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The state cannot deny the opportunity for bail for accused rapists even if the proof is evident even before trial that the person committed the crime, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled this morning.

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PHOENIX -- A new ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court could open the door to Arizonans legally betting for -- or against -- the Diamondbacks, the Cardinals and even the Wildcats, Sun Devils and Lumberjacks. And it could mean more money for the state.

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A federal judge won't overturn a law that makes it a felony to bring someone else's early ballot to a polling place.

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With a strike today, a key Republican lawmaker is moving to give legal protections to teachers who say they don't want to walk out.

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Saying they're protecting women's health, the state House voted Monday along party lines to require hospitals and clinics to ask patients the reason they are seeking an abortion.

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State lawmakers are moving to make it harder for workers to claim retaliation if they are fired in the wake of claiming they were denied wages or legally entitled time off.

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A judge won’t delay deciding whether the state is violating constitutional requirements to adequately fund school capital needs while lawmakers decide what -- if anything -- they are going to do about the problem.

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Got stocks, land or similar investments?

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PHOENIX -- Arizona lawmakers don't want to share their power with 18 year olds.

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Students, faculty, staff and visitors are a step closer to being able to carry some kinds of weapons on the campuses of public colleges and universities.

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Arizona lawmakers appear finally ready to regulate “sober living’’ homes statewide. In 2020.

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A national group led by a billionaire hoping to impeach Donald Trump is helping to fund an effort to force Arizona utilities to get half their energy from renewable sources by 2030.

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Unable politically to hike the state gasoline tax to help pave and repair roads, a House panel voted Wednesday to impose a new fee when people register their cars and trucks every year.

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State lawmakers took the first steps Wednesday to keep those accused of sex crimes or harassment from buying silence from their victims.

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"It has everything to do with the process and accountability and being able to actually reach in to the United States Senate from the state that they represent and say, 'Hey, Senator X, hey Senator Y, we need this help, we need this issue worked on, we need to work with you directly,' '' he said.

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PHOENIX -- One of the state’s three Republican legislative leaders has vowed he won’t let the Trump tax cuts have a negative ripple effect on Arizona taxpayers.

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PHOENIX -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions may be looking to crack down on marijuana sales in states where they are legal.

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Arizona added enough residents in the 12 months ending July 1 to rank its growth the fifth highest in the nation.

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PHOENIX -- A first-term state lawmaker wants to curb the ability of those accused of sexual harassment or rape to buy silence from their victims.

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Thinking of wearing a Trump mask to a political demonstration?

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Calling the behavior “unacceptable,’’ the journalism school at Arizona State University took the unprecedented move Friday of revoking the lifetime achievement award it gave just two years ago to Charlie Rose.

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The attorney for a Chandler opioid manufacturer says his firm can’t be sued by the state over its marketing practices because anything it may have done wrong is in the past.

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Donald Trump remains more popular in Arizona than the nation as a whole.

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Arizona is joining more than two dozen other states to give convicted felons a foot in the door for employment.

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PHOENIX -- The founder of a Chandler manufacturer of opioids who was indicted last week is stepping down from his seat on the board of directors.

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The state’s highest court won’t let homeowners burned out by the Yarnell Hill Fire sue the state for negligence.

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Arizona teachers lashed out Friday at Gov. Doug Ducey for giving double-digit pay hikes to his staffers even as he was proposing an across-the-board pay hike for teachers of just 0.4 percent a year for the next five years.

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PHOENIX -- Current and former Republican lawmakers are making a last-ditch effort to kill a program that provides health care to about 400,000 Arizonans.

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Ducey proposed the Arizona Teachers' Academy in January as one method to deal with the state's chronic teacher shortage.

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PHOENIX -- Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz won't have to face a jury in his murder trial until at least March.

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PHOENIX -- Saying all marriages are created equal, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the wife of a gay woman who has given birth is entitled to the same parental rights as if she had been a man.

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Proof that a statement is “substantially true’’ is enough to escape being found guilty or libel or slander, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.

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PHOENIX -- A legal fight over whether a chain of charter schools is illegally preaching religion is hung up in federal court over whether the child whose father is suing could become the victim of retaliation.

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PHOENIX -- An appellate court ruling denying in-state tuition to “dreamers’’ is based on a flawed reading of the law, the attorney for Maricopa colleges contends.

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Fight over APS rate increase continues
One corporation commissioner asks Arizona Supreme Court to void the panel’s vote for the $7-a-month rate boost

Calling the process illegal, a utility regulator is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to void last week’s vote giving the state’s largest electric utility permission to immediately charge its customers an extra $7 a month.

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A referendum to kill expansion of the voucher program survived its first hurdle despite efforts of the lawyers who don’t want it going to the ballot.

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Declaring lawmakers have the final say, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday that cities, towns and counties have no right to enact their own gun regulations.

