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Governor nominee Fred Duval hits ground running

Just a day after voters cast their ballots in the primary, Arizona's top two choices for governor hit the ground running.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Arizona, US Governors, Jan Brewer

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

With gun laws keeping high-powered weapons out of reach for most people - especially those outside the U.S. - indoor shooting ranges with high-powered weapons have become a popular attraction.


Related Topix: Arizona, Guns, Wedding

Tucson Weekly

Gov Race: Ducey vs. DuVal

While they are still counting some votes around the state, Arizona Treasurer and former Cold Stone Creamery CEO Doug Ducey won big in yesterday's GOP gubernatorial primary, capturing 36 percent of the vote in a six-way contest .


Related Topix: Arizona, US News, US Governors, Jan Brewer

Daily Chronicle

Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

PHOENIX – The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.


Related Topix: Arizona, Guns


Arizona Supreme Court to hear Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal on Medicaid

The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether conservative Republican legislators may challenge Gov. Jan Brewer's expansion of Medicaid health care coverage for low-income people.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jan Brewer, Healthcare Law, Arizona, Law

The Catholic Sun Phoenix

Forgiveness & Peace: Tucson deacon reflects on what it was like to...

"I take comfort knowing today my pain stops, and I said a prayer that on this or any other day you may find peace in all of your hearts and may God forgive you all."


Related Topix: 9, Prison, Arizona, State Prisons

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Miami Herald

Arizona education official loses re-election bid

Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal lost his bid for a second term Tuesday, falling in the Republican primary after he admitted making offensive anonymous comments on the Internet while serving as the state's chief education official.


Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona State University

KTVK Phoenix

Arizona picks company to review Wood execution

The Arizona Department of Corrections has chosen a firm to review its investigation of the nearly two-hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood.


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Election Results: Track top races around Arizona

The polls are set to close at 7 p.m., and we'll start seeing how Arizonans voted when results start coming in at 8 p.m. Bookmark our Election Results page to track the hottest races around our state: .


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The Arizona Republic

New school year renews interest in education tax breaks

New school year renews interest in education tax breaks The new school years brings federal and state tax breaks into focus for students, parents.


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Arizona, Tax

Grand Canyon News

Arizona looks for breathing room in EPA's carbon-emission goals

The share of energy produced by coal-burning power plants, like the Navajo Generating Station, shown here, would be reduced in favor of natural gas generation and renewable sources over the next 15 years under an EPA plan to reduce carbon emissions.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Arizona

The Wall Street Journal

Races to Watch Tuesday in Arizona, Florida, More

Four states will hold primary elections or runoffs Tuesday: Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma and Vermont.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Arizona, Mesa, AZ


A test for GOP establishment in Arizona

A hard-fought Arizona congressional primary on Tuesday gives the Republican establishment one last chance to shape the outcome of 2014 nominating contests.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, Arizona, Mitt Romney


Intelligence Gap: How a Chinese National Gained Access to Arizona's Terror Center

The un-vetted computer engineer plugged into law enforcement networks and a database of 5 million Arizona drivers in a possible breach that was kept secret for years.


Related Topix: Arizona, Janet Napolitano, Maricopa County, AZ

Mon Aug 25, 2014

National Journal

The Date of the 2016 Iowa Caucus Is Set. For Now.

The Democratic National Committee voted this weekend to adopt its 2016 calendar, setting the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses for early February-and unlike in 2008 and 2012, the calendar this time seems much more likely to stick.


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KOLD-TV Tucson

5 things to know about the Arizona primary

The run-up to the Arizona primary has been a lively affair, with a heated GOP governor contest, "dark money" spilling into several races and even legislative races turning vicious.


Related Topix: Arizona, Jan Brewer

The Arizona Republic

Surplus of tame tortoises an Arizona wildlife crisis

Surplus of tame tortoises an Arizona wildlife crisis Many fall in love with them, but now owners are surrendering them in record numbers.


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The Daily Caller

Another State Adds 'Don't Tread on Me' Flag To License Tags

Drivers in another state will soon be able to obtain official license tags featuring the "Don't Tread on Me" flag that has been adopted by the tea party movement.


Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, Arizona, Missouri Government, Missouri, South Carolina, South Carolina Government, US News, Conservative Political News

Pensions & Investments

Arizona reissues RFP for performance audit for 2 pension funds

Arizona Office of the Auditor General, Phoenix, reissued an RFP for a firm to conduct a performance audit of the $33.7 billion Arizona State Retirement System and $7.9 billion Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System.


Related Topix: Arizona, Pension, Personal Finance, Retirement

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Arizona Republic

I-10 eastbound closed near Calif. due to crash

A fatal crash near the California state line is expected to eastbound Interstate 10 closed until after noon, ADOT said.


Related Topix: California Government, California, Arizona