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Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation that block state and local governments from requiring background checks on private gun sales.

Republicans who control the Arizona House have turned back an effort by Democrats to force a vote on the federal Equal Rights Amendment.

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed the second of three proposals pushed by the state's top business group that together amount to a major tightening of laws overseeing citizen initiatives.

Bob Christie, AP

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has his first serious challenger in his 2018 re-election bid with the announcement that Democrat David Garcia will seek his party's nomination next year.

Jeff Maltzman

The Arizona Senate is set to vote on legislation allowing city residents to fire small-caliber guns loaded with tiny pellets normally used to shoot rats or snakes for any reason.

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