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Howard Fischer, For Prescott News Network
Capitol Media Services

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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 former director of the Department of Economic Security is dropping the libel lawsuit he filed against the state after he was fired.

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Trial judges cannot keep voter-proposed initiatives off the ballot just because the description doesn’t mention every provision, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday, Oct. 26, a conclusion that should make it easier to put future initiatives to voters.

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Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden called out Republican Gov. Doug Ducey Friday over his failure to implement a statewide mask mandate. At a press conference in Delaware Friday, Biden said it was Ducey’s refusal to require masks -- and even blocking a local option -- that led to a spike in COVID-19 cases in Arizona in June.

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The Arizona Democratic Party is going to get just a small slice of the information about early voters they went to court to seek.

A federal judge has rejected a demand by the Pascua Yaqui tribe for county officials to locate an early-voting site on reservation land.

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Karaoke is back at your local bar. So are pool and darts. Also video games and pinball. And you can even participate in axe throwing if that’s your thing. But leave the dancing shoes at home. For the moment, Arizona remains a dance-free zone.

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The Arizona Democratic Party is not entitled to real-time access to a list of voters whose signatures on early ballot envelopes do not match what’s on file or when a voter forgets to sign entirely, a judge rule late Wednesday, Oct. 21.

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Arizona's COVID-19 infection rate is creeping back up again, with one organization predicting a escalating increase in deaths beginning next month if the state imposes no new restrictions. But don't look for Gov. Doug Ducey to do that.

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A major whiskey manufacturer wants the U.S. Supreme Court to stop an Arizona firm from producing a dog toy that the company’s attorneys say associates its “image of sophistication’’ with “juvenile bathroom humor.’’

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Residents of the Navajo Nation won’t get extra time to cast their ballots and be sure they are counted.

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