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Federal court upholds Arizona election law

Federal court upholds Arizona election law

Federal cout says law giving edge registration edge to Republicans and Democrats not illegal.

April 25, 2015 7:21 pmLoading…
Court finds DUI testing equipment presumed reliable

Court finds DUI testing equipment presumed reliable

State Supreme Court reinstates DUI charges against 11 who challenged equipment reliability

April 24, 2015 7:49 pmLoading…
Blocking Glendale casino could cost taxpayers $1 billion

Blocking Glendale casino could cost taxpayers $1 billion

Congressional Budget Office estimates damages from blocking Tohono O'odham casino run from zero to $1 billion.

April 24, 2015 7:00 pm Photos

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Governor and AG at odds over gay adoptions

Governor and AG at odds over gay adoptions

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey’s order that a state agency allow same-sex couples to adopt or become foster parents notwithstanding, Attorney General Mark Brnovich says Arizona law does not allow that practice.

April 23, 2015 7:51 pmLoading…

Ducey angrily revokes state policy blocking gay adoptions

Governor surprised and angered to learn state still barred gay adoptions.

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Ducey clears way for gay-couple adoptions

Ducey clears way for gay-couple adoptions

Governor overrules state policy that barred same-sex adoptions.

April 22, 2015 9:32 pm
Tohono O'odham vow to defend Glendale casino rights

Tohono O'odham vow to defend Glendale casino rights

Tribe says it will sue if necessary to open its new casino.

April 22, 2015 7:48 pmLoading…
Ned Norris Jr.

Ned Norris Jr.

Ned Norris Jr.

April 22, 2015 4:37 pm
Court upholds campaign finance reporting requirement

Court upholds campaign finance reporting requirement

PHOENIX — Groups attacking politicians can’t hide their funding sources simply by claiming they’re “educating” voters on issues, the Arizona Supreme Court concluded Tuesday.

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Regents proposing tuition break for dreamers

Regents proposing tuition break for dreamers

Plan could run afoul of state law.

April 21, 2015 7:07 pmLoading…
Plans for college tuition cap initiative in the works

Plans for college tuition cap initiative in the works

Yearly state funding cuts for higher education prompts initiative to limit college tuition increases.

April 20, 2015 7:12 pmLoading…
Supreme Court refuses to consider fish-nibbling foot spa case

Supreme Court refuses to consider fish-nibbling foot spa case

High Court rejects Gilbert spa's plea to reconsider ruling that she can let fish nibble at her customers' feet.

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Supreme Court to consider hearing AZ spa fish case

Supreme Court to consider hearing AZ spa fish case

PHOENIX — The nation’s high court is expected to decide Monday whether to give a Gilbert spa owner a chance to challenge state regulations.

April 19, 2015 7:47 pmLoading…
Recreational marijuana petition drive started

Recreational marijuana petition drive started

PHOENIX — Arizonans could get to decide next year if they want to follow the lead of Colorado and Washington and let any adult buy and use marijuana.

April 17, 2015 7:30 pmLoading…
Planned Tohono O'odham casino faces new state opposition

Planned Tohono O'odham casino faces new state opposition

State says it will deny approval of tribe's new casino in Glendale.

April 17, 2015 7:12 pmLoading…
4 terminated from state Child Safety Department

4 terminated from state Child Safety Department

DCS Director Greg McKay would not comment on the moves because they are personnel matters

April 17, 2015 7:09 pmLoading…
Recreational marijuana drive started

Recreational marijuana drive started

Carlos Alfaro, the Arizona political director of the Marijuana Policy Project, submits the paperwork needed to start gathering signatures.

April 17, 2015 5:30 pm
House Republicans chafe at House remodeling plans

House Republicans chafe at House remodeling plans

PHOENIX — Saying it sends a bad message, half of House Republicans want to put a hold on plans to remodel their building until a bipartisan committee can review the needs and costs.

April 16, 2015 7:30 pmLoading…
House of Representatives building

House of Representatives building

2009 photo of House of Representatives building at the state capitol, subject of a remodeling controversy.

April 16, 2015 7:12 pm
Arizona's jobless rate dips, but not convincingly

Arizona's jobless rate dips, but not convincingly

State officials uncertain declining unemployment is really a sign of economic improvement.

April 16, 2015 6:08 pmLoading…
Ducey exempts 2 types of companies from sales tax

Ducey exempts 2 types of companies from sales tax

Order not to collect from crop duster, copter tour firms raises legal questions.

April 15, 2015 7:58 pmLoading…
Ducey: For adoptions, loving homes trump sexual orientation

Ducey: For adoptions, loving homes trump sexual orientation

Gov. Doug Ducey wants foster kids to have homes, regardless of parents sexual orientation.

April 15, 2015 7:26 pmLoading…
Appeals court upholds racial profiling ruling against Arpaio

Appeals court upholds racial profiling ruling against Arpaio

Court: Plenty of evidence deputies were targeting Hispanics.

April 15, 2015 1:21 pmLoading…
Ducey: State will be ready if health subsidies vanish

Ducey: State will be ready if health subsidies vanish

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation that could leave more than 205,000 Arizonans without continued health-care subsidies.

