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News Minute: Here is the latest Arizona news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. MST

PHOENIX (AP) - Supporters of Gov. Doug Ducey end bid to knock primary challenger off the ballot. Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett is running against Ducey for the Republican nomination in the Aug. 23 primary election.

PHOENIX (AP) - Latino elected officials from around the nation are questioning the head of the U.S. Census Bureau over the proposed addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 survey, which they strongly oppose. Members of the group said at a conference Saturday that the decision to ask about citizenship status is purely political and will affect Latino communities by resulting in an undercount. The group is holding its annual conference in Phoenix this week.

PHOENIX (AP) - Gov. Doug Ducey's office says a contempt of court ruling against Arizona's prison director for failing to adequately improve health care for inmates was unjustified. Ducey spokesman Daniel Scarpinato says the governor stands behind Corrections Director Charles Ryan, who works for Ducey. Scarpinato says the governor's office will stand with Ryan and challenge any judge who tries to set agency policy.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin man will voluntarily return to Arizona to be re-tried on allegations he killed his son in 2004. Authorities say 51-year-old Jeffrey Martinson, of La Crosse, agreed Friday to waive extradition. He will be transported to Maricopa County in Arizona. Martinson is accused of giving his 5-year-old son a lethal dose of prescription drugs, after which Martinson tried to kill himself. Defense attorneys have argued that Martinson's son may have taken the drugs himself.

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