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Howard Fischer, for the Williams-Grand Canyon News

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PHOENIX — Arizonans renters affected by COVID-19 will not be in danger of being put out on the street, at least through July 23.

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PHOENIX - State lawmakers gave final approval to an $11.8 billion contingency budget Monday and went home -- at least for a couple of weeks.

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PHOENIX – The number of Arizonans applying for jobless benefits jumped by a factor of seven this past week, providing the first clear indicators of the effect COVID-19 is having on the state economy.

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PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he's not worried that a stock market in disarray and fewer visitors will undermine his call for lawmakers to approve a new tax cut.

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PHOENIX -- Arizona can expect to have thousands, if not tens of thousands, of confirmed cases of COVID-19 this year, the state's top health official said Monday.

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PHOENIX — Calling it a less expensive and more accessible alternative, a House panel voted Monday to allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees.

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PHOENIX - Arizonans who violate traffic laws could soon get a chance to decide if they're willing to work off at least part of the fine.

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Fearing an eroding tax base, two Republican legislators are leading efforts to block private individuals from giving away property to the federal government.

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PHOENIX — Where have all the Jennifers gone? Or, for that matter, the Jessicas, the Melissas and the Sarahs?

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Thomas Modly, the acting secretary of the Navy announced Dec. 23 that its two newest Virginia-class attack nuclear submarines will be named after two battle cruisers that were destroyed when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. The other is the USS Oklahoma.

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PHOENIX -- A Senate panel voted Dec. 17 to ask the full Legislature to consider requiring health insurance policies sold in Arizona to cover fertility treatments.

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TUCSON — Acknowledging it hasn’t quite worked as promoted, Gov. Doug Ducey wants to take a new look at legislation he signed three years ago that pretty much stripped cities of their ability to regulate vacation rentals.

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PHOENIX — Facing a barrage of parental criticism, the state Board of Education decided July 24 to scrap a proposal to remove certain language from the rules on sex education.

Arizonans who purposely kill or torture family pets could soon face stiffer prison terms — or at least mandatory counseling.

PHOENIX — Margaritas may be the drink of the Southwest, but state senators rejected a bid April 10 to have it declared the “official’’ state drink in favor of something with a little less kick — lemonade.

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