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4:24 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Former Congressman Rick Renzi’s Conviction

Rick Renzi (right) was convicted of 17 counts last year and sentences to three years in prison.
Credit AP

A federal appeals court today upheld the conviction of former Republican Congressman for Arizona’s first district, Rick Renzi, on charges of extortion, fraud, conspiracy and racketeering. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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2:43 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Gay Marriage Hold in Idaho Puts the Brakes on Efforts in Arizona

Brandon Armstrong, left, and Thomas Etheridge kiss and embrace after they were wed at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark., in May.
Credit AP/Stephen B. Thornton, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The path to same-sex marriages here hit a bump this morning Wednesday as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily stayed Tuesday's ruling by the 9th S. Circuit Court of Appeals voiding a similar law in Idaho. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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8:19 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Many Aiming to Overturn Arizona’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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Attorneys for same-sex couples hoping to marry are moving today to finally get a judge to overturn the state’s ban. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer has details.

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8:11 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Goddard, Reagan Clash on SB 1062 in Secretary of State Debate

Michele Reagan and Terry Goddard face off in a debate Tuesday for secretary of state with host Ted Simons of KAET-TV.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

The debate Tuesday night for secretary of state was supposed to be about qualifications to be the state’s chief election officer. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, it turned into a discussion of religious discrimination.

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5:00 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Beef Prices Down in the State, But Remain High

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Beef prices are finally starting to drop in the state. But, as Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports, they’re still no bargain.

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5:00 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Move Won’t Affect Arizona, Yet

Credit AP

Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to delay same-sex marriages in other states has no immediate impact here. But, as Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports, it could expedite gay marriages in the state if and when federal courts here decide the issue.

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5:00 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Gov. Brewer Heads to Europe to Stimulate Trade With Arizona

Gov. Jan Brewer
Credit Ross D. Franklin/AP

Governor Jan Brewer is headed off to Europe this week in hopes of boosting trade. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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4:59 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Court Fight Brewing Over State Domestic Partner Benefits

The state is headed back to court on the issue of gay rights. But, Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports that this time the issue is not marriage — at least not directly.

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4:00 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Arizona Redistricting Case

Independent Redistricting Commission attorney Mary O’Grady.
Credit The Arizona Republic

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed this morning to consider who can legally draw the state’s congressional districts. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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8:55 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Gov. Brewer Wants State Lawmakers to Pay Schools for Inflation

Gov. Jan Brewer
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Gov. Jan Brewer says state lawmakers should stop fighting public schools in court and come up with the money they are due to compensate them for inflation. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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