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Tucson fights release of cellphone tracking efforts

Tucson fights release of cellphone tracking efforts

Releasing information about cellphone traffic jeopardizes national security, city says.

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Republicans troubled by independents' impact in primary

Republicans troubled by independents' impact in primary

PHOENIX — Republicans may try to block independents from participating in future party primaries after their turnout in last month’s election.

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Arizona Supreme Court to review political attack ads

Arizona Supreme Court to review political attack ads

High court decision could determine whether those financing commercials must be disclosed

September 14, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
State abortion rate up slightly

State abortion rate up slightly

New state report shows women in nearly all age groups got abortions at a slightly higher rate than last year.

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Same-sex survivor is victorious in federal court

Same-sex survivor is victorious in federal court

Ruling could be first crack in Arizona’s ban on gay marriage.

September 12, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Fred McQuire

Fred McQuire

Jennifer Pizer, attorney for the Lambda legal defense fund, discusses the case of Fred McQuire, seated, who sought to be listed as the surviving spouse of George Martinez, whom he married in California. With them is Patrick Ralph, who is in a similar legal position.

September 12, 2014 2:44 pm
Green Valley man wins legal fight for death benefits

Green Valley man wins legal fight for death benefits

Fred McQuire and his attorney Jennifer Pizer talk to reporters after today's hearing in Phoenix. A judge ruled McQuire is entitled to be named spouse of his late partner, George Martinez.

September 12, 2014 12:41 pm
Green Valley man wins legal fight for death benefits

Green Valley man wins legal fight for death benefits

Fred McQuire now listed as legal spouse of George Martinez.

September 12, 2014 12:36 pmLoading…
Elections commission launches formal investigation of Horne

Elections commission launches formal investigation of Horne

Commission rebuffs arguments by Dennis Wilenchik, Horne’s attorney.

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DuVal=Ducey

DuVal=Ducey

(Foto por Howard Fischer)Candidatos para la gobernatura Doug Ducey (izq) y Fred DuVal (der) en su primer debate en Chandler, el 10 de septiembre.

September 11, 2014 2:16 pm
Ducey, DuVal split on education funding in debate

Ducey, DuVal split on education funding in debate

Democratic DuVal wants to restore inflation funding for schools. Republican Ducey disagrees.

September 10, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Brewer declines to back legislative pay raise

Brewer declines to back legislative pay raise

Also won't endorse GOP nominee for state schools chief.

September 10, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Brewer's pre-debate advice to Ducey, Duval: Avoid the pause

Brewer's pre-debate advice to Ducey, Duval: Avoid the pause

Gov. Jan Brewer made national news four years ago in her lone televised debate.

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Report: Tucson only so-so for Hispanic entrepreneurs

Report: Tucson only so-so for Hispanic entrepreneurs

WalletHub report praises Tucson's small business atmosphere but finds income lacking.

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Report: Horne’s race used $300K in state resources

Report: Horne’s race used $300K in state resources

“Volunteers” for Horne’s campaign were not really volunteers at all, it says.

September 09, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Official: Horne campaign used $300K in office help

Official: Horne campaign used $300K in office help

Clean Elections Commission to meet Thursday to decide issue involving attorney general.

September 09, 2014 2:58 pmLoading…
State defends refusal to recognize California gay marriage

State defends refusal to recognize California gay marriage

A lawyer for the state argues widow benefits for gay marriage survivor.

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State voter turnout 27 percent; Pima County 30 percent

State voter turnout 27 percent; Pima County 30 percent

Pima County had a 30.1 percent primary election turnout, easily exceeding  the state average.

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Horne ends effort to stop investigation

Horne ends effort to stop investigation

Files court motion to dismiss the lawsuit he had filed.

September 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Feds want to void Arizona smuggling law

Feds want to void Arizona smuggling law

Federal laws pre-empt state version, lawyers argue.

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Former schools chief calls Douglas 'destructive'

Former schools chief calls Douglas 'destructive'

 Says Diane Douglas is "promoting a sort of a paranoia."

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Same-sex suit seeks status as widower

Same-sex suit seeks status as widower

Attorney hoping for prompt ruling in case to ease financial burden.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am
Tucson is nation's 24th best city for retirees, study says

Tucson is nation's 24th best city for retirees, study says

WalletHub finds Tucson is affordable but lags in health care.

September 03, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Green Valley man seeks legal 'spouse' label after husband's death

Green Valley man seeks legal 'spouse' label after husband's death

Fred McQuire is in danger of losing the couple's Green Valley home.

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Governor's attorneys ask judges to delay 'Dreamers' licenses

Governor's attorneys ask judges to delay 'Dreamers' licenses

Judges asked to reject plea to force her to start issuing licenses.

