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2 hrs ago | The Kansas City Star

Ex-quarterback Donovan McNabb spends day in Arizona jail

Clergy of different faiths, joined by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, delivered messages of hope and unity Thursday before more than 1,300 people gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park.

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Related Topix: Maricopa County, AZ

3 hrs ago | The Kingman Daily Miner

Arizona a leader in unwed mothers

By Whitney Ogden Cronkite News WASHINGTON - Almost three of every four babies born in Coconino County in 2011 were born to unmarried women, the highest rate in the nation, if Census Bureau estimates are correct.

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Related Topix: Coconino County, AZ, Flagstaff, AZ, Mohave County, AZ, Northern Arizona University

7 hrs ago | Business Journal

Federal officials in Arizona to examine participation in Affordable Care Act

April 17, 2014 - David Sayen, regional administrator for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, was in Phoenix this week to meet with various chambers of commerce to talk about health insurance coverage for small businesses.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, Medicaid, Health, Medicare

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Free Republic

Just In: Obama Accused By Congressman Of Illegal Action At Bundy Ranch

After the federal Bureau of Land Management agents backed down from their intimidating stance at the Bundy Ranch last weekend, ample evidence has surfaced indicating the standoff between the government and the Nevada ranching family is far from over.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Steve Stockman, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Bugle

Arizona unemployment rate remains at 7.3%

Arizona added 15,600 jobs in March over February. But that was good enough to only result in a 1.9 percent year-over-year change in employment.

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Related Topix: Computers

SFGate

Arizona House fails to expand school vouchers

Key Republicans banded with Democrats to vote down House Bill 2291, which would have made another 100,000 to 120,000 low-income students eligible for the Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Accounts program.

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Related Topix: School Vouchers, Education

KTAR

Arizona county moves to end fed contract to house detainees

Pinal County is giving the federal government notice that the county intends to cancel its money-losing contract to house federal immigration detainees in the county jail.

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Phoenix New Times

Arizona House Votes Down Proposal to Let Everyone Keep Backyard Chickens

Arizonans won't necessarily have the right to keep chickens in their backyards. A bill intended to prohibit municipalities from creating zoning restrictions to prevent homeowners from keeping chickens easily passed the Senate in February, but was voted down by the House yesterday, by a 25-32 vote.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government

The Bugle

Lawmakers vote to allow killing of endangered wolves ... under specific circumstances

State lawmakers voted Wednesday to let ranchers shoot the Mexican gray wolves being reintroduced to the Southwest despite their listing under federal law as endangered.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Phoenix New Times

The Arizona Bread Company in Scottsdale Is Baking Karsh's Rye Bread

No, your eyes don't deceive you. According to Jeff Benkel , one of the owners of The Arizona Bread Company in Scottsdale, the bakery is making and selling Karsh's rye bread.

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Related Topix: Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread, Scottsdale, AZ, Recipes

Phoenix New Times

Arizona Democrats Still Fearing Return of Now-Repealed Changes to Election Laws

Democrats and third-party supporters at the state capitol this year, demanding that Republicans not overturn HB 2305 just to pass it again.

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Related Topix: US News, US Governors, Jan Brewer

CBS Local

Ariz. Legislature Approves Bill Requiring Background Checks For Obamacare Navigators

This Dec. 2, 2013 photo shows a woman reading the HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace internet site in Washington, D.C. PHOENIX - The Arizona Legislature has approved a measure requiring extra licensing and background checks for navigators who help people buy health insurance on the federal marketplace.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, Health Insurance, Health, US Governors, Jan Brewer

Business Journal

Tesla says four states still in the running for $5B factory; will push again for changing sales rules

The Tesla Model S, a sedan, is the electric-vehicle manufacturer's second offering.

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Related Topix: Tesla Model S, Sedan, Tesla Roadster, Convertible, Arizona Government, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Nevada Government, Nevada

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Business Journal

The strange case of an Arizona judge, an Australian shephard, an ex-wife and construction contractor

The Arizona Republic reports this morning on a strange case in Pinal County involving a Superior Court judge and a custody dispute over an Australian shepherd dog.

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Related Topix: Weird

Business Journal

California drought driving up food prices in Arizona

Arizonans can expect to feel some financial heat from the California drought. Certain produce prices are expected to increase because of the short supply, according to Timothy Richards, a professor at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Arizona Government, Arizona State University

Business Journal

Four Peaks among Arizona breweries to win medals at World Beer Cup

One of the Tempe-based brewer's signature brews, Kilt Lifter was one of three Arizona craft beers to score a medal at last weekend's World Beer Cup in Boulder, Colo.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink

KTAR

Repaving to close part of Arizona highway 89A

Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999. Favorite food: Steak and shrimp, and any food on campouts.

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Related Topix: Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ, Western, Drama Movies, True Grit, Adventure, Celebrities, John Wayne

Phoenix New Times

Arizona Lawmakers Vote to Expand Church Tax Exemptions; Could Cost State $2.1 Million

A bill expanding tax exemptions for churches passed the Arizona Legislature yesterday, and could cost the state $2.1 million in lost revenue.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, Gay/Lesbian, US Governors, Jan Brewer

ABC15.com

Police ID man in deadly Sierra Vista shooting

The shooting occurred about 11 p.m. Sunday when a police officer tried to stop a car on Arizona 92 near Golden Acres.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

The Miami Herald

Sharper challenges his no-bail status in Arizona

A judge in Phoenix will hold a hearing Wednesday in which lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will challenge the evidence used to keep him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women in Arizona.

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