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2:54 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Clean Elections Commission to Pursue Full Investigation of Horne

Attorney General Tom Horne
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The Clean Elections Commission concluded this afternoon there’s enough evidence to merit a full-blown investigation into whether Attorney General Tom Horne used state personnel and resources in his reelection bid. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
5:00 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Education Focal Point of First General-Election Gubernatorial Debate

Doug Ducey (right) discusses his ideas for shrinking government by going through the state budget "like a businessman" as Democrat Fred DuVal weighs his comments.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

Education took center stage Wednesday night as gubernatorial hopefuls, Democrat Fred DuVal and Republican Doug Ducey, faced off in their first debate ahead of the general election. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer was there.

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State Capitol News
5:00 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Gov. Brewer Reluctant to Support Republican Schools Chief Nominee

Arizona's Republican nominee for superintendent of public instruction, Diane Douglas. A centerpiece of her campaign is the repeal of the federal Common Core standards, a program supported by outgoing governor Jan Brewer.
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Gov. Brewer has been reluctant to endorse the Republican nominee for state schools chief. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
2:43 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Gov. Brewer has Some Debate Advice for Gubernatorial Candidates

Gov. Brewer during the 2010 televised debate with Terry Goddard in which she paused for several seconds.
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Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports that Gov. Jan Brewer has some last-minute advice for Fred DuVal and Doug Ducey as they face off tonight in the first of a series of debates.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Gilbert Takes Top Spot in the State for Hispanic-Owned Business

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A new report says the best place for a Hispanic entrepreneur to open a new business in the state is in Gilbert. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:00 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Clean Elections Commission Further Pursuing Horne Campaign Finance Investigation

Outgoing Attorney General Tom Horne
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

The executive director of the Clean Elections Commission concluded today there’s reason to believe that Tom Horne used more than $300,000 worth of state employee time and office rent in his bid to get reelected as attorney general. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer has details.

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State Capitol News
5:00 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Friday Hearing for Arizona Same-Sex Widower Case

Fred McQuire, left, and new husband George Martinez following their wedding last year in San Diego. Martinez died in Tucson and now McQuire wants a judge to rule the death certificate should reflect his legal status as widow.
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A special assistant attorney general told a federal judge Monday it’s too bad — but not illegal — that the state won’t list Fred McQuire as the survivor of the man he legally wed in California. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
3:30 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Final Voting Numbers from State Primary Trickling In

Secretary of State Ken Bennett signs the formal canvass Monday for the Aug. 26 primary election. Only 27 percent of registered voters turned out.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

New figures this afternoon show the outcome of the just-completed primary was decided by only about one out of every four registered voters. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
3:30 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Republican Former School Superintendents Backing Democrat in 2014 Race

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Two Republican former state school superintendents are backing the Democratic candidate in the race. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains why.

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State Capitol News
5:00 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Arizona Cities are Top Retirement Locales

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A new study shows major cities here are good places to retire — mostly because of simple geography. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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