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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Flagstaff Hosts Gubernatorial Forum with a Week to Go Before the Primary

Mesa Mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Smith at Monday's Flagstaff forum.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

Last night, Flagstaff hosted its first-ever gubernatorial forum on the campus of Northern Arizona University. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, seven candidates for the state’s highest office fielded a variety of questions collected from an online Gallup poll.

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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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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Monday’s Gubernatorial Debate is a First for Flagstaff and Northern Arizona

Flagstaff City Councilman Jeff Oravits and Flagstaff Vice Mayor Coral Evans discuss the gubernatorial debate at the KNAU studios.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

Tonight, Flagstaff will host its first-ever gubernatorial debate. Each candidate will spend 15 minutes in an interview-style forum with the moderator, fielding questions gathered from an online poll. The event will take place at the Cline Library Assembly Hall at Northern Arizona University. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the event begins at 5:30. It’s free and open to the public and will go until 8 p.m. To become part of the debate, take the Gallup poll at www.thearizonawewant.org/azpoll.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Ducey Attempting to Block Brewer Cash Destined for Opponent

Gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey
Credit David Wallace/The Republic

Doug Ducey didn’t get Jan Brewer’s endorsement for governor. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports he is now trying to keep the governor from spending her political funds to help elect Scott Smith.

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State Capitol News
2:36 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Adam Kwasman Announces He Has Blood Cancer

State representative and congressional hopeful Adam Kwasman provides details Thursday of his diagnosis of what he said is a non-fatal kind of blood cancer.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

State representative and congressional hopeful Adam Kwasman shared Thursday morning that he has a type of blood cancer. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, Kwasman said there is nothing political in his timing.

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State Capitol News
10:30 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Scott Smith Campaign to Benefit from Jan Brewer Cash

Gov. Jan. Brewer
Credit Ross D. Franklin/AP

Gov. Jan Brewer is going to use money she’s raised from donors inside and outside the state to help elect Scott Smith as her successor. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Republican Gubernatorial Primary Increasingly Going Negative

Gubernatorial candidates (from left) Ken Bennett, Christine Jones and Scott Smith.
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

The Republican gubernatorial primary has gotten so tense between the candidates that party Chairman Robert Graham has told the contenders to just cool it — or risk electing Democrat Fred DuVal in November. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
8:24 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Court Limits Dark Money for State Elections

Attorney General Tom Horne
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A new ruling from the state court of appeals could limit some of the dark money commercials and mailers in state politics. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:06 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Gov. Brewer Endorses Scott Smith in Gubernatorial Race

Gubernatorial hopeful Scott Smith
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

With less than three weeks to go until the primary, Gov. Jan Brewer finally gave her endorsement this morning to the bid by Mesa Mayor Scott Smith to succeed her. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer was there.

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State Capitol News
5:00 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Gov. Brewer Endorsement Expected for Former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott Smith
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

Scott Smith may finally get the bump he needs Thursday to boost his campaign for governor. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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