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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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Maricopa County Supevisors vote to certify election results
Cochise County votes to miss legal deadline, delay canvass

Maricopa County supervisors voted Monday to certify the results of the Nov. 8 election despite a parade of witnesses who accused them of everything from corruption to being traitors.

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Kris Mayes is asking a judge to toss a bid by her Republican foe to void the results of the election which shows her winning the race for attorney general.

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Lawyers for the federal government say a lawsuit by Gov. Doug Ducey seeking control of land along the border to place shipping containers is “flawed on so many fronts’’ that it should not be allowed to proceed.

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An Arizona-based law firm founded to defend what it says are Christian values in court is trying to block the most-used method of abortion.

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AG candidate Hamadeh files with court to block certification of election
Cites series of mistakes, illegal actions in General Election

The apparently losing candidate for attorney general is asking a judge to block the secretary of state from declaring Kris Mayes the winner.

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Democrat Kris Mayes will be the next attorney general of Arizona, pending a recount.

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Incumbent schools chief Hoffman concedes race to Horne
Attorney general election appears headed to recount

The number of undecided statewide races is now down to one. On Thursday, incumbent state schools chief Kathy Hoffman conceded in her bid to get a new four-year term.

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Governor-elect Katie Hobbs laid out her priorities for the next four years, promising to work with the Republican-controlled Legislature to solve problems — but with a political warning to those who choose a different path.

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Federal officials will be watching polling Tuesday in five Arizona counties.

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Judge rules defense attorneys can contact crime victims, families directly
Bars state enforcement of 31-year-old prohibition

A federal judge is barring the state from enforcing a 31-year-old law that prohibits defense attorneys from directly contacting crime victims or their families, calling it a violation of their constitutional rights.

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