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The state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would make it a crime to organize a protest that turns violent. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, Republican lawmakers say enhanced measures are needed. 


The Arizona Senate has voted to require doctors who perform abortions to try to revive the fetus if it shows any sign of life and have equipment on hand to do so.

Backers of Senate Bill 1367 said the legislation is needed to ensure that babies born alive are given life-saving care. Opponents say fetuses can't be saved at the stage when abortions are legal, but backers contest that claim.

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An Arizona House committee has advanced legislation providing state funding for a memorial commemorating the victims and survivors of the shooting that targeted former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords.

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A bill in the Arizona legislature would abolish several state boards and committees related to conservation and public lands. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the Arizona State Parks Board would be among those cut. 


A Republican lawmaker is proposing yet another change to how citizens can enact laws in Arizona on top of others already working their way through the Legislature.

The proposal from Republican Rep. Don Shooter of Yuma requires 10 percent of voters in each of the state's 30 legislative districts to sign on before an initiative makes the ballot and 15 percent to qualify a Constitutional amendment. That's a change from requiring a percentage of all eligible voters to sign.

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