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The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rate remained stuck at 5.1 percent in July, a figure now virtually unchanged for a year, even as the national jobless rate dropped a tenth of a point last month to 4.3 percent.

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PHOENIX -- Juries are entitled to hear from experts who can explain why domestic violence victims often forgive their attackers, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

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PHOENIX -- Supporters of universal vouchers filed suit Friday in a bid to keep a referendum on the legislation from ever getting to the ballot.

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PHOENIX -- State lawmakers have no legal right to make it a crime for medical marijuana users to possess the drug on college campuses, an attorney for a student who was arrested is arguing to the Arizona Supreme Court.

August 8, 2017
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PHOENIX -- A Maricopa County Superior Court said he has the legal right to decide whether Bob Burns has the unilateral power to subpoena utility executives, even in the face of opposition of the other four members of the Arizona Corporation Commission.

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Arizona needs its 920,000 foreign-born residents, both legal and otherwise, to fuel the state’s economy, according to a new study and some business leaders.

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Just because a weapon doesn’t have a bullet in the chamber does not mean it’s “unloaded,” the state Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

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PHOENIX -- Foes of taxpayer funded school vouchers are now using paid circulators to boost the chances that voters get the last word on the legislatively approved expansion of the program.

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Prosecutors in the murder case against a Border Patrol agent are now willing to concede that the teen he shot and killed through the border fence was throwing rocks -- and apparently was trying to assist drug smugglers.

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The ability of “dreamers’’ living in Arizona to drive could depend on what the Trump administration thinks.

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The new Senate health care plan would cost Arizona at least $2.9 billion between next year and 2026 -- and perhaps as much as $7.1 billion -- according to a new analysis by the Ducey administration.

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A new ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court could strengthen claims by gays that they’re entitled to more than just the right to marry.

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Senate health care bill could cost state $7.1 billion
May force Arizona to take away care from more than 400,000 residents

The new Senate health care plan would cost Arizona at least $2.9 billion between next year and 2026 -- and perhaps as much as $7.1 billion -- according to a new analysis by the Ducey administration.

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PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich is looking into the marketing practices of an Arizona firm that manufactures opioids.

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PHOENIX -- Faced with an average of two deaths a day, the state's top health official is looking for ways to curb the abuse of opioids, both legal and otherwise. And some of that may involve getting doctors to find alternative relief for patients with chronic pain -- including possibly recommending the use of medical marijuana.

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PHOENIX -- The attorney for the Border Patrol agent who killed a teen in 2012 wants to block jurors from hearing a prosecution witness testify that the shooting was unjustified.

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PHOENIX -- The lobbyist at the center of a bribery indictment is denying he’s guilty of anything, with his attorney suggesting there’s a hidden motive behind the allegations.

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PHOENIX — The state’s high court has agreed to decide whether people can be convicted of soliciting sex with a child even if there never was any actual child to begin with.

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PHOENIX -- The attorney for a Border Patrol agent who shot a teen through the fence is claiming the victim was involved in drug smuggling.

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PHOENIX -- Buffeted by claims it was creating "speech police,'' the University of Arizona is backing down from its plan to create "social justice advocates'' on campus -- at least for the time being.

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Arizona schools won’t be forced to use some of their annual inflation aid for teacher raises.

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State lawmakers completed the 2017 legislative session Wednesday evening with millions of dollars in new and expanded tax breaks for business that sponsors say will help economic development.

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Saying lives are at stake, criminal defense attorneys are trying to overturn a provision of state law that keeps them from directly contacting crime victims and their families.

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Republican legislative leaders are using a provision buried in the state budget in their latest attempt to defund Planned Parenthood.

By By HOWARD FISCHER, Capitol Media Services May 6, 2017
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Two former politicians are moving to overturn the decision by the Republican-controlled legislature to make it more difficult for voters to propose their own laws.

By By HOWARD FISCHER, Capitol Media Services May 6, 2017
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PHOENIX -- Just a year after settling one education funding lawsuit, state lawmakers face a new one, this one over what challengers say is their failure to build and properly maintain public schools.

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PHOENIX -- State utility regulator Bob Burns wants a quick ruling on his bid to get records from Arizona Public Service to see if two of his colleagues should be barred from voting on the company's latest rate hike request.

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PHOENIX -- People charged with rape are not eligible for bail, even if prosecutors cannot prove they are an ongoing danger to the community, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

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PHOENIX -- The Arizona Supreme Court will decide whether the same-sex spouse of a gay woman who has given birth is entitled to the same parental presumptions and rights as if she were a man.

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PHOENIX -- A California attorney convicted of a 2010 murder in Queen Creek is entitled to a new trial.

April 18, 2017
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A letter from a Tucson retiree who used to be a California investigator proved instrumental in killing legislation that would have allowed people to fire off small-caliber “snake shot’’ in city limits.

