Arizona

Monday Musings: Will AZ’s GOP trifecta vanish in 2021?

Political junkies who love a good soap opera should tune in to Arizona’s Legislative District 6, where the 2020 election could end the Republican’s “trifecta” control of the Governor’s Office, the State House and the Senate.

Ducey: Events larger than 50 people should be cancelled

Arizona public health officials are adopting recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that any events larger than 50 people scheduled for the next eight weeks be cancelled to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Arizona schools closed until March 27 due to coronavirus

Arizona schools will be closed until March 27 as public health officials work to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus in Arizona: There are now 12 confirmed cases

State health officials have identified two more cases of the novel coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 illness, bringing the total number of Arizona cases to 12. 

Ariz. Latinos closely split between Biden, Sanders

Unlike the Nevada, Texas and California primaries where Sen. Bernie Sanders carried the Latino vote in large margins over former Vice President Joe Biden, Latino voters in Arizona are split almost evenly among the two likely Democratic nominees for president, according to a new poll by Univision Noticias and Arizona State University. 

Court blocks Fontes’s plan to mail ballots to all MariCo Dems

An attempt by Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes on Friday to address coronavirus fears by mailing early ballots to all registered Democrats who didn’t already request one for the March 17 presidential preference election was blocked by a judge. 

AG: Remote meetings due to coronavirus OK under open-meeting law

In an informal opinion, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said the state’s open meeting law allows for public bodies – like city councils and school boards – to conduct public meetings remotely through technological means as they navigate public health amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Government watchdog: Trump hasn’t justified BLM move

The Bureau of Land Management is losing at least half of the employees designated to move west as part of the Trump administration’s controversial relocation plan, leaving a bare-bones workforce to lead the agency.

Ducey declares coronavirus a public health emergency

Gov. Doug Ducey is declaring the spread of the coronavirus in Arizona a public health emergency and has issued an executive order that will cover the cost of testing for the virus and prevent price gouging on testing, among other things. 

Dems want special legislative session to address coronavirus

Democratic lawmakers want Gov. Doug Ducey to order a special legislative session to address coronavirus in Arizona.
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