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Proposition 207: What happens before recreational marijuana becomes legal in Arizona?
PHOENIX – Legalization of marijuana use will bring new business to existing dispensaries, add opportunities for marjiuana growers and lead to moves to expunge criminal records.
Ducey acts to reduce COVID risks from Thanksgiving travelers and winter visitors
PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey and the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, Cara Christ, addressed concerns about holiday travel and assisting those most affected by the pandemic.
Telehealth is the best option for some but not all, mental health experts say
PHOENIX – Arizona mental health providers say virtual care is effective, although there are some difficulties.
Arizona on path to approve Prop 207 to legalize marijuana, clear criminal records
PHOENIX – Arizona voters appeared poised to approve the legalization of recreational marijuana, with the Associated Press declaring the measure had passed Tuesday night. The measure also would allow certain marijuana offenders to seek to have their criminal records expunged.
COVID-19 cases surging toward 1,000 a day, ASU expert warns
PHOENIX – Arizona is experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases that’s similar to what the state saw in mid-June, said Joshua LaBaer, director of ASU’s Biodesign Institute.
Glendale homeowners association orders removal of Black Lives Matter sign
GLENDALE – A Glendale HOA sent a violation notice to a homeowner for displaying a Black Lives Matter flag on her home, raising questions about the power of HOAs to dictate political expression.
State trooper who killed Dion Johnson will not face charges, county attorney says
PHOENIX – Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel said Trooper George Cervantes will not face criminal charges for shooting and killing Dion Johnson in late May. She said it was self-defense.
ASU President Crow vows to release cumulative COVID-19 testing data
PHOENIX – President Michael Crow and other Arizona State University officials defended the university’s method of counting COVID-19 cases in a virtual press conference Wednesday.
Arizona bars reopen amid COVID-19 guidelines
PHOENIX – Arizona bars reopened after the state health department released a report showing moderate community spread of COVID-19 in most counties. Three bars had liquor licenses yanked.