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Schweikert admits House ethics violations, agrees to reprimand, $50,000 fine

Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, has admitted to 11 counts of campaign finance violations, misuse of office funds and other charges, and has agreed to a reprimand and a $50,000 fine , the House Ethics Committee said Thursday.


Legal challenges to border wall continue – and so does construction

PHOENIX – The border wall construction continues despite multiple legal challenges from conservation groups who claim biodiversity is being altered and environmental laws ignored to fast-track construction.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey stays the course despite intense criticism he hasn’t done enough

PHOENIX – From presidential hopeful Joe Biden to Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Ducey has faced stark opposition to his choice to refrain from imposing statewide safety measures to combat COVID-19.


Central Arizona housing boom tees up opportunity for water investors

PHOENIX – The Phoenix water-investment company Greenstone stands to make millions if state and federal regulators approve the transfer of water rights from La Paz County land it owns to fast growing Queen Creek. Critics call the deal a start down a slippery slope as urban areas of the state attract more and more people during a long term drought.


For now, no border wall will split Cocopah reservation along the Colorado River

TUSCON – The Cocopah Indian Tribe has lived along the river delta for centuries.


Senate OKs up to $1.9 billion a year for parks repair, land acquisition

PHOENIX - Senators broke into applause Wednesday as they gave overwhelming approval to a bill allocating up to $1.9 billion a year for public lands acquisition and national park maintenance fund, a bill advocates said is "55 years overdue."


GOP eyeing new convention sites, raising hopes of Arizona officials

With the Republican National Committee actively seeking new homes for its August convention, some in Arizona are angling for the state to get in line with the long list of other potential suitors.


COVID-19 pandemic forces Mercury to cut players without seeing them

PHOENIX – The Mercury cut four players despite not having a training camp yet because of the coronavirus pandemic.


COVID-19 in Arizona: 790 new cases breaks record for second straight day

PHOENIX – With Arizona gradually reopening, the number of new COVID-19 cases across the state has reached its highest point since the start of the pandemic.


Scottsdale mayor says COVID-19 hurt U.S. ‘psyche’ along with economy

WASHINGTON - The financial and health effects of COVID-19 have been well documented, but Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane said Wednesday that he is just as concerned about the impact the pandemic has had on the American psyche.


Recharging batteries: MLB’s postponement hurts bonding between pitchers, catchers

SURPRISE – The relationship between pitchers and catchers in baseball is important, and it can define a game, a season even a legend.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey ‘cautiously optimistic’ about reopening next month, single-day death toll hits a record 21

PHOENIX – Navajo leaders urge compliance with weekend curfew, Banner Health furloughs employees while expanding telehealth offerings, and more updates from around the Grand Canyon State.