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

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The proliferation of digital tools that can make text and email messages vanish may be welcome to Americans seeking to guard their privacy, but open government advocates fear they are being misused by public officials. Some are using them to conduct business in secret and evade transparency laws. Whether communications on those platforms should be part of the public record is a growing but unsettled debate in states across the country.

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's top judge says the state's court system is stepping up efforts against sexual harassment involving judges and court employees. An order signed Wednesday by Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Scott Bales adopts policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment in the workplace, mandates reporting of violations, requires investigations and says judges and court managers must provide educational opportunities about rights and processes.

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Surprise police say a man is dead after being shot during an altercation with a repairman who was doing some work at the home where the man lived. Sgt. Tim Klarkowski says the investigation is in its early stages and that police are still trying to determine exactly what led to the fatal shooting of 41 year old Frank Pineda by the repairman on Friday.

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) - Las Vegas-area bicyclists have had their one and only chance to test out a new section of interstate highway. KSNV-TV reports that hundreds of cyclist on Saturday rode a new stretch of Interstate 11 in Boulder City in an event sponsored by the Southern Nevada Bike Coalition.

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