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Aug. 12 hearing to decide if marijuana legalization will be on ballot
PHOENIX -- A judge will hear arguments Aug. 12 over whether Arizonans will be allowed to vote on whether they want to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Arizona Health Assn. plays both sides of fence on legal marijuana debate
The Arizona Public Health Association has submitted an argument supporting legalizing marijuana for recreational use. It also submitted one against the measure.
Monday, July 18, 2016

Meet Congressional Dist. 1 candidate Wendy Rogers
Unlike Ann Kirkpatrick, I support an effort in the US House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare to replace it with a proposed plan called A Better Way.  A Better Way will be a step-by-step plan that will enable all to access quality and affordable health care for themselves and their families.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Meet Congressional Dist. 1 candidate Tom O'Halleran
My primary concern with health care today is affordability. The House of Representatives has voted dozens of times to repeal the ACA despite knowing full-well those votes would fail. That time would have been better spent addressing the shortcomings in the law to further improve access to healthcare and bring down costs.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Meet Congressional Dist. 1 candidate Shawn Redd
I believe in States rights and believe that health care should be left under the jurisdiction of individual states. However I do support reducing restrictions that prevent i
Saturday, July 16, 2016

AZ governors past and present share thoughts on Trump's need to unite Republican Party
PHOENIX -- As Republicans gather in Cleveland, three Arizona governors say they know what it will take for Donald Trump to unite the party behind him.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Meet District 6 State Senate candidate Sylvia Tenney Allen
A choice between virtually anyone and Hillary Clinton is easy. Clinton offers us four more years of economic stagnation, Supreme Court Justices that will continue to rewrite our laws and take away our freedoms, higher regulation and bigger government, and a foreign policy that has made the world an extremely dangerous place and puts our military in harm's way.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Meet District 6 State Senate candidate Nikki Check Bagley
Education at every level must be supported to achieve college and career readiness in the generations to come. I will support early education programs, improve our K-12 funding structure to avoid fiscal cliffs and near-constant funding crises,
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Dark money referendum effort ends
PHOENIX -- The organizer of a bid to quash a new state law easing rules on anonymous "dark money' donations in political races has folded his tent.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Meet District 6 State House candidate Bob Thorpe
Local government control is best because it is closest to and most accountable to the local public. State government needs to support local governance and only pass laws that correct serious local problems and to create uniformity of laws across the state.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Planned Parenthood Arizona, Desert Star Family Planning sue to keep flow of state, federal dollars
Abortion providers filed suit in federal court Thursday to block a new state law that is designed to cut off other state and federal dollars they get.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Lawsuits challenge extreme ends of Arizona wages
Two statewide business groups are trying to keep voters from deciding whether $12 an hour is too much for workers and $216 an hour is too little for hospital executives.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Arizona cities among best in country for motorists
Scottsdale came in first in the entire country.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Meet Congressional Dist. 1 candidate Miguel Olivas
The people of the first district represent a rural population with mounting challenges. Residents are experiencing high rates of poverty, housing shortages, unemployment, health concerns, poor nutrition, and cultural barriers. I know this first hand because I grew up in the district and I continue to live here, and work on issues critical to my neighbors
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Meet Congressional Dist. 1 candidate Ken Bennett
The concerns constituents express to me regularly are as many as one can imagine. However, the biggest frustration people say about Washington is that they feel government no longer works for them.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Meet Congressional Dist. 1 candidate Gary L. Kiehne
We must secure our southern border. The failure of the current administration to recognize the real national security issue that exists through our porous border is astounding.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Meet Congressional Dist. 1 candidate David Gowan
I was elected to stop government from taking away our rights and spending us into oblivion. I love our Constitution and have spent my time in office trying to restore our lost liberties. 
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Green Party candidate allowed on ballot for Nov. 8 presidential election
PHOENIX -- Arizonans who are concerned about Clinton, terrified of Trump and are jittery about Johnson are going to have another choice.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Court rules odor of marijuana is all it takes to justify police search of your vehicle
A pair of new court rulings Monday allows the police to pursue a search of your place or your vehicle solely based on the odor.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Head of state restaurant update wants voters to reject initiative to raise Arizona minimum wage
PHOENIX -- With initiative petitions due today, the head of state's restaurant industry already is gearing up to convince voters to quash an initiative that would boost the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

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