September 02, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Arizona abortion case likely going to Supreme Court

Arizona abortion case likely going to Supreme Court

Arizona has denied the use of a drug combination for medical abortions.

September 02, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Suit seeks to expand pot growing rights

Suit seeks to expand pot growing rights

Lawsuit seeks to expand medical marijuana users' right to grow their pot.

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­­­­­Judge orders Tucson police to justify cellphone tracking

­­­­­Judge orders Tucson police to justify cellphone tracking

Police must produce a list of withheld documents by Sept. 15.

August 29, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
Republicans ask Supreme Court to scrap legislative districts

Republicans ask Supreme Court to scrap legislative districts

PHOENIX — Claiming illegal political motives, attorneys for Republicans are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to void the lines drawn by the Independent Redistricting Commission for the state’s 30 legislative districts.

August 28, 2014 6:15 pmLoading…
Higher education spending first salvo in gubernatorial race

Higher education spending first salvo in gubernatorial race

Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal waste no time in political duel. 

August 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Arizona Supreme Court to hear appeal on Medicaid expansion

Arizona Supreme Court to hear appeal on Medicaid expansion

No date has been set for a hearing.

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Ducey easily claims GOP gubernatorial nomination

Ducey easily claims GOP gubernatorial nomination

After divisive primary, his job now is to heal the party.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Arizona Supreme Court to hear Medicaid expansion appeal

Arizona Supreme Court to hear Medicaid expansion appeal

Will 276,000 Arizonans added to Medicaid rolls stay on?

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Ducey wins GOP primary for Arizona governor

Ducey wins GOP primary for Arizona governor

Ducey faces Democrat Fred DuVal in the general election.

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Brewer: Dark money spening on Arizona election "astounding"

Brewer: Dark money spening on Arizona election "astounding"

Gov. Jan Brewer voted this morning at Hope Chapel in Glendale.

August 26, 2014 12:00 pm
Brewer: Dark money spending in Arizona election "astounding"

Brewer: Dark money spending in Arizona election "astounding"

Brewer voted this morning at Hope Chapel in Glendale.

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Reported spending in governor's race nears $16 million

Reported spending in governor's race nears $16 million

And those are just the outlays we know about.

August 23, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Judge: Arizona owes public schools more than $300M now

Judge: Arizona owes public schools more than $300M now

Lawmakers have ignored voter mandate for inflation adjustments, judge says.

August 21, 2014 9:30 pmLoading…
Lawsuit challenges state limits on pot use for PTSD

Lawsuit challenges state limits on pot use for PTSD

Groups wants limits on how often PTSD patients can use the drug removed.

August 21, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Elections Commission rejects dueling campaign violation complaints

Elections Commission rejects dueling campaign violation complaints

PHOENIX — The Citizens Clean Elections Commission on Thursday threw out separate complaints alleging collusion between two Republican gubernatorial candidates and independent groups trying to defeat their foes.

August 21, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Judge: Arizona public schools deserve funding boost now

Judge: Arizona public schools deserve funding boost now

Lawmakers have ignored a law to adjust funding to inflation, judge says.

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Tech group objects to Brewer backing Susan Syfert

Tech group objects to Brewer backing Susan Syfert

Technology group balks at Gov. Jan Brewer's financial backing for GOP legislative candidate Susan Syfert.

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Huppenthal claims immigration will trigger financial crisis

Huppenthal claims immigration will trigger financial crisis

PHOENIX — A week before he faces contested primary election to keep his job, State School Superintendent John Huppenthal called a press conference Wednesday to warn voters about an immigration threat he acknowledged may not exist.

August 20, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…
Ruling: Police home searches can include visitors' purses, personal items

Ruling: Police home searches can include visitors' purses, personal items

The Arizona Supreme Court ruling sets precedent.

August 20, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Court rules against Horne in Clean Elections probe

Court rules against Horne in Clean Elections probe

A judge denies request to block Clean Elections Commission investigation

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Governor hopefuls vow to boost economy/protect cities

Governor hopefuls vow to boost economy/protect cities

GOP gubernatorial candidates had their final joint appearance before Tuesday's primary election.

August 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Appeals court upholds city's odd-year elections

Appeals court upholds city's odd-year elections

State can't force cities to hold elections in even numbered years.

August 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Dreamers seek court order giving them driver's licenses

Dreamers seek court order giving them driver's licenses

After U.S. District court declines force state to give dreamers licenses, appeals court is asked to intervene.

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Rule that medical marijuana come from dispensary upheld

Rule that medical marijuana come from dispensary upheld

Users can't grow their own if within 25 miles of an outlet.

August 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona's jobless rate ticks up by 0.1 percent

Arizona's jobless rate ticks up by 0.1 percent

But job growth in the health sector is strong, state analyst says. 

August 15, 2014 2:30 pmLoading…

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