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Who is running for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors?

Posted by   /  July 7, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is comprised of, from left, Bill Gates, Steve Chucri, Jack Sellers, Clint Hickman and Steve Gallardo. By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic All five seats on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors are up for election this year — and all but one seat is competitive.  Maricopa County is […]

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Tucson city attorney: Arizona lawmakers can’t tell charter cities when to hold votes

Posted by   /  July 7, 2020  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Mike Rankin By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Tucson’s city attorney is arguing that state legislators acted illegally in trying to tell Arizona’s 19 charter cities when they can have their elections. In a letter late Monday, Mike Rankin acknowledged that the 2018 state law, on its surface, requires cities […]

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Phoenix Mayor Gallego calls on federal government for more virus testing

Posted by   /  July 7, 2020  /  Coronavirus  /  No Comments

Testing for COVID-19/Getty Images/Simon Dawson – Pool KTAR.COM As positive coronavirus cases continue to soar in Maricopa County, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego has called for assistance from the federal government to provide additional testing capabilities. “My top request right now is more aid from the federal government for testing,” Gallego told CNN’s The Situation Room […]

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GOP legislators look to curtail governor’s emergency powers

Posted by   /  July 7, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Some lawmakers say it’s time to revisit Arizona laws that give the governor broad powers in cases of emergency. Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, wants a constitutional amendment sent to the ballot to require governors to get the “advice and consent” of the legislature […]

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Rep. Osborne tests positive for COVID-19

Posted by   /  July 6, 2020  /  2020 Legislature, Coronavirus  /  No Comments

By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror State Rep. Joanne Osborne announced on Facebook that she’s tested positive for COVID-19.Osborne, a Goodyear Republican, owns Osborne Jewelers. She wrote that she got tested out of an “abundance of caution and concern” after employees of her business tested positive, and that she got her result back on Monday. […]

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Testing problems cast doubt on viability of MLB season, days after baseball’s return

Posted by   /  July 6, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Sports  /  No Comments

Nationals catcher Yan Gomes walks down the first base line during summer camp workouts at Nationals Park. /Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post By Dave Sheinin | The Washington Post As if Major League Baseball’s degree of difficulty in attempting to launch a 2020 season this summer amid a global pandemic was not already high enough, a […]

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Supreme Court says a state may require presidential electors to support its popular-vote winner; RLG attorney Tom Galvin explains

Posted by   /  July 6, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Courts/Law  /  No Comments

A pedestrian holding an umbrella walks along the steps to the Supreme Court Building, as a series of rulings are issued at the United States Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., July 6, 2020. /REUTERS/Tom Brenner By Robert Barnes | The Washington Post The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that a state may require presidential electors […]

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New Tempe Mayor, council members, take oaths online amid coronavirus

Posted by   /  July 6, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Coronavirus  /  No Comments

Tempe Mayor Corey Woods and councilmembers Doreen Garlid, Joel Navarro, Randy Keating all raised their right hand at home on Thursday to begin their four-year term. KTAR The coronavirus pandemic has forced many interactions online in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. Business meetings, graduation ceremonies and now the swearing-in of political […]

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Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers Junior Guerra, Silvino Bracho test positive for COVID-19

Posted by   /  July 6, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Sports  /  No Comments

Silvino Bracho By Nick Piecoro | Arizona Republic Diamondbacks relievers Junior Guerra and Silvino Bracho have tested positive for COVID-19, manager Torey Lovullo revealed Sunday. They are two of the three players on the club’s 40-man roster known to have contracted the virus, Lovullo said. Both players “are asymptomatic and feel great,” Lovullo said, adding […]

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As COVID-19 worsens, Arizona is the first state to enact ‘crisis care’ standards

Posted by   /  July 5, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Health Care  /  No Comments

Crisis standards of care give hospitals more flexibility to allocate resources based on which patients are most in need.  By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror Arizona’s failure to contain COVID-19 means the state has the dubious distinction of being the first in the nation’s history to activate crisis standards of care for hospitals, according to […]

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