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UA pot researcher appeals to get job back

UA pot researcher appeals to get job back

The professor, fired after she lobbied to do pot research, files an appeal.

July 16, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Victoria Steele: Thoughtful voting even more important now

Victoria Steele: Thoughtful voting even more important now

Decisions concerning women's reproductive rights mean more restrictive legislation may be proposed.

July 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
UA doctor loses job, blames medical-marijuana lobbying

UA doctor loses job, blames medical-marijuana lobbying

Advocated funding for a study on whether drug can help treat PTSD.

July 01, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
Court: Hospitals can be sued for elder abuse

Court: Hospitals can be sued for elder abuse

Vulnerable adults are at risk everywhere, Arizona Supreme Court rules.

June 30, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
Sheriff Clarence Dupnik: Laws that may have averted Jan. 8 attack finally changed

Sheriff Clarence Dupnik: Laws that may have averted Jan. 8 attack finally changed

It is a painful, but necessary, process to look back at January 8, 2011, and analyze how those single few fatal, horrifying seconds might have been averted.

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Lawmaker's lawyer argues court can't order them to give more to schools

PHOENIX — The attorney for state lawmakers told a judge Friday there’s no basis for her to order his clients to give as much as $2.9 billion in withheld state aid to public schools.

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Mayor Jonathan Rothschild: Show Arizona’s lawmakers that education means business

This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. There are many thoughtful ways we can show our appreciation for teachers – starting with a simple “thank you.”

May 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Our view: Strengthened background checks victory for state, but bill could have gone further

Gov. Jan Brewer recently signed into law House Bill 2322, which institutes the automatic transmission of Arizona court rulings related to mental health to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

May 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Randall Friese: Vetoes show that Brewer has found the middle ground

Randall Friese: Vetoes show that Brewer has found the middle ground

In this last legislative session Gov. Jan Brewer has moved the Arizona executive branch of government closer to the political center than Arizona has seen in years. She has become the check and balance to our conservative legislative branch that went missing when Janet Napolitano left to ser…

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State lawmakers take redistricting challenge to U.S. Supreme Court

PHOENIX — The Arizona Legislature asked the U.S. Supreme Court this week to give its members back the right to draw the lines for the state’s nine congressional districts.

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Fitz: A sterling morning at the Arroyo Cafe

Down at the Arroyo Cafe, the news of the week was on the menu. Paper in hand, Romero turned to Lurlene. “Look at this headline! ‘Pima College opens $12 million science building, lab to include 6 skeletons who are PCC board members.’ ”

May 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona Gov. Brewer signs Armageddon survival bill

PHOENIX — Arizonans will soon learn what they need to do to survive electromagnetic Armageddon.

April 25, 2014 12:32 pmLoading…

Arizona House was right to reject voucher expansion

The Arizona House has wisely put the brakes on a push to give taxpayer money to private schools through tuition vouchers worth about $5,400 per child.

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Arizona budget gets OK; fight due over CPS

Arizona budget gets OK; fight due over CPS

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer signed a $9.2 billion spending plan Friday — but not before using her constitutional power to remove some items she doesn’t like.

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Political stories from across the state (Wednesday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

April 09, 2014 9:00 amLoading…

Some Tucson businesses still paying expired tax

More than 1,000 Tucson businesses could still be paying an expired tax on their buildings, not realizing the levy was abolished last year.

April 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Political stories from across the state (Thursday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

April 03, 2014 9:00 amLoading…
Sarah Smallhouse and Si Schorr: Why the Arizona Legislature is a hothouse for odd laws

Sarah Smallhouse and Si Schorr: Why the Arizona Legislature is a hothouse for odd laws

Inquiring national minds ask: What accounts for the “super weirdness” in Arizona (Gail Collins, The New York Times, Feb. 26) and “What’s the deal with Arizona?” (Aaron Blake, Washington Post, Feb. 26).

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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It’s time to fix business-unfriendly image of Tucson and Pima County

If perception is reality, and if a new survey from the Tucson Metro Chamber is to be believed, then Tucson and Pima County are fighting an uphill battle to shake off a hazy but entrenched notion that they’re not “business friendly.”

March 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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