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Arizona donors gave $120,000 to Canada’s 'trucker protest' that shut down Ottawa

Arizonans — or, at least, people claiming to live in Arizona — gave nearly $120,000 to the massive anti-vaccine mandate Canadian trucker protest that shut down the country’s capital for more than a week. ... Read more»

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Border Patrol to equip 4k agents with body-worn cameras over next year

Nearly 4,000 Border Patrol agents will be given body-worn video cameras over the next year. The cameras will be deployed at 17 locations along the U.S.-Mexico border, including the Tucson Sector, as part of a $13 million contract with Scottsdale-based Axon Enterprises.... Read more»

Somber Ducey warns COVID-19 crisis will worsen before it improves

With most Arizonans now living under mandatory face mask requirements while in public for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Gov. Doug Ducey warned that things are going to get worse before they get better. And even when they start getting better, they're going to be bad for a while.... Read more»

National Guard flew surveillance aircraft over Phoenix Black Lives Matter protests

The Arizona National Guard has been helping the Phoenix Police Department monitor Black Lives Matter protests using helicopters and an airplane that has been used for counter-drug operations along Arizona's border with Mexico.... Read more»

Ducey lets statewide curfew expire, praises peaceful protests

Gov. Doug Ducey won’t extend the curfew he imposed a week ago in response to looting at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. The curfew, which required most Arizonans to remain in their homes from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night for the past week, expired Monday morning. ... Read more»

Ducey told Trump 'the more aggressive approach does work’ against unruly protests

In a conference call in which President Donald Trump called governors "weak" for failing to respond to at times unruly protests against police violence and implored them to "dominate" protesters and rioters, Gov. Doug Ducey boasted about Arizona's "more aggressive" approach and earned praise from the president.... Read more»

As holiday crowds packed tourist spots, fears rose of COVID-19 spread

Memorial Day weekend crowds that one official said were “off the charts” at Arizona vacation spots have health experts worried that tourist behavior could lead to an increase of COVID-19 of cases.... Read more»

10 CVS drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites opening Friday

CVS Health announced it will open 10 COVID-19 drive-thru test sites in Arizona Friday, as part of the company’s second phase of efforts to help slow the spread of the virus. ... Read more»

Ducey OKs re-opening for salons, barbers, dine-in restaurants

At a press briefing on Monday, Ducey announced a second round of eased restrictions for his March 30 stay-at-home order, which shuttered Arizona businesses deemed non-essential, restricted when people could leave their homes and barred large gatherings.... Read more»

Court upholds real-world conviction in case that used virtual currency

Laundering money with virtual currency is still a real-world crime, a federal appeals court ruled, as it upheld a five-count conviction against an Arizona man. ... Read more»

Inability to collect signatures online hampers county, local candidates

A confluence of circumstances is making it extremely difficult for many candidates to collect the signatures they need in order to get their names on the ballot amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, and those running for county, municipal and other local offices, there’s an additional obstacle in the way – the inability to collect signatures online.... Read more»

What the Satanic Temple is and why it’s opening a debate about religion

A group called The Satanic Temple sued the city of Scottsdale for religious discrimination in January 2020. The city’s attorneys argued that they could not possibly be guilty because the group is not a religion.... Read more»

Pence pushes trade deal, quiet on border security in Southern Arizona swing

Vice President Mike Pence touted President Trump's trade deal with Mexico and Canada during a speech in Southern Arizona on Thursday, calling on Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement.... Read more»

Pence visit with McSally closes I-19 between Tucson, Green Valley

Interstate 19 will be closed between Tucson and Green Valley for much of Thursday afternoon due to the visit to a Caterpillar facility by Vice President Mike Pence, authorities said.... Read more»

VP Pence to travel to Green Valley, Phoenix to bolster McSally

Vice President Mike Pence will join Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona this week at a series of private events in Green Valley, Phoenix and Scottsdale, including a fundraiser and a trade speech at a Caterpillar facility south of Tucson.... Read more»

Tailesin West added to World Heritage List after 15-year wait

Taliesin West is the first place in Arizona to be designated as a UNESCO cultural World Heritage Site.... Read more»1

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