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Voting by mail likely will play big role in Arizona election, says Secretary of State

Posted by   /  July 8, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Coronavirus  /  No Comments

Primary Election Day is Aug. 4. The last day to register to vote in the primary was Monday. KTAR Arizona’s top election official said Wednesday that the coronavirus outbreak was going to make voting by mail an important option for the state’s upcoming primary. “We know that vote by mail works. It’s safe, especially now […]

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Cook off the hook, ethics probe dropped – for now

Posted by   /  July 8, 2020  /  2020 Legislature  /  No Comments

By Arren Kimbel-Sannit | Arizona Capitol Times The House Ethics Committee will not pursue any action against Rep. David Cook at least at this time, special chair Rep. John Allen announced in a letter July 8, essentially ending the months-long investigation into the embattled lawmaker without punishment. “The complaints against … Cook raised serious allegations […]

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Schools chief: Trump school reopening summit doesn’t reflect ‘Arizona’s growing public health crisis’

Posted by   /  July 8, 2020  /  Courts/Law, Education, Featured News  /  No Comments

“Today’s discussion at the White House Summit on Safely Reopening America’s Schools did not reflect the magnitude or severity of Arizona’s growing public health crisis,” schools chief Kathy Hoffman tweeted. By Lily Altavena | Arizona Republic President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would pressure governors to reopen schools in the fall, but Arizona’s school […]

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Maricopa County Superior Court testing virtual juries in civil cases

Posted by   /  July 8, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Maricopa County Superior Court is exploring alternative ways to hold civil jury trials amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Arizona courts have made numerous changes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. From checking visitors’ temperatures at entrances to having telephonic hearings, the courts are adjusting to the new normal.  By Lauren Castle | Arizona Republic The Maricopa […]

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Mask mandates may be slowing Arizona’s rate of virus infections, UA professor says

Posted by   /  July 8, 2020  /  Coronavirus  /  No Comments

A county staffer wipes down the mic and podium after comments from the public during a meeting of the Pima County Board of Supervisors to vote on an action to require masks to be worn in public, on June 19, 2020. /Josh Galemore / Arizona Daily Star By Alex Devoid | Arizona Daily Star Arizona […]

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Two GOP lawmakers promote the radical QAnon on social media

Posted by   /  July 8, 2020  /  2020 Legislature  /  No Comments

By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror Two Republican legislators used their social media accounts to promote the radical QAnon conspiracy movement over the Independence Day weekend. On Saturday, Sen. Vince Leach, R-Tucson, posted a cartoon from political cartoonist Ben Garrison depicting President Donald Trump, his former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and a figure whose […]

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COVID-19 in Arizona: Judge refuses to block Ducey order closing gyms

Posted by   /  July 8, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Nicole Soto/Cronkite News Arizona gyms lost their legal challenge to Gov. Doug Ducey’s June 29 order that mandated they close for a month, one of several steps the governor took to reimpose restrictions to check the sharp surge in COVID-19 cases in the state. (Photo by E’Lisa Campbell/Creative Commons) A Maricopa County judge on Tuesday refused to […]

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Arizona employers received more than $7 billion in PPP loans. But what’s next?

Posted by   /  July 8, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Economy, Featured News  /  No Comments

Record case counts and the return of mandated closures threaten to erase the program’s gains By Jake Steinberg | Arizona Republic Arizona businesses large and small received over $7 billion through the Paycheck Protection Program, according to data released Monday by the Small Business Administration. The program has been instrumental in reducing unemployment in the […]

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States with the Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions

Posted by   /  July 7, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Adam McCann | WalletHub All states have at least partially reopened after keeping non-essential businesses closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some states have recently chosen to pause their reopening processes due to spikes in the disease. In order to determine the states with the fewest coronavirus restrictions, WalletHub compared the […]

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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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