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Pima County voters will have choice of polling places with new 'vote centers'

Pima County voters will be able to cast ballots at their choice of locations, rather than assigned precinct sites, after the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to approve the change ahead of the 2022 primary and general elections. ... Read more»

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Arizona voters legalize recreational marijuana

Four years after Arizona voters rejected an attempt to legalize recreational marijuana, they appear to have reversed course and approved a revised measure that will allow anyone older than 21 to legally purchase and use marijuana beginning next year.... Read more»

COVID-19 outbreaks in AZ child detention centers worry advocates

As COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations continue to reach record levels in Arizona, some advocates worry that children in detention and rehabilitation centers are at risk and in the blind spot of public health agencies that are grappling with a furious spread of the illness in the broader community.... Read more»

Rep. Gosar calls voting by mail ‘dangerous.’ He’s voted by mail 8 times since 2012

U.S. Rep Paul Gosar tweeted a video of President Trump decrying mail-in voting. But the Prescott Republican congressman has voted by mail at least eight times dating back to 2012.... Read more»

Prescott’s bid to draw more groundwater could threaten Verde River

The Verde River, one of the few perennial rivers in Arizona, is known for its fishing and recreation, but it also provides water to Prescott and metro Phoenix. With a growing population and new housing developments coming to Prescott, this water faces increasing demand that could threaten the river itself.... Read more»

Grape news: Verde Valley close to becoming a designated wine region

If local wineries and vineyards have their way, the Verde Valley will soon be designated as a federally recognized American Viticultural Area..... Read more»

Early-voting bill would disenfranchise thousands of Arizonans, protesters contend

Senate Bill 1032 would throw out a vote if the envelope containing the ballot wasn’t signed as required – that signature confirms the person is registered to vote and voted on the ballot tucked inside.... Read more»

Arizona justices find cannabis extracts legal for medical pot patients

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that state law protects the manufacture and use of cannabis concentrates, not just the plant itself. ... Read more»

Public health vs. parent choice: The vaccination debate in Arizona

Health officials warn that vaccination rates are deteriorating across Arizona, risking public health as parents continue to opt out of immunizations.... Read more»

Sinema wins U.S. Senate seat; McSally concedes, trailing by 38k votes

Arizona's next U.S. senator will be a Democratic woman: Kyrsten Sinema, who steadily built an 38k-vote insurmountable lead over Republican candidate Martha McSally, who had led in the earliest count of ballots.... Read more»

Sinema takes 20,000-vote lead over McSally; Az Senate count continues

The margin between Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema and GOP candidate Martha McSally now stands at just more than 20,000 votes, following another day of legal maneuvering and continuing ballot tallies in Arizona's Senate race.... Read more»

Sinema takes 9,600-vote lead over McSally; Senate count continues

The margin between Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema and GOP candidate Martha McSally now stands at just more than 9,600 votes, following a day of legal maneuvering and continuing ballot tallies in Arizona's Senate race.... Read more»

Long hours, low pay, but poll workers are still signing up – for now

Arizona election teams are working hard to find enough poll workers on Election Day, but it's a constant struggle.... Read more»

Firefighters add drone incursions to threats faced in a wildfire

Firefighters battling the Goodwin Fire in central Arizona had to suspend operations twice in one week after drones flew into airspace over the blaze.... Read more»

As Arizona wine industry matures, experts foresee potential gains

Arizona's wine industry has grown exponentially since 2001. More than 90 locations have farm winery licenses, most of them clustered in three areas in the state. But as wine industry growth slows across the nation, will Arizona's growth continue to mature? ... Read more»

Wealthy, charter-school parents opting kids out of vaccinations

The rising number of parents opting out of vaccinating their children is a concern around the state, but particularly in Yavapai County, which has Arizona's second-lowest rate of measles, mumps and rubella vaccination among kindergartners. ... Read more»1

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