Democrat Katie Hobbs has declared victory in Arizona's Secretary of State race. She released a statement Friday evening saying, "Tonight we won the race for Arizona’s Secretary of State. I want to thank all of my supporters, volunteers, staff and Arizona voters for entrusting me with this responsibility."
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Gov. Doug Ducey has fired state parks director Sue Black. Black had been on leave since the beginning of the month, when the state announced a criminal investigation into whether her agency had bulldozed archeological sites.
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Navajo voters who couldn’t vote on election day due to a ballot shortage have until Nov. 21 to cast new ballots. The tribe was choosing a new president and several council delegates.
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