Gov. Ducey allowing curfew order to expire

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey acknowledged June 8 in a series of tweets that he is allowing his statewide curfew to expire. (Community Impact staff)
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey acknowledged June 8 in a series of tweets that he is allowing his statewide curfew to expire. (Community Impact staff)

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey acknowledged June 8 in a series of tweets that he is allowing his statewide curfew to expire. (Community Impact staff)

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey acknowledged June 8 in a series of tweets that he is allowing his statewide curfew to expire.




However, Ducey indicated the Arizona Department of Public Safety “will remain vigilant, working with law enforcement leaders to ensure they have the tools necessary to keep our streets safe and protect the rights of all residents to make their voices heard.”


Ducey thanked peaceful protestors and law enforcement professionals for their cooperation during the curfew, saying Arizona had avoided much of the violence seen elsewhere.


He also said with the continued approach of peaceful protest, “Arizona can continue to be a good example of how First Amendment rights and public safety will be prioritized.”

By Tom Blodgett

Editor, Gilbert

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent more than 30 years in journalism in Arizona and joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2018 to launch the Gilbert edition. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he served as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2005-19 and remains editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.