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17 hrs ago | KTAR

ADOT: Simple road repair solutions saving tax dollars

A simple device recently installed on road repair trucks is leading to both big savings and environmental benefits, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

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17 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

ADOT website goes mobile

The Arizona Department of Transportation is going high tech these days, it now has a mobile version of its website.

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17 hrs ago | The Bugle

Court: Lawmakers can challenge governor's expansion of Medicaid

In a major victory for the legislative minority, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that lawmakers on the losing end of last year's Medicaid expansion have a constitutional right to challenge the law and the levy it imposes.

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18 hrs ago | KTVK Phoenix

Gov. Brewer signs bill to curb human trafficking

Gov. Jan Brewer signed sweeping legislation Tuesday that aims to curb human trafficking and was championed by the wife of U.S. Sen. John McCain.

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22 hrs ago | Phoenix New Times

Marijuana-DUI Case Tossed by Arizona Supreme Court in Metabolite Ruling

Arizonans no longer risk getting a DUI for driving with an inactive metabolite of marijuana in their blood following a ruling by the state's high court.

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23 hrs ago | Phoenix New Times

Arizona Legislators Pass Bill to Remove Words 'Disabled' and 'Handicapped' From State Law

The Arizona Legislature has passed a bill that would replace the words "disabled" and "handicapped" in state law.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Matt Salmon, Republican, US House of Representatives, Arizona, US Governors, Jan Brewer

Yesterday | ABC15.com

DPS: Woman killed in crash on eastbound I-10

DPS spokesman Carrick Cook said a truck was getting on the highway at a high rate of speed when the driver swerved to avoid a slower vehicle.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Bugle

Study finds mercury in trout from Grand Canyon creeks

The Colorado River flows through the Grand Canyon. A federal study found that fish in the Grand Canyon and 20 other national parks in the West have trace amounts of mercury.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science, Environment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Arizona

Business Journal

NY lags national average for women state lawmakers

New York lags the national average for women representation in the state Legislature, ranking 33rd out of the 50 states, according to a report by the National Conference of State Legislatures .

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Kingman Daily Miner

Candidates to take sides in discussion of Common Core

It's not an official debate, but two candidates for state superintendent of public instruction will square off Monday over their views of Common Core.

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Hispanic Business

Arizona's Top 3 Debt Consolidation Loan Companies Named By Best DebtConsolidationLoans.org

The company independently reviewed the various debt consolidation loan programs available to Arizonans who are struggling with debt.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Races to watch in 2014

It happens every four years. The political party on the defensive tries to portray the gubernatorial, House and Senate races in off-year elections as individual races without a unifying theme.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Arizona, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Democrat, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Opinion

KTVK Phoenix

Legislature approves 'Blue Alert' system to catch violent criminals

More than two decades after a Valley woman's husband was killed in the line of duty, the Arizona Legislature has approved a new measure aimed at protecting law enforcement officers across the state.

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The Bugle

Company offering unique 'space' experience seeks change in Arizona law

Tucson-based Paragon Space Development Corp. hopes to use a capsule like this, attached to a balloon, to float passengers high above where planes can go for a fee -- and if it can get the required change in state law.

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The Daily Caller

Arizona: Governor signs pro-gun bills

Yesterday, Governor Jan Brewer signed House Bill 2103 into law. Introduced by state Representative Kelly Townsend , HB 2103 would allow an individual of at least nineteen years of age to obtain a concealed weapon permit if the person is currently in military service or has been honorably discharged.

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Tribune-News

State Takes Less HURF Money, But Distribution Formula Is Worrisome

By Tammy Gray Even with a state budget in place for the upcoming fiscal year, concerns continue over the distribution of Highway User Revenue Funds that cities and counties, as well as the state, use to construct and maintain roadways.

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KOLD-TV Tucson

New fire restrictions in place for AZ state lands

The announcement is due to an increased risk of wildfires in the state, the new fire restrictions apply to all state-owned and state run lands in Arizona and will apply beginning Friday, April 18 and continuing until further notice.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Washington Times

Senate to debate rideshare regulations

Among the major issues left to cover at the Arizona Legislature before the session ends is how to regulate the increasingly popular ridesharing programs like Uber and Lyft.

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JD Supra

UCC Amendments Pass Both Houses of the Arizona Legislature

SB 1046, which is Arizona's version of the 2010 amendments to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code , has passed both Houses of the Arizona Legislature and may be signed by the Governor in the next few days.

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KTAR

Weekend Valley freeway restrictions for April 18-21

Several freeways closures across the Valley will complicate driving in some areas this weekend, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

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