Ducey told Trump ‘the more aggressive approach does work’ against unruly protests Trump praised him: 'Good job, Doug.'

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.

Anger at police violence spawns protests, curfew and arrests

Two black men who died on May 25 after encounters with law enforcement in separate incidents in Arizona and Minnesota motivated hundreds to demonstrate against police violence over the weekend in Phoenix. 

Police in rural communities say they won’t enforce Ducey’s curfew

The curfew that Gov. Doug Ducey imposed in response to looting in Scottsdale on Saturday night won’t be quite as statewide as he intended, with at least two rural police departments announcing that they won’t enforce it.

Ducey orders statewide curfew to end protests after Scottsdale looting

After a night of looting in Scottsdale and protests in downtown Phoenix and Tucson, Gov. Doug Ducey imposed a statewide curfew that will be in effect for the next week.

More than 740,000 jobless claims filed in Arizona since March

Some 87,000 new unemployment claims were filed in the week ending May 23, bringing the total number of jobless claims since the COVID-19 pandemic started to nearly 1.2 million.

Ducey allocates $441M in federal COVID-19 aid to local governments

Arizona’s smaller cities and counties will receive $441 million of the state’s share of funding from a federal coronavirus relief package.

Arizona AG sues Google for consumer fraud over cell phone tracking

In a heavily redacted court filing Wednesday, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich claimed that Google has violated Arizona’s Consumer Fraud Act in the way it gathers location data, and he is asking the tech giant to pay millions of dollars in fines and restitution.

Arizona deserves better than McSally’s pandemic performance

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally serves in an Arizona Senate seat that is hallowed ground, a seat made iconic by two giants of the Senate – Barry Goldwater and John McCain – in the course of 60-plus years of service. 

Unemployed parents see no refunds as child support overcharges continue

Every month Raymond Kingman has to pay $250 in child support, but the Arizona Department of Economic Security has been taking $275 a week in child support deductions from his unemployment pay.

State-run coronavirus aid non-profit began spending money last week

The Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund has raised more than $8.2 million since launching in late March, but it didn’t distribute any of that money until last week, some seven weeks after launching. 
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