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41 min ago | Los Angeles Times

Prolonged Arizona execution will bring more scrutiny of death penalty

Arizona's lengthy execution of convicted killer Joseph Rudolph Wood III will likely focus more attention on the nation's next executions, both scheduled for Aug. 6 in Missouri and Texas, death penalty experts said Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Arizona, Death Penalty, Violent Crime

4 hrs ago | Verde Independent

ADEQ: Focus on modernization, private-sector practices boosts efficiency

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Henry Darwin testifies to a House committee on efficiency of regulators.

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Related Topix: Arizona, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Shimkus

8 hrs ago | WDVD-FM Detroit

Family of Victims Shows No Sympathy at Killer's Execution

The family of two people murdered by a man sentenced to the death penalty by lethal injection showed no remorse when his execution dragged on for nearly two hours.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, State Prisons, Prison, Arizona

10 hrs ago | GlobalNews

Masking death penalty's violence increases suffering, Arizona execution shows

Toronto native John Radclive had been Canada's public executioner for years. Despite his habit of consuming quantities of alcohol that startled his hard-drinking contemporaries, starting a riot in Hull when he announced to a packed tavern that he had "come to hang a Frenchman, and hoped it would not be the last," and "altogether expressed himself ... (more)

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Arizona, Riot, Prison

16 hrs ago | Sonoran News

Monday, July 28 last day to register to vote in Primary Election

STATEWIDE Secretary of State Ken Bennett reminds Arizonans that Mon., July 28 before midnight is the last day to register to vote or update voter registration to cast a ballot in the upcoming August 26 Primary Election.

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20 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on ... (more)

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Colorado, Arizona, US News, US Supreme Court, Death Penalty

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Tribune

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arizona, Oklahoma Government, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ohio Government, Prison

The Lebanon Daily News

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

Arizona Republic justice reporter Michael Kiefer describes what he saw as a witness to the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, which took more than an hour and a half at the state prison on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Oklahoma Government, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ohio Government, State Prisons, Prison

KKTV

Death Row Inmate Gasps for Nearly Two Hours During Execution

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is ordering a review of the state's execution process after a condemned inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half before he died.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jan Brewer, Arizona, Death Penalty

Phoenix New Times

Ralph Heap, "Dr. Hypocrisy," Campaigns Against Medicaid Expansion, But Took $130K in Medicaid Cash

Master and apprentice: Recalled former state Senator Russell Pearce talks with Ralph Heap , Pearce's revenge candidate in LD 25, in this photo Heap deleted from his Facebook page Tall with a buzz cut and a toothy grin, Dr. Ralph Heap is a banjo-pickin' orthopedic surgeon with a handsome family and enough charisma to worry incumbent Bob Worsley in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, United Kingdom, Greater Manchester County, England, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Arizona

News10.net

Ariz. top court allows execution to proceedAriz. top court allows...

Arizona's top court temporarily halts the execution of death row prisoner Joseph Wood.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Prison, US News, US Supreme Court, State Prisons

Daily Kos

NN15: Please join us in Arizona

I want to talk to you about how energized I was from this past week in Detroit, from seeing Vice President Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rev.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate

The Bugle

Report: Driving drops in Arizona as public transportation ridership grows

Riders board the light rail at the University and Rural station in Tempe. Light-rail ridership has already reached numbers projected for 2020, said a report from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group, helping drive an overall mass transit increase in the state.

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Phoenix New Times

Arizona Food Stamps and Unemployment Scammers Slapped With $2.1 Million in Fines

Arizona's Department of Economic Security is to be repaid $2.1 million by people caught gaming the food stamps and unemployment insurance programs.

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KOLD-TV Tucson

Deadline nearing to register for Arizona primary

Monday July 28 is the last day that Arizonans can register or make updates such as changing a party of registration in time to cast ballots in the primary election.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

KOLD-TV Tucson

SNAP benefits abuse costing taxpayers millions

The number of fraudulent cases involving people who receive food stamps is low in Arizona, but the amount it costs taxpayers is alarming.

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The Daily Courier

4 GOP candidates vie for 2 seats in Legislative District 1

Courtesy photos Republican candidates for the Arizona House of Representatives District 1 are, clockwise from top left, Noel Campbell, Sean Englund, Karen Fann and Linda Gray.

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Related Topix: Arizona, US News, Prescott, AZ, US Military, US Navy, Glendale, AZ

KFVS12

Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to... Georgia Republicans have only a few more hours before they have a Senate nominee in a race that will help decide which party ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Arizona, US Supreme Court, Economics News, Bankruptcy

The Arizona Republic

Arizona still one of the worst states to be a kid

Arizona lags most states in child well-being, but there are bright spots in high-school grad rates, juvie arrests Arizona still one of the worst states to be a kid Arizona lags most states in child well-being, but there are bright spots in high-school grad rates, juvie arrests Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1mAlPOr Arizona ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arizona, Family, Kids, Arizona State University

The Kingman Daily Miner

Be aware: Work continues at Blake Ranch Road exit

Motorists hoping to access Interstate 40 via the Blake Ranch Road westbound on ramp will be detoured to the U.S. 93 junction until 4 p.m. today as paving work on the 15-mile project continues.

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