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Death of Arizona school tax approved by voters after court ruling | National government and new policies

By BOB CHRISTIE – Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that a tax on high-income Arizona residents to fund education spending that voters approved in 2020 cannot be enforced due to a ruling by the state Supreme Court and ordered that its collection be permanently blocked. The …

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Biden to ask Congress for $2.6 billion to promote gender equity | Government and politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday he would ask Congress for $2.6 billion for foreign aid programs that promote gender equality worldwidemore than double the size of last year’s demand. Biden announced his intentions on International Women’s Day, which is set aside …

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REI store in New York becomes the first to unionize | National government and new policies

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers at a New York outpost of outdoor clothing and gear retailer REI have voted overwhelmingly to join a union — the first REI store to do so — amid the efforts of workers in other big companies to do the same. The National Labor Relations …

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Exchange: ADOT Explains Why Highway Cameras Sometimes Turn Off | United States government and politics

PHOENIX (AP) – Traffic cameras across Arizona monitor you every day as you commute, capturing crashes and backups on state highways, but the Arizona Department of Transportation decides if you can see these camera feeds or if they turn black. “It’s basically common sense,” said A POINT spokesperson Doug Nick. …

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Senators will follow the course of the fight in the Supreme Court | Government and politics

By MARY CLARE JALONICK – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats say they are hoping for a bipartisan vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. It won’t be easy, but some Republicans have expressed openness to voting for Biden’s nominee, who currently …

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Arizona seeks to resume executions after 7-year hiatus | Fremont Tribune – Government and Politics

PA PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday asked the Arizona Supreme Court to issue a warrant of execution for a convicted murderer who, if executed, would be the first use of the death penalty by the state. State in seven years. Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office filed the request for …

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Winter weather disrupts travel through the heartland | national

DALLAS (AP) — Freezing rain and drizzle are disrupting travel from central Texas to the Great Lakes, with icy roads leading to hundreds of traffic accidents. Hundreds of flights were canceled Wednesday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as freezing rain froze parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas bracing for …

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US Government Donates Leftover Border Wall Materials to Texas | Arizona News

By DANYELLE KHMARA, Arizona Daily Star TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government has donated at least $6 million in leftover border wall materials to Texas, which will use them for the state’s plan to build its own wall. Materials purchased with federal tax money were donated to this effort …

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Senate GOP package pushes to provide program for parents | National government and new policies

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Senate Republicans on Monday introduced a “Parents Bill of Rights” legislative package, which they say would give parents more access to the program in their children’s schools, reflecting a nationwide GOP push for program transparency. The package consists of bills that would require schools …

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Olympics Live: Humphries in the lead after day one of monobob | Olympic Games

PA BEIJING (AP) — The latest news on the Beijing Winter Olympics: Kaillie Humphries has a big lead in the first part of the monobob competition at the Beijing Olympics. Humphries is competing for the first time as an American citizen. It is also the first time that the monobob, …

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NASA’s new space telescope sees first starlight and takes a selfie – Boston News, Weather, Sports

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s new space telescope captured its first starlight and even took a selfie of its giant gold mirror. All 18 segments of the James Webb Space Telescope’s main mirror appear to be functioning properly 1.5 months into the mission, officials said Friday. The telescope’s first …

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Critics slam candidate ad showing shootout with Democrats | National government and new policies

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Arizona came under fire Thursday for an Old West-style ad showing him pulling guns from President Joe Biden, Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly and the President of the Nancy Pelosi room. Critics said the ad by businessman Jim Lamon was …

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Arizona AG says governor can send armed troops to border | United States government and politics

PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican attorney general of Arizona, locked in a tough U.S. Senate primary where border security is a top GOP issue, said Monday the governor could use National Guard troops and state law enforcement to forcibly return migrants across the border to Mexico. regardless of federal immigration …

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Arizona lawmakers decide to partially restore jury challenges | United States government and politics

By PAUL DAVENPORT – Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers are advancing a proposal to partially reverse the state Supreme Court’s groundbreaking elimination of the longstanding practice of allowing attorneys to dismiss potential jurors without explanation. Proponents of eliminating so-called peremptory challenges say it would help prevent discrimination in …

