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KNAU and Arizona News
5:38 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Judge Rules Navajo Presidential Election Can't Move Forward

Presidential candidate, and former Navajo Nation president, Joe Shirley Jr.
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A Navajo Nation judge says election officials cannot move forward with Tuesday's presidential contest.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:11 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Navajo Supreme Court Clarifies Source For Funding Election

Navajo Presidential Candidate Joe Shirley Jr.

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has settled the question of how to fund a belated presidential election.

 

The court says the tribe's controller can use money from a fund used to satisfy legal judgments and claims against the Navajo Nation.

The opinion came after the tribe's Department of Justice asked the court to clarify how $317,000 legally could be transferred to the election office.

Navajo Attorney General Harrison Tsosie said Tuesday that his office is evaluating the court's opinion.

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State Capitol News
12:00 pm
Sat April 11, 2015

Gov. Ducey Signs Tax Bill That Trims $31 Million in State Revenue

Gov. Doug Ducey
Credit David Wallace/The Republic

A bill designed to align the state's income tax code with federal tax law that will cut state revenue by $31 million has been signed by Gov. Doug Ducey.

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State Capitol News
8:22 am
Sat April 11, 2015

NAU Could See 3 Percent Tuition Increase Due to State Budget Cuts

Credit NAU

The presidents of Arizona's three state universities are proposing to increase revenues through tuition or fee increases in the coming school year to make up for part of a $99 million cut in state funding.

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State Capitol News
2:01 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Gov. Ducey: University Budget Cuts Could be Permanent

Gov. Doug Ducey
Credit The Republic

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wants the board that oversees the state's three public universities to come up with a new strategic plan that cuts administrative expenses and makes college more affordable.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:38 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Environmentalists Lose Round In Battle Against Uranium Mine

Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP

A federal judge has ruled against environmentalists in their fight to halt a uranium mine south of the Grand Canyon.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:15 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Sen. John McCain Announces He's Running For 6th Term

U.S. Sen. John McCain

U.S. Sen. John McCain says he will run for re-election.

The Arizona Republican tells NBC News in an interview that he plans to run for a sixth term in 2016. He is the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Tea party groups see him as a top challenge in a primary. Conservatives have criticized him as too moderate. The 78-year-old will be 80 by Election Day, but he says his Senate career is only beginning.

McCain ran for president in 2008.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:53 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Legislature OKs Voluntary REAL ID Driver's Licenses

IDs that do not comply with federal standards might not be accepted at airports starting in January.
Credit CNN

The Arizona Legislature has sent a bill to Gov. Doug Ducey allowing the Arizona Department of Transportation to issue driver's licenses that comply with the federal REAL ID Act.

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State Capitol News
7:28 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Arizona Legislature Could End 2015 Session Thursday night

Arizona State Capitol Building

The Arizona Legislature is working toward the earliest adjournment in nearly 50 years.

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State Capitol News
7:34 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Gov. Ducey Signs Abortion Medication Law

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Monday that requires abortion providers in Arizona to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion and also bars women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes abortion coverage.

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