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Former President Donald Trump issued three statements in two days falsely claiming that voting fraud and irregularities cost him Arizona’s electoral votes.

Trump relied on comments made Thursday by contractors hired by state Senate Republicans to oversee a partisan review of the 2020 vote count in Maricopa County, which includes metro Phoenix.

Arizona is moving to ban the use of trail cameras to take video or photos to aid hunting.

Regulators say the widespread practice runs counter to a doctrine that prey animals should have a chance to get away and that hunters should rely on their skills, not technology. The Arizona Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved the ban during a June 11 meeting in Payson and made tentative plans to implement it next January. Commission Chairman Kurt Davis told the Arizona Republic achieving the Jan. 1 target date depends on education and training.

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Arizona Senate Republicans voted Tuesday to further shield some of the state’s wealthiest taxpayers from a tax increase approved by voters last year to boost education funding.

If Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signs off as expected, income from estates, trusts and business profits won’t be subject to a voter-approved 3.5% surcharge, reducing school funding by several hundred million dollars per year.

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Two Arizona Congressional representatives voted against a measure Wednesday to designate Juneteenth a national holiday.

A period of dangerously hot weather is in the forecast for Arizona. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for nearly the entire state, including the lower elevations of Coconino and Yavapai counties.

The Warning goes into effect tomorrow morning and extends through all of next week. High temperatures between Saturday and Monday for elevations below 5,000 feet expected to be between 100 and 120 degrees. Next week, Flagstaff is expected to reach the mid 90’s, the low hundreds for the Hopi Mesas, 120 for Phantom Ranch.