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Buckle up: Arizona Republicans to show 2020 recount results

Sep. 24, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Ten months after Donald Trump lost his 2020 reelection bid in Arizona, supporters hired by Arizona Senate Republicans were preparing to deliver the results of an unprecedented partisan election review that is the climax of a bizarre quest to find evidence supporting the...

Scottsdale workers to be trained how to identify trafficking

Sep. 24, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Over 2,400 municipal employees of Scottsdale, a Phoenix suburb with a tourism industry serving large numbers of visitors, are to undergo training in how to identify, report and report human and sex trafficking. City employees to be trained come...

Buckle up: Arizona Republicans to show 2020 recount results

Sep. 23, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump supporters hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to review the 2020 vote count are preparing to deliver their findings on Friday, the climax of a bizarre quest to find evidence supporting the former president’s false claim that he lost because of fraud. ...

Arizona nurse shortage sidelines non-COVID patient transfers

Sep. 23, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An ongoing nursing shortage in Arizona will likely keep non-COVID-19 patients from quickly getting transferred to more equipped hospitals. State health officials this week rejected a request to expand the state “surge line,” a call-in system to find...

Judge considers request to block Arizona abortion law

Sep. 22, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for several Arizona abortion providers urged a federal judge Wednesday to block a new state law that would allow prosecutors to charge doctors who knowingly terminate a pregnancy solely because the fetus has a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome. ...

Arizona official resigning after secret recording released

Sep. 22, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A recording that emerged of a Republican elected Arizona official criticizing his GOP colleagues for opposing a partisan review of the 2020 election result in Maricopa County led him to announce his resignation just days before the state Senate's review is set for release. ...

Arizona history-Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Sep. 22, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

Sunday, Sept. 26 On this date in 1864, the First Territorial Legislature convened in Prescott, adopted a code of laws, created the four original counties of Pima, Mohave, Yavapai and Yuma and established a university and a Board of Regents. On this...

Rep. Lesko to undergo surgery for removal of gallbladder

Sep. 22, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko says she is remaining in Arizona and not returning to Washington while she awaits surgery to remove her gallbladder. Lesko said in a statement Tuesday that doctors recommended she have the surgery after she experienced...

West Nile virus at high levels in Arizona due to wet monsoon

Sep. 22, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — This year's wet monsoon in Arizona is contributing to a record-high season for the West Nile virus, which is spread through mosquito bites, health officials said. Arizona had 123 cases and four deaths through late last week, the state Department of...

Frank Pratt, longtime Arizona GOP lawmaker, dies at 79

Sep. 21, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — Longtime Arizona Rep. Frank Pratt has died following a long illness. He was 79. Speaker Rusty Bowers announced Pratt's death on Tuesday, calling the Casa Grande Republican “an irreplaceable figure in the Arizona state Legislature.” ...