Howard Fischer is a veteran journalist who has reported on state government and legal affairs in Arizona since 1982, the last 26 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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Gov. Ducey won’t debate Bennett before Aug. 28 GOP primary

Gov. Doug Ducey won’t debate his Republican foe, with an aide calling Ken Bennett a “fringe’’ candidate despite the fact he was elected secretary of state in 2010.

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Ducey vows to keep troops at Arizona, Mexico border

Gov. Doug Ducey won’t withdraw National Guard troops from the border even though he objected to President Trump’s policy of separating children from their families.

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Embattled Rep. Stringer picks up GOP support

Embattled Rep. David Stringer has picked up an ally in defense of his comments about the effects of immigration: his Prescott Republican seatmate.

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Kirkpatrick wins lawsuit that tried to knock her off ballot

Congressional hopeful Matt Heinz has failed in his bid to knock one of his competitors off the ballot.

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Judge rules Shooter qualified to run for Senate

Dismisses alternate address outside district

Don Shooter is a resident of Yuma and is legally qualified to make a bid for a political comeback to be a senator from the legislative district that he has represented before, a judge ruled Friday.

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State, Yavapai unemployment rates drop again; increase in construction employment continues

Arizona’s jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a point to 4.7 percent last month, driven in large part by an unusually strong showing in the state’s construction industry.

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Attorney: Facebook block lawsuit versus Rep. Gosar is flawed

No one is currently blocked from his Facebook page

A congressional attorney is asking a federal judge here to toss out a lawsuit demanding that Rep. Paul Gosar be barred from blocking them — or anyone — from his Facebook page.

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Out-of-state students have no right to sue over ‘Dreamers’ tuition

Out-of-state students, who paid full tuition at Arizona universities, have no right to sue for refunds even though the schools were charging less to people not here legally, an attorney for the Arizona Board of Regents contends.

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Ducey allies seek to block Bennett from Republican Primary

Political allies of incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey are going to court to keep him from having to face a challenger in the Republican primary.

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Arizona Republican Party calls on Rep. Stringer to resign

Citing his comments on immigrants and immigration, the Arizona Republican Party is calling on Rep. David Stringer to resign.

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