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1 hr ago | 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, Health Insurance, Health, US Governors, Jan Brewer

6 hrs ago | KTAR

Right to Try Act will be on November ballots

The Right To Try Act has passed the Arizona Legislature and voters will now see it on the ballot in November.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Arizona

11 hrs ago | 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, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Nevada Government, Nevada

Wed Apr 16, 2014

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, Arizona State University

Greenwich Citizen

Arizona Senate approves expanded school vouchers

One chamber of the Arizona Legislature has given a nod to a major expansion of the state's school voucher program.

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Related Topix: Arizona, School Vouchers, Education

Daily Kos

Open thread for night owls: Prisons for profit buy politicians to guarantee their cells stay full

On a recent Friday afternoon, with budget negotiations winding down, Arizona state representative John Kavanagh was racing against the clock.

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Business Journal

Property tax break for Grand Canyon University blocked again

Grand Canyon University, which is planning a new campus in Mesa, had sought a property tax break but the plan has been nixed at the Arizona Legislature.

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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, Gay/Lesbian, US Governors, Jan Brewer

Business Journal

Arizona Legislature still grappling with how to regulate ride-sharing companies

The battle in the Arizona Legislature pitting ride-sharing companies like Lyft and Uber against traditional taxicab companies has reached the bottom of the ninth inning.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Verde Independent

Commentary: HB 2526 brings back predatory, risky loans

Cynthia Zwick My Turn While Arizona recovers from an economic crisis rooted in predatory lending practices, a bill before the Legislature proposes another round of risky loans not too far removed from the horrific payday-lending loans now mostly a good-riddance memory.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Macon Telegraph

Governor signs surprise inspections abortion bill

Brewer on Tuesday signed House Bill 2284, which allows the state Department of Health Services to conduct surprise inspections at abortion clinics without first obtaining a search warrant.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Arizona, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Healthcare Law, Law, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Today

Let's Keep Our Eyes On The Ball

If your thoughts turn to baseball in the spring, you're not alone. As I - along with 48,540 others - welcomed the new season from seats at Chase Field on the last day of March, I couldn't help but think it was just the first step in a long journey, one that every fan hopes leads to the World Series in the fall.

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Free Republic

Poll: 64 Percent Of GOP Arizona Voters Want McCain Gone In 2016

A new Citizens United Political Victory Fund poll shows that Republican Arizona voters have had it with Sen. John McCain, even though the senator has signaled his intentions to run for a sixth term in 2016.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Representative Matt Salmon, Representative David Schweikert, US House of Representatives, Immigration Reform, Arizona

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Business Journal

Tesla bill on auto sales dead at Arizona Legislature

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, Arizona, Convertible, Auto Dealers

Daily Mail

Arizona woman who had emergency C-section after bus collision now fighting for life

'Perpetually slim' mother hid SEVEN pregnancies from husband and three older kids before 'giving birth at home, strangling the babies and wrapping them in towels hidden in the garage' Cheerleader, 18, who was secretly filmed in her bedroom by her father reveals she has FORGIVEN him and she even encouraged her mom not to file for divorce 'I did not ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arizona, Family, Kids, Life, Holidays, Passover

Phoenix New Times

Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.: 2014 Big Brain Awards Finalist, Culinary Arts

You submitted nominations for awards given to the Valley's emerging creatives, and the results are in.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Beer, Drink, Life, Homebrewing, Hobbies

KOLD-TV Tucson

Arizona Legislature has busy wrap-up week planned

Members of the House and Senate expect to consider more than 150 bills that have been working their way through the chambers since the session began in early January.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Washington Times

Panama Canal project could take away from Arizona

Economic trade winds could blow away from Arizona someday because of a multibillion-dollar project taking place thousands of miles away.

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Related Topix: Arizona, California, California Government, Rick Scott, US Governors

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Bugle

Lane restrictions on I-17 for guardrail repair

The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin guardrail repair on Monday and Tuesday, April 14 and 15, on southbound Interstate 17 between Table Mesa and the Orme/Dugas traffic interchanges.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Water Online

The Great Graywater Debate

Widespread nonpotable reuse of graywater could potentially lead to a significant reduction in water demand, and over 8 million people across the United States are already using graywater for landscape irrigation and other outdoor uses, according to the White Paper On Graywater by Bahman Sheikh.

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