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Maricopa County Judge Rosa Mroz Dies in Accident | United States government and politics

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Rosa Mroz died Saturday after being seriously injured when she was hit by a car three days earlier, the court said in a statement. Mroz, whose age was not immediately available, died from injuries sustained in the crash, which is still being …

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Biden expands Trump-era solar tariffs, but eases some – Boston News, Weather, Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday extended tariffs imposed by former President Donald Trump on most solar panels imported from China and other countries. But in a nod to his efforts to fight climate change and boost clean energy, Biden has ruled out tariffs on some panels used …

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Arizona House votes to ban critical race theory in schools | United States government and politics

PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican-controlled House of Representatives in Arizona voted Thursday to place limits on teaching about race and gender in schools, part of the GOP’s nationwide campaign to block the teaching about diversity which they called “critical race theory”. The move is the latest front in the ever-evolving …

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States Seek to Protect Election Workers Amid Growing Threats – Boston News, Weather, Sports

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Lawmakers in a handful of states are seeking greater protection for election officials amid growing concerns for their safety after they faced threats of violence following the presidential election in 2020. Widespread threats against those overseeing the election, from secretaries of state to county clerks and …

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Scottsdale woman pleads guilty to voting for her late mother’s ballot | United States government and politics

PHOENIX (AP) — A Scottsdale woman who was charged with illegal voting for voting by mail from her late mother in the November 2020 election is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty. Tracey Kay McKee pleaded to a reduced felony charge of attempted illegal voting in Maricopa County Superior Court on …

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Last straw: Tired Arizona Democrats censure Senator Sinema | United States government and politics

By JONATHAN J. COOPER – Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema is increasingly isolated from some of her party’s most influential officials and donors after she played a key role in sabotaging voting rights legislation that many consider essential to the preservation of democracy. Arizona Democratic Party …

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Navajo Nation: All government employees must have a booster shot | Arizona News

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has signed an executive order requiring all government employees on the tribe’s vast reservation to be vaccinated. Nez also said tribal health officials changed the definition of “fully vaccinated” to two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine plus a booster. The …

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Arizona Treasurer Yee drops out of GOP race for governor | United States government and politics

PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — State Treasurer Kimberly Yee announced on Saturday that she is dropping out of Arizona’s crowded race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination and will instead run for re-election in his current position. Yee announced her decision in a statement that didn’t explain her reasoning except to say …

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Election officials deny allegations during scrutiny of Arizona poll | US government and politics

[ad_1] PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona election officials plan on Wednesday to present a point-by-point rebuttal of a partisan review of the 2020 election that former President Donald Trump and many of his supporters have used to promote the myth according to which Trump lost to fraud. Election administrators and predominantly …

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Trump cancels Florida press conference scheduled for Jan.6 – Boston News, Weather, Sports

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) – Former President Donald Trump has canceled a press conference he had planned to hold in Florida on the anniversary of the Jan.6 attack on the Capitol by his supporters. Trump said in a statement Tuesday night that he would instead discuss his grievances at a …

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Republican lawmakers consider tax cuts to avoid referendum | US government and politics

[ad_1] By BOB CHRISTIE – Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) – Republican Arizona lawmakers who passed an income tax cut of nearly $ 2 billion in the last session are seeking to repeal it and replace it with a new version , a decision that would end an electoral referendum that …

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Exchange: A New Legal Profession Begins in Arizona | US government and politics

[ad_1] PHOENIX (AP) – Ten lay paraprofessionals will soon begin working in Arizona, providing legal services in limited practice areas previously restricted to licensed attorneys. The creation of this new level of legal service provider is an effort to reduce the “justice gap”. It’s the difference between the civil legal …

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Arizona Redistribution Panel in the Throes of Final Mapping | US government and politics

[ad_1] By BOB CHRISTIE – Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) – The Arizona commission that is redrawing the boundaries of legislative districts and Congress appeared poised to tilt Congress’ cards sharply towards Republicans before Friday’s votes made that less likely. The independent chairman’s Friday decision to side with the two Democrats …

