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Lacking drugs, DOC tells judge Arizona can no longer carry out the death penalty (access required)

The Arizona Department of Corrections told a federal judge today the state cannot conduct executions because most of the supplies of drugs for lethal injection have dried up.

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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.