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icymi gov ducey is cheerleader in chief for the state economy is his enthusiasm justified analyzes recent clai
ICYMI: Gov @dougducey Ducey is cheerleader-in-chief for the state economy. Is his enthusiasm justified? @azmoneynews analyzes recent claims:
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icymi as major us cities continued to brace for immigration raids monday an arizona state senator faced critic
ICYMI: As major U.S. cities continued to brace for immigration raids Monday, an Arizona state senator faced criticism for 'liking' a tweet appearing to encourage damage of Immigration and Customs Enforcement vehicles.
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what the state should do is try to make things right when it makes a mistake and what it did in this case was
'What the state should do is try to make things right when it makes a mistake, and what it did in this case was try to get away with it.' Former Arizona Senate staffer wins $1M in discrimination lawsuit involving Democratic leaders:
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adot employee accused of tampering with motor vehicle records via azcentral
ADOT employee accused of tampering with motor-vehicle records: via @azcentral
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i give no inch to these racists arizona congressional delegation reacts to trump s tweets via ronaldjhansen
'I give no inch to these racists': Arizona congressional delegation reacts to Trump's tweets via @ronaldjhansen
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university of arizona received donation from convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein via azcentral
University of Arizona received donation from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein: via @azcentral
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story reaffirms commitment to goodyear plant week after governor s fiery tweets and ducey extends welcome with
STORY: @Nike reaffirms commitment to Goodyear plant week after governor's fiery tweets — and Ducey extends welcome: with @MrJoshuaBowling
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ducey not among 20 governors calling for increased fuel efficiency kjzz
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in 2016 gov argued moving from a 5 to 7 justice az supreme court would result in more voices and allow the cou
In 2016, Gov @dougducey argued moving from a 5- to 7-justice AZ Supreme Court would result in 'more voices' and allow the court to 'increase efficiency, hear more cases and issue more opinions.' Was he right? I looked at 7 years of court data to find out:
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fact check senmcsallyaz said 90 of asylum cases are not legitimate was she right
Fact Check: @SenMcSallyAZ said 90% of asylum cases are 'not legitimate.' Was she right?

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when a pack of gubernatorial hopefuls takes the stage tomorrow to debate gun violence and one face will be not
When a pack of gubernatorial hopefuls takes the stage tomorrow to debate gun violence and #schoolsafety, one face will be noticeably absent: Gov was the only primary candidate to decline ’s invitation, per the student group: #AZGov
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huge standing ovation for went on for at least a minute he starts by thanking s administration for hosting him
Huge standing ovation for went on for at least a minute. He starts by thanking ’s administration for hosting him - ‘eventually.’
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when asked if rumors that he might run for president in 2024 are true leaves door open but says it s unlikely
When asked if rumors that he might run for president in 2024 are true, leaves door open but says it's unlikely and 'seems like a terrible job.' He feels there are several other great conservatives in the woodwork and says: ‘I think Gov. here is very good.’
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i ve said a thousand times or more mexico is our no 1 trading partner times four so i want to see us continue
'I've said a thousand times or more, Mexico is our No. 1 trading partner, times four. So, I want to see us continue to be able to trade.' Gov. doesn't support U.S.-Mexico border shutdown, as Trump has threatened:
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oh sen fires ppl up w call and response if we believe people of this country deserve to have health care keep
OH Sen fires ppl up w/ call-and-response: 'If we believe people of this country deserve to have health care, (keep going!) If we believe we should make investments in college for all, (keep going!) & if we believe women deserve their whole damn dollar, (keep going!)'
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breaking commission has finalized short list of nominees for gov s next state supreme court appointment maria
BREAKING: Commission has finalized short list of nominees for Gov ’s next state Supreme Court appointment:
-Maria Elena Cruz (D)
-James Beene (R)
-Andrew Jacobs (D)
-Kent Cattani (R)
-Richard Gordon (R)
Note that County Attorney Bill Montgomery didn’t make the cut.
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gov credits good old fashioned police work and magic of dna testing for hacienda arrest says state will look a
Gov credits 'good old-fashioned police work' and 'magic of DNA testing' for Hacienda arrest. Says state will look at what 'needs to be fixed inside our system to ensure this never happens again. I can only imagine if someone's guilty of this, what else have they done?'
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repsinema now leading in azsen rate after latest ballot dump
.@RepSinema now leading in #AZSen rate after latest ballot dump.
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kate chisholm knew the man who sexually assaulted herhe worked in her southern arizona office but because they
Kate Chisholm knew the man who sexually assaulted her—he worked in her southern Arizona office. But because they weren't related or in a relationship, she couldn't get a restraining order to keep him out of the building. She also couldn't quit.
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i ll be interviewing dem candidate live tonight at 7 30pm it will stream here this was intended to be a debate
I'll be interviewing , Dem candi#AZGovdate, live tonight at 7:30pm. It will stream here: This intended to be a debate, but reps for incumbent Gov. declined. We've extended an invitation for a comparable live interview to the governor.
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