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It looks like the state's newest drivers will continue to be able to tap away at and chat on their cell phones.ounty.

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Calling the statute a "grievous threat to due process of law,'' a federal judge has released a convicted child molester after ruling the law imposes unconstitutional burdens on defendants to prove their innocence.

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Attorney General Mark Brnovich is making a last-ditch effort to let Gov. Doug Ducey deny driver’s licenses to “dreamers.’’

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Got one of those plastic covers or films over your license plate?

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PHOENIX -- Claiming a “commitment to transparency,’’ the state’s largest electric utility on detailed more than $10 million it spent in the last two years to directly and indirectly influence elections and gave to other organizations to lobby.

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PHOENIX -- The president of the state Senate is quashing legislation that would have made it harder to prosecute people for firing off weapons within city limits.

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Without debate the Senate on Wednesday agreed to allow counties to put a measure on the ballot for a gas tax hike of up to 10 cents a gallon for up to 20 years. The funds raised would have to be used for highways and streets.

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PHOENIX -- Arizona motorists are one step closer to having to buy more auto insurance than many of them already purchase.

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The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a voter-approved hike in the state minimum wage is legal.

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PHOENIX – The Arizona Board of Regents will remain intact -- and with all its powers -- at least for the time being.

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State senators took the first steps Monday evening to allowing Arizona farmers to grow industrial hemp.

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The sponsor of legislation to weaken “Shannon’s Law’’ agreed Tuesday to stop trying to allow people to fire off guns in the city within a quarter-mile of any residence.

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PHOENIX -- Unable to block the federal government from sending refugees to Arizona, six Republican lawmakers want to penalize the charities that help them resettle here.

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Saying it’s an insurance scam, a Prescott lawmaker wants to make it illegal for sober living homes and similar day-treatment centers to pay people for referrals.

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Good news for Arizonans waiting to prepare their tax returns.

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PHOENIX -- State lawmakers took the first steps Wednesday to potentially eliminating exemptions from sales taxes that now cost the state more than $12 billion a year.

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PHOENIX -- Saying it will lead to healthier children more ready to learn, a House panel voted Monday to require all schools to offer at least 50 minutes of recess a day to those in kindergarten through fifth grade.

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PHOENIX -- A federal magistrate is chiding the Border Patrol for trying to hide certain information from the public about its sometimes controversial checkpoints.

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PHOENIX -- The state Department of Education is warning that schools may not get their $5 billion in federal and state aid next school year unless the governor and legislature come up with more cash.

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A Tucson lawmaker wants to once again make it illegal to ride a motorcycle in Arizona without a helmet.

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A state lawmaker wants to expand laws that allow enhanced penalties for those who attack someone based on things like race and religion to also include political beliefs.

By Glenda Farley January 6, 2017
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Anxious to see what mischief is being cooked up by your lawmakers?

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PHOENIX -- The mother of one of the firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill blaze has no right to sue the state for her son’s death, the state Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

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PHOENIX -- Two men who are serving life terms behind bars for crimes they committed as juveniles will get a chance to convince a judge they eventually should be given an opportunity for freedom, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled.

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PHOENIX -- State lawmakers are making a new bid to make it easier for public officials to deny requests for records they believe are “unduly burdensome or harassing.’’

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More than 700,000 Arizonans will get a wage hike beginning Sunday.

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PHOENIX -- Forty workers let go by the now-fired head of the Department of Economic Security got an early Christmas gift Friday: They’re going to get their jobs back.

December 27, 2016
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PHOENIX -- Medical marijuana users cannot be convicted of driving while under the influence of the drug absent proof that they were actually impaired, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

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PHOENIX -- Spurned by California over safety concerns, Uber is moving the testing of its driverless cars to Arizona.

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PHOENIX -- Local officials cannot use federal laws outlawing marijuana to refuse to provide necessary zoning for dispensaries, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

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PHOENIX -- Arizona regents voted Friday to tell President-elect Trump how he can legally allow “dreamers’’ to keep their in-state tuition -- and even remain in this country -- without actually granting them politically unacceptable amnesty.

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PHOENIX -- If incoming state House Speaker J.D. Mesnard had his way, it likely would be Hillary Clinton preparing a transition today, not Donald Trump.

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PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey does not want the new president and Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act unless and until they come up with a replacement that protects Arizonans.

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PHOENIX -- A 2011 state law requiring employees to pay more into their retirement plans is unconstitutional, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled, meaning higher future expenses for state and local governments.

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PHOENIX An attorney for the Arizona Democratic Party told a federal judge Thursday if he does not restrain actions by the Republican Party and supporters of Donald Trump he will be “inviting chaos on election day.’’

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PHOENIX -- Saying evidence is lacking, a federal judge late Friday refused to issue an order directing the Republican Party, Donald Trump and his supporters not to harass or intimidate voters.