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Grand Canyon to raise fee for overnight backcountry camping

Park officials last changed the backcountry fees in 2015.

Arizona health agency reduces frequency of pandemic updates

The state announced it would switch to weekly updates because the outbreak is slowing and to be consistent with other infectious disease that are reported.

Arizona Senate votes to create tax credit for film producers

The measure was approved Thursday with bipartisan support.

Arizona House OKs ban on close-in videotaping of police officers

Rep. John Kavanagh's initial proposal made it illegal to record within 15 feet of an officer interacting with someone unless the officer gave permission.

US border agent kills man on rugged trail in Arizona

The sheriff's office says the shooting was reported about 10 p.m. Saturday about 30 miles northeast of Douglas.

Arizona will stop daily COVID updates

State health officials will soon go from releasing new COVID-19 statistics every day to every week.

Arizona could ease gun rules for libraries, school grounds

One bill would allow concealed permit holders to carry guns into most public buildings and has repeatedly failed in recent years.

Arizona hospitals still crowded despite fewer COVID patients

COVID-19 patients still account for about 70% of emergency room usage.

GOP-led Arizona Senate OKs huge school voucher expansion

The bill makes as many as 85% of the state’s 1.1 million public school students eligible for vouchers.

Giffords hospitalized in Tucson with appendicitis

The illness was announced Wednesday by the office of Giffords’ husband, U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly.

Arizona measures would create hurdles for ballot initiatives

One would require petition signatures to come from all 30 legislative districts. The other would require support from 60% of voters to pass.

GOP-led Arizona Senate panel OKs school voucher expansions

The bill would make all children attending schools with a high percentage of low-income families or who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches eligible for the state’s voucher program.

Arizona lawmakers move to partially restore jury challenges

Proponents of elimination of the challenges say it would help prevent discrimination in jury selection.

Attorney general, Arizona State Bar reach diversion deal

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Board of Regents Chairman Larry Penley filed the complaints alleging the AG and aides violated their ethical obligations.

Arizona GOP chair files suit to block Jan. 6 panel subpoena

Kelli Ward and her husband have filed a lawsuit seeking to block a subpoena of their phone records by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Arizona Senate approves transgender sports bill

The bill would bar transgender girls and women from competing on the high school or college sports team that aligns with their gender identity.

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