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10:27 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Legislation Eliminates Offensive Terms from State Verbiage

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State lawmakers gave final approval Monday to eliminating words from state laws — words that some find offensive. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
2:27 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Supreme Court Refuses to Let State Enforce Immigraiton Provision

Gov. Jan Brewer
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to let the state start enforcing another provision of its controversial 2010 immigration law. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:38 am
Mon April 21, 2014

State Senate Debates a Space Tourism Port

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The Senate is set to take up legislation today designed to pave the way for a space port in the state. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:59 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Health Care Could Dry Up for Arizona's Long-term Unemployed

State House Speaker Andy Tobin
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

More than 140,000 of the state's long-term unemployed could eventually find themselves without health insurance. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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3:58 am
Fri April 18, 2014

State School Voucher System Suffers Potentially Fatal Setback

Rep. Ethan Orr
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A proposal to sharply expand the use of tax dollars to send students to private and parochial schools suffered a severe — and perhaps fatal — setback Thursday as the state House defeated the plan. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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4:59 am
Thu April 17, 2014

State Lawmakers Move Forward on Wolf-Killing Bills

A male Mexican gray wolf in his pen prior to being released last year in Arizona.
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State lawmakers moved on two fronts Wednesday to let ranchers shoot the Mexican gray wolves being reintroduced to the Southwest despite their listing under federal law as endangered. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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4:58 am
Thu April 17, 2014

State Legislature Could Expand School Voucher System

Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar
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Up to 120,000 more youngsters living in low-income neighborhoods could soon qualify for taxpayer-funded tuition to private and parochial schools. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:00 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Fowl Measure Killed in State House

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Local regulations that keep your neighbor from having a yard full of fowl are safe. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains today’s vote.

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4:59 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Gov. Brewer Signs Abortion-Clinic Inspection Legislation

President of Planned Parenthood Arizona Bryan Howard
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Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation Tuesday allowing unannounced, warrantless inspections of abortion clinics. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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4:58 am
Wed April 16, 2014

State Senate Poised to Approve Gun Expansion Bill

Sen. Steve Gallardo
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More than 200,000 people who have state-issued permits to carry concealed weapons would be able to bring them into most public buildings under terms of a bill given preliminary Senate approval Tuesday. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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