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Weathervanes: the exhibition looks at works of art with a purpose | Lifestyles

[ad_1] By KIM COOK Associated Press Perched atop churches, barns, businesses, homes and seats of government, weathervanes have, over hundreds of years, taken the form of everything from farm animals to pets, from storybook characters to racing cars. They were invented for an important job: to tell which direction the …

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Phoenix Police and Fire Fighters Join Vaccine Rule Lawsuit | Government and Politics

[ad_1] By JONATHAN J. COOPER and BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) – Unions representing Phoenix police and firefighters have joined a lawsuit filed by the Arizona attorney general to strike down federal vaccine rules affecting millions of workers. Unions joined the case last week after the Phoenix city manager …

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Benson Man Chosen As Arizona House Replacement | National government and new policies

[ad_1] PHOENIX (AP) – The Cochise County Supervisory Board has chosen a replacement for a Republican lawmaker who resigned last month. On Friday, the board chose Republican Lupe Diaz to replace Rep. Becky Nutt from three candidates they interviewed for the job. Diaz was born and raised in Bisbee and …

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Biden administration takes action to restore drinking water guarantees | Government and Politics

[ad_1] By SUMAN NAISHADHAM and MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The Biden administration took action Thursday to restore federal protections for hundreds of thousands of small streams, wetlands and other waterways, overturning a Trump-era rule that was seen as the one of the environmental setbacks characteristic of this …

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US allocates $ 54 million for forest restoration work in Arizona | US government and politics

[ad_1] FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – The head of the US Forest Service said the agency is allocating $ 54 million for forest restoration work in northern Arizona following the recent cancellation of a contract for a larger multi-year project in the region. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore announced the funding …

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GOP congressman under fire in anime attack on Ocasio-Cortez – Boston News, Weather, Sports

[ad_1] PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar was facing criticism after he tweeted a video containing edited animation showing him hitting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword. In a tweet Monday night, Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., called Gosar a “scary member I work with” and said he “shared a fantastic video …

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Biden faces new challenges after infrastructure win – Boston News, Weather, Sports

[ad_1] REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) – He’s been here before. President Joe Biden doesn’t need to look beyond his time as Vice President to grasp the challenges that lie ahead in promoting his new $ 1,000 billion infrastructure deal to the American people and to get the money out fast …

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Democrats face tough job in 2022 governor’s races | Government and Politics

[ad_1] By THOMAS BEAUMONT and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans are increasingly optimistic about the toppling of governor’s offices in major battlefield states next year, supported by lower approval ratings for President Joe Biden, internal struggles Democrats in Congress and better-than-expected election results in Virginia and New …

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Arizona National Guard Help Vaccinate Maricopa Prison | US government and politics

[ad_1] Arizona National Guard assist with vaccinations in Maricopa County jails. Correctional health services have partnered since Tuesday with “a team of army guard doctors to administer COVID-19 vaccines, boosters and flu shots to high-risk patients,” the door said. – County Speech, Fields Moseley. Moseley told the Arizona Republic it …

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High Court Adds Climate Change and Immigration Matters to Role | Fremont Tribune – Government and Politics

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite objections from the Biden administration, the Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider a climate change case that could limit the power of the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The court also said it would hear a Republican-led immigration challenge. The cases …

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Half his original size, close-up of Biden racing to finish | Government and Politics

[ad_1] By LISA MASCARO, AAMER MADHANI and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Half its original size, President Joe Biden’s grand home policy plan is being dismantled and reconfigured as Democrats move closer to satisfying their most reluctant colleagues and finalizing what is now about $ 1.75 trillion. How …

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Biden, Schumer, Manchin rally, but still no budget deal – Boston News, Weather, Sports

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) – Pivotal Democratic Senator Joe Manchin appears to agree with the White House’s proposals for new taxes on billionaires and some businesses to help pay for President Joe Biden’s slashed social services and the package on the climate change. Biden met with West Virginia Conservative Democrat and …

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