Associated Press

Angela Gervasi

Arizona Republicans have scheduled a meeting at a hotel in downtown Phoenix on Monday to discuss the Nov. 3 election and President Donald Trump’s defeat.

The event was billed as a “fact-finding hearing” featuring members of Trump’s legal team and members of the Arizona Legislature, but top leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature told The Associated Press that the planned gathering was not an official legislative event.


Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has funneled nearly $400 million of federal coronavirus relief funding to state agencies to help pay for operations, allowing them to return some of their original budget allocations to the state treasury.


A sixth member of the Arizona Legislature says he has tested positive for COVID-19. Representative Andrés Cano made the announcement this week on social media.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arizona on Thursday reported 3,474 additional known COVID-19 cases and 44 more deaths, increasing the state’s totals during the coronavirus outbreak to 314,326 cases and 6,568 deaths.

The state Department of Health Service’s coronavirus dashboard also reported that 2,209 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Wednesday, including 523 in beds in intensive-care units.

The life-or-death journey made by mule deer during the second-longest big game migration in North America came down to their ability to squeeze through a fence — a discovery made by scientists using wildlife GPS tracking techniques to map animal migrations in the West in unprecedented detail.