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4:59 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Spending Surges in Arizona Gubernatorial Primary

Candidates Christine Jones, Frank Riggs, John Mealer and Ken Bennett speak with constituents before last week's gubernatorial forum in Flagstaff.
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Voters finally get their say today in what is likely the most expensive Republican gubernatorial primary in state history. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:58 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Seven O’Clock Deadline for Voting and Turning in Early Ballots

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Election day is Tuesday. But there are still many early ballots out there that haven’t been turned in. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains how to get them counted.

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State Capitol News
8:56 am
Fri August 22, 2014

State Health Director Challenged Over PTSD Medical Marijuana Restrictions

State Health Director Will Humble
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A marijuana advocacy group is challenging limits imposed by state Health Director Will Humble on how and when patients with post-traumatic stress disorder can legally use the drug. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
2:45 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Judge Orders State Legislature to Pay Public Schools More Than $300 Million

Rep. John Kavanagh
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Rejecting a last-minute plea for a reprieve, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ordered state officials to immediately start administering more than $300 million for public schools. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Huppenthal Asking for $1 Million to Handle Migrant Influx in Arizona Schools

State School Superintendent John Huppenthal said Wednesday Arizona schools already are feeling effects from unaccompanied minors crossing into this country illegally and warned of dire impacts if the Obama administration enacts some type of amnesty.
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The state’s top education official warned that Arizona schools could be inundated with immigrant children if President Obama enacts an amnesty plan. As Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, John Huppenthal is asking the federal government for $1 million to handle the influx.

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State Capitol News
4:58 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Gubernatorial Candidates Make Final Pitch at Phoenix Forum

Candidates (from left) Andrew Thomas, Scott Smith and Frank Riggs at the last gubernatorial forum prior to Tuesday's primary.
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The state’s Republican gubernatorial hopefuls — at least most of them — made their last-ditch pleas Tuesday night for votes in next week’s primary. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer was there and files this report.

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State Capitol News
3:57 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Gov. Brewer Campaign Donations Raises Ire of Technology Group

Gov. Jan Brewer
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The Arizona Technology Council took its $6,000 donation back from Gov. Jan Brewer’s political action committee after she used its cash to try to defeat a legislative candidate it supports. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:30 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

State Election Director Claims Group Violating Campaign Finance Laws

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The state’s election director says an organization that has so far put nearly $1.7 million into this year’s primary election likely is violating campaign finance laws. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:30 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Healthcare Represents Lone Economic Bright Spot for Arizona

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The state’s jobless rate jumped a tenth of a point last month, to 7 percent. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, there’s one really bright spot in the economy.

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3:30 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Dreamers Challenge Driver’s License Denial Amid Legal Challenge

DACA applicants wait in line in Los Angeles to avoid deportation.
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Attorneys for dreamers are asking a federal appeals court to make good on its ruling that their clients are entitled to driver’s licenses while they challenge Jan Brewer’s interpretation of state law. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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