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8:37 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Former Phoenix Mayor Pushing Open Primary Elections in Arizona

Paul Johnson details for reporters in 2012 his initiative to create nonpartisan primaries in Arizona. While the measure was soundly defeated, Johnson is trying again for 2016.
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Voters may get another chance to decide if they want to create nonpartisan elections in the state. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:59 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Defeated Texas State Senator Aiding Gov. Brewer’s PAC

Gov. Jan Brewer
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A Texas state senator defeated in his bid for reelection earlier this year is now helping Gov. Jan Brewer elect candidates she likes to Congress. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
11:08 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Fired U-of-A Medical Marijuana Researcher Appealing Dismissal

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A University of Arizona doctor and researcher whose contract was not renewed is not going quietly. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Despite Slow Job Growth, Durable Goods Sales Up in Arizona

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The state’s job growth may be slow. But, Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports that a new report shows that is not stopping the folks who do have jobs from spending money.

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State Capitol News
4:58 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Civil Rights Groups Seek Blockage of Arizona Abortion Law

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Civil rights groups asked a federal appeals court Monday to let them try to block a state abortion law because of why they say it was approved. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Thu July 10, 2014

State Health Department Green Lights Medical Marijuana for PTSD

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Come January first, doctors will be able to recommend marijuana to their patients with post-traumatic stress disorder. But Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, the legal fight may not be over.

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State Capitol News
5:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

No Voter-Proposed Laws for Arizona’s 2014 Ballot

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It hasn’t happened in more than 30 years, but Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports it looks like there won’t be any voter-proposed laws on the November ballot.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:52 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Gov. Brewer Contemplates Who She’ll Support In Upcoming Elections

Gov. Jan Brewer
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Gov. Jan Brewer is building up a political warchest to help influence who controls the Legislature for the next two years — and potentially who succeeds her. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
7:59 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Arizona Secretary of State Candidates Debate Their Qualifications for Governor

Justin Pierce, Michele Reagan and Wil Cardon debate Tuesday night as each seeks to become the Republican nominee for secretary of state. Hosting is Ted Simons, right, of KAET-TV.
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Three Republicans are vying to become the next secretary of state. So at a televised debate on KAET-TV Tuesday night, moderator Ted Simons asked them what qualifies them to be governor. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
6:00 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

UA Doctor Allegedly Fired for Pushing Medical Marijuana Research

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A University of Arizona doctor is being let go — she claims because of her lobbying on the issue of medical marijuana research. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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