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Howard Fischer, For Prescott News Network
Capitol Media Services


Howard Fischer is a veteran journalist who has reported on state government and legal affairs in Arizona since 1982, the last 27 for Capitol Media Services which he founded in 1991. Fischer's news reports appear in daily and weekly newspapers around the state, and are heard on Arizona Public Radio.

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The attorney for groups seeking to use an online system to finish gathering signatures for their initiatives is asking a federal judge to block the state from intervening in the case.

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Have friends flying in from Fort Worth? Roanoke Va.? Or even Lesterville, S.D.?

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Saying some landlords are weighing evictions, Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday, April 6, ordered judges around the state to immediately suspend such legal actions against commercial tenants affected by the pandemic.

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The number of Arizonans out of work and seeking benefits hit yet another new record this past week as the state economy continues to feel the effects of COVID-19.

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Arizonans hoping to avoid contracting COVID-19 won’t be able to get their hands on an experimental drug, at least not legally here in the state.

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Governor orders barbers, salons and more closed
Alters list of ‘essential services’

Conceding there’s no way to operate them safely in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday, April 3, ordered the shuttering of barbers, beauty parlors, nail salons, massage parlors and spas.

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Attorney General Mark Brnovich says it’s up to Gov. Doug Ducey to make the first decision on whether to let initiative circulators gather signatures online despite a state law to the contrary.

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Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday evening, April 2, he is weighing additional measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19. But during an hour-long televised forum, the governor avoided answering questions specifically about what else he has in mind.

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Fido can now get flea treatment by phone. Or at least the prescription for it.

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Abortions remain available in Arizona despite the orders by Gov. Doug Ducey to halt all “non-essential or elective’’ surgeries.

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