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Ice cream licking leads to legislation some say isn’t needed

A viral social media trend last summer — people posting images of themselves opening and licking ice cream before putting it back on the shelf — did not sit well with state Rep. T.J....

Measure to study marijuana use, violence clears House with GOP support

Money collected by Arizona’s medical marijuana program would be used to study links between marijuana usage and violent behavior under a proposal approved this week by Republicans in the Arizona House of Representatives.

Legislature limiting public access, approves coronavirus funding

Starting Friday, the Arizona House and Senate galleries will be closed to the public amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus in Arizona. 

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.

Coronavirus funding, policy changes outlined in request to Ducey

To combat the spread of coronavirus in Arizona, legislative Democrats have asked Gov. Doug Ducey to fund drive-through testing facilities, paid sick leave for Arizona employees and “aggressive cleaning” of public transit vehicles. 

Coronavirus shows the need for ‘radical’ polices the rest of the world already has

These policies are not extreme. They’ve been implemented in almost every other high-income country across the globe without economic calamity.

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.

Top health officials warn of coronavirus: ‘It’s going to get worse’

Trump administration officials painted a dire picture of the novel coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday, warning members of Congress that the public health crisis is far from over. 

Bill would add ‘warning labels’ to citizen initiatives on ballots

Republicans in the Arizona House of Representatives voted Tuesday to place a “warning label” on ballot measures, despite opposition from elections officials, voter advocacy groups and civil rights organizations who said the proposal would...

Congress rebukes Trump’s bid to slash CDC funding amid coronavirus outbreak

U.S. House lawmakers resoundingly rebuffed a Trump administration request to cut funding for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention amid the coronavirus crisis. 
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