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Brnovich: Ducey could send troops to border to defend Arizona from 'invasion' of cartels, smugglers

Arizona AG Brnovich says Gov. Ducey would be on solid constitutional ground if he invoked war powers and sent the Arizona National Guard to the U.S-Mexico border to stop what he says is an "invasion" of drug cartels and criminal gangs.... Read more»

No evidence of Ducey claim that victims are being charged $800 for rape kits

In his State of the State speech earlier this month, Gov. Doug Ducey claimed that women are being charged up to $800 in processing fees for rape kits — which would be illegal under federal law — but it's unclear whether that's actually happening.... Read more»

Arizona lawmakers question Ducey’s lack of Indigenous Peoples Day proclamation

In 2020, Gov. Doug Ducey signed a proclamation recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day - to highlight the Native communities of Arizona, their history and resilience, and to combat the erasure of their realities. This year, no proclamation came from the Republican governor’s office. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Arizona's millionth coronavirus case: State leaders won't inhale the truth yet exhale hypocrisy

Arizona's rules for schools expose a contradiction: Parents have every right to make their kid spread a deadly virus, but can't send their daughter to class with bare shoulders.... Read more»

Ducey pushes for Nat'l Guard on border, cites feds declining to pick up migrants after Arizona DPS stop

Gov. Ducey continued his call for National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexico border and attacked the Biden administration after federal officials reportedly refused to take into custody 17 people that DPS said were in the country illegally. ... Read more»

Pima County: Masks still required despite Ducey lifting COVID measures

Face masks are still required in public in Pima County, despite an executive order last week from Gov Doug Ducey declaring that Arizona cities and counties should no longer mandate them. ... Read more»

Ducey, GOP lawmakers not deterred on cutting taxes if they take federal COVID cash

Republican lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey aren’t changing their plans for big tax cuts this year, despite a provision of the latest federal COVID relief bill seeking to block states from using the money to fund tax reductions. ... Read more»

Tribal gaming issues could derail Arizona bill to allow 'historic horse racing' gambling

Tribal opposition could sink a bill to allow wagering on old horse races, which comes as Gov. Doug Ducey is hoping to push through a new gaming compact and legislation to legalize sports betting in Arizona. Under the state’s gaming compact, tribes are limited in operation in exchange for the state limiting gambling outside of reservations to things like the lottery and pari-mutuel horse racing that predate the compact and were grandfathered in.... Read more»

Az doctors wary of controversial ivermectin COVID-19 treatment

Experts say ivermectin is an unproven COVID-19 treatment and can cause dangerous side effects. The drug is used as heartworm treatment for dogs, a horse dewormer and a human head-lice killer. Now one group is urging Gov. Ducey to make it immediately available to people at high risk for coronavirus.... Read more»

Congressional Democrats want Ducey to explain why he banked COVID relief money

All five of Arizona’s House congressional Democrats have signed a letter urging Gov. Ducey to spend more of the state’s allocation of federal relief funds related to the coronavirus pandemic — and explain why it used $400 million of the money to offset existing government spending instead of fighting COVID-19.... Read more»

Authorities prep for possible inauguration protests at Arizona Capitol

The Arizona Capitol is surrounded by two rows of chain-link fence and police presence has been increased, as authorities brace for possible violence in response to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.... Read more»

As COVID rages, Ducey scraps large State of the State plans for virtual speech

Rather than cram hundreds of people onto the floor of the Arizona House of Representatives amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as he kicks off the new legislative session, Gov. Doug Ducey will deliver a virtual State of the State address.... Read more»

Jan. 8 Committee to Aurora: 'Deepest regrets and greatest support'

The Remembering January 8 Committee, composed of some of the survivors and family members of victims of the 2011 Tucson shooting—including U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, released an open letter to those affected by last week's shooting incident in Aurora, Colo.... Read more»