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Democrat withdraws from Arizona Senate race
Democrats' hopes of taking control of the Arizona Senate may be dashed, as the only Democratic candidate running in one of the state’s most liberal districts has dropped out.
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Pima County supervisors pass resolution against 1864 abortion ban
The resolution says that law infringes on the reproductive rights and autonomy of Arizona residents. It calls on county attorneys, law enforcement agencies and medical professionals statewide to allow residents to pursue healthcare — including abortions.
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Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes says the earliest the state’s near-total abortion ban could take effect is June 8. When the state Supreme Court last week said Arizona should follow an 1864 ban on nearly all abortions, questions remained about when it would actually go into effect.
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Republican state lawmakers last week blocked an effort by Democrats to vote on a repeal of the 1864 near-total abortion ban. One of the legislators who opposed that move says he’ll vote for it.
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Speaking at the Phoenix Convention Center Monday, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego touted the impact of the NCAA Men’s Final Four. According to Gallego, the tournament and surrounding events drew roughly 300,000 visitors to downtown Phoenix earlier this month.
Republicans at the Arizona Legislature may refer multiple proposals to the ballot in an effort to undermine a citizen-led effort to put the right to abortion in the Arizona Constitution, according to documents leaked from the state Capitol.
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Last week, the Arizona State Supreme Court ordered the enforcement of a law from 1864 banning nearly all abortions. That's led both presidential campaigns to focus on the battleground state.
As budget talks start to get moving at the Arizona Capitol, some lawmakers were keeping an eye on new numbers that would paint an updated picture of the state’s financial situation.
Despite last week’s ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court that the state’s 1864 near-total ban on abortions supersedes a more recent 15-week ban, there are still lots of questions about what comes next, legally — and when.
Conventional wisdom says the Arizona Supreme Court’s abortion ruling will hurt Republicans in the November election. But Arizona Republic columnist Phil Boas thinks all of this might actually be useful for the GOP.
A pair of elections on opposite sides of the world will have the international community watching this week. For a look at some of the key global stories in the coming days, The Show checked in with the BBC’s Rich Preston in London.
Speaking Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Arizona Senator Mark Kelly addressed Iran’s series of missile and drone attacks against Israel.
Democrats in the Arizona Senate plan to file an ethics complaint against Republican leaders who blocked their attempt to repeal the state’s near-total abortion ban.
Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs says local prosecutors are still barred from bringing charges for abortion-related crimes even though the state Supreme Court reinstated a near-total abortion ban.
A lawsuit filed by the relatives of two Native American men claims the state of Arizona is at fault for their deaths.
Gov. Katie Hobbs announced the launch of the Arizona is Home program using $10 million from the state’s Housing Trust Fund and $3 million in federal COVID-19 relief. Hobbs said that is enough to help up to 500 families.
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed 30 bills into law this week, and vetoed five others. State schools chief Tom Horne released a statement Friday criticizing her veto of a bill to restrict mobile devices at school.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded nearly $55 million dollars in additional border-related funds to two Arizona counties and two organizations.
Liz Archuleta replaces Lyndel Manson, whose term has expired; while Northern Arizona University student Jadyn Fisher replaces outgoing student regent Katelyn Rees.
Prickly newsletter: A 160-year-old history lesson
The near-total abortion ban upheld by the Arizona Supreme Court this week has dominated headlines across the state and country. But not as much attention has been paid to what exactly "near-total" means. Get more insight from the latest edition of Prickly, KJZZ's political newsletter.
Vice President Kamala Harris visited Tucson on Friday to campaign for reproductive rights, following the state Supreme Court ruling allowing a near-total abortion ban to be enforced.