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The Arizona Supreme Court will hear a defamation case stemming from a state senator’s attack advertisements during a failed congressional run in 2018. 

  

Jim Lamon

Solar energy entrepreneur Jim Lamon kicked off a campaign for U.S. Senate Monday, becoming the first Republican to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly in next year’s election.

Lamon, who has never run for office and is not well-known to voters, released a video introducing himself as a Washington outsider and successful businessman.

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Navajo Nation leaders are urging Gov. Doug Ducey to veto a bill that would shorten the time allowed to add missing signatures on early ballots. The tribe says if it’s signed into law Indian Country voters would be disproportionately impacted. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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UPDATE: Arizona Democrats won't put up a $1 million bond required to halt an audit of Maricopa County's 2020 election. As a result, a judge's order to halt the audit won't be enforced. A lawyer for the Democrats says the bond is too risky. 

  

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The Republican-controlled state Senate last week announced it had hired four firms to audit millions of ballots cast in Maricopa County during the November election. The company leading the effort will be paid $150,000. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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