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3 hrs ago | Mother Jones

Arizona's Terrible Lethal Injection Track Record

When Arizona executed Joseph Wood last week, witnesses said he repeatedly gasped for air during an execution that dragged on for nearly two hours.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Amherst College, Death Penalty

5 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

Official: Child protection focus strains county

A Mohave County official says Arizona's focus on child abuse and neglect cases is straining the county's ability to provide lawyers for people who can't afford to hire their own.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Daily Courier

Free Western History Symposium is Saturday

Joanna Dodder Nellans The Daily Courier PRESCOTT, Arizona - The free annual Western History Symposium always draws a crowd to its variety of accurate portrayals of territorial Arizona.

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State Press

Medallion Program reaps benefits from sale of Sparky plates

According to the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division, 16,217 ASU license plates had been sold at the end of last month.

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JD Supra

Arizona DOT Announces Procurement Decision for South Mountain Freeway Project

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced today its decision to deliver the $1.9 billion South Mountain Freeway Project under a single design-build-maintain public-private partnership.

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KTVK Phoenix

Arizonans to begin receiving early ballots

The state of Arizona has started mailing early ballots to registered voters across the state as primary election approaches.

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Prescott Valley Tribune

4 Republican candidates for House of Representatives weigh in on issues

Republican candidates for the Arizona House of Representatives in LD1 are, from left: Noel Campbell, Sean Englund, Karen Fann and Linda Gray.

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Related Topix: Arizona, US News, Prescott Valley, AZ, Prescott, AZ, Congress, AZ

Sonoran News

AMSAF awarded $150,000 grant to provide motorcycle rider training scholarships

PEORIA The Arizona Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Foundation announces the award of a $150,000 grant from the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety and the Arizona Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council .

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BrothersJudd Blog

the Culture Wars are a Rout:

Here's Proof That the Anti-Abortion Movement Is Winning : Anti-abortion restrictions slowed down in 2014.

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

The Arizona Republic

Officials: Wrong-way driver crashes on I-17

Officials: Wrong-way driver crashes on I-17 in Phoenix State transportation officials closed southbound lanes of the interstate at Thomas Road.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Silicon Valley Bank moves to bolster Valley startups

A California bank hopes to boost innovation in Arizona by adding 250 jobs and making $100 million available to lend to high-growth startup companies.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Tempe, AZ, Williamson, AZ, Phoenix, AZ

Sonoran News

After 23 years on death row, execution a go

'Using drugs meant for individuals with medical needs to carry out executions is a misguided effort to mask the brutality of executions ' PHOENIX On Tuesday, July 22, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Joseph Rudolph Wood, III's last minute appeal to stay his execution, siding with the Arizona Attorney General.

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Related Topix: Arizona, US News, US Supreme Court, Medicine, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), Nembutal, Pentobarbital (generic), Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Center for American Progress

RELEASE: Sen. Flake Skips Hearing on Domestic Violence and Guns; 6 in ...

Six out of ten women who were killed by intimate partners in 2012 were murdered with guns; yet, Sen. Jeff Flake failed to show up at a landmark Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the intersection of gun violence and domestic violence, titled "VAWA Next Steps: Protecting Women from Gun Violence."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jeff Flake, Jeff Flake, Republican, US House of Representatives, Arizona, Liberal Political News

Tribune-News

Winslow City Council Sets Property Tax Levy

The Winslow City Council approved an emergency ordinance July 22 to set the property tax levy rate at $1.2831 per $100 of assessed property valuation, an increase from the previous rate of $1.1934.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Coyote Blog

Forget Halbig. Obama May Have Lost the Senate By Giving Subsidies to the Federal Exchange

In Halbig, the DC Circuit argued that the plain language of the PPACA should rule, and that subsidies should only apply to customers in state-run exchanges.

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The Arizona Republic

Arizona cites rising problem of tax-refund fraud

Arizona cites rising problem of tax-refund fraud Citing a rising threat from criminals, Arizona stopped $74 million in fake tax refunds.

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Examiner.com

Heather Carter supports herself in new ad campaign

Carter was neither a sponsor of any of the bills cited nor did her vote have any impact on the outcome PHOENIX - Desperation seems to be setting in for Rep. Heather Carter, R-Dist.

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Related Topix: Prison, Healthcare Law, Law, Arizona, Drugs

The Washington Post

Arizonaa s a super extreme DUIa and how we measure impaired driving in the U.S.

A "super extreme DUI," you say? What makes this particular DUI so super or extreme? More from the Arizona Republic : Tucker's blood alcohol content registered at .201 on a preliminary breath test in the field on May 10, according to Scottsdale police.

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Air Force Times

Pot-for-PTSD researcher denied reinstatement

Medical marijuana is placed on a scale. The University of Arizona has rejected a marijuana researcher's plea to keep her job after her contract was terminated in June.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Arizona, University of Arizona, Healthcare Law, Law

Mon Jul 28, 2014

ABC15.com

Ad Check: Christine Jones on immigration, border

"Illegal immigration costs Arizona taxpayers $2.8 billion every single year. When I am governor, that will change," said Jones in the ad.

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Related Topix: Arizona, US News, Illegal Immigration, University of Arizona, US National Guard, US Military

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