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Last-minute drug switch postpones today’s execution (access required)

A lawyer for death-row inmate Donald Beaty argued today that his execution should be delayed one to two months so the defense can investigate whether switching one of the drugs used in executions is constitutional.

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Our 2,000-word story on Ducey’s sanctuary city proposal is now moot. Sorry. (access required)

On a few occasions in my stint as Managing Editor of the Capitol Times, I’ve gone home on Thursdays – the day we put the print edition to bed – worried that a change in circumstances will render one of our stories irrelevant. That came true Thursday in a big way, and it was too late to stop the presses.