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Colorado Springs mayor urges Arizonans to vote No on legalized marijuana
The mayor of Colorado's second-largest city is urging Arizonans not to legalize recreational use of marijuana even as he admits voters in his state want to keep their nearly 4-year-old law.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

AZ minimum wage to get bumped 10-cents an hour in January
PHOENIX -- Arizona's minimum wage workers are going to get at least a dime-an-hour raise in January, no matter what voters decide at the ballot.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Ducey: '21st century economy requires a 21st century skill set'
PHOENIX -- Saying it's critical to fill the jobs of the future, Gov. Doug Ducey wants to have 60 percent of Arizonans earning something more than a high school diploma by 2030.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Coporation Commission to seek legal counsel to determine utility campaign spending
PHOENIX -- State utility regulators voted Thursday to hire legal counsel so one of their own can pursue his subpoena of records of Arizona Public Service and Pinnacle West Capital Corp.
Friday, September 16, 2016

New poll shows McCain leads Kirkpatrick 57-38%
PHOENIX -- Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick is going to have to change a lot of minds if she hopes to oust John McCain in November, a new poll shows.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Snowflake charges marijuana grow house $800,000 to set up shop
PHOENIX -- The town of Snowflake may have violated state laws in charging $800,000 to allow a marijuana grower to set up shop in the community, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Arizona Supreme Court: Cities can pay public employees to work on union business
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that cities can pay public employees to work on union business.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

AZ Supreme Court rules in favor of cell phone privacy
PHOENIX -- Leaving your cell phone in an apartment where you have been a guest doesn't give police the right to search it without a warrant, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

New lawsuit filed over driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants
PHOENIX -- Immigrant rights groups are again suing Arizona over the state's failure to provide driver's licenses to some undocumented immigrants that the federal government says can remain and work in this country.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Pharmaceutical firm leads financial push to defeat legalization of marijuana
PHOENIX -- A Chandler firm that could lose business from legalized marijuana is now the largest contributor to a campaign to stop that from happening here.
Friday, September 9, 2016

Charter school is legal cross hairs for teaching religious doctrine
PHOENIX -- A national organization filed suit Wednesday against an Arizona charter school with ties to a member of the state Board of Education, accusing it of using state funds to illegally teach religious doctrine.
Friday, September 9, 2016

Ducey refuses to take sides in Trump-Flake fracas
PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey is refusing take sides in the latest dust-up between his party's presidential nominee and the state's junior senator.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Douglas uses taxpayer resources, employee to endorse Donald Trump
PHOENIX -- State schools chief Diane Douglas used a public employee and the state email system to announce her endorsement Friday of Donald Trump.


Sunday, September 4, 2016

Arizona voters to decide legalization of marijuana
PHOENIX -- Arizona voters will get to decide if they want to be able to use marijuana just to get "high.'


Thursday, September 1, 2016

McCain: 'humbled by and grateful for our success tonight'
PHOENIX -- John McCain gave the following victory remarks today after winning the Arizona Republican Primary Election:
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Supporters of minimum wage ballot measure already have $1.4 million in contributions
PHOENIX -- Proponents of hiking the state's minimum wage have already collected more than $1.4 million to put the issue on the November ballot and convince voters to support it.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Burns shot down in bid for investigation into improper outside influence
PHOENIX -- Calling it a "fishing expedition,' three state utility regulators late Thursday quashed a bid by a fourth for an outside look into whether the panel has been or can be subject to improper outside influences.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Petition circulation snafu puts minimum wage measure in jeopardy
PHOENIX -- A judge has ruled that dozens of people who circulated petitions to boost the minimum wage were not legally qualified to do so.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hospital executive pay cap issue will not be on November ballot
PHOENIX -- Arizonans will not get to decide in November whether to cap the pay of hospital executives.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Legal battle underway to allow marijuana question on ballot
PHOENIX -- An attorney for the group seeking to legalize recreational use of marijuana told a judge Friday she can't keep the measure off the ballot even if she believes it is confusing or fraudulent.


Saturday, August 13, 2016


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