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51 min ago | Verde Independent

Former Phoenix mayor wants to do away with Arizona's partisan elections

Badly trounced two years ago, former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson is crafting a new initiative to scrap partisan elections in Arizona.

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Related Topix: US News, Congress, AZ

1 hr ago | KTVK Phoenix

NTSB: Plane that crashed in Arizona was flying low

A federal investigator says the pilot of a small plane that crashed in far northwestern Arizona was flying well below what's allowed by regulation.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents

5 hrs ago | JD Supra

Arizona DOT Announces Procurement Decision for South Mountain Freeway Project

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced today its decision to deliver the $1.9 billion South Mountain Freeway Project under a single design-build-maintain public-private partnership.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government

8 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Silicon Valley Bank Continues Expansion in Arizona

The company opened the facility in 2012 and has since hired and relocated 250 employees to the location in support of the company's growth worldwide.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government

12 hrs ago | ABC15.com

Arizonans to begin receiving early ballots

The Secretary of State's Office began mailing the ballots on Thursday to more than 1 million voters.

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15 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

Officials: Wrong-way driver crashes on I-17

Officials: Wrong-way driver crashes on I-17 in Phoenix State transportation officials closed southbound lanes of the interstate at Thomas Road.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Daily Kos

AZ-Gov: Christine Jones (R) Tells Reporter At Gun Range, 'I Often Shoot With My Eyes Closed'

I'm exhausted and I am at least going to give you two more tonight so I'm going to keep these short.

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Related Topix: GoDaddy, Phoenix, AZ, Cold Stone Creamery, Restaurant Management, Maricopa County, AZ, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Barney Frank, Democrat

Verde Independent

Opening lands to renewable energy could make state a 'solar capital'

Eric Fitzer, center, of the Governor's Office of Energy Policy, told a House committee that a bill that would open public land to renewable energy development could make Arizona the 'solar capital of the world' if the state could take advantage of available land.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, La Paz County, AZ, Solar Energy

The Arizona Republic

3 Arizona cities on list of least recession-recovered

In Wallet Hub's analysis of cities that have recovered the most from the 2008 Great Recession, Tempe ranked 142, Glendale 143 and Tucson 144.

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Related Topix: Tempe, AZ, Chandler, AZ, Gilbert, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ

KTVK Phoenix

Woman contests sentence in New Mexico murder case

The accomplice in an Arizona prison break says federal prosecutors broke a promise not to oppose a 20-year prison sentence in the murder of a couple in New Mexico.

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KTAR

Arizona man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in families' feud

A 50-year-old Kingman man who twice ran over his stepdaughter's boyfriend in front of the boyfriend's home has accepted a plea deal just days before his trial on charges of first-degree murder and other crimes.

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KTAR

Arizona aeronautical school program to expand pilot training

An aeronautical school in Arizona and a national pilot-training company have signed an agreement to develop programs designed to improve safety and pilot skills.

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The Miami Herald

Immigration leads Arizona governor's race issues

One candidate called for sending National Guard troops and to build fences on the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas to stem the tide of immigrants, and forwarding the bill to President Barack Obama.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US National Guard, US Military, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Family, Kids

Tribune-News

Community Tree Council Visits Snowflake

Members of the Arizona Community Tree Council visited Snowflake July 21 to "honor our commitment to the Arizona Community Tree Council and Tree City USA by planting a tree at Fredrickson Park," said Bruce Mighton, arborist for the Town of Snowflake.

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The Kingman Daily Miner

Car flips on Route 66 utility pole cable

Doug McMurdo Miner Staff Reporter KINGMAN - A possibly intoxicated juvenile driver crashed his car Tuesday afternoon after allegedly attempting to get away from an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer who was trying to pull him over on Route 66 at Dove Lane.

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Related Topix: Route 66

Examiner.com

Heather Carter supports herself in new ad campaign

Carter was neither a sponsor of any of the bills cited nor did her vote have any impact on the outcome PHOENIX - Desperation seems to be setting in for Rep. Heather Carter, R-Dist.

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Related Topix: Prison, Healthcare Law, Law, Arizona Government, Drugs

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Arizona schools revisiting security

Lockdown drills have become routine in Arizona and other states, but some schools in other parts of the country have adopted an approach that includes training teachers and children to run away or escape Arizona schools revisiting security Lockdown drills have become routine in Arizona and other states, but some schools in other parts of the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Scottsdale, AZ, Education Etc., Cave Creek, AZ

The Bugle

Scorecard on immigration votes splits Arizona lawmakers on party lines

Jose Calderon, the president of the Hispanic Federation, holds up a copy of the 2014 National Immigration Score Card that was produced by his and other immigrant-advocacy organizations.

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Related Topix: Representative Paul Gosar, US Politics, Trent Franks, US News, Representative Matt Salmon, Representative David Schweikert, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Ron Barber, Democrat

The Arizona Republic

Arizona cites rising problem of tax-refund fraud

Arizona cites rising problem of tax-refund fraud Citing a rising threat from criminals, Arizona stopped $74 million in fake tax refunds.

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Related Topix: Tax, Arizona Government

The Arizona Republic

Arizonans more likely to complain about credit cards

Arizonans more likely to complain about credit cards PHOENIX -- Arizonans are a bit more likely to log credit-card complaints than Americans, report says.

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