doug Ducey. The measure approved late Friday requires paid circulators or those from other states to sign a notarized form...

Arizona Senate leaves for night without budget deal

May. 25, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate adjourned for the night late Friday without breaking an impasse on an $11.8 billion state budget plan negotiated between Republican legislative leaders and GOP Gov. Doug Ducey. A handful of Republican holdouts prevented action on the budget for a second day as they seek...

The Latest: Arizona House backs GOP tax overhaul

May. 25, 2019 1:57 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on action in the Arizona Legislature on a state budget (all times local): 11 p.m. The Arizona House has approved more than $300 million in tax cuts to offset higher revenue the state expects to see. Republicans approved the measure late Friday in a party-line vote. It's part of an...

Guard F-16s to conduct Memorial Day flyovers in Tucson area

May. 25, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Two F-16 jet fighters from the Arizona Air National Guard will conduct five flyovers of cemeteries and other locations in the Tucson area on Monday as part of Memorial Day observations. The jets are part of the 162nd Wing based at Tucson International Airport. The flyovers will begin...