April 14, 2015 7:15 pm Photos

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Arizona gay couples have same right to adoption aid

Arizona gay couples have same right to adoption aid

Ducey vetos adoption law criticized a anti-gay, approves liberalized traffic school admissions.

April 13, 2015 8:30 pmLoading…
Third-party candidates get higher hurdle

Third-party candidates get higher hurdle

New laws make in harder for smaller party candidates to get on the ballot.

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Group brings lawsuit to let cities set minimum wages

Group brings lawsuit to let cities set minimum wages

Flagstaff group wants to overturn ban on local governments adopting their own minimum wage.

April 12, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
Audit finds trips to MVD rife with potholes

Audit finds trips to MVD rife with potholes

'Mystery shoppers' find long waiting times, rude worker and dirty office.

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Documentation rules for medical marijuana tightened

Documentation rules for medical marijuana tightened

Medical marijuana law modified

April 11, 2015 6:54 pmLoading…
Ducey: University funding cuts might not be restored

Ducey: University funding cuts might not be restored

Governor adds that he won't rule out future reductions in state aid.

April 09, 2015 8:15 pmLoading…
Arizona's underemployment among highest in country

Arizona's underemployment among highest in country

Much of the blame falls on low-wage, part-time jobs.

April 09, 2015 8:15 pmLoading…
Bill signing legitimizes rideshare taxi services

Bill signing legitimizes rideshare taxi services

Gov. Doug Ducey signs new regulations of Uber- and Lyft-type rideshare taxis and extends environmental gas tax.

April 09, 2015 6:45 pmLoading…
Ducey board of regents

Ducey board of regents

Gov. Doug Ducey talks money and mission Thursday to members of the Arizona Board of Regents, including Chairman Mark Killian.

April 09, 2015 1:54 pm
Ducey won't commit to restoring funding for Arizona universities

Ducey won't commit to restoring funding for Arizona universities

Gov. Doug Ducey talks money and mission Thursday to members of the Arizona Board of Regents, including Chairman Mark Killian, who is seated next to Ducey.

April 09, 2015 11:45 am
Failure to update revenge-porn law revives lawsuit

Failure to update revenge-porn law revives lawsuit

Contested statute goes back to federal court.

April 08, 2015 7:00 pmLoading…
Arizona justices: OK for probationers to use medical pot

Arizona justices: OK for probationers to use medical pot

Also: Judges can't ban use of drug by those convicted of crime.

April 07, 2015 7:15 pm Photos

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Ducey: Fiscal straits prevent funding of early education

Ducey: Fiscal straits prevent funding of early education

The governor acknowledges such programs have a high “return on investment.”

April 07, 2015 7:03 pm Photos

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Some cuts of beef getting less costly

Some cuts of beef getting less costly

New figures Tuesday from the Arizona Farm Bureau Federation show average prices of 16 market basket items.

April 07, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
Doug Ducey

Doug Ducey

The governor, visiting Christine Hopkins’ class at Martin Luther King Elementary School in Phoenix, says he will not commit to backing renewal of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act — at least not the way it’s currently set up.

April 07, 2015 1:45 pm
Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks with preschoolers at Martin Luther King Elementary School in Phoenix.

April 07, 2015 1:47 pm
Ducey still wants inspector general, despite legislative rejection

Ducey still wants inspector general, despite legislative rejection

After lawmaker refuse to create inspector general post, Gov. Doug Ducey is considering options.

April 06, 2015 7:32 pmLoading…
Ducey signs new child protection rules

Ducey signs new child protection rules

Gov. Doug Ducey signs new rules for when children can be removed from homes, and other bills.

April 06, 2015 7:30 pmLoading…
Law lets Arizonans order their own lab tests

Law lets Arizonans order their own lab tests

Legislation signed Monday by Gov. Doug Ducey takes effect July 3.

April 06, 2015 7:09 pm Photos

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Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of the laboratory testing firm Teranos, explains why her company lobbied for legislation signed Monday by Gov. Doug Ducey which lets Arizonans order up their own tests without first getting a doctor’s orders.

April 06, 2015 5:01 pm
Ducey signs lab test law

Ducey signs lab test law

Doug Ducey gives a pen to Rep. Heather Carter Monday after signing legislation allowing Arizonans to order their own tests.

April 06, 2015 4:59 pm
Arizona's new laws leave winners, losers

Arizona's new laws leave winners, losers

In its wake, the state Legislature's work leaves many people, groups in both categories. 

April 05, 2015 7:02 pmLoading…
Legislature denies Ducey request for inspector general

Legislature denies Ducey request for inspector general

Plan to find fraud and corruption was too vague, lawmakers say.

April 03, 2015 8:15 pmLoading…
Lawmakers reject election changes, alter speed limit

Lawmakers reject election changes, alter speed limit

The 2015 state legislature ended with a downgrade of speeding under 10 mph and rejection two more election law change

April 03, 2015 8:00 pmLoading…

Lawmakers reject Ducey's effort to create inspector general post

Legislators cites worries about its broad authority and too little